20008: Layer or layout element uses a text symbol which draws with faux bold or italic styles

Your layer or layout element contains a text symbol with a faux bold or italic style applied to it.


  • Do nothing. Accept the drawing without the simulated bold or italic.
  • Alternatively, you can change the text symbol to remove the faux bold or italic style.
  • You can also find proper bold and italic styles of the font you are using.

More information

This warning message is telling you that the font your text symbol references does not have bold or italic styles. The ArcGIS Desktop drawing pipeline, which is based on Windows GDI, will emulate these styles for you. The display pipeline of ArcGIS Pro will not emulate these styles in this manner.