Introducing Markdown and Pandoc

Using Markup Language and Document Converter

Authors: Mailund, Thomas

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  • The first book that covers Pandoc to a significant degree along with Markdown
  • Includes practical examples on how to document and write code blocks and math
  • Author has practical experience using these tools in industry and academia
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About this book

Discover how to write manuscripts in Markdown and translate them with Pandoc into different output formats. You’ll use Markdown to annotate text formatting information with a strong focus on semantic information: you can annotate your text with information about where chapters and sections start, but not how chapter and heading captions should be formatted. As a result, you’ll decouple the structure of a text from how it is visualized and make it easier for you to produce different kinds of output. The same text can easily be formatted as HTML, PDF, or Word documents, with various visual styles, by tools that understand the markup annotations. 
Finally, you’ll learn to use Pandoc, a tool for translating between different markup languages, such as LaTeX, HTML, and Markdown. This book will not describe all the functionality that Pandoc provides, but will teach you how to translate Markdown documents, how to customize your documents using templates, and how to extend Pandoc’s functionality using filters. If that is something you are interested in, Introducing Markdown and Pandoc will get you started. 
With this set of skills you’ll be able to write more efficiently without worrying about needless formatting and other distractions.
What You Will Learn

  • Why and how to use Markdown and Pandoc
  • Write Markdown
  • Use extensions available in Pandoc and Markdown
  • Write math and code blocks
  • Use templates and produce documents

Who This Book Is For
Programmers and problem solvers looking for technical documentation solutions.

About the authors

Thomas Mailund is an associate professor in bioinformatics at Aarhus University, Denmark. He has a background in math and computer science, including experience programming and teaching in the C and R programming languages.  For the last decade, his main focus has been on genetics and evolutionary studies, particularly comparative genomics, speciation, and gene flow between emerging species.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Markdown and Pandoc

    Pages 1-3

    Mailund, Thomas

  • Why Use Markdown and Pandoc

    Pages 5-12

    Mailund, Thomas

  • Writing Markdown

    Pages 13-22

    Mailund, Thomas

  • Pandoc Markdown Extensions

    Pages 23-34

    Mailund, Thomas

  • Translating Documents

    Pages 35-45

    Mailund, Thomas

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5149-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $32.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5148-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introducing Markdown and Pandoc
Book Subtitle
Using Markup Language and Document Converter
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Thomas Mailund
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress distro
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-5149-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-5149-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-5148-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 139
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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