In comparing style manuals, I came across these instructions:
Never underline text. If you need to call attention to certain words, use body copy that is bolded or italic. –St Anselm style guide
We talk about italic type, serif type, and sanserif type. What’s wrong with “boldface?”
It’s not as if “bolded” saves any syllables. Use body copy that is boldface or italic.
Apparently “bolded” is creeping into use:
This is a discussion on Compressing bolded type within the Adobe Acrobat forums in Adobe Tools category;
Notice the bolded type sandwiched between lighter weight typefaces.
a lighter blue that will only be legible if you combine it with a larger font size or at least – as in this example – a bolded type
On the other hand, not everyone has opted for that ugly johnny-come-lately:
A single syllable or letter in boldface type in the stems marks the position of the accent throughout this grammar.
Use the word “Abstract” as the title, in 12-point Times, boldface type, centered relative to the column,
Authors’ names in boldface type, subjects or titles in lightface type.