Adding emphasis in #Lyx – wot, no bold or italic!

An apparent lack of bold and italic in Lyx is something I’ve been aware of for some time now, but only today have I finally spent a moment to get  my mind around the answer.

In the Mail Archive, Lyx Users, I came across a thread which explains the philosophical and practical reasoning behind the general lack of bold or italic within Lyx, and the reason for the lonely Emphasis button.

Next week – I discover what the Noun button is for…