# italic font in LyX?

How does one generate italic font in LyX? I just want to select some text and click something in the menu system or type a keyboard shortcut to do this. I have previously found it in the menu system, but it's not in a place that's intuitive for me so I cannot find it quickly.

This translates to \textit from LaTeX's point of view.
Alternatively you can emphasize an item (translated to LaTeX's \emph) by using Ctrl + E.