We'll start by learning two basic elements in text formatting: italics
and bold. In these lessons, you'll notice some
formatted red text;
this text is actually written in Markdown! Regular Markdown doesn't look any different
than regular text, but we're providing some highlighting to make it easier to see.
To make a phrase italic in Markdown, you can surround words with an
_ ). For example,
_this_ word would become
For this next lesson, make the word "not" italic.
Awesome! Great job.
Similarly, to make phrases bold in Markdown, you can surround
words with two asterisks (
** ). This will
get your point across.
In the box below, make the word "will" bold.
Of course, you can use
_both italics and bold_ in the same line.
You can also span them
**across multiple words**.
In the box below, make the words "Of course" italic, and the words "a little moxie" bold.
For the final exercise in this lesson, we're going to make some words bold and italic.
In general, it doesn't matter which order you place the asterisks or underscores.
In the box below, make the words "This is unbelievable" both bold and italic.
Place the asterisks
**_on the outside_**, just to make it more legible.
Now you know how to make things bold and italic in Markdown!On to the next lesson!