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Boldface

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.618
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A general scheme of heads and side heads may call for the use of boldface type for first- and second-level heads and for first-level side heads in the text, although heading styles and formats vary among ... More
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Capital (Uppercase)

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.617
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Capital letters are larger than lowercase letters and are used as initial letters in the first word of sentences and for proper names. They are also often used as the initial letter of major words in ... More
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Italics

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.619
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Italics is a form of roman type style that slants to the right. Italics have multiple uses. However, setting large blocks of body text in italics should be avoided because legibility is reduced. Use italics ... More
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Lowercase

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.616
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Lowercase letters are smaller than capital (or uppercase) letters and are differently configured (eg, a, A). The term lowercase originates from the earlier use of manually set wooden or metal characters ... More
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Small Caps

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.620
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In this typeface style, all the letters take the shape of a capital letter. However, in the place of lowercase letters, smaller capital letters are used. The small caps generally, but not always, align ... More

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