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Topic: How Can I Make A String Variable With Styled Text?
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Nasser Abbasi

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Re: How Can I Make A String Variable With Styled Text?
Posted: Nov 25, 2012 5:08 AM
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On 11/24/2012 1:29 AM, Gregory Lypny wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> I have a string variable
>
> myString = "This is boldface. The rest is not."
>
> When I execute myString, I want the first sentence to appear in bold type.
>Selecting the sentence and formatting it as bold when I create the string does not work.
>StringForm will do the trick, as in
>
> myString = StringForm["`` The rest is not.", Style["This is boldface", Bold]]
>
> but, of course, the Head of myString will no longer be String. Is there any other way to do this?
>


Colors and Bold or not and other attributes are part of the display processes,
not the data itself.

Why not simply do:

-----------------------------
boldString = "This is boldface.";
notBoldString = " The rest is not.";

Row[{Style[boldString, Bold], notBoldString}]
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--Nasser





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