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Bold is ineffective in the Microsoft Office for Developers Forums RRS feed

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  • By design for the branding of that forum. You can see them, but due to font and style, bold isn't as easy to see. You can argue that the style isn't as easy to read in general. But it is by design according to branding decisions.

    You offered one workaround (a different language).

    Another workaround is to remove "MSDN" from your thread URL. That gives you this branding:

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en/exceldev/thread/96977f38-375c-4f68-977f-f734742ed641

    Unfortunately you'd have to do that with each thread. Your workaround is better, because you'd only have to do that one time.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    • Marked as answer by Quist Zhang Friday, July 20, 2012 1:45 AM
    Thursday, July 19, 2012 11:08 PM

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  • By design for the branding of that forum. You can see them, but due to font and style, bold isn't as easy to see. You can argue that the style isn't as easy to read in general. But it is by design according to branding decisions.

    You offered one workaround (a different language).

    Another workaround is to remove "MSDN" from your thread URL. That gives you this branding:

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en/exceldev/thread/96977f38-375c-4f68-977f-f734742ed641

    Unfortunately you'd have to do that with each thread. Your workaround is better, because you'd only have to do that one time.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    • Marked as answer by Quist Zhang Friday, July 20, 2012 1:45 AM
    Thursday, July 19, 2012 11:08 PM
  • Hi Ed Price,

    Thank you very much for solving my issue.

    Best regards,
    Quist

    Quist Zhang [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Friday, July 20, 2012 1:49 AM
  • -1 for the new branding decision which removes bold formatting.

    Is there any documentation on how this new design proves to be as better branding decision by MSFT or the current Web Trends?


    Thanks & Regards,
    Kamlesh | Blog | Twitter | Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Friday, July 27, 2012 3:52 AM
  • -1 for the new branding decision which removes bold formatting.

    Is there any documentation on how this new design proves to be as better branding decision by MSFT or the current Web Trends?


    Thanks & Regards,
    Kamlesh | Blog | Twitter | Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Just to be clear, bold is not removed in that branding. It's just not as obvious as it is here. (The first thing I did was went to the thread above and tested it to make sure it shows; it does.) But either way, I agree that it takes a lot of getting used to and is initially harder to read.

    You can offer feedback on those pages (Site Feedback link on the bottom) and in MSDN surveys (they pop up after awhile). No typically you don't see documented proof for format design decisions. But feedback is always encouraged.

    Thanks!


    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)


    Friday, July 27, 2012 7:44 PM