Sunday, February 19, 2006
Posted by Glen Whitman at 3:13 PM
This is probably old news to many, but I discovered it only recently, so I thought I’d pass it along. If you want to boldface or italicize something in Word, but you don’t want to take your hand from the keyboard to operate the mouse, do this: put whatever you want italicized between underscores (e.g., _italicize this_), and put whatever you want boldfaced between asterisks (e.g., *boldface this*). Word will automatically change the text appropriately, unless you’ve turned off your auto-correction. I haven’t discovered a similar trick for automatic underscoring.