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How do I use bold, italics and typewriter fonts in LaTeX?

If you want to put a small piece of text in a specific type style, you can do
it as follows:

	{\em This text will be in italics}

	{\bf This text will be bold!}

	{\tt This will be in a "typewriter font"}

If you want to put larger amounts of text into these type styles, you can use
\begin and \end commands; i.e.:

	\begin{em}
	All this text
	will
	be italicized
	\end{em}

If you want to be able to "stack" type styles (bold and italic, etc), then you need to use slightly different commands:

    {\bffamily This is in bold {\em This is italic bold}}

OR

    \textbf{This text is only bold but \emph{this} was also italics}

Not all combinations of styles will have a font associated with them.

More information is available in the document LaTeX on Athena

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June 05, 2014

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