Punk: And good riddance, I'd say.
You italicize by putting a single asterisk before and after the text you want to italicize; make sure there is not a space between the asterisk and the text. Double asterisks (before and after) put text in bold face, and triple asterisks makes bold italic.
There are a few odd ins-and-outs to the system, but you’ll no doubt figure them out by trial and error.
April 12, 2017