RE: When to bold
Perhaps this is an antique way to address the matter. I believe you should
reserve embolding for text which is most important. IMHO, bold text catches
the eye faster than italic, underline, spacing, changes in typeface, boxing,
shading, special characters, and even changes in type size. (There are
exceptions, of course; combinations of the above mentioned attributes; some
fonts have very heavy bold faces.) If the reader is skimming, chances are
you want that person to see the important information (such as loss of data,
hazard, etc.), and pass over the details (such as command syntax). So unless
the text is important, use some other style to set it apart.
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