# What would a minimum latex template must contain in order to successfully convert markdown to pdf?

pandoc -D latex contains a lot of things, most of what I don't need. I am trying to clean it up to a minimum to make it easier to edit.

I thought this would be the most minimum to get started with:

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}

$body$

\end{document}


I compiled with it like so: pandoc *.md --template=the.template -o out.pdf and received the following error:

Error producing PDF.
! Undefined control sequence.
l.5 \hypertarget


How may I fix this ?

\hypertarget is defined by hyperref so you would need
\usepackage{hyperref}