Text that is marked up as bold will stand out against the regular, surrounding text due to the application of a thicker and/or darker font. Bold is useful when the text needs to catch the attention of a site visitor quickly scanning a page.
The bold presentation of text maps to the formatted text type known as strong in the AsciiDoc language.
You can mark a word or phrase as bold by enclosing it in a single pair of asterisks (e.g.,
You can mark bounded characters (i.e., characters within a word) as bold by enclosing them in a pair of double asterisks (e.g.,
A bold *word*, and a bold *phrase of text*. Bold c**hara**cter**s** within a word.
You don’t need to use double asterisks when an entire word or phrase marked as bold is directly followed by a common punctuation mark, such as
The results of Example 1 are displayed below.
A bold word, and a bold phrase of text.
Bold characters within a word.
Mixing bold with other formatting
You can add multiple emphasis styles to bold text as long as the syntax is placed in the correct order.
`*_monospace bold italic phrase_*` & ``**__char__**``acter``**__s__**``
Monospace syntax (
`) must be the outermost formatting pair (i.e., outside the bold formatting pair).
Italic syntax (
_) is always the innermost formatting pair.
The results of Example 2 are displayed below.
monospace bold italic phrase &