I must assume you are looking at Unstructured FrameMaker users. In
Structured FrameMaker, if you haven't accommodated your Character Tags
with an Element, or Elements, both of the methods you list are blown
away as soon as you reapply the EDD.

My answer is through a Phrase Element that has, as attributes, Bold,
Emphasis (Italics), etc. 

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Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 2:30 PM
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Subject: POLL: Which method do you use to apply bold and italics?

This came up as a possible style standards issue here. Please reply
off-list, and I'll summarize the results next week. Thanks for your

A. Click the B and I buttons, or press Ctrl+B and Ctrl+I.
B. Select Bold and Emphasis from the Character Catalog.

John Wilcox, Technical Writer
Zetron, Redmond
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