By Mary Morel
Reader’s question: Is it appropriate to put the first mention of abbreviations and appendices in bold. For example:
Widgets Pty Ltd (Widgets) is a leader in this field as shown in Appendix A.
Answer: This is a style issue so it’s your choice, but I don’t think bold is necessary. I also wouldn’t put Appendix A in bold.
Bold is useful to emphasise key words, but its overuse can be distracting.
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