Frequently asked questions - Writer
When I use asterisks [asterisk = * ], LibreOffice removes them and replaces them by bold text.
Typing an asterisk [*] before and after one or several words makes them bold without needing to use the mouse. In the same way, an underline character [ _ ] before and after one or several words makes them underlined.
To remove this behavior:
- select ▸ ▸ ;
- in the list, uncheck *Bold* _Underline_;
- click OK to apply the changes.
To learn more about automatics, please read this FAQ item 025 – These automatics annoy me!.