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Italics 

Chapter:
Typography
Author(s):

Annette Flanagin

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 as follows: ▪ For level 4 heads (second-level side heads)▪ When terms are described as terms, and letters as letters (see also , Punctuation, Quotation Marks, Coined Words, Slang, and , Punctuation, Apostrophe, Using Apostrophes to Form Plurals): The page number is called the folio. In his handwriting the n’s look like u's.▪ For titles of books and journals, proceedings, symposia, plays, paintings, long poems,

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