On this page, you’ll learn:
How to make text bold in AsciiDoc.
Where to modify your site’s bold text styling.
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.
A word or phrase is marked as bold when it’s enclosed in a single set of asterisks (e.g.,
*word*) (constrained formatting).
Bounded characters are marked as bold when they’re enclosed in a set of double asterisks (e.g.,
char**act**ers) (unconstrained formatting).
Bounded characters are characters that are:
directly preceded by a non-whitespace character, or
directly followed by a non-whitespace character.
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
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 set (i.e., outside the bold formatting set).
Italic syntax (
_) is always the innermost formatting set.
monospace bold italic phrase &
How bold text appears on your site depends on the fonts loaded by your UI and any CSS styles applied to the
<strong> HTML tag.
You can learn more about customizing how bold text appears in your site in the UI documentation.