# Nested list failed to convert from markdown or html to pdf [closed]

I am trying to convert markdown to pdf using pandoc with the latex-engine set as xelatex because I am trying to use fonts installed on my system. I have tried switching the pdf-engine to pdflatex but the problem persists.

I pasted this snippet of markdown into the Pandoc Try Online demo:

###Lipsum
+ **Lipsum Generator (Sept 2013-Present)**

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged

* Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old.

* Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance


The rendered latex:

\subsubsection{Lipsum}\label{lipsum}

\begin{itemize}
\tightlist
\item
\textbf{Lipsum Generator (Sept 2013-Present)}
\end{itemize}

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting
industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever
since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and
scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five
centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining
essentially unchanged

\begin{verbatim}
* Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old.

* Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance
\end{verbatim}


I have noticed that \begin{verbatim} instead of \begin{itemize} which I presume is causing the error.

I used this command:

pandoc resume.md --standalone --latex-engine=xelatex -f markdown --atx-headers -t latex -o resume_pandoc.pdf -V mainfont=Ubuntu -V sansfont=Lato -V fontsize=11pt -V title="Vamsi Deepak Ampolu" -V papersize=letter


I also tried converting the html to pdf using this command

pandoc resume.html --standalone --latex-engine=xelatex -V mainfont=Ubuntu -V sansfont=Lato -V papersize=letter title="Vamsi Deepak Ampolu"


However, I have found that nested lists which render correctly in html render like this in the pdf output:

+ built a layer of dynamic, reusable UI templates using Handlebars based on Twitter Bootstrap


You have to indent exactly four (4) spaces for each level.

Input:

### Lipsum
+ **Lipsum Generator (Sept 2013-Present)**

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged

* Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old.

* Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance


Output:

\subsubsection{Lipsum}\label{lipsum}

\begin{itemize}
\item
\textbf{Lipsum Generator (Sept 2013-Present)}

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting
industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever
since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and
scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only
five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting,
remaining essentially unchanged

\begin{itemize}
\item
Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text.
It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC,
making it over 2000 years old.
\item
Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of de Finibus
Bonorum et Malorum'' (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero,
written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics,
very popular during the Renaissance
\end{itemize}
\end{itemize}

• does pandoc support the use of html center tag within the markdown? – vamsiampolu Feb 12 '16 at 10:09