These rules are taken from the KU Office of Graduate Studies Thesis or Dissertation Formatting Guidelines. To see the full thesis or dissertation formatting requirements, visit https://graduate.ku.edu/etd-formatting-and-working-multimedia-files
When submitting your thesis or dissertation online to UMI you will need to embed your fonts. This allows others who may not have the same set of fonts on their system to still view your document as you intend it to be viewed.
On Word 2016 (PC and Mac) and Word 2011 (Mac), fonts are automatically embedded, so many users can skip this process.
Want to double-check to see if your fonts are embedded?