Formatted text is supported on Web Apps and CommCare for Android. Formatting is done by using special markup symbols in labels in the form builder. Our formatting is based on a text format standard called Markdown.
Formatting Text in the Form Builder
When editing a form's label or help text CommCare HQ will detect if you are formatting text in the text area. If you are, then a small preview will open to show what the form will look like on your phone.
If you do not want to include text formatting in your form you may click on "Turn Off Text Formatting". This will disable text formatting for this question and hide the preview.
You may want to turn off text formatting if you want to write text that explicitly includes the symbols used in formatting. For example, if you want users to see *note* and not note then you should turn off formatting.