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    Default Cannot Bold a Font in Xara

    Hi

    Can anyone please help. Why is it that I am unable to bold a font in Designer Pro X? I can bold the same font family in Microsoft word but not in Designer Pro X.

    I have selected "Bradley Hand ITC" font and want some of the text to be in bold. I tested to see how it looks using word and was happy with it but when I tried to replicate it in Xara....guess what it just would not allow me to do so. Message the font does not offer bold and italic variant. I tried checking the net there is no bold variant either. But how is it I am able to bold this font in Microsoft word???

    Look forward to some clarity on this issue?
    Best Rgds
    Kish

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    Info Re: Cannot Bold a Font in Xara

    Kish, probably because MS Word fakes it.

    You can fake it in the Xara Desktop application too.

    For Print documents, just add a Line width of 0.5px or as effective for your font size.
    This will not show in Web documents though.

    It is a bit more messy for Web documents.

    Create a Character Style and name it 'bold'.
    As a Character Style will not hold a Line width, give the 'bold' style an underline and a strikethrough for good measure.
    Create a CSS block of
    Code:
    <style>
    .bold {
      font-weight: bolder;
      text-decoration: none;
    }
    </style>
    and add to Website Body (code).

    To handle both Web and Print at the same time could probably be handled with an @media CSS statement but I have not gone that far yet.

    Acorn
    Acorn - installed and active Xara software: Cloud+/Pro+, XDPX, XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7, Xara Xtreme 5, back through time (to CC's Artworks).
    Raise software faults with MagiXara: http://support.magix.net/; if Cloud+/Pro+: https://xara.com/contact-us/

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    Default Re: Cannot Bold a Font in Xara

    There is a separate bold TTO version available: https://www.fontsplace.com/bradley-h...-download.html.

    Bold or Regular, it is a very unfriendly font for reading prose.

    Acorn
    Acorn - installed and active Xara software: Cloud+/Pro+, XDPX, XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7, Xara Xtreme 5, back through time (to CC's Artworks).
    Raise software faults with MagiXara: http://support.magix.net/; if Cloud+/Pro+: https://xara.com/contact-us/

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    Default Re: Cannot Bold a Font in Xara

    Dear "Acorn"

    Thanks a lot for your prompt reply. Much appreciated.

    The link you provided to get the bold version did the job. It was exactly what I wanted. I tried searching for this before I posted my query but was not successful. Thanks a lot save my day! Magic!

    No need to fake it or insert the CSS code. I must agree it is unfriendly font ...but I only need it for a small portion of a text in some of the pages.

    Once thank alot...hoooha!

    Best Rgds
    Kish

 

 

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