A plain text markup language for conversion to HTML and other formats

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Converting Markdown to LaTeX, in LaTeX

I've started to use markdown for my notes simply because its faster than writing latex, but I would prefer to have the extra power to LaTeX. Is there/would it be possible to have a markdown ...
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LaTeX class for creating markdown style output

I am a long time user of LaTeX. I have found, however, that using Markdown gives me a document which is "easier on the eyes". LaTeX often looks like textbooks. Does anyone know LaTeX classes (or ...
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Pandoc: Markdown to PDF, without cutting off code block lines that are too long

I'm trying to convert a Markdown file into a PDF file using Pandoc. I have a lot of code blocks in my Markdown. And if I have a line of code that is too long, it will just be cut off in the PDF. How ...
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Use Markdown-style formatting for bold and italic

I rather like the system here where *...* is italic, **...** is bold, and ***...*** is bold italic. Is it possible to do that in (La)TeX? A MWE that implements the first one: \documentclass{article} ...
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Active characters in linguistics

What are the pros and cons of using active characters instead of macros in text? Would it make sense to implement a “simplified markup” parser in Latex to make code more readable? Rationale Latex-...
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How to set a font family with pandoc?

I have some reports written in MultiMarkDown and want to convert them to pdf (via xelatex) with pandoc. As I am in an professional environment, a certain font-family is mandatory. The fonts are ...
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Deeper levels of (sub)sections don't appear in the LaTeX output of pandoc. Why?

I use pandoc to create latex and PDF from Markdown. Markdown, being designed for HTML, allows 6 levels of headers H1...H6. But when converting to PDF, via tex, I get only three levels: 1 (\section), 1....
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Bibtex to html/Markdown/etc., using Pandoc

It seems that Pandoc is capable of dealing with references given in a .bib file. Yet, I haven't been able to simply ask Pandoc to convert a .bib file into html, markdown or other formats. Is there a ...
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Automating extraction of Markdown-formatted tables from an (incomplete) LaTeX document

I am trying to automate the presentation of my note taking. I would like to be able to regex all Pandoc tables in my document, add LaTeX around them, compile them and show the result in a PDF. ...
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Is there any package with Markdown support?

Sometimes, I have notes where I would not like to convert all portions to Tex format. I normally then simply put such contexts under verbatim. However, this is a rather crude approach. So I started ...
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Embed Github readme.md in Latex

During my thesis I have created multiple Git-Repositories which are documented using the readme.md which GitHub uses as repository explanation. Now I would like to include those documentations into ...
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Filtering through an external command in LaTeX?

Is there any way in LaTeX to define an environment, say, \begin{markdown} This will be *processed* as [Markdown](http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/)! \end{markdown} which passes the ...
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\frontmatter causes bad text formatting

When I insert \frontmatter into my LaTeX document, it causes all of the text to be centered and in the wrong font. I'm using a template called Legrand Orange Book http://www.latextemplates.com/...