Markdown code for color and bold not working together

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Steps to reproduce

In Live Preview, I put some color for a group of text, by using Markdown.
Simple example:

<span style="color:blue;">This is blue</span>. 
I would like to have also bold or italics for this text along with
the color. But this is not possible.
Examples which did not work:
**<span style="color:blue;">This is blue</span>**
<span style="color:blue;">**This is blue**</span>

Expected result

In Live Preview, it should be possible to see the text in the
specified color and also bold.

Actual result

For this example: **<span style="color:blue;">This is blue</span>**
the result was simply the text in blue and nothing else.

For the next example: <span style="color:blue;">**This is blue**</span>
the result was the text in blue along with the asterisks.


  • Operating system: Windows 11
  • Debug info: Obsidian version: v1.1.9
    Installer version: v1.1.9
    Operating system: Windows 10 Home 10.0.22621
    Login status: not logged in
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: none
    Snippets enabled: 0
    Restricted mode: off
    Plugins installed: 3
    Plugins enabled: 1
    1: Multi-line Formatting v0.4.1

Additional information

This isn’t a bug. You’re trying to mix Markdown and html, and generally that doesn’t work.

If you want bold text, you’d have to use html, such as font-weight:bold; inside your html tags.

I edited your post. When you’re posting Markdown or html syntax, make sure to surround it with backticks to put it inside a code block. Otherwise we can’t read it.

<span style="color:blue; font-weight:bold">This is blue</span>

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If you you want your HTML to be semantic (I’m guessing you don’t care, but FYI), you can use <strong> for strong emphasis (rendered in bold by default) or <b> for stuff that’s bold for some other reason (“in a different voice”).

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Thank you for your reply. I am new in Markdown, so was not aware that I was mixing html with Markdown.
I am not sure how it happened. But I find that after a Windows 11 OS update and without any restart, it is now working. Both the examples that I have stated here are working. So I have both color and bold for the same text. It is also working for color and italics for the same text.

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