# Problems with newcommand based on liturg.sty

I have a brief document here and I have defined (based on the liturgy.sty package) a command called "rub". The issue I am having is that (and it does exactly what I want) text after the text inside the "rub" command also appears in italics.

How can I eliminate that?

Thanks,

-Michael D

\documentclass[fontsize=12pt]{scrbook}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage[left=1.75cm,
right=1.75cm,
top=1.95cm,
bottom=2.50cm]{geometry}
\usepackage{color}

\newcommand\rub[1]{%
\noindent\normalsize\itshape\textcolor{red}{#1}\normalsize\textnormal\\%
}

\begin{document}

\rub{Then, we chant the Dismissal according to the Day of the Week. \footnote{A much abbreviated listing of daily commemorations is available in Appendix I}}

Blah blah blah.

\end{document}


Wow, I "fiddled" with it for a bit and found at least one way of fixing it.

\documentclass[fontsize=12pt]{scrbook}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage[left=1.75cm,
right=1.75cm,
top=1.95cm,
bottom=2.50cm]{geometry}
\usepackage{color}

\newcommand\rub[1]{%
{\noindent\normalsize\itshape\textcolor{red}{#1}\normalsize}\\%
}

\begin{document}

\rub{Then, we chant the Dismissal according to the Day of the Week.         \footnote{A much abbreviated listing of daily commemorations is available in     Appendix I}}

Blah blah blah.


\end{document}

And that is just to add an extra set of curly braces to the defined command!

-MD

\itshape is a font switch: It changes everything after the command, within the current grouping, to the italic typeface. \textit{} is a font command, which limits the font to what is inside the braces (that is, the argument to the command. So use \textit{} or \emph{} and put the rest of the command inside the braces.

(Also, you probably don't need \normalsize at all, and this is not the best way to use \\)

\newcommand{\rub}[1]{%
\noindent\textcolor{red}{\textit{#1}}\par
}