|Full name||MD, Markdown Documentation File||PDF - Portable Document Format|
|MIME type||application/pdf, application/x-pdf, application/x-bzpdf, application/x-gzpdf|
|Developed by||John Gruber||Adobe Systems|
|Type of format||Developer||Document format|
|Description||MD files are basically text files. The text inside is written in one of many different dialects of the Markdown development language. They are used to author documentation also in a plain text format, so they can be turned into the HTML format. Furthermore, MD files are used to version control source code because it makes it easy to compare the code to revisions that have been written in human-readable text.||The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to present documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts, graphics, and other information needed to display it.|
|Technical details||The data inside the MD file is saved in plain text. However, this text can contain inline symbols that indicate how certain parts of the text should be formatted; such as bold, italic, table formatting, and more. The developer of the MD file format, John Gruber, also developed a program using the Perl programming language which allows the easy conversion of MD files in Markdown to HTML. Next to MD, Markdown files can also be saved using the MARKDOWN file extension.||The PDF combines three technologies: A subset of the PostScript page description programming language, for generating the layout and graphics. A font-embedding/replacement system to allow fonts to travel with the documents. A structured storage system to bundle these elements and any associated content into a single file, with data compression where appropriate.|
|File conversion||MD conversion||PDF conversion|
|Associated programs||Apple TextEdit (Mac), Daring Fireball Markdown (Windows, Mac & Linux), GitHUb (Web), GNU Emacs (Linux), gVim (Windows), MacroMates TextMate (Mac & Linux), MacVim (Mac), Microsoft Notepad (Windows), Microsoft WordPad (Windows), Vim (Linux), any other text editor||Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Google Docs, LibreOffice, Microsoft Office, Foxit Reader, Ghostscript.|
From markdown to PDF: pandoc MANUAL.txt-pdf-engine=xelatex -o example13.pdf; PDF with numbered sections and a custom LaTeX header. This post reviews several methods for converting a Markdown (.md) formatted file to PDF, from UNIX or Linux machines. Using Pandoc: $ pandoc HowIgotsvg-resizerworkingonMacOSX.md -s -o test1.pdf. ‘markdown-mode’ is a major mode for GNU Emacs which provides syntax highlighting and supporting commands for editing Markdown files. It provides keybindings and commands for inserting Markdown elements and to assist in calling ‘markdown’ to parse the source code or preview the document in a browser. Add 'markdown-pdf.convertOnSave': true option to settings.json; Restart Visual Studio Code; Open the Markdown file; Auto convert on save; Extension Settings. Visual Studio Code User and Workspace Settings. Select File Preferences UserSettings or Workspace Settings; Find markdown-pdf settings in the Default Settings; Copy markdown-pdf. settings.
Built-in cheatsheet for quick reference.
Built-in tutorial for learning the app while using it.
Multiple data directories are supported, so you can separately store different notes collections.
Attachments can be added to any note, even via copy/paste, and they are also stored on disk individually.
Tags are indefinitely nestable.
Import your existing notes library from other apps like Evernote or Boostnote.
Export your notes to Markdown, HTML or PDF.
Fuzzy search is used when searching.
Markdown editor which supports multi-cursors, line numbers, a minimap, scrolling beyond the last line and more.
Linking to other notes and attachments is supported.
Markdown Mac Os
Share a note simply with a link.
Todos can be used for task management.
Code blocks are syntax-highlighted and can be copied with one click.
Float on top of other apps, optionally while being translucent too.
FutureBuilt-in synchronization, so you won't have to resort to Dropbox/Google Drive/etc.
FutureBuilt-in version control, integrated into the app and easy to use.
FutureMobile apps, so you won't have to resort to third-party Markdown editors.
FuturePlugins, so that if we don't provide that feature you need you can probably just download a plugin for it or write one yourself.