What were you doing:
I copied some text from a Bear note into Panda. Please note that I’m using the Polar formatting in Bear. The text in question had a word in bold (with asterisks) at the beginning of the sentence. The rest was normal font. Immediately following that line, I had a separator made with three dashes.
In Panda, the whole line became big and bold, as if it were a header. Panda converted the word in asterisks as italic.
I tried putting another line break after the text. Then, all the text became normal size.