How to restore Hyperion Financial Reports formatting using xdo.cfg

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After an upgrade and migration of Hyperion Financial reports from an older to a later version, the reports may lose requisite format characteristics such as bold and italics. A quick way to restore such formatting is editing xdo.cfg to include Arial fonts in a few steps:

  • Copy C:\Windows\Fonts\Arial to E:\Oracle\Middleware \jdk160_35\jre\lib\fonts
  • Save a copy of xdo.cfg in E:\Oracle\Middleware \user_projects\epmsystem1\FinancialReporting\lib\FOProcessor\xdo.cfg
  • Edit xdo.cfg to include Arial fonts:

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>

<config version=”1.0.0″ xmlns=””>


<!– <property name=”system-temp-dir”>c:\temp</property> –>

<!– <property name=”pdf-compression”>true</property> –>

<!– <property name=”pdf-security”>true</property> –>

<!– <property name=”pdf-open-password”>user</property> –>

<!– <property name=”pdf-permissions-password”>owner</property> –>

<!– <property name=”pdf-no-printing”>true</property> –>

<property name=”pdf-no-changing-the-document”>true</property>

<property name=”xlsx-keep-values-in-same-column”>true</property>

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<font family=”Arial” style=”normal” weight=”normal”>

<truetype path=”E:\Oracle\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1..\jdk160_35\jre\lib\fonts\arial.ttf” />


<font family=”Arial” style=”normal” weight=”bold”>

<truetype path=”E:\Oracle\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1..\jdk160_35\jre\lib\fonts\arialbd.ttf” />


<font family=”Arial” style=”italic” weight=”bold”>

<truetype path=”E:\Oracle\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1..\jdk160_35\jre\lib\fonts\arialbi.ttf” />


<font family=”Arial” style=”italic” weight=”normal”>

<truetype path=”E:\Oracle\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1..\jdk160_35\jre\lib\fonts\ariali.ttf” />


<font family=”Arial Black” style=”normal” weight=”normal”>

<truetype path=”E:\Oracle\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1..\jdk160_35\jre\lib\fonts\ariblk.ttf” />




  • Render reports in PDF. Italics and bold are now properly displayed.
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Quynh Bui is a senior technical consultant with Perficient’s Oracle EPM practice.

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