Is there a quicker way of doing **boldface** in math mode instead of typing out `\mathbf{}`

each time? (It gets cumbersome when you denote simple vectors with **boldface**…)

# [Tex/LaTex] Faster way of writing \mathbf

boldmath-mode

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## Best Answer

There's a really cheesy way of saving keystrokes that is no longer than Todd's answer but just as comprehensive as Yiannis's:

Explanation: a control sequence whose name is a non-letter doesn't require either spaces or braces after it (unless of course you want it to act on multiple tokens, like plain

`ab`

; a macro such as my`\ab`

will work just fine, though).