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Italic Text Reverts to Normal When Printing to PDF


Published: 16 Mar 2017
Last Modified Date: 06 Jul 2018

Issue

When printing to PDF using certain fonts, italic-formatted text reverts to normal format. For example:  Malgun Gothic and Tableau Book fonts.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 
  • Windows 

Resolution

Ensure you are using a font which has a 'true italic' that is installed on your system. Arial and Times New Roman are reliable choices. 

 

Cause

For many Windows programs, if a font does not have a true italic installed, the program will slant the regular font to make a 'faux italic'.
Adobe software does not create 'faux italics' and will only display an italic if there is an italic style of the font installed. 

 
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