{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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Removing boldface from appendix chapters in TOC

How do I remove boldface from appendix chapter headings in the TOC? I would like the TOC to look like this: 1 First chapter   1.1 First section Appendices Appendix I First appendix ...
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Change formatting of an element in ChoiceMenu

Is there anyway to change color in the \ChoiceMenu items such as Item 1, Item 2, etc.? Or even bolding individual choices would work... I tried \textbf{Item 1} and \color{blue}{Item 1} and they both ...
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Lualatex and bm package

I've updated my latex packages yesterday and have now issues with lualatex. One problem arising for me now is, that lualatex does not print bold characters using the bm package. When I compile the ...
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How can I write a bold version of the reduced Planck constant, `\hbar`?

I've tried \mathbf{\hbar}, \boldmath{\hbar}, and \boldsymbol{\hbar}, but none of them produce a bold version of the symbol.
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bold issue in latex

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report} \usepackage[Sonny]{fncychap} \usepackage{fullpage} \usepackage{algorithm} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[toc, page, header]{appendix} ...
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Bold text AND math [duplicate]

Say that I have a phrase that I want to embolden: $A$ is $\sigma$-strongly monotone. How do I embolden the whole thing with one command? I don't want to individually type \textbf{} and \mathbf{} ...
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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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How can I get an lower-case “L” with a hooked tail [duplicate]

I'm marking up some text that includes "l" as a vector, so I'd like to be able to use a bold font. \mathbf{l} gives a straight up-and-down kind of l which looks like a 1 (one) or an I (capital "i"): ...
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Format whole row of table as bold

This appears to be a problem which a few people have had before, but since I've been unable to find a solution which works I thought I should ask again. I have a LaTeX table of 5 columns width and ...
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Default formatting for manually entered enumerate tags

How can I bold the item numbers in enumerate when I am manually entering them? Here's a MWE and its output: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate}[align=...
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Smart functions

The \emph command is smart. It behaves differently depending of the nesting level. \emph{Italics within \emph{italics within \emph{more italics} and} so on}. outputs: Italics within italics ...
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Strangely LaTeX error for using \boldsymbol command

The LaTeX's compiler, errors for bolding the mathematic formula very strangely! To blacken the mathematic characters, I've frequently used the \boldsymbol command, but after some certain point onwards,...
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Bold upright lowercase greek symbols [closed]

In a physics textbook I met an equation, as in Figure above, with the bold upright greek letter β. How could I edit equations that contain such characters in boldface?
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Command for both bold and colored text

Every time I want a bold text, I want it colored blue. Currently, I am using: \textcolor{blue}{\textbf{some bold and colored text}} To save time, I can define a command to do both at once. How can ...
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Change Formatting of \subsubsection just once?

For a part in a subsection of my book I use a \begin{mdframed}[backgroundcolor=lightgray], which is a grey box aroound a part of my text. I would like the subsubsection title in the box, and only in ...
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How to make font 'semibold'?

How do I change the boldness of my font to semibold ? Below is the initialization of the code that I copied online for my CV. I am very new to latex so I understand close to nothing as of now. I hope ...
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\bold in math environment

Having forgotten the command to make text bold in math mode I naively tried $\bold{bold var goes here} these maths symbols are not bold$ and it worked! I became immediately suspicious as I know ...
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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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Mathbf error in displaymath mode

I get a recurring error when working with \begin{equation}. If use \mathbf it returns an error saying that it will only work in math mode. Is there anyway around this? The first column runs badly, ...
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Is there any reason not to use \let to redefine a deprecated control sequence to the currently recommended one?

I understand that \bf and \it are both deprecated in the current version of LaTeX. To the best of my knowledge, the correct control sequences replacing them are \bfseries and \itshape. Is there any ...
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Sans-serif bold math with newtxmath

I'm writing an article whose math font needs to be Times New Roman. To this end, I'm using the newtxmath package. However, it doesn't seem to support sans-serif bold in math mode. Usually I can write ...
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cannot see bold and italic char in xelatex

I am writing a Persian article using Xelatex typesetting and the xepersian package. My problem is that I cannot see characters get bold or italic using textbf and textit respectively. This is my ...
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How to write bold, italic and sans-serif at the same time?

My title is bold and sans-serif right now but two words in the title have to be italic in addition (scientific name of bacterium). Currently I'm using \selectfont to make the whole thing sans serif ...
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Bold text with cvlanguage and cvcomputer in moderncv

When I typeset \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{moderncv} \firstname{firstname} \familyname{familyname} \title{title} \address{address1}{address2} \mobile{mobile} \email{email} \begin{document} \...
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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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Non correct output of bibliography entries after highlighting an author

Following the instructions provided by gogolin in this [topic][1] I encountered some problems in the output of my bibliography: Instead of getting Doe J., Smith A., ... it is displayed Doe, J. ...
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How to add overline on top of $\bm B$?

