Markdown + Pandoc

  • The documents are written in markdown.
  • Find a markdown cheatsheet here.

Convert document into html

pandoc -s -f markdown -t html -o outputfile.html

Convert a document into pdf

To convert a document into pdf, latex is necessary. The following packages need to be installed

  • texlive
  • texlive-latex
  • texlive-xetex
  • texlive-collection-latex
  • texlive-collection-latexrecommended
  • texlive-xetex-def
  • texlive-collection-xetex

then it's as easy as

pandoc --pdf-engine=xelatex -o

Add equations

  • $...$ for inline equations
  • $$...$$ for centred equations

Set title

At the beginning of the document:

title: This is the title …

Set font

In the header:

mainfont: Arial …

Create a table of contents in the output

Table of contents can be created adding the option --toc. The command has to also include the -s option.