I am using the bm package which provides the \bm command to boldify equations. However, all my equations need to be bold, and I find using the \bm command tedious. Is there a way to make the equations (including inline equations) bold by default without wrapping them with the \bm command?

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The \boldmath macro does this. It is provided by the LaTeX core and switches to bold math for all following math material. There is an \unboldmath to switch it off again. These macros must be used outside the math code.




\[ x=2 \]

  • Thanks, that did it! Although I would love to know whether it is possible to "redefine" or somehow insert code automatically just after each \begin{equation} and $. Thanks again!
    – Sleepster
    Aug 14, 2011 at 14:50
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    There is \everymath{..} and \everydisplay{..} which accept code which is executed every math mode or display math mode. But they might be redefined by some other code. Aug 14, 2011 at 14:55
  • The everyhook package provides a more robust way to interact with the math and display hooks...
    – Seamus
    Aug 14, 2011 at 15:27

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