>>Is there a way to get rid of bold underlining when bolding a font? I
>>am still exploring the equation stuff, but finding that difficult
>>since the stuff that I would like underlined without the bold is also
>>part of a heading. For example:
>> A. Name
>> B. Address
>> C. Telephone
>>If using Times Roman font and Heading 1 as my style and the content
>>"Background" needs to be both bolded and underlined, the document does
>>not look clean and smooth, but rather the composition becomes unstable
>>and heavy looking in appearance.
>"... Heading 1 as my style ..."
>Indicates that you are using a word processing program, such as Microsoft
>Word. This is not really "a font issue," and you should probably be asking
>the question in a newsgroup (or forum) for your word processor program.
>[Hint: define a new "Style" with just the attributes you need.]
Defining a style won't help.
The only that I know will help is to use Ventura, or possibly TeX. No
word processor has the capability he needs.
The problem is that underlining is not a function of the font, but of
the operating system and printer driver. In Windows, the default
position of the underline is very close to the baseline. The default
is also to bold the underline if the font attribute is bold.
There exist system calls in Windows that an application programmer can
access to change these defaults. Practically none do. In Ventura,
however, you can specify the thickness of the underline and its
distance from the baseline. As far as I know Ventura is alone in this
capability (except maybe for TeX, but I'm not familiar with it). Even
Adobe's vaunted InDesign cannot do any more than the system default
There are possible workarounds. If the text you want underlined is
toward the top or the bottom of the paragraph, you can apply a
paragraph rule. With paragraph rules you can specify the offset from
the top or bottom of the paragraph, indents from right or left, and
the thickness of the rule. Using these settings you could make a rule
(by trial and error) that fit exactly under a word or phrase just the
way you want it. It's a kludge and a pain in the neck. If you later
add or delete some words from the paragraph the rule will no longer be
under the right words.
Another workaround would be to use WordArt to create a line of the
correct thickness and length. Place the line on the page as a graphic,
making sure that word wrap is set to off. Position it on the page
under the text. As with the first workaround, if you edit the text the
rule will no longer be in the right place.
You could also create a text frame and set its word wrap to off. Type
a lot of blank spaces in the frame and select them. Apply a very small
point size and leave bold attribute off. Then apply underlining to the
spaces. This will create an underline without any text above it.
Because the point size is small the underline will be thinner than
your normal text. Now position the frame over the text that you want
Those are all the kludges I can think of in Word.
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