IEEE papers has \IEEEkeyword command to write the keywords. I used \renewcommand\IEEEkeywordsname{Index Terms} to change that text to Index Terms. But the font of the keywords I obtained is italics and not the normal font.

The expected form is this, Index Terms-words, letters

But what I obtain is this, Index Terms-words, letters

How to obtain normal font instead of italics for all the index terms.

  • Your ending question states completely the opposite of the introduction. Would you please clarify?
    – Werner
    Nov 9, 2013 at 6:18
  • In Werner's example, change \itshape to \normalfont\bfseries. is that what you want?
    – user11232
    Nov 9, 2013 at 7:12

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You need to insert \itshape at the end of the IEEEkeywords environment-start:

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\documentclass{IEEEtran}% http://ctan.org/pkg/ieeetran
words, letters
  • Hi..What I need is words,letters in normal font, Not italics. Whereas "Index Terms" should be in italics.
    – Vidhya
    Nov 9, 2013 at 6:39
  • @Vidhya: Can you create a minimal working example (MWE) that the community can work with? When I create one without any adjustment, I obtain Index Terms-words, letters (your expected form).
    – Werner
    Nov 9, 2013 at 6:43
  • I don know how to create minimal working example (MWE). Please tell me how.
    – Vidhya
    Nov 9, 2013 at 6:55
  • @Vidhya: Did you read the post? It should be a small document starting with \documentclass and ending with \end{document}. It should just contain enough information to recreate the problem. So, it should just be something that includes your \IEEEkeywords, say. Something that I can copy-and-paste-and-compile and see exactly what you're getting (even though it's wrong).
    – Werner
    Nov 9, 2013 at 6:57
  • It worked..But now when index terms went correct the fig caption alignment changed. Fig caption should be left aligned as per IEEE format. But now I am getting it as centre aligned.
    – Vidhya
    Nov 9, 2013 at 7:10

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