2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 11:38 AM by Alberto Ravasio
Timothy Arends1 Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)

I noticed that some text can't be made bold in TextEdit, such as when it's set in the typeface Geneva. In the past, as I recall, you could make virtually any text bold by highlighting it and pressing command-B. Now it just beeps at you.

 

I can see the advantage of this, because in the past you would sometimes be disappointed if it applied a faux bold and you printed the page out and it came out as plain text.

 

However, I'm surprised that a basic, standard Mac font like Geneva doesn't have a bold option. Has this always been the case? Is there a way to obtain a bold version of Geneva? I looked on some old Adobe Illustrator font CDs and none of them had Geneva.

 

I mainly just want to see the text bolded on the screen. I rarely print these documents out.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)