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QGIS 1.7 doesn't seem to have an 'italic' choice when annotating a map in Print Composer, only 'regular' or 'bold' fonts, a rather surprising omission if correct. Is there some other way to create an italic font in Print Composer?

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Please accept one of the answers so this thread can be marked as answered –  underdark Oct 30 '12 at 10:28
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In 1.7.4 version, when I click Item tab on the right of print composer and select font button i get options to change to italic,bold and regular. Except for "System" font, i see the italic options for every other font. See screen below.

Are you using any versions prior to this?

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Are we talking about grid labels here? For italics try changing the font to one that includes italic characters. Arial, for example :) Nick.

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Changing to a different font worked. Many thanks for both your responses and suggestions! –  D Jones Jul 5 '12 at 13:14
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