Noticed recently that bolded text in a paragraph appears differently in Firefox than it does in IE and Chrome. In Firefox the bold text is heavier. We're creating webhelp output using RoboHelp 8 (184.108.40.206). Note that we have recently upgraded to Windows 7 and re-installed RoboHelp. We also upgraded to Firefox 9. We were not seeing this issue before the upgrades. See example below.
<p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Open Ports</span>. Select to find hosts
with a particular open TCP or UDP port. Enter the port number in the field
provided. You may include up to 10 ports, separating each port with a
Appears like this in IE and Chrome (matches WYSIWYG and topic preview from RH):
Appears like this in Firefox (heavier bold font):
The paragraph style as defined in the CSS:
Any thoughts on why Firefox looks different? Thanks in advance for your feedback!
Unless you have a style override somewhere where the font weight is set to 'bolder' or '900' or something, it is just the way Firefox renders it. You can use Firebug to check the CSS applied in Firefox. It may very well be that it's just a render thing as different browsers sometimes render things differently. Nothing to do about that.