is an option for Style, Cell, and related constructs that specifies how heavy the characters in a font should be.


  • Standard settings are Plain and Bold.
  • For some fonts and on some computer systems, additional settings are supported, such as "Thin", "Light", "Medium", "SemiBold", "Heavy", "Black", and "Fat".


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Basic Examples  (2)

Plain fonts:

Bold fonts:

Scope  (3)

Specify the font weight without using the option:

Additional weights can be used on some computer systems:

Font weight can be specified in style-related options:

Introduced in 1996
Updated in 2007