Tag Info

{bold} is specifically about making document elements bold (or removing this font attribute). For general questions about formatting document elements, use {formatting} instead.

is specifically about making document elements bold (or removing this font attribute). For general questions about formatting document elements, use instead. For blackboard bold letters or symbols in mathematics, use .

There are several different ways to get bold text in LaTeX; see this question for discussion on when to use the different bold commands.

• \textbf{...} will make text inside it bold.
• The \bfseries command switches on bold text, which is useful for defining formatting, e.g. when using the package.
• \mathbf{...} will make Roman letters inside of it bold: to bold other characters, there are several different options discussed in this question.
• \bf is deprecated. Don't use it.