JavaScript – Change Text in HTML Element to Italic

To change text in HTML Element to italic using JavaScript, get reference to this HTML Element element, and assign property with value of "italic".

In the following example, we will make the text italic for HTML Element with id "myElement", in JavaScript, using property.


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
        #myElement {
            border:1px solid #CCC;
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <h2>Make Text in HTML Element Italic using JavaScript</h2>
    <div id="myElement">Hello World!</div>
    <button type="button" onclick="changeStyle()">Click Me</button>
    function changeStyle(){
        var element = document.getElementById("myElement"); = "italic";
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In this JavaScript Tutorial, we learned how to change text in a HTML Element to italic using JavaScript.