enclosed in quotation marks, italicized or underlined at the top of the page.
The reason for punctuating a title that occurs in a body of prose is to set it off and to identify it as a title.
Many style manuals now omit underlining as an option, stating that computers are accessible to the majority of people living in today's society and underlining is no longer needed.
However, there ARE a couple of situations that still exist where italics is either not supported or redundant: When you find yourself in a situation where italicizing your font is simply not an option, surround the words you want underlined with underline dashes (Shift the dash key).
When computers starting to become more commonplace, a third option - italicization - was added as an alternative to underlining.
Underlining titles was viewed as necessary only when handwriting titles because it is difficult to italicize one's own handwriting - especially if you're writing in cursive.
For example, I am reworking my father’s book _Dan, A Man Without Youth_ while concurrently working on my own book, tentatively titled _Online Tools for Writers_. If you have any questions about how to go about punctuating titles or getting around the character limitations of online programs, send them my way and I’ll do my best to answer them.
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By themselves, words are a very powerful tool -- but it's easy for a single word or phrase to get lost in the surrounding sea of text that is a full-length book.
But before you start using in-text trickery like italics, bold and underlining, figure out how to use it the right way.