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Problem: The italic font style option is missing from a layout in ArcGIS Pro

Description

In ArcGIS Pro, text can be added to a layout. In some instances, the italic option is not displayed in the Text Symbol Font Style drop-down menu when attempting to italicize the text in a layout.

The image below shows the italic font style option is not available when attempting to italicize the font in Tahoma.

The 'Text Symbol Font Style' drop-down menu that does not display the 'Italic' font style option in ArcGIS Pro.

Cause

By design, some fonts in ArcGIS Pro do not support the italic font style.

Solution or Workaround

To resolve the issue, use a different font with the italic option.

  1. In ArcGIS Pro, open the project containing the layout. Refer to ArcGIS Pro: Open a project for more information.
  2. In the layout, use the cursor to highlight the text to change.
  3. On the ribbon, on the contextual Format tab and in the Text Symbol group, click the Text Symbol Font drop-down menu.
  4. Scroll to a different font, expand the font node to view if Italic is displayed as an option.
  5. Choose a font with the Italic option available and click it. In this example, Calibri is selected.
The window showing the font name Calibri selected.
  1. On the ribbon, on the contextual Format tab and in the Text Symbol group, click the Text Symbol Font Style drop-down menu, and select Italic.
The window showing the 'Italic' option selected from the Text Symbol Font Style drop-down menu in ArcGIS Pro.

The text in the layout is italicized, as shown in the image below.

The text is successfully italicized after the font is changed from Tahoma to Calibri.

Related Information

Last Published: 5/4/2021

Article ID: 000025414

Software: ArcGIS Pro 2.7.3, 2.7.2, 2.7.1, 2.7, 2.6.5, 2.6.4, 2.6.3, 2.6.2, 2.6.1, 2.6, 2.5.2, 2.5.1, 2.5