Many texts I download from places like Gutenberg use _ this _ (without the spaces) to represent this. How do I convert these into italics?
I tried changing the underlines to slashes to make use of the Autocorrect feature, but it didn’t work (and the same is true, incidentally, of converting straight quotes to curly quotes).
In MS Word I used to be able to do a wildcard search. I would search for something like _ [*]_ to convert any characters * within the brackets and underlines to italics. Then I searched for all the underlines and deleted them. I tried what I thought was the equivalent using LibreOffice syntax, and it didn’t work.