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Text Styles

Italic, bold-face, and other text styles are easy in LATEX. For example, you can use \textit{this text in italic} to output this text in italic. Similarly, the \textbf will apply boldface to its parameter. Here is a table of text styles that can be used:

Command Meaning Output
\textit{sample text} Italics sample text
\textbf{sample text} Bold face sample text
\textsl{sample text} Slanted sample text
\texttt{sample text} Typewriter style sample text

You can combine these commands to get effects such as boldface that is also italic or slanted.

David Eck 2003-10-21