Font selection is important. It is important to select a font that looks clear on the screen and when printed out. It is preferable to select a font that is part of the windows native font package, so it need not be specially installed by everyone who wants to use your file. The font must be fully populated with the extended character set (more on this later). The font must have minimal scaling problems with Excel’s display when you use different magnification levels.
We have settled on using Calibri and have been using it for the last 5 years and we are very happy with it. This document is written in Calibri and it is a clean, san-serif font that looks good in bold and italic.
We have developed a custom font that is part of the XL-Viking package. This font is given away for free without having to make any purchase. We have populated this font with a set of superscript and subscript characters in the native font format that are not usually available.
It is important that attention is paid to the little things. Legibility, transferability and clarity are all key aspects of a technical report.