Markdown in Scrivener 3

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Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:03 pm Post

Does anyone have information on Markdown output/processing in Scrivener 3? Before it was released, I often heard rumors that Pandoc would be integrated - is that the case?

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Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:34 pm Post

At least in the mac beta, Scrivener 3 is Pandoc aware, if you have it installed it will provide some custom compile presets, and it makes some minor changes when converting to markdown (the syntax is almost, but not quite, identical to MMD). For more flexibility, with post-processing you can run pandoc template systems like pandocomatic, which mean you can have a lot of control over the pandoc settings.

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Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:03 am Post

The Tome of Scrivener (also known as the User Manual) has a whole chapter on "Using
MultiMarkdown and Pandoc". You can download it from ... ser-guides. Have a look at chapter 21.

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Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:38 am Post

We don’t ship Pandoc with Scrivener like we do MMD, because the latter compressed down to 413kb and Pandoc compresses down to half of the size of Scrivener itself. So you’ll need to download and install it yourself, but once you do you’ll get appropriate options in the Compile for setting at the top.

Pandoc is huge, and we only provided a small selection of some useful formats that filled a few gaps people have asked for over the years. A better Word route, DocBook and a solid Markdown-based eBook publishing route. But, the door is wide open to whatever you need given that aforementioned Processing pane.
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