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5.8. Emphasis

Bold type is often used in headings and titles. It can also be used in running text to show changes of subject, to highlight keywords or for emphasis in the same way that some other languages use italics. However, it should be used sparingly.

If the text is already in bold roman, words to be emphasised should be in light roman characters.

Do not overuse typographical variations for emphasis. It can have a detrimental effect on getting the message across quickly and clearly, as shown in the following examples.

Mr Paul Chatterton invited Mr Mark Godfrey to explain the financial situation with regard to the provisional annual budget to the members of the Executive Committee in order to approve and sign the agreement to fund the building of a new sports centre on waste ground next to the comprehensive school.
Competing applications must be sent to the minister responsible at the address below. Decisions on the initial application and competing applications will be taken within 2 years of the date on which the awarding authorities received the initial application.
Last updated: 28.8.2019
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