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In Depth Information
Par tially Supported Features
Installed Fonts
To get good display fidelity, the fonts used in the workbook should be installed both on the ECS machine
and on the client machine. If a workbook contains special fonts that are not installed on the server and
the client, there will be differences in the display.
The ECS requires the fonts to calculate the cell width and height when automatically resizing. It will
substitute the font with the closest match if the font used in the workbook is not installed. This could cause
lack of fidelity when the cell size is calculated, and might result in a cell displaying ### instead of the
value of that cell.
The browser uses the fonts installed on the client machines to render the text in the cells. If the workbook
font is not installed, the sheet might render differently for those fonts.
Browser Support
There are differences in the way various browsers interpret and display HTML. Excel Services is designed
to work best with Internet Explorer 6.0 and above.
Different browsers are supported at various levels. Some browsers (such as Mozilla Firefox) have very
good support, which is close to the support for Internet Explorer. Other browsers might provide only a
basic display of the workbook without the visual fidelity, and yet others will not work at all.
If your organization uses browsers other than Internet Explorer, you should verify the level of support
that Excel Services has for those browsers.
International Settings
The server uses the regional settings on the SharePoint site for rendering information such as currency
and dates, not the settings of the client machine. If the SharePoint settings are different from the client
settings, the workbook will be displayed differently.
Charts
Excel Services does not support three-dimensional charts, and will automatically downgrade any
threedimensional chart to its two-dimensional equivalent, as follows:
Most three-dimensional chart types (such as three-dimensional columns, three-dimensional
bars, three-dimensional lines, three-dimensional areas, and three-dimensional pies) have a
natural equivalent.
Three-dimensional cylinders, three-dimensional pyramids, and three-dimensional cone charts
are downgraded to a two-dimensional column or two-dimensional bar chart.
Surface charts are not supported at all, because they do not have a natural two-dimensional
equivalent. When Excel Services opens a workbook with surface charts, the workbook will
display in EWA, and there will be an error at the chart locations.
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