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.
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 bold italic phrase &