Unable to Bold Text in Tableau Desktop on MacOS 10.14 Mojave

Published: 24 Oct 2018
Last Modified Date: 17 Nov 2019


Unable to bold text in Tableau Desktop on MacOS Mojave. 


  • Tableau Desktop 2018.2 - 2018.3
  • MacOS 10.14 Mojave


Option 1

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 2018.2.6, 2018.3.3, or or a newer version. Click here for downloads of current and previous versions of Tableau Desktop: Tableau Desktop Downloads and Release Notes.  For more information on current releases, see Upgrade Tableau Desktop and Desktop Upgrade.

Option 2

Workaround if not able to upgrade

Workbooks can be transferred to a different OS to solve this issue. The same workbook on a Windows 10 computer will show the bold text correctly.


This behavior is related to a known issue with ID 850503, which has been fixed in Tableau Desktop 2018.2.6, 2018.3.3 and later versions.

Additional Information

Custom fonts may appear extra bolded as well. 

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