Problem with Italics

I just restored my MacBook and installed Scrivener with the Extras installed. When I went back to my work, I noticed that my italic choice is greyed out. The button on the toolbar works but not the Command-I. Is there a setting I’m missing?

NVM, found the solution.

Can you post your solution? My italics have gotten grayed out in the menu and with Command-I, and it’s really annoying. I’d love to know how to fix it. Thanks!

I’m not sure if this is what the original poster was experiencing, but the main thing that causes this is that you are not actually in a text field that can use rich text. If the Binder is highlighted, or a synopsis card, for example, you can’t make text italic. The reason the button probably worked in that situation is that clicking on the button activated the text area that it pertained to.