My genealogical program can output rich text , using xxx and yyy for italics. I wish to italicize the marked passages in large documents once I;ve loaded them into LibreOffice Writer.
xxx and yyy use angle brackets i and angle brackets /i which I don’t seem to be able to reproduce in this forum.
The documents are in rich text format, not HTML. Here is an example: “the passenger manifest of the S.S. Batavia out of Hamburg.”