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Why does * around a word turns into Italics and not bold?

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Myself and my team are used to adding * around specific words in our tickets to bold them, we've noticed that it nows turn them into italics. Is there a setting somewhere I can switch back?

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It's "markup" - Jira is moving to use the current markup most people like to use.

The only way to turn it off is to change the field type to plain text, but that means all of your formatting will be disabled.

Ah ok... thanks for the answer, sort of figured out to revert back to old view and everything works fine.

Unfortunately the "most people" isn't what is in my organisation, so I guess they'll either have to revert to old view or accept and adapt... which isn't great given you paid for the service.

Is there a way with the new markup style to make text bold or strong instead of italicized? 

@Kevin Reid  No I doubt it from the answer provided by Nic.


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I'm afraid @Calvin Luc is right, the "standard" that Atlassian have moved to is not optional. 

Which is a shame as I don't like "markdown", and refuse to use it, on the grounds that its choice of markup for emphasis is completely counter-intuitive drivel.

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I actually found that you can shortly after posting this! You can bold text by surrounding it by **two stars**

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@Kevin Reid  haha thanks for sharing. :-)

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