Italics in annotations?

I am using annotations to take notes on pdf documents for my historical research. When I look at styles for the text in the annotation (which is a .rtf doc), I am unable to use italics. I’d like to have this option, for example when I am referring to other books or journals in the notes I am taking. Is there a way to address this?

All formatting is possible in an Annotation RTF document. You would need to change the font as there’s no italic form of Lucida Grande. Command-T opens the Font panel.

Select Data > New from Template > Open Templates Folder. Right-click the Annotation template and choose Show Package Contents. Go into the contents and you can change the font the template uses, but you need to make sure it has an italic or oblique version.