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How to use formatting in comments?

Its being more than a month since I started using Stack Overflow, and yet I haven't figured out how to highlight words on the comments that I make on the questions. Can somebody tell me how to do that?

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What do you mean? – Adam Lear Apr 14 '11 at 17:03
I mean in this comments that i am writing right here. How do i highlight any of this words i am just typing? – sfrj Apr 14 '11 at 17:07
Do you mean like this or like this or like this? – Peter Olson Apr 14 '11 at 17:11
Or maybe like this? – adamjford Apr 14 '11 at 17:13
Yes that is what i mean :) how can i do that? – sfrj Apr 14 '11 at 17:15

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Do you mean highlighting like this?

If so, use the backtick - enclose the desired words, thus `word` becomes word.

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Yes yes :) How?? – sfrj Apr 14 '11 at 17:15
Hahaha thank you very much :) – sfrj Apr 14 '11 at 17:28

Syntax highlighting is not applied to code blocks in comments, so there's no way to do this at this time.

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good to know that :) But i dont need to highlight code, just sencences or words like this that i am writing right now. – sfrj Apr 14 '11 at 17:09
How is syntax highlighting done in an answer(it is not there in the formatting help section of help center) – Mathsman 100 May 8 at 15:32

To highlight words like this, use backticks: `like this`.

To italicize words, use asterisks: *like this*.

To bold words, use double asterisks: **like this**.

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Testing if it works – sfrj Apr 14 '11 at 19:39
Did it work i cant really see? – sfrj Apr 14 '11 at 19:39
Oh yes it did :) sorry Thank you very much now i know. – sfrj Apr 14 '11 at 19:40

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