Pandoc - LaTeX to PDF [closed]

I'm trying to do something like that:

I need to be able to create documents based on template that's written in LaTeX. But when I try using things like: \huge or \begin{center} \end{center} it doesn't work. Nothing happens (PDF gets generated but everything has the same size and is still aligned to the left)

I've tried editing default.latex file. But I have no idea how to allow the formatting that I need. The only thing that worked for me is putting all the text directly in the default.latex. But that's not a very good solution...

I'm a complete beginner when it comes to LaTeX and pandoc.

Edit (to provide more details):

I convert my .tex file to pdf using command:

pandoc --template=mytemplate.latex file.tex -o result.pdf


(where I create mytemplate.latex using pandoc -D latex command)

In order to make it work the way I want I have to put everything from file.tex to mytemplate.latex and keep file.tex empty (except of begin, end of document).

I would like to configure my mytemplate.latex so that I could use things like \huge, \tiny etc. directly in my file.tex and so that pandoc could correctly convert file.tex to PDF.

closed as off-topic by Bobyandbob, Stefan Pinnow, user36296, CarLaTeX, SchweinebackeDec 16 '17 at 15:35

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• welcome to tex.sx. you have tagged this questionpandoc, but there's nothing in the question that mentions how you're using it. also, without a compilable example showing what you are actually doing, we don't have enough information to help. (our crystal balls are not functioning very well.) – barbara beeton Sep 20 '16 at 11:57
• @barbarabeeton thank you. I edited my question and provided more information. – Porcupine Sep 20 '16 at 12:05
• Why aren't you just using pdflatex to produce a pdf from a tex file? Pandoc would make sense if the source file were, say, plain text or markdown. But if the source is tex, then using pandoc doesn't make sense... – Seamus Sep 20 '16 at 12:06
• You're right, I shouldn't have used pandoc in the first place. Than you all for you help! – Porcupine Sep 20 '16 at 12:30
• I'm voting to close this question because it was solved in the comments. – Bobyandbob Dec 16 '17 at 12:19