Use underlining, italics, or quotation marks for titles?

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Re: Use underlining, italics, or quotation marks for titles?

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Good to know. I've written it down for future reference. Thank you.
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these rules are simple and clear
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It would be useful to add that series, cycles, and trilogy titles should be in italics, too. Not all House Styles demand it. For example, Marion Zimmer Bradley's Mists of Avalon is a standalone novel but it is a volume in a series of books referred to as the Avalon cycle.
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gali wrote: 29 Jun 2015, 13:30 I agree and the rules are clear. 8)

I wanted to add that I always use quotes when identifying titles. Is it fine?
I thought you were a rule maker?! What's this? ;)
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zeldas_lullaby wrote: 29 Jun 2015, 19:16 I have a problem that I'm not sure Scott's rules addressed: basic Christmas songs. Silent Night, White Christmas, etc. Italics, quotes, or neither??
songs are considered a smaller part of an album (or whatever they call it nowadays) so it falls into the same rule
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bold italics regular
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I'm sorry but this isn't working right. I'm going to try again. solaris seethes

by jane McNulty this is my 2nd review so I'm still getting the hang of this.
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Ok why is the last sentence still in bold?
test for bold . Let's see if this works
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test for bold should I be selecting all on the whole sentence
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bold trying to select all not on bold italics maybe this will work
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I am very excited about being a book reviewer. I wish to do the book reviews according to the proper format. I have posted numerous questions about the bold/italics question. So far I haven't received any answers on this forum. I have spent an hour trying to find someone I could email about this issue with no luck. I have 4 more days before my next review is due. I am ready to submit it now but I dont want to do that if I can't follow the proper format. Any help would be greatly appreciated tia
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STORMBIRD wrote: 12 Apr 2020, 01:13 I am very excited about being a book reviewer. I wish to do the book reviews according to the proper format. I have posted numerous questions about the bold/italics question. So far I haven't received any answers on this forum. I have spent an hour trying to find someone I could email about this issue with no luck. I have 4 more days before my next review is due. I am ready to submit it now but I dont want to do that if I can't follow the proper format. Any help would be greatly appreciated tia
The first post clearly explains what to do, and you can practice here. You can also google it for more info.

You should add the BB codes manually as in the examples below. I put it in code so you will see it.

Code: Select all

[b]Bold [/b]

Code: Select all

[i]italics[/i]
Personal pronouns: She/Her

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I just realized I forgot the backslash. So bold test and now italics test hopefully this will work
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Thank you so much I cant believe I missed the backslash!
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I appreciate the rules; they are correct and clear.
Thanks a lot.
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