Use underlining, italics, or quotation marks for titles?

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Re: Use underlining, italics, or quotation marks for titles?

Post by kwahu » 04 Oct 2017, 03:15

I didn't know about italics, But all is clear.

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Post by Heather En » 19 Nov 2017, 11:21

where do I find the icons or formats to change the titles to italics?

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Post by gali » 19 Nov 2017, 12:45

Heather En wrote:where do I find the icons or formats to change the titles to italics?
You only put the italics in the body of the review and not on the subject line. They are under the subject line.
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Post by CommMayo » 26 Nov 2017, 00:56

One problem with dealing with titles is that different schools of writing and documentation handle them differently. Chicago, APA, and MLA writing styles differ on some key points when it comes to proper documentation. I've always been preferential to MLA, because I studied liberal arts in college. APA is a close second while I've avoided Chicago.

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Post by Dolor » 26 Nov 2017, 08:49

kwahu wrote:I didn't know about italics, But all is clear.
You have to click the full editor button that would take you to another blank page but with editting buttons on top and smilies at the right side.

If you wanna italicize some words, highlight them and click the small italic i icon on top.

I hope that helps.

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Post by Frenjie » 27 Dec 2017, 21:16

I'm about to write my first ever book review at OnlineBookClub and I want to make sure I'll be able to follow all of the review guidelines provided. I came across this post and find it very clear and helpful. Thank you for the useful info.
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Post by Brans-co61 » 13 Jan 2018, 05:40

Thanks very much Scott for the article :D The rules will help me very much in my first review :roll: If I understood your points the title for the review should look like this. Why I like Onlinebookclub right. Thanks in advance.

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Post by SPasciuti » 13 Jan 2018, 18:15

I think I generally knew a lot of this, though it’s definitely super helpful in terms of the small rules I wasn’t aware of. Admittedly, I’ve never much used the underline feature for titles before mainly because I thought it looked tacky so this is definitely quite informative. Thank you.

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Post by ddellevar » 23 Mar 2018, 12:46

This was very helpful! I always assumed that the title was always put into quotations no matter what, but now I know the difference. Thank you!

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Post by inesrivace » 25 Apr 2018, 15:08

How enlightening it is to understand we never stop learning.....thank you!

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Post by love_b00ks » 27 May 2018, 21:00

Thanks for these. They are very helpful.

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Post by 00LynnMarie » 28 May 2018, 20:01

Just as a quick clarification then, for a single book within a series of books. Would the title of the book be in quotations and the series in italics since the series itself is the larger body of work?

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Post by CatInTheHat » 29 May 2018, 16:33

00LynnMarie wrote:
28 May 2018, 20:01
Just as a quick clarification then, for a single book within a series of books. Would the title of the book be in quotations and the series in italics since the series itself is the larger body of work?
Both would be in italics. You do not put titles in quotations in OBC reviews. If you do, it will be a guidelines violation.
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Post by 00LynnMarie » 29 May 2018, 18:06

Thanks! I appreciate the response.

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Post by Francisjason2018 » 30 May 2018, 05:33

Its clear to me and I understand it well. :D

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