{bold} is specifically about making document elements bold (or removing this font attribute). For general questions about formatting document elements, use {formatting} instead.

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Why are some pages in my PDF coming out bold? [duplicate]

When I run my LaTeX document through pdflatex, some of the pages (the ones where figures appear) have all the text bolded. Why, and what can I do to make it stop?
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How can I get bold math symbols?

To make Latin-letter variables bold I can use e.g. \mathbf{a}, but while putting Greek letters or symbols such as \nabla inside \mathbf doesn't cause any errors or warnings, it also doesn't do ...
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Blackboard bold characters

The blackboard bold font in the AMSFonts package only has capital letters. I sometimes wish to use a blackboard bold "1", for which I can use \usepackage{bbold}. But this changes the entire ...
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Small Caps and Bold Face

I can't seem to have both the small caps and boldface styles on a line: \huge\sc\bf Hello This will generate bold text, and if the \sc is placed after, it will generate small caps text but not ...
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Make specific author bold using biblatex

I am writing my CV in LaTeX. I am using biblatex and want my name (and only my name) to be bold for every reference. Is there a magic way to do this? A similar question Make one author's name ...
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Using \ttfamily with \bfseries (or how to enable bold in fixed-width font)

I'm using listings package, and I've added basicstyle=\ttfamily\footnotesize. However, when I do that, the keywords from the embedded source-code are not bold anymore. I figured that \ttfamily ...
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“Correct” way to bold/italicize text?

Is either of these considered better/more readable/more "proper"/more conventional than the other for making text bold? If so, what is the reason? I like my text \textbf{bold} versus: I like my ...
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Is it possible to have certain words in the document always in bold?

I am writing an AWK programming book and when I explain things, I refer to special AWK variables all the time, such as ORS. Is it possible to set LaTeX up in such a way that these words are always in ...
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Make first row of table all bold

I'm trying to do something that I thought would be relatively simple but seems to be quite hard. I have a table with a number of columns, and I'd like to make all of the titles appear in bold text. ...
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How to put \verb command inside of \textbf{} block?

It looks like you can't use \verb|...| inside of \textbf{...}. I tried the following: \textbf{Be very careful when using \verb|-i| as it's destructive and it's not reversible!} And got this error: ...
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\bm package versus \boldsymbol

I'm typing a bold vector small x with a tilde sign above it. Now when I want to write its derivative, I'm putting a dot on top of everything. This is giving me problems and I found one solution: ...
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Using bold/italic text inside listings?

How can I use bold text inside a code listing? I wanted to make some parts of the code bold.
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Bold math: Automatic choice between \mathbf and \boldsymbol for Latin and Greek symbols?

This is a follow-up to this question. Suppose you want to denote vectors by upright bold letters; then \mathbf{u} works fine, except that if it's a Greek letter you have to use \boldsymbol{\omega} ...
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Bold italic vectors

I am trying to display vectors as bold and italic. The command \mathbf sets the letters non-italic. I also googled a bit and stumbled upon \mathbf{\em y} or \mathbfit{y}, which all didn't work. I ...
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How to define a command that bolds the first letter of each word in the input argument?

I want to define a command that takes a sentence, a word or several words as input and bolds the first letter of each word. I need this mostly for abbreviations and so far I have done it manually in ...
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How to change the appeareance of bibliography item labels in amsrefs?

Assume that I'd like to set the item labels in the "references" list in amsrefs in, say, boldface (or in lining numbers - I have oldstyle numbers set throughout the document). I can do it in ...
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siunitx: Bold single numeric cells

I'm struggling to make a single numeric cell in an siunitx table bold. (A similar question for making a whole column bold is available here.) I want to define a simple macro which I can set for the ...
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How can I redefine bold to mean “semi-bold”?

I'm using a type family that supports a semi-bold (sb) face, and I'd like to use that whenever \textbf is called for. How can I redefine \textbf to do this? Can I do it on a per family basis, or only ...
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Url with fragments in bold

I need to write document containing a lot of URLs but some fragments of these URLs have to be in bold. How can I accomplished this? For urls I use \nolinkurl but I can't use \bf in it.
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Bold text and newlines inside equations.

What I'm doing: \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{eucal} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{mathrsfs} % don't know what some of those do, but i think all the math related ones are % ...
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Fake bold in LuaLaTeX

I am sometimes using a font that has no boldface, so I am wondering whether or not there is a way to use some fakebold-feature in LuaLaTeX. The fontspec documentation explains a feature for XeLaTeX, ...
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A bold plus symbol in math mode

I'd like to use a different + symbol in addition to + in math mode, preferably one which is just bolder than the standard one. I'm currently using \pmb{+} from the amsbsy package, but it's a bit too ...
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How to have bold font in mdframed environment?

I did not find bold word in the manual. My tex is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[framemethod=tikz]{mdframed} \newtheorem{question}{Question} \mdfdefinestyle{que}{ linecolor=cyan, ...
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Boldface and subscripts in verbatim mode?

