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How to Bold in Markdown?

Last updated on Friday, 12th July 2024

How to Bold in Markdown?
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How to Bold in Markdown?

Markdown is a simple and intuitive way to format text, that is used by many professionals for writing documentation, creating web pages in HTML, and taking notes. It is popular among developers, writers, and students for its simplicity and versatility. Creating Bold text in Markdown can help you emphasize important points, highlight key information, or make your text more visually appealing.

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Bold Text in Markdown

To bold text in Markdown, wrap the text you want to bold in either double asterisks (**) or double underscores (__). For example:

Using Asterisks

**This text will be bold**

When rendered, this will appear as: This text will be bold

Using Underscores

__This text will also be bold__

When rendered, this will appear as: This text will also be bold

Practical Examples

Here are a few more examples to illustrate how you can use bold text in different contexts:

Bold in Sentences

Markdown allows you to **emphasize** important words and phrases.

Rendered, this looks like: Markdown allows you to emphasize important words and phrases.

Bold with Other Formatting

You can combine bold text with other Markdown formatting. For instance, you can use bold within a list:

- **Important:** Remember to check your email daily.
- **Note:** The meeting is rescheduled to Friday.

Rendered, this looks like:

  • Important: Remember to check your email daily.
  • Note: The meeting is rescheduled to Friday.

Or within a blockquote:

> **Tip:** Use Markdown to format your text efficiently.

Rendered, this looks like:

Tip: Use Markdown to format your text efficiently.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

Here’s a quick list to ensure your bold text renders correctly in Markdown:

  • Make sure there are no spaces between the asterisks/underscores and the text</mark. ** bold text ** will not work.
  • Mixing asterisks and underscores for bolding a single word or phrase is not allowed. For example, **bold text__ will not render correctly.

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