# I am not able to write bold text. Please help!

I am a beginner in LaTeX and I have been using Textstudio as my main LaTeX editor for several weeks. My problem is that i am not able to write any bold characters.

\textbf will not work in this case.

I am sure there must be something in my code that is not allowing to write bold text.

Here you have my code

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage[top=2cm, bottom=2cm, outer=0cm, inner=0cm, left=1.5cm, right=1.5cm]{geometry}
\usepackage{mathptmx}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{color}

\begin{document}

\tikz[remember picture,overlay] \node[opacity=0.9,inner sep=0pt] at (current page.center){\includegraphics[width=\paperwidth,height=\paperheight]{lol.jpg}};
\thispagestyle{empty}
\newpage

\begin{titlepage}

\textnormal{}\\\\\\\\
\hrule
{\fontsize{50}{60}\selectfont \begin{center}
APARTHEID   \end{center}}
\hrule
\textnormal{}\\\\\\\\\\

\begin{center}
{\LARGE An article on Racism}
\end{center}

\textnormal{}\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

\begin{center}
{\Large Ramai Alejandria - 5I}
\end{center}

\thispagestyle{empty}

\end{titlepage}

\newpage

\begin{titlepage}

\textnormal{}\\
\begin{center}
\end{center}

\end{titlepage}

\end{document}


Here you have a screenshot too

Thanks a lot

• Welcome to TeX SX! What would you like to have bold? – Bernard Dec 14 '18 at 19:44
• Out of topic, but why would you need the package amsmath to write about apartheid? – sztruks Dec 14 '18 at 19:46
• Don't use \usepackage{mathptmx} together with xelatex. – Ulrike Fischer Dec 14 '18 at 19:46
• what should i use instead? – alex108 Dec 14 '18 at 19:48
• #David Carlisle I just wanted to create whitespace. Remember i am a beginner :) – alex108 Dec 14 '18 at 22:38

Don't use \usepackage{mathptmx} together with xelatex. The package is meant for pdflatex only. If you want a times like font use e.g.
\usepackage{amsmath}