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Why not _italicise_?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 8:53 am    Post subject: Why not _italicise_? Reply with quote

Topic says it, I suppose - is there any way I could change the autocorrect option with the _s from _underline me_ to _italicise me_ ?
This is OO 1.1.2 in a Win environment (which explains where the problem comes from, this is a MS Word function I wish I could carry over to OO because I'm doing it automatically after all those years ...)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am afraid I haven't got a clue what you are talking about... Could you rephrase?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I know, you can't. You could take it of, but _underline_ and *bold* can't be changed (look in tools -> autocorrect/autoformat, options tab). Try doing Ctr+i in order to activate and deactivate italics, or change the keyboard shortcut to whatever you whant in Tools -> Configure, keyboard tab.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blabla wrote:
I am afraid I haven't got a clue what you are talking about... Could you rephrase?

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I'm sorry, my fault.
What I was talking about was the "auto-format shortcut" by which a string of characters is underlined when I write "_hello world_" instead of going CTRL+U "hello world" CTRL+U. Same works for making words bold (via "*hello world*", rather than CTRL+B "hello world" CTRL+B).
Now what I was wondering is whether I, without any compiling/programming skills whatever, have any option of changing the function of the underscore "frame" from what amounts to CTRL+U to CTRL+I, making an entry of "_hello world_" result not in hello world, but in hello world.
I realise this sounds like I'm incredibly lazy, what with not wanting to simply press CTRL+I and all that, but if you're writing a text MLA style, you'll end up requiring the italic option much more frequently than the underline option. So I thought perhaps I wasn't the only one who'd encountered the problem.
Thanks for your reply, and sorry again for the confused first post.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In fact, you don't need to press ctr+i two times. Try pressin Ctr+i (write your text) and finally press End. This turn to the default character style.
PD: I don't know what is MLA style...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks very much for rephrasing (and so clearly this time Smile

However, I reckon RGB has the (non-)answer for you....

Good luck

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers to both RGB and to blabla for your time - I'll use the CTRL+I and "end" option, sounds like my arthritic fingers are getting at least some small relief Wink

BTW, "MLA style" is a certain way of documenting sources, AFAIK the one most widely used the world over. What it comes down to, as far as we're concerned here, is that you have to italicise the titles of monographs, so I (and thousands of other not-so-nimble-fingered users) wish fervently for a change from _underline_ to _italic_ Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2004 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A press on the right-arrow will also work for the matter.
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