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HT4168 Where's my italicized print?

474 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Sep 28, 2012 6:15 PM by Davony RSS
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Sep 26, 2012 3:42 PM

I followed these instructions pretty carefully.  My document has a lot of italicized text.  When I looked at the finished document, all italics were stripped out.  Why is this? It's quite annoying to say the least.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,285 points)
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    Sep 26, 2012 4:48 PM (in response to Davony)

    Change your font. Try Helvetica/Arial/Times etc

     

    You have applied a font that does not have an Italic.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,285 points)
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    Sep 26, 2012 6:45 PM (in response to Davony)

    An ePub!

     

    You didn't mention that.

     

    An ePub uses the fonts preset in your reader, whatever that is, and that may not be Baskerville.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,285 points)
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    Sep 26, 2012 7:59 PM (in response to Davony)

    I'm getting out of my area of expertise, but did you strictly follow and apply the styles in Apple's template, down to any character styles?

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,285 points)
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    Sep 26, 2012 8:21 PM (in response to Davony)

    Just ran Apple's ePub template through export.

     

    1. It produces export errors (typical Apple)

     

    2. The Italics survived where that is the paragraph style

     

    3. Where you override the paragraph style with a manual italic it does lose the italic.

     

    Seems like there is a whole lot more investigation to be done.

     

    Like is it visible in other ePubs?

     

    Can you apply Character Styles to do the italics?

     

    Check general ePub specs to see what is possible.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,285 points)
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    Sep 27, 2012 12:27 AM (in response to Davony)

    The reportedly different fonts could be in unused templates in your Sections.

     

    The style red arrow indicates the selected text is different from the definition.

     

    You have three options, you can force the style definition onto the selected text by double clicking on the style name or you can change the definition to match the text, or you can create a new style with a new name using the settings of the selected text.

     

    http://www.freeforum101.com/iworktipsntrick/viewtopic.php?t=180&highlight=styles &mforum=iworktipsntrick

     

    Peter

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