I represent a matrix in bold form throughout my paper, as $\bm B$. I need to add an overline to indicate a subtle transformation to this matrix. However the command $\overline{\bm{B}}$ does not seem ...
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why neither \bf nor \textbf works in this?

I have used \bf, \bfseries and \textbf for some particular texts in my answer sheet yet I am unable to detect what makes these fail to work in this document. Could you help to find it? \...
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Bold table row style applying to multicolumn

I want to define a bold table row style, also applying to multicolumn entries I created a setup following Make first row of table all bold to define a new command \rowstyle{...} which can be used ...
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When using \textsc, LaTeX issues warning: Font shape `OT1/cmr/bx/sc' undefined

I started to write my CV in LaTeX. My document begins as \documentclass[a4paper]{amsart} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[finnish]{babel} \begin{document} \begin{center} {\large \textbf{\...
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bold just one line inside of lstlisting

How can i bold just one line in this code? \begin{lstlisting} //Algoritmo 2 int f2 ( n ): local i , j , r =0; para i = 1 a n -1 para j = i +1 a n r = r + 2; ...
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Font shape not available with `newpx`

Have a document with newpx and use bold, small caps and large text (with MikTeX 2.9). \documentclass{article} \usepackage[largesc]{newpxtext} \begin{document} Normal \textbf{Bold textbf} {\bfseries ...
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siunitx: bold unit in S-column header [closed]

I'm trying to insert a bold unit with \si in a tabular header in an S-column. But siunitx simply refuses to set it in bold. It only works if I use another column type (or e.g. \multicolumn{1}{c}). ...
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How do I get \texttt with bold face in LaTeX?

This question was asked and answered 20 years ago but I wonder if there is a more modern solution today that does not involve quite so much hackery with overriding settings in font files. I want my ...
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Custom command with \ensuremath within \textbf

I have created a custom command to help me with scientific number notation: \newcommand{\E}[1]{\ensuremath{\cdot 10^{#1}}} The command works OK, but now I have a need to bold some of the numbers ...
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How to boldify math equation and plain text simultaneously

We can boldify math equations using \mathbf{} and normal text using \textbf{}. Suppose I want to boldify a line which contains both normal text and mathematical part simultaneously using a single ...
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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 spaced caps bold in classic thesis environment

In a classic thesis environment I want to make spaced caps bold. Can somebody tell me how to do this since \textbf is not working properly? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[nochapters]{...
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Define a rule for all bold math letters

I have been using \def\H{\bm{H}} to define bold letters in math mode. Is there a way I can define a general rule for any letters? Like I want a rule that allow \*anyletters*{\bm{*anyletter}* % ...
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Incompatibility between “breqn” package and bold box symbol (\Box)

Using a bold \Box symbol from the amssymb package leads to a strange output showing three consecutive bold box symbols of decreasing size when breqn package was loaded. This effect appears with the \...
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Bold but not italic! [duplicate]

I'm using \textbf{3} in math mode (\[ ... \]) to get a bold 3. The problem is that I'm sometimes in an italic environment. Then my 3 gets italic, too. But I don't want it to get italic. What can I do ...
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Unbold frontmatter chapter names in table of contents [duplicate]

According to the thesis guidelines set out by my university, the Chapter names in the table of contents must be bold. But all sections in the prefatory sections must be normal font (unbold) in the ...
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Semibold with lmodern? (Middle-bold)

I have my document ready to print, except the title. Regarding purely personal and aesthetic taste, I want it with serif with lmodern font, and a bit bold. However, for my taste, using \normalfont is ...
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Bold advanced math symbols

I am looking to get bold math symbols beyond simple characters. In particular, I'm having trouble with the following: \bm{$a\xleftarrow{r} b$} I've tried using several other packages besides bm, ...
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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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How to boldify a part of text with maths? [duplicate]

If decide to go to bold mode and then I type inside maths, the maths won't be bold. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \textbf{The unknown $x$ is to be found.} \end{document} will produce ...
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Bold first letter combined with smallcaps?

I am trying to automate this: I found this tip which provides the small caps (cool!) but not the bold first letter. The "bold first letter" answers I found were too convoluted for me to use them ...
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Making bold subsection-headings in math, but not bold in ToC

I am writing in the document type article, and I wish to have my subsection appear in bold itself, but appear normal in the ToC. I am trying to write a chemical formula, which automatically converts ...
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Bold row in table with first column in math mode

In my LaTeX document I have quite a few large tables where I would like to set the first row in bold font as well as the first column. This works nicely with some well-known tricks. However, when my ...
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xits-mathbold.otf: Some ugly symbols

I do not know how to get equations completely in bold without mistakes with Xits-boldmath. Here is my MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{xits-bold....