The cards description field in Trello says they are supposed to accept markdown. However, I can't seem to be able to use stars to format a bullet list.

All my text is put on a single line, with alternate italics. That's understandable, but still, not the behavior I expected.

Is there a way to format bullet lists in Trello?

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I'm unable to replicate this behavior. Are you sure you are including a blank line at the top of the bullet list? If not, you'll get something like this:

List 1 * foo * bar * baz

List 2

  • foo
  • bar
  • baz

Try the below example, just you have to add a blank newline between the name of the list and the items.


- Eggs
- Oil
- *Optional:* milk



  • Eggs
  • Oil
  • Optional: milk

Trello use Markdown. According to that  It should be written as follows:

Previous line(+empty line)

- First item
- Second item
- Third item


Previous line

  • First item
  • Second item
  • Third item

you can read more here

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