What do the ** symbols mean? Why do they appear and transfer over on a finished document? This is my first time using an editor. Thank You.
*single stars* mean format text as italics.
**double stars** mean format text as bold. Some markdowns support 3 stars which is
***bold italics*** and looks like bold italics. If you want to actually show a star, preceded it with a slash:
\*a star appears as *a star.