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Message: Package mathtime Error: Bold math is not supported

Version: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word


When you try to print a document containing bold Greek characters, you receive this message:

! Package mathtime Error: Bold math is not supported.
See the package mathtime documentation for explanation.


The bold versions of the Times fonts are missing from the mathtime package. The Mathtime Plus fonts provide bold and heavy bold versions of characters using the Times fonts, but these do not currently work with TrueTeX.


You can achieve bold Greek characters by mapping the bold Greek letters to the Computer Modern bold Greek font:

  1. From the Typeset menu, choose Options and Packages.

  2. If the mathtime package isn't listed, add it:

    1. Choose Add.

    2. Select mathtime.

    3. Choose OK.

  3. Select the mathtime package.

  4. Choose Modify.

  5. From the Category list box, choose Encoding Options.

  6. From the Options list box, choose No TS1.

  7. From the Category list box, choose Bold.

  8. From the Options list box, choose Computer Modern.

  9. Choose OK.

  10. Choose OK to return to the document.

Note that if you don't set this option, but use the Portable LaTeX output filter, your file will compile and print correctly on a system that does have the Mathtime Plus fonts.

Last revised 05/24/06

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