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is an option for Cell which gives a list of words which should automatically be put in italics when they are entered.
  • Typical settings for AutoItalicWords include "Mathematica" and "MathLink".
  • AutoItalicWords affects only ordinary text strings, not elements of more general expressions.
Create a cell with an AutoItalicWords setting:
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As soon as you type a space or a punctuation mark after "cherry", it is italicized:
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