# [OS X TeX] Boldface

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Sun Feb 13 07:13:09 EST 2005

On 13 feb 2005, at 1:52, Alexandre Enkerli wrote:

>
>> How often do you apply boldface?
> Actually, quite often. The reason is, in using TeX for slides,
> specific terms need to stand from the rest. Emphasis doesn't carry as
> much weight. Maybe not that elegant but quite useful. Some of this
> could be solved by rephrasing but one's allowed to be lazy, once in a
> while. ;-)

In such cases I'd redefine the \emph command to produce boldface text,
and use emphasise - because that is what you apply. Or define an
\emphatic command instead. I've learned the hard way that introducing

> On the other hand, underlining is one formatting practice that WP
> users overuse and that can be replaced by emphasis quite efficiently.
> Especially in situations where underlined text could be confused with

Certainly, there is a reason that underlining is pretty much hacked
onto LaTeX later on, instead of being there from the start.
See http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=underline for a
funny description of the situation.

Maarten

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