Re: Markdown to PDF

Subject: Re: Markdown to PDF
From: Ryan Young <ryangyoung -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Serdar Ozmen <serdar -dot- a -dot- ozmen -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:41:14 -0800

Serdar, that tool sounds very promising--exactly what I'm looking for.
Would you be able to provide a link?

On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 11:05 PM, Serdar Ozmen <serdar -dot- a -dot- ozmen -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> Hi Ryan,
> I am using MarkDown, too. When Pandoc is used with the BeautifulDocs tool,
> the PDF seems fine. You can install and have this tool inserted into the
> PDF generation by the engineers, and play with it.
>
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 8:40 AM, Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net>
> wrote:
>
>> My understanding is that LaTex is pretty capable with formatting. Are you
>> sure you are finding the right docs to tell you how to do it?
>>
>> But if that doesn't work, you could use Pandoc to output to DocBook XML.
>> Then you can use the DocBook output toolchain (free) to get a lot of
>> control over it. If you really need to get picky with the PDF you can get
>> into modifying the XSL-FO that is produced, but that might be more than you
>> want to get into. The free XSL-FO processor (Apache FOP) is not as good at
>> some things as one of the commercial FO processors (mainly Antenna House or
>> RenderX XEP).
>>
>> Or you could output to HTML and then use CSS and a formatter like
>> PrinceXML (commercial) to create PDF. You might need to use some
>> proprietary PrinceXML CSS stuff to get certain formatting effects because
>> CSS is not as capable as XSL-FO (not yet anyway).
>>
>> Mark Giffin
>> Mark Giffin Consulting, Inc.
>> http://markgiffin.com/
>>
>>
>> On 2/18/2015 8:56 PM, Ryan Young wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> At my new job, what documentation there is is in Markdown. The engineers
>>> set up a script using pandoc to create some functional PDF output. The
>>> problem is that pandoc requires LaTex to produce the PDF, which doesn't
>>> give me very much control of things like the location of images in the
>>> document (or the ability to create links).
>>>
>>> I've played around with Atom and SublimeText, but neither gives me all
>>> that
>>> much more control over the PDF output. I've also suggested the company
>>> start using Confluence, which would solve the problem, but it seems like
>>> that will take a bit of planning.
>>>
>>> Any suggestions?
>>>
>>>
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References:
Markdown to PDF: From: Ryan Young
Re: Markdown to PDF: From: Mark Giffin
Re: Markdown to PDF: From: Serdar Ozmen

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