I am trying to figure out how to best format my document when using block quotes in line with the text.
Right now I have the quotes mixed in with the regular text. Block quotes are indented 1/2 inch on left and right and the font is italic and block quote title is bold italic. There are a lot of these, scattered through the book.
But when I run it through the compiler the block quotes get reformatted to the same width and italic is turned into underline.
Is this an issue with the compiler, the document or the binder?
Can this be fixed in the compiler?
Is there a way to make this appear like it is in the editor?
Should I split the block quotes into sub-text blocks, which breaks up the overall flow that that section and I will end up with way too many text segments.
I am not sure what to do about this.
Thanks for your comments.
It sounds like you need to use the Preserve Formatting setting for your quotes: this does as it says and preserves the appearance of the text through compile for selected parts of a document – it’s a finer grained version of the ‘Compile As is’ which is for whole documents. Use Format > Formatting > Preserve Formatting to apply it to selected text. You’ll see the text surrounded by a blue box.
By default, there’s actually a Formatting preset already defined to preserved block quotes, so if you haven’t redefined it, you’ll find it at Format > Formatting > Apply Preset > Essay Block Quote (Preserved). If by any chance the appearance of the quote isn’t quite how you’d like it, then make the changes you want, make sure it’s still got the ‘preserved formatting blue box’, and then press Format > Formatting > Redefine Preset from selection > Essay Block Quote (Preserved). There’s also a command on the same menu to create your own presets from scratch.