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How can I make the crossed-“O” ($\oslash$) bold?

I'd like to bolden the crossed-o but \textbf{$\oslash$} does nothing!
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Add bold enumerate items

I would like to add bold items with enumerate in my report. How can I do that using \usepackage{enumitem}?
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How do I change the typeface from bold to normal for text written on the table of contents pages?

In the table of contents, the chapter number and chapter name are bold while the section and subsection numbers and names are not bold. How do I remove the bold from the chapter number and chapter ...
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Applying textbf and ttfamily simultaneously [duplicate]

I'm trying to apply textbf and ttfamily simultanously, but the font is only getting monospaced and not bold. Example: \documentclass{book} \begin{document} \chapter{Testing} \textbf{Bold}\\ ...
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How do I get selective bold in Verbatim? [duplicate]

I previously wrote a computer professional book in which I showed what the user typed on the console and the computer's resultant output. The way I liked to do this was with everything in courier and ...
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Define a command for vectors, boldface letters, but not numbers

The purpose for this would be to leave scripts out of the equation. For example, \renewcommand{\vec}[1]{\ensuremath{\mathbf{#1}}} ... \vec{x_0} would print the 0 as boldface, too. I know I can ...
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Create a weightier (bold) \bar

Here's my MWE, with my question embedded: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} The bar over the $E$ in $\bar E$ is a little too faint for my taste. Or should I just go ...
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Bold \varnothing

I'm using the symbol \varnothing and it turns out I could do with a bold version of it. Any ideas? Also, I'm using \phi as a 'lowercase' version of it, any improvements to this strategy would also ...
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Dollar sign with txfonts and fontenc

I have a strange problem with the dollar sign ($) and \textbf{} when using the txfonts and fontenc packages. The dollar sign has a space after it. Both packages are required to reproduce the problem. ...
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Babel shorthands has a problem with \bm package

Using the babel command \useshorthands{"} prevents \bm package to work normally. \documentclass{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \useshorthands{"} \usepackage{bm} ...
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Bold text with nested braces

I'm sure this is an easy question, but I'm not sure what the proper terminology is to search for the answer. $$\textbf{k_{1,1}}$$ LaTeX gets all confused by this. How can I make k_{1,1} bold?
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False bold integral symbol

Why do I get a false integral symbol when I do \bm{\int(2x}? I've just loaded the package bm in a usual way, and I'm not using any other different font in the preamble.
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Old style number, bold small caps, and Palatino

I'd like to be able to have all three of the following in my document: the Palatino font bold and small caps old-style figures I'm currently using mathpazo with the options [osf] to get 1 and 3, ...
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Making section headings bold and sans serif

I would like to make section headings bold and sans-serif (helvet package). I found a snippet that produces sans serif headings: \renewcommand\section{\@startsection{section}{1}{\z@}% ...
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Underfull \hbox badness 10000 \textbf

Simple code (new to LaTeX). Receiving these errors: Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 13--14 Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 15--26 Underfull \hbox (badness ...
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stmaryrd and boldsymbol: avoid warnings

Here are two examples: 1 \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $\boldsymbol x$ \end{document} 2 \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} ...
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How can I change the chapter title bold in the table of content?

I am using classicthesis package. I want to add boldface to the font of the chapter title in the table of content. In the FrontBackMatter/Contents file, I add the following code: ...
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How to change fontsize in lstlisting without losing bold syntax highlighting?

If I load the listing package to set nice code and change the font size (like suggested there: Shrinking monospace style for listings package), I lose the syntax highlighting, because the font does ...
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Spurious dot with xeCJK, TikZ

I have a very strange problem when using TikZ and xeCJK. I managed to extract this MWE from my original sources: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage{english} ...
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Overriding `\bfseries` and `\itshape` to do special things for certain families

My problem arises from trying to work around the issue described in question 26276: I want to use SizeFeatures to explicitly select another family for small sizes, but this causes bold / italic / etc. ...
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MinionPro semibold/medium

After a day of struggle I managed to install the full family of MinionPro font on LaTeX. After an hour of googling I cannot figure out how to use the medium (semibold) font. Ideally I would have ...
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Bold text multiple paragraphs [duplicate]

What I want is to be able to do \textbf{ paragraph 1 paragraph 2 } but the compiler complains that I've put new paragraphs inside \textbf{}. I had the same problem with \textcolor but this How ...
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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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Is there a bold italic \sigma and a sans serif bold italic \sigma?

And they look differently? I'm trying to typeset iso conform (vectors bold italic and tensors sans serif bold italic). Mechanical stress $\sigma$ is a tensor, but I also want to typeset the normal ...
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\ttfamily is too bold for me

I use the following settings for my listings: \lstset{ %basicstyle=\ttfamily\tiny, % small basicstyle=\ttfamily\scriptsize, % middle } But the font in the listings is too bold for me. I tried a ...
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typing in bold font in algorithmic environment [closed]

Is there a way to type some words in bold in an algorithmic environment? I want to have the word stop typed, but when I use \STOP, this gives me an error.
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Omit hanging indent in bibtex

I use \bibliographystyle{alpha} with bibtex (not biblatex). The document class is scrreprt. The output looks like [Abc07] Example Abc. The title and all other stuff. dddd. 2007. [Bcd08] Ex ...
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How to set italics and bold shortcuts like *bold* or _italic_

I remember seeing a possible solution here, but can't find it. Is there any way to simplify bold and italics so that instead of \textbf{bold text} and \textit{italics text} I use simple marks like ...
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How to get a bold wide tilde?

If I type \boldmath $\widetilde T$\unboldmath I get where unfortunately the tilde above the T is a little flimsy for my taste. Is there a better way to do this? I found a paper that has ...
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Automate replacement of `\not` when in `\bm` mode

Hendrik Vogt has provided a \longnot macro to alleviate the issues related to Interaction of \boldmath and \not. This seems to work fine, but I run into a snag when I try to automatically use ...
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Using Hashtag in macro

I had a problem putting the column headers in bold (in a table of course) using pgfplotstable. You can see the problem here I found a way to work arround that. It isn't generic as I wanted it to be, ...
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Bold font issue with uarial package [closed]

I am using uarial for typesetting my document in Arial, but I found that there's no bold font. How can I have a boldface font with the uarial package? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{uarial} ...
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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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Interaction of \boldmath and \not

It seems that using \boldmath (or \bm) along with the \not does not quite work so well. Here is an example using \not\subseteq and \not\le where the line representing negation does not stretch ...
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Does boldface sans-serif not work?

\documentclass{article} \newcommand{\nptime}{\ensuremath{\sf NP}} \newcommand{\bnptime}{\ensuremath{\sf\bf NP}} \begin{document} \nptime\\ \bnptime \end{document} I'm trying to make a macro to ...
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Bold Greek letters in achemso

I'm having trouble producing a bold capital "Pi" while using the achemso document class. The only success that I've had is by using \bm{\Pi} which produces an ugly result akin to "poor man's bold", ...
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article document class: remove boldface from all titles

My question relates to remove boldface from chapter titles, section and subsection names on removing boldface from chapter titles, section and subsection names, the difference being that I need to ...
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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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Partial italic text in PDF bookmarks

In my LaTeX file I've got some chapter titles with partial italicised text. With the hyperref package, I get the required bookmarks, etc. but the style for these partial italicised text disappears. ...
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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 numbers in table bold w/o changing width

I want to highlight some numbers in a table using \bf{}. However, the bold numbers also get wider but I want them to neatly line up with the rest. How can I avoid this?
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How to make bold and italic symbol inside an equation? [duplicate]

My problem is to make bold and italic symbol \widehat{abc}. According to Online LaTeX Equation Editor I should use \boldsymbol, but it seems not to work in TeXMaker. Also ...
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Problems with \bm and LuaLaTeX

I recently started using LuaLaTeX (after years of just pdflatex) and I seem to be having trouble with the bm package. For example, when I try to compile the simple document: ...
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How to make front-matter page number non-bold in ToC?

Shown in the following pic: It seems the Roman page number for front-matter look too dark in ToC, so how to make it as normal font but not change the bold Arabic number for chapters?
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Bold cross references

I'm writing my PhD thesis in LaTeX and I have a lot of figures - each one is referenced within the text. So I have: \begin{figure}[h] ... ... \label{fig:stuff} \end{figure} then, later, in the ...
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show acronym in bold

I'm using the acronym package. The first time I use the acronym the full name will be written. What I would like is to have the acronym in bold while the full name is NOT in bold is that possible? ...
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colored table with some bold colored lines

How can I have a table with the following specifications: The top and bottom lines are bold and all other horizontal and vertical lines are normal. The whole table lines (including top and bottom ...
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Bold font problem while using Russian fonts

This refers to my previous question not able to write bold characters using textbf I installed the cm-extra font package but still there is a problem with boldface due to ...
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How to remove bold in ToC, ideally without a package

I am writing my thesis, using a document class unique to my university - based on the article class. I have to remove ALL bold formatting in the Table of Contents, and for some reason I get an error ...
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not able to write bold characters using textbf

I'm working on latex and R (swaeave) and I am using utf8 encoding but when I use \textbf{dataset}, the text is not bold. Below is part of my code. But I am not sure what is reason behind it. ...