My SO has to produce reports in the same format every week, but getting her to use styles in a word processor with a custom template hasn't worked out, so I'm going anther way.

I'd like to use Markdown with her that converts to LaTeX with custom functions and produces a PDF for printing, all with as little work from her as possible outside of saving the file.


  • Immediate preview of Markdown in a side pane
  • Formatting buttons
  • Online / GDrive / Dropbox integration for the editor
  • Sync of printed output to her Dropbox

Suggested method to piece this together?

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    Use pandoc. It will take a markdown file and spit out a PDF. Doesn't have any of the niceties. On the other hand, very customizable. – muru Dec 25 '16 at 5:56
  • Thanks. I'll look at it. Will it use a defined LaTeX template? – Bo Dang Ren Dec 25 '16 at 5:58
  • See example 14 in pandoc.org/demos.html – muru Dec 25 '16 at 5:59
  • Also see stackedit.io/editor – muru Dec 25 '16 at 6:03
  • Thanks a ton. I'll look into scripting something using that as part of the process, I guess. – Bo Dang Ren Dec 25 '16 at 6:05

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