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Message started by Mort OSullivan on Jan 28th, 2008, 9:18pm

Title: Tinderbox > MultiMarkdown > LaTex > PDF Workflow
Post by Mort OSullivan on Jan 28th, 2008, 9:18pm

I am intrigued with the idea of creating beautiful PDF documents from my Tinderbox files using MultiMarkdown and LaTex as the vehicle to get there. Has anyone ever done this before?
I am sure it is possible given Tinderbox's flexible export templates but I didn't want to start from scratch if anyone has already done some work in this area and is willing to share templates.


Title: Re: Tinderbox > MultiMarkdown > LaTex > PDF Workflow
Post by Willem Smelik on May 18th, 2008, 12:41pm

Noting that you haven't received a reply so far, I'm not following the workflow you describe; I am however using the combo Tinderbox and Ulysses for a similar purpose. I organize, make notes and keep track of a project in Tb, but I write in Ulysses. Ulysses has a very good LaTeX exporter (as well as Word and rtf), which produces the desired result in TeXshop.

Title: Re: Tinderbox > MultiMarkdown > LaTex > PDF Workflow
Post by Mark Bernstein on May 18th, 2008, 1:54pm

I often go Tinderbox > HTML > Word > pdf.  

Or, for my most recent project like this, Tinderbox > HTML > Safari > Pages > pdf, since I wanted the nice OpenType support in Pages and wanted to give Pages a shot.



Title: Re: Tinderbox > MultiMarkdown > LaTex > PDF W
Post by Paul Walters on Feb 16th, 2009, 8:09am

For work that needs further tweaking in Word before a PDF is produced, I've found that Word will import HTML with CSS styling (CSS v1, AFAIK).  This makes Tinderbox > HTML (with CSS) > Word more robust.


(I should mention that Word 2008 seems to be less respectful of CSS than Word 2004.)

Title: Re: Tinderbox > MultiMarkdown > LaTex > PDF Workflow
Post by Sebastian Stephenson on Feb 16th, 2009, 10:10am

or just

tinderbox -> html -> safari-> print -> print pdf

Title: Re: Tinderbox > MultiMarkdown > LaTex > PDF Workflow
Post by Andrew Saffer on Mar 26th, 2009, 10:14pm

I write lectures in Tinderbox every week, and each week I get stumped at exporting for Pages. I find that I have to spend an hour after each export re-indenting and assigning paragraph styling...

Can anyone in this list that has a template for exporting in any good way to Pages please post it?

Thanks, Andrew

