[OS X TeX] Italics in \newenvironment

Damon Muller macosxtex at damonam.ml1.net
Sun Jun 19 14:31:33 CEST 2005

> So you should rather use \itshape than \begin{textit}. You probably  
> *could* find a way to make \textit{here comes the content of the  
> environment} work, but since the \text.. commands aren't defined to  
> contain paragraphs you should not chose to do so for your own good ;-)
> So my advise is to use:
> \newenvironment{elements}
>      {\begin{quote}\itshape}
>      {\end{quote}}

Cool. That works fine.

I use the _Not So Short Guide_ as my main LaTeX reference, and it
doesn't say anything about \itshape, or what things can or can't contain

Thanks for the quick response!
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