Compiling in italics

Is there any way to compile so that certain selected words appear in italics?

Thanks for your help,
Pierre

You will have to say more to make clear why you have a puzzle about this. As I am sure you know, putting words in italics is a normal editor activity and will normally result in italicized compile output (assuming you own the italics typeface of your chosen font).

So, what exactly are you wondering about or trying to do?

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In the book I am writing, there are a lot of technical words in another language than French. I would like them to appear in italics, but not having to do it by hand every time. Hope this answers your question, and I thank you for your prompt answer.

Pierre

Try making a character style that formats highlighted word . Can even make a keyboard shortcut for a character style. Open style panel under format

How’s that less work than hitting I? :thinking:

This is exactly what I am currently doing. It’s just that I will have to do it several hundred times. I thought I could build a kind of glossary with a list of all the words to put in italics, and hoped that the compiler could do the rest. Oh well…

You mean a CSS? I will see if I can build some kind of glossary with a list of all the words to put in italics, maybe the compiler can do the rest.
Thanks,
Pierre

Maybe I misunderstood, but no, I think @GoalieDad was suggesting that in your documents you mark each “special” word with a special style. You then tell the compiler to print words with that style in whatever format you choose. If you create a keyboard shortcut, then using this method is about the same work as marking every “special” word explicitly with italics in your documents, but it will provide you more flexibility.

However, I don’t believe you’re looking for flexibility. You’re looking for automation. I don’t think Scrivener can do what you want it to do, which is have the “special” words output in italics without you having to specify in the text which words are the “special” ones.

Whatever techniques you try to accomplish this, prior to implementing them I suggest you test them first to ensure they actually do what you want.

Best,
Jim

Hi.
Just to repeat it using different words: there is no way to automate this. Scrivener can’t differentiate languages, and therefor has no way to know what is what.
It needs to be done manually, in the editor.

BUT…
Using Edit / Spelling, you could quickly cycle through all the words that are not in the current set dictionary. (Pas en Français, donc.)
Hitting I(or doing as @JimRac and @GoalieDad suggested), then “Find next”, throughout your project.
Just be careful not to italicize misspells, names, etc.

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Sorry for the delayed response. I was away on vacation, with no access to Internet. I was looking for a way to put certain words in a type of glossary, with instructions to change font style for them. Since it does not existe, I will continue doing it by hand. Luckily, the book is not too long.

Thanks again,
Pierre

Sorry for the delayed response. I was away on vacation, with no access to Internet. I will continue doing it by hand. Luckily, the book is not too long.

Thanks again,
Pierre

Did you give my suggestion a try ?
I am pretty sure it’d work just fine…