Bold and Italic

The two most common ways of emphasizing a word is to format it as bold or italic. To apply bold styling to a word or phrase, place an asterisk (*) at the beginning and end of the text you wish to format. To bold a letter or letters in a string of text, place two asterisks (**) before and after the letter or letters.

Letters and words are italicized using one (_) or two (__) underscores. When you want to bold and italicize a letter or word, the bold markup must be the outermost markup.

Bold and italic text formatting syntax
_To tame_ the wild wolpertingers we needed to build a *charm*.
But **u**ltimate victory could only be won if we divined the *_true name_* of the __war__lock.
Result: bold and italic text

To tame the wild wolpertingers we needed to build a charm. But ultimate victory could only be won if we divined the true name of the warlock.