MultiMarkdown Converter Pro 1.4 fails to create ePub files

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John Blommers

15 May, 2017 01:52 AM

MMC Pro 1.4 does not create an epub file even though it says it did.

MMC Pro 1.4 does not create a complete LaTeX file even though the checkbox to do so is checked.

The multimarkdown 6.05 command line tool, coincidentally does not emit an epub file when tasked to do so, it emits an HTML file.

The multimarkdown 6.05 command line tool, coincidentally, does not emit a complete LateX file when tasked to do so.

Clearing settings and rebooting does not effect the MMC Pro problem. This happens both on El Capitan and Sierra.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fletcher on 15 May, 2017 02:50 AM

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    Sorry you're having trouble -- sounds like there is something wrong with
    the file or settings you're using, as I have not had trouble with
    creating LaTeX/EPUB files and have not heard any other reports.

    Can you send me:

    1. The file(s) you're having trouble converting

    2. A screenshot of the settings you're using in MMD Converter

    3. A screenshot of the terminal command you tried that failed

    4. A copy of the incorrect output (EPUB and LaTeX) that you received so
    I can compare it to what I get

    If you send that I'll take a look and try to track down the problem.



  2. 2 Posted by John Blommers on 18 May, 2017 04:58 AM

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    While I did email you the requested samples directly let me also include them here for your convenience, in archived form.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Fletcher on 18 May, 2017 10:47 AM

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    Thanks for sending the files -- I did not receive any other email from you, so not sure what happened there.

    1. I can confirm there is something strange going on with EPUB output -- I am out of town for a couple of days but will fix it when I return and release an update. Thanks for pointing this out.

    2. The file you sent doesn't have enough metadata to generate a working LaTeX file. At a minimum you need a valid latex config metadata (such as article or tufte-handout). has an example. You also need to be sure you have installed the latex support files

    3. Command line does create epubs -- mmd2epub is the easiest shortcut, but can also use multimarkdown -b -t epub file.txt. Epub is a binary file, not a text file, so you can't pipe the output. You have to use batch mode.

    Thanks again!


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