Markdown Emphasis

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You can emphasis text by making text bold or italic.




Make Text Bold

You can make text by adding two asterisks or underscores before and after a word or phrase.

Syntax:

**word or phrase**

Or

__word or phrase__
Markdown HTML Output
This is **bold** text. <p>This is <b>bold</b> text.</p> This is bold text.
This is __bold__ text. <p>This is <b>bold</b> text.</p> This is bold text.



The following example create text bold middle of a word for emphasis by adding two asterisks without spaces around the letters:

Example

This is **bold** text.



Creating bold text with underscores:

Example

This is __bold__ text.

Note - Markdown applications don’t agree on how to handle underscores in the middle of a word. For compatibility, use asterisks to bold the middle of a word for emphasis.




Creating bold text with <b> tag:

Example

This is <b>bold</b> text.



Creating bold text with <strong> tag:

Example

This is <b>bold</b> text.



Italic

You can italicize text by add one asterisk or underscore before and after a word or phrase.

Syntax:

*word or phrase*

Or

_word or phrase_
Markdown HTML Output
This is *italicized* text. <p>This is <i>italicized</i> text.</p> This is bold text.
This is _italicized_ text. <p>This is <i>italicized</i> text.</p> This is bold text.



The following example create text italicized middle of a word for emphasis by adding one asterisks without spaces around the letters:

Example

This is *italicized* text.



Creating italicized text with underscores:

Example

This is _italicized_ text.

Note - Markdown applications don’t agree on how to handle underscores in the middle of a word. For compatibility, use asterisks to bold the middle of a word for emphasis.




Creating italicized text with <em> tag:

Example

This is <em>italicized</em> text.



Creating italicized text with <i> tag:

Example

This is <i>italicized</i> text.






Bold and Italic

You can create emphasize text with bold and italic at the same time by add three asterisks or underscores before and after a word or phrase.

Syntax:

***word or phrase***

Or

___word or phrase___

Or

*__word or phrase*__

Or

**_word or phrase**_
Markdown HTML Output
This is ***bold and italicized*** text. <p>This is <b><i>bold and italicized</i></b> text.</p> This is bold and italicized text.
This is ___bold and italicized___ text. <p>This is <b><i>bold and italicized</i></b> text.</p> This is bold and italicized text.
This is *__bold and italicized*__ text. <p>This is <b><i>bold and italicized</i></b> text.</p> This is bold and italicized text.
This is **_bold and italicized**_ text. <p>This is <b><i>bold and italicized</i></b> text.</p> This is bold and italicized text.



The following example create text italicized and bold in middle of a word for emphasis by adding three asterisks without spaces around the letters:

Example

This is ***bold and italicized*** text.



Creating italicized and bold text with underscores:

Example

This is ___bold and italicized___ text.

Note - Markdown applications don’t agree on how to handle underscores in the middle of a word. For compatibility, use asterisks to bold the middle of a word for emphasis.




Creating italicized and bold text with <i> and <b> tag:

Example

This is <i><b>bold and italicized</b></i> text.



Creating italicized and bold text with <em> and <strong> tag:

Example

This is <em><strong>bold and italicized</strong></em> text.

Note - The order of the <em> and <strong> tags might be reversed depending on the Markdown processor you're using.




Related pages

The following table list emphasis HTML tags

Tags Name Description
<b> Bold This inline element make text should be displayed in boldface.
<em> Emphasis Defines emphasized text.
<i> Italic Defines the contained text should be displayed in an italic typeface.
<strong> Strong Emphasis Defines strongly emphasized text.
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