How do I create boldface and subscripts in verbatim mode? I've seen mention of a fancyvrb package that might be able to help. Can anyone provide working LaTeX code, either with or without fancyvrb?
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Bold one cell in table using CSV reader

Is it possible to bold a single desired cell (or number of cells) using csvreader (besides the head)? Here is an example of making the table. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{csvsimple} % Make ...
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Using \scshape and \bfseries together

A very obvious one I suspect, but when I try to do the following the small caps are over-ruled by the boldface, so I get lowercase rhubarb rhubarb. Is there an easy way to get \scshape\bfseries? ...
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Bibliography with biblatex: how to achieve bold labels using the authoryear-style?

I am currently writing my thesis with LaTeX using biblatex for citations and bibliography. I try to match a formal request regarding the first part of the bibliographic entries which have to look like ...
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Make author names bold in bibliography only

I am using an adaption of the verbose-ibid citestyle (as suggested here) and a custom bbx file based on authoryear. One of the things it changes is that it makes the author names appear bold. The only ...
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Automatic bold for every first character of a line

It's possible to do this Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisci elit, sed eiusmod tempor incidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis ...
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\textbf{text} without increasing the length of the text

When using \textbf{text}, the length of text will be increased. Is there a way to make the text bold face without increasing its length? edit: Thanks to @Herbert and @Martin, here is a perfect ...
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Kerning between bold and non-bold text

I'd like to write a word in bold followed by a comma and a non-bold word, like this: \textbf{why}, blah If I just write why, TeX inserts a kern to shift the comma a little closer to the "y". But ...
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Level of “boldness” changeable?

In my document which I compile with pdflatex (Ubuntu 11.04 TeX Live package). I use the Sans Serif font. Some keywords should be printed bold. I use the {\bf text} construct for this. However, the ...
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Bold, italic math (\bm) and sansmath

I'm typesetting both text and math in Latin Modern, except for the figures, where I would like to use a sans serif font for both text and math. I need to follow the ISO recommendations for math ...
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Adding bold labels to two different addresses in moderncv

I found this link here which was what I was looking for. It allows one to add two addresses to a CV written in moderncv. But I wanted to know how to modify the code so that labels like "Present ...
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LaTeX enumerate - bold item with non-bold text

I'm trying to customize the environment enumerate where the \item is bold but the text is not bold. What I've tried is (at the suggestion of one of the google-results): \let\origitem\item ...
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How can I get bold Greek letters with mathptmx?

I'm currently using these packages in my document: \usepackage{mathptmx} \usepackage[margin=1.2in]{geometry} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage{amsmath, amsthm, amssymb, amsbsy} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Set the “font-weight: lighter/ bolder”

I need to know how to set the "font-weight: lighter/ bolder" font-weight: lighter/ bolder \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} \font\ta="Times New Roman":color=ff0000 ...
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Bold italic math with unicode-math

How can I get the output I get without unicode-math using unicode-math, preferably (not necessarily) using the same code (\boldmath)? I would like the solution to work with at least the XITS and Latin ...
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Making bibtex reference entry bold?

How do I make some reference entries bold in bibtex?
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libertineotf and xelatex - bold smallcaps broken?

It seems like bold smallcaps don't work with libertineotf any longer? I am currently adjusting an old template which I was using with pdflatex, and I need those bold small caps: ...
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Can XeLaTeX generate bold and italic font styles for typefaces that lack them?

I use XeLaTeX in order to have easy access to fonts installed on my operating system, and Chinese in particular. Some of the Latin typefaces most pleasing to my eye do not have bold or italic font ...
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TeXlipse hotkeys for bold, italic, underlined

Are there any hotkeys to make a text bold or italic in TeXlipse plug-in? It is tiresome to type \textbf{} and \textit{} each time I need to emphasize some word. Most of other TeX-editors support ...
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Multiple names bold in bibliography [closed]

I'm following the guidelines from this post. However I'm struggling when trying to put in bold another name besides mine. The main characteristic is that the entry is like: ...
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Make specific author bold using biblatex without consistent author formatting [duplicate]

A while back I asked this question: Make specific author bold using biblatex Essentially, I want to highlight my name in the publications portion of my CV. I got a good answer from my previous ...
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Bold font and uarial

I found an old closed post related but without a satisfactory answer. I have to prepare a document with some specific guidelines. 1) Font should be Arial 2) Titles should be 14pt and Bold 3) Rest of ...
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Faster way of writing \mathbf

Is there a quicker way of doing boldface in math mode instead of typing out \mathbf{} each time? (It gets cumbersome when you denote simple vectors with boldface...)
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LaTeX Calligraphic Script Bold

Does anyone know how to bold calligraphic \mathscr fonts in a math environment? I can get a fancy calligraphic font if I use \mathscr, but \boldsymbol does not work, nor does \mathbf. There is a hack ...
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standard order for bold+italic?

It's a small, small matter, but when something has to be made both bold and italic, is there any reason to prefer \textbf{\textit{text}} over \textit{\textbf{text}} ?
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Bold sans-serif font in LaTeX

How can one format a chapter or section heading in bold using a sans-serif font? I tried \textsf{\textbf{bold sans-serif text}}, but it does not seem to work. Any idea?
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Automatically typeset math in section headings in bold-face

This question is motivated by a question asked me by a friend who is working on his thesis in mathematics. His section headings occasionally contain math, which: he would like to be in boldface to ...