Output to PDF

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Duane

21 Mar, 2019 08:48 PM

I bought the standard version, Version 4.5.5 (91), yesterday and was surprised it couldn't output to pdf. So there's my suggestion/request. That it Multimarkdown exports to pdf.
Thanks for a very good program!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fletcher on 21 Mar, 2019 09:08 PM

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    First -- thanks for your support!!

    "True" MultiMarkdown to PDF uses LaTeX and gives high quality results, but takes a bit of setup.

    If you just want HTML converted to PDF, simply use the Print Preview function. (Just about any macOS app can print to a PDF.)

    Fletcher

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    Fletcher T. Penney
    Manager, Founder
    MultiMarkdown Software, LLC
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  2. 2 Posted by Duane on 21 Mar, 2019 09:13 PM

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    "True" MultiMarkdown to PDF uses LaTeX.
    How to I use LaTex with MultiMarkdown?
    Do you have a set of instructions so I won't bother you?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Fletcher on 21 Mar, 2019 09:32 PM

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    If you haven't used LaTeX before, then I would stick with the printing to PDF approach. For most people it gives sufficiently high quality results without much effort beyond customizing CSS)

    If you want high quality PDF, then google LaTeX and explore for a bit to see if it's something you would want to try out. It's a bit of a time commitment, especially if you want to customize the layout. But you can get higher quality results than with just about anything else I have seen.

    For MultiMarkdown:

    1. Install MultiMarkdown itself (https://github.com/fletcher/MultiMarkdown-6/releases) You'll need to latex support files installed from that package

    2. You'll need to install LaTeX (I use MacTeX-- http://www.tug.org/mactex/)

    3. Export your MultiMarkdown file to LaTeX (from Composer or via command line. Doesn't matter)

    4. convert your latex file to PDF (pdflatex is the basic command, but there are also some other steps. I use a script called latexmk to help out. And MultiMarkdown includes the `mmd2pdf`to help out in calling it.)

    5. You'll need to set the proper metadata in your file. The easiest approach is `latex config`

    https://fletcher.github.io/MultiMarkdown-6/syntax/metadata.html#latexconfig

    The sample MultiMarkdown config files are here:

    https://github.com/fletcher/MultiMarkdown-6/tree/master/texmf/tex/latex/mmd6

    article is a good place to start. tufts-handout shows a different look and feel.

    F-

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    Fletcher T. Penney
    Manager, Founder
    MultiMarkdown Software, LLC
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