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Feb 22nd, 2009, 01:53 PM
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oh yes, yes indeed!!
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 01:55 PM
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People! (As my 10th grade English teacher would scream.)
Now that you've had your fun, please please please don't use colored type, overuse exclamation points, TYPE IN ALL CAPS, or go emoticon crazy.
I feel as strongly about this as Tom feels about his preview. 8-X
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 02:12 PM
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Poor safarimama, sorry SM, we've made a royal mess of your thread. You should post anew and I'll stay out of it!!

regards - tom
ps - it's all LAL's fault!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 03:13 PM
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Actually, I believe we would have to blame Safarimama, who started it all by posing the question:

"I would've loved to put the names of the books in bold, but how???"

and then Momliz for providing us with the html formatting website!


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Feb 22nd, 2009, 03:15 PM
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Now, LAleslie, I will stop!
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 03:29 PM
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Safarimama and Canadianrobin,
Proper style for book titles is in quotes, so the whole question about bold was moot anyhow.
MY fault, Tom? I think not. I was not the one who invaded this thread with little green aliens and >s and #s and &s.
Back to my taxes...
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 04:27 PM
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I take full responsibility for this thread going aray. I started it, sure enough. No harm done.

I still maintain that book titles are shown in bold and articles are between quotes.
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 05:30 PM
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Book titles are underlined or italicized.
Journal articles are in quotes.
Ref: http://www.rpi.edu/web/writingcenter/mla.html

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Feb 22nd, 2009, 05:50 PM
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Depends on what stylebook you're using. Since I'm a journalist type, I'm used to newspaper style. Which is quotes. Example:

http://tinyurl.com/bak487

MLA is a more academic stylebook.

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Feb 22nd, 2009, 06:16 PM
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hehehe! I got this thread side tracked once again! so fuuunnnnyyyy!!!!/
is funny in bold?
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 06:18 PM
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WOW!!!! how did I do that????

Didn't mean to also put "is funny in bold" in bold!!!
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 06:28 PM
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In reply to Tom's link above the title of the book is both italics and :

Citing a Book Format: Authorís last name, first name and middle name or initial (if any). Book Title (underlined or italicized). City of publication: Publishers, Date of publication. this doesn't show the bold

My point not well taken. I give up!!!
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 06:28 PM
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it didn't work; tried to do both italics and bold. help!!!!
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 06:40 PM
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See safarimama? That's why quotes are better. You don't have to worry about italic or bold or underline. And it's more readable (less clutter, distraction), which is why publications use it. Readability always comes first.
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 07:23 PM
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Ah, do I have to say it (again)? Gimme that "preview"!

regards - tom
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 08:57 PM
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In my exploring around here, another Fodorite has written a good primer of HTML and its use on Fodors.
http://ljkrakauer.com/tags.htm

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