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17 Aug, 2017 09:11 PM

Running beta 14 on OSX 10.12.6.

I apologize if I missed it, but is there an easy to get HTML from a document? I see that the file can be exported to a new file, but I don't really want to have to export a file every time I want HTML (which is almost always). If it's on a menu, please be specific — I've looked at all of them multiple times. (My wife calls this male-pattern blindness.)

And, while I'm here, what does "Transclude to a new file" mean? I've never heard that word, it's not in any of my dictionaries, and a web search yields information, but I don't know whether it's relevant and if so, how it's being used here.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fletcher on 17 Aug, 2017 09:20 PM

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    Your male pattern blindness is kicking in ;) -- Edit->Copy As->whatever you want. you can copy a small piece by selecting it, or the entire document.

    Transclusion is telling MMD to pull in the contents of another file and parse it as MMD as well. It can be complicated, but very powerful. Useful when creating longer works, where each chapter and subchapter are in separate files, but pulled together in flexible ways to construct the final document. I wouldn't worry about that one yet.... ;)


  2. Fletcher closed this discussion on 17 Aug, 2017 09:20 PM.

  3. Vince Rice re-opened this discussion on 17 Aug, 2017 09:24 PM

  4. 2 Posted by Vince Rice on 17 Aug, 2017 09:24 PM

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    Well, this one wasn't MPB, it was bad expectations (which can cause as many problems at home as MPB) and poor cognitive skills. I expected it to be on the top-level menus; I didn't look under each and every sub-menu on every menu, just at the menus themselves. But I should have guessed that "Copy As" might contain what I wanted. Sorry for the noise.

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Fletcher on 17 Aug, 2017 09:31 PM

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    No worries -- again, feedback from new users helps to give me a different perspective. As you can imagine, it's not too much of a stretch to say that I eat, sleep, and breathe this app at times -- so I can take some things for granted.

  6. Fletcher closed this discussion on 17 Aug, 2017 09:31 PM.

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