Hi, I think there’s a bug with the WYSIWYG buttons when applying bold and italics to highlighted text if it has new lines.
The highlighted section of text will get an asterisk (or two for bold) at the beginning and end, but it won’t appear in italics or bold in the preview window. This is probably an intended feature/limitation of Markdown, but I think the effect that the bold/italics WYSIWYG buttons have should be considered a bug.
The fix should probably be that the buttons should apply asterisks to the beginning and end of each line the user has highlighted.
I searched for existing topics before posting and think I found a closed bug that applies to the same issue here. Robin fixed the issue but reverted it at Sam & Jeff’s suggestion. The fix allowed the bold to apply over multiple lines, I think the fix suggested above should be a valid alternative.
Example showing the affect on multiline text at the moment:
*first line second line third line*
What I think the buttons should do:
*first line* *second line* *third line*