auto complete

Hi, I write scientific papers in scrivener, and I frequently use species names in binomial nomenclature. This usually is in italics. I set up the species in question as an auto-complete phrase. Is it possible to set the formatting so that the species name is automatically in italics?

I can’t think of anything that could be done easily. Some people have taken over the script settings feature to do things like this without using scripts, but these settings are easier to manipulate at the block level, not for inline character attribute changes. All in all it would probably more work getting something set up like that than punching Cmd-I before typing in the name.

Hmm i guess it would be quite easy to get into the habit of pressing command I. Thanks!