2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 16, 2013 7:54 AM by Laubender

    Bold contents in Adobe Indesign CS3

    Serika Naidoo

      Hi there, I would like to know how to locate and use the bold command in Adobe Indesign CS3.

        • 1. Re: Bold contents in Adobe Indesign CS3
          Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

          InDesign does not make bold text without an actual bold font, but if there is a bold version of the current font available, Cmd + Shift + B or Ctrl + Shift + B should toggle it.

          • 2. Re: Bold contents in Adobe Indesign CS3
            Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            @Serika – just that what Peter said. But in some situations it does not work at all or yield "wrong" results. It all depends how many styles of your font family are available or fell in the category "Bold" weight.


            One positive example is "Times New Roman" where four variants are present: "Regular", "Italic", "Bold" and "Bold Italic".


            One intermediate example is "Warnock Pro" where more than four font variants are in the family.
            It works for you to set "Regular" to "Bold" and back, but it won't work setting "Light" to "Bold" with the keyboard shortcuts.

            Also, you could not get "Semibold" if you like to.


            One negative example out of many is "Hiragino Kaku Gothic Pro", where there is no "Regular" or "Bold" face, just "W3" or "W6". With that font you cannot switch from "W3" to "W6" with a keyboard shortcut.


            (And there are thousands of other fonts out, that are not working the way you are expecting it).


            Always work with Character Styles.
            And apply Keyboard Shortcuts to them.