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Variations in printing: bold type and italic type

Some also allow you to make many changes of type-size and type-style. Preferably, choose just one means of showing a particular type of emphasis, and keep to it. For example, use inverted commas to denote that you are using a word or word-group in an unusual or sceptical way (as described in section 10.3); use italics (underlining in a typescript) to highlight a term or phrase; use bolding only in headings and sub-headings; use capitalisation only as a means of emphasising command names (in computer texts) or proper names. Do not capitalise terms you are using in a general way: you may throw unintended emphasis on those terms (see also section 2).