Wikipedia:Lead section TT first sentence format
First sentence formatEdit
- As a general rule, the first (and only the first) appearance of the page title should be in boldface as early as possible in the first sentence:
- However, if the title of a page is descriptive and does not appear verbatim in the main text, then it should not be in boldface. So, for example, Electrical characteristics of dynamic loudspeakers begins with:
- If the subject of the page is normally italicized (for example, a work of art, literature, album, or ship) then its first mention should be both bold and italic text; if it is usually surrounded by quotation marks, the title should be bold but the quotation marks should not:
- If the subject of the page has a common abbreviation or more than one name, the abbreviation (in parentheses) and each additional name should be in boldface on its first appearance:
- Use as few links as possible before and in the bolded title. Thereafter, words used in a title may be linked to provide more detail:
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