On Aug 27, 2007, at 7:00 AM, textmate-request(a)lists.macromates.com
I use textmate a lot to write in markdown. However,
I produce need to be printed out and proofread often. Is there any
way to get textmate to print out documents double spaced? If not,
I preview the documents in firefox on OS X. Is there any way to
get firefox to print double spaced?
In addition to tweaking/hacking the built-in print.css file, you
should also consider installing Fletcher Penney's MultiMarkdown set-
up. It comes in two parts: (1) a TextMade bundle and (2) a
MultiMarkdown folder you place in ~/Library/Application Support.
Why? Because Multi-Markdown actually lets you include meta-data at
the top of a document. One item you can include looks like this:
You can then "style" a particular document any number of ways. I have
not found a way for this to work fully using TextMate's built-in
Preview browser, however. (HELP coding gurus!) Fonts work. As do line
spacing, which would get you what you want, but not margins and page
Of course, to be fair, I haven't found a browser yet that respects
page numbering as specified in CSS when I have outputted using
MultiMarkdown. (If I am doing something wrong not to get this, please
someone feel free to set me straight.)
So far as I can tell, truly print-ready formatting is only available
through LaTeX or through using something like Prince. (Or by being
XSLT competent.) I really can't work up the desire to immerse myself
in LaTeX when Markdown works so well for me. Prince is too expensive.
And I am definitely incompetent when it comes to XML/XSL/great googly
Given my ignorance, setting up MultiMarkdown can't be that hard.
Now, where's a piece of wood so I can knock on it.