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  1. MoodyBlues

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    If you're not a Reddit user, you won't be able to help. :)

    When composing text, you know how one asterisk at the beginning of a character string, and one asterisk at the end, makes that text Italic; two asterisks similarly placed make the string bold.

    I want a string that looks like:

    Normal text here, Italics here, Italics and bold here, back to Italics, and back to normal.

    I did the logical placement of asterisks--and didn't get what I expected. Here's what I did:

    Normal text here, *Italics here, **Italics and bold here,** back to Italics,* and back to normal.

    Right now I don't actually remember all of what it did, but it included a visible asterisk--as if I'd escaped it--and it definitely did not do what I wanted.

    What's the secret? :D
     

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    :p

    :D Okay, so their way is not logical and doesn't follow any programming/formatting protocol I've ever seen. But if it works, I can live with it.

    Thanks, pt. BTW, how've you been? I haven't 'talked' to you lately. How's life treating you these days?
     

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