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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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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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Bold citation number

Is there a straightforward way to produce bold citation numbers with the \cite command (I'm using amsplain bibliography style)? Essentially I want something like this: [1] rather than [1].
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How to write letters in bold in the math mode?

In mathematics, a letter, say, g, can stand for a scalar, while a letter in bold, e.g., g stands for a vector. Here is my question: How can one turn the letter into bold in the math mode? For ...
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How to make a given table line bold

Hi is it possible to make a chosen line of table (created by longtable) bold ?? I saw this question Make first row of table all bold but the answer refers to array package. It is possible to ...
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Style problem in algorithmic package

I'm using algorithmic package and I write algorithms. It seems OK but the operators, like IF, ELSE, FOR, ENDIF, etc., are not bold. Is there anyone that has an idea? Here is an example: ...
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Make glossary defined terms bold

I have defined a lot of terms with the glossaries package and use them in my text with the \gls{} command. However, I'd like terms called with \gls{} to appear bold, so people know that it is a term ...
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Is there any way other than \pmb to produce bold greek letters when mathptmx is used?

I know that mathptmx does not contain bold symbols for greek letters in math mode, and the result of \pmb is too ugly. Is there a way to specify LaTeX to use CM fonts for bold greek letters when ...
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Figures' legend is bold. Can I have it not bold in the list of figures?

The legends of my figures are written in bold, but I don't want the list of tables to have the titles in bold. Any suggestion?
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OpenType Kerkis and bold Small Caps with greek

Kerkis font is an OpenType font that has Greek glyphs Small Caps both for regular and bold shapes. The names of the OTF files are KerkisSmallCaps.otf and KerkisSmallCaps-Bold.otf. When I compile the ...
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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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Overlaying caron and a vowel in boldface and italic styles

I found that a lovely typeface I wanted to use did not contain the graphs ǎ ě ǐ ǒ ǔ ǚ, which I need for Pinyin romanization in text mode. Discussion below takes ǎ as the example. Using the graph ǎ ...
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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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Theorem numbers in bold

With the standard theorem-like environemnts (at least when using amsthm), one obtains something like Theorem 2.3. where "Theorem" is in bold but "2.3." is not. I would like to have the number in ...
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Does LaTeX define a semantic equivalent of \textbf ?

In HTML, there's the distinction between <em> as semantic markup and <i> as its pure-formatting equivalent. LaTeX has the same distinction: \emph is semantic markup, rendered using ...
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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 show glossary entry name in bold when using long style?

I am using the glossaries package in order to create a glossary. If I use: \printglossary[type=main,style=list] I get entry names in bold, but the layout won't be the one I wish. If I use: ...
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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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Paragraphs are in bold

You can see it: http://wstaw.org/m/2011/02/22/plasma-desktopRe1862.jpg Page source: \section{Esimese astme pealkiri} \subsection{Alampealkiri} \subsubsection{Veel madalam pealkiri} \paragraph{Lorem ...
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Combining bold and multi-page index numbering

Wish to have some multi-page Index numbering (e.g.: \index{Text|(} \index{Text|)}) appear BOLD. I tried adding \index{Text|textbf} but got no BOLD. What's the trick?
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How do I get XeLaTeX to use the bold Minion Pro typeface for Greek characters?

I can't for the life of me get XeTeX to give me bold lowercase greek symbols, even though I have checked, e.g., in a word processor, that the font has a corresponding bold typeface with the greek ...
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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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Bold small caps with mathpazo

I was using tgpagella but it doesn't have automatic old style numbers without resorting to fontspec. I was directed to use mathpazo like so: \usepackage[sc,osf]{mathpazo} How do I format mathpazo ...
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Bold Typewriter Type fonts

I found out that there are cmbtt10 and cmttb10 fonts available. Unfortunately they are not used until I activate them with the \font macro, so just searching for those fonts is not possible. The ...
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horizontal alignment of dot over hat over bold greek letter!

For some strange reason, this: \hat{\dot{\bm{\phi}}} prints the dot and the hat slightly off the left of the phi letter. Any ideas if this can be fixed? thanks. Using bm package for bold symbols.
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Bold and italic in subsection

In the following documentclass \documentclass[prb,twocolumn,showpacs]{revtex4} how to have italic and bold in a subsection title? The italic command removes the boldness when inside a subsection, ...
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fancy verbatim - bold letters for the first 4 columns

I am writing a book on Python and IPython. I want to insert in this book code listings of Python and IPython. For the code itself I have no problem customizing listings for my intents. Including ...
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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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Bold square brackets

How do I typeset a bold square bracket? I need to typeset it about 3 times thicker than it is (to denote a specific mathematical operator). {\bf[} does not do this. Things like [\![ do not seem to ...
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Making bibtex reference entry bold?

How do I make some reference entries bold in bibtex?
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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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Caption is bold. Can I have part of it not bold?

What is the simplest way to have part of a bold caption (including some inline math) non-bold?
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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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Bold calligraphic typeface

I know \mathcal{ABC...}, but can't seem to bold these - thanks for help - PMF
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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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Define command for bold list-item

I have a set of commands for producing various kinds of specific list-items, such as \newcommand{\staritem}{\item[$\star$]} % not really, but you get the gist All the ones I currently have can be ...
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Bold math using mathspec

I can't seem to make my math come out in bold using the mathspec package. Consider this example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathspec} \setallmainfonts{Times New Roman} \begin{document} ...
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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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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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Writing bold small caps with mathpazo package

The URW Palldio font (mathpazo package) does not provide bold small caps. To get round this issue, I'd want to make a macro to use small caps usually and normal caps in bold text. I tried this code: ...
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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 ...