[TxMt] Re: Problem with MultiMarkdown PDF generation

Fletcher T. Penney fletcher at fletcherpenney.net
Wed Aug 12 21:22:17 UTC 2009

As the author of MultiMarkdown, and having generated countless PDF's 
from plain text and HTML, and not having the faintest clue what HTMLDOC 
is, I can guarantee you that htmldoc _is not_ a requirement for PDF 
generation when using Multimarkdown.

The PDF commands in TextMate that are associated with MMD do not require 

I don't know what htmldoc is.  Looking at the website, and looking at 
the PDF version of their manual, it looks like the output it generates 
is of a different quality level and approach than the approach used by MMD.

MMD converts HTML into LaTeX, and then uses the LaTeX to generate a PDF. 
  It's somewhat complicated, and requires that latex be installed on 
your computer, but the quality of the output is top-notch (and that's 
boasting on LaTeX, not MMD - I can't take credit in the least for the 
quality that LaTeX generates)


On 8/12/09 5:09 PM, David Watson wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 12:58 PM, Christopher Brewster
> <cbrewster at gmail.com <mailto:cbrewster at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     But as Fletcher pointed out, HTMLDOC is not needed for multimarkdown
>     or markdown .....
>     Christopher
> Christopher,
> You do realize that I referred to multimarkdown because that's where PDF
> generation lives in the textmate menus? I was just trying to set context.
> htmldoc _is_ a requirement for PDF generation.
> The macports version of htmldoc works so I would suggest it be
> documented somewhere. I didn't seem to find anything when I did google
> searches around these terms and clearly there's a whole host of issues
> with these broken htmldoc builds.
> -david
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Fletcher T. Penney
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