Bold, italics and lists

How can I program or configure text styles such as bold and italics in my ODK spreadsheet? I would also like to know how I could insert lists into it.

The ODK docs have a section on form styling:
The XLSForm docs also cover this:

Collect's Markdown support includes bold and italic styling.


"Note: The label of a form widget is already bold, so bolding text within the label has no effect. Similarly, the hint text of a form widget is already in italics, so italicizing text within the hint has no effect."

You want to insert a list into the question text?


Yes. I want to insert a list inside the spreadsheet.

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Thanks so much! It works! :slight_smile:

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You're welcome. Great that it can do what you want!


Hello! How can you make a part of the text both bold AND italics? Thank you!

Hi @ODK_Ekomer, try mixing the two character symbols:

_**bold and italic**_

It works, thank you!!

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