Editing italics on text is quite straight forward but unfortunately at the moment the portal has a bug which can sometimes make the text pink/red when made italic. This can be fixed using the Source Code Editor.
The source of the issue is that when the text is wrapped in and <em></em> tag which is the HTML tag for italic, although we don’t know why it seems to make the text pink/red. So to fix the issue we need to change the <em></em> tag into a <span></span> which has italic front styling.
Instead of <em>Example text</em> the tag changes to <span style=”font-style:italic;”>Example text</span>