This is a revisit of my old post. I wanted to update it, since I updated my python script to generate a pdf.
- Fixed printing md files out of order
- Two options for folder structure
- Chapters with folders, with scenes as md files
- Chapters as md
LaTex, and pandoc are great but for your typical writer that isn't a software dev or has 3 Master degrees learning how to compile a bunch of markdown files isn't super straightfoward, latex, xelatex, templates, packages, and the list goes on. Can you imagine if after writing a thesis on Word Doc, you had to learn how to write a yaml file in order to print you document.
Anyways I won't beat the horse the tools above are great, but do require some learning overhead, and this is troublesome if you just want to write and print. The markdown-book repo shows you how to have chapter directories, or just markdown files. It has a python script ready for a basic pdf to get you started. Surely there's more work to do like have some css files to make everything prettier.
Using directories for chapters:
├───title.txt ├───Chapter1 ├───Chapter2 └───images
New addition to the
export_book.pyscript, now it supports md files without chapter directories:
├───title.txt ├───Chapter1.md ├───Chapter2.md └───images
Let me know what you think about the repo. Thanks for reading!
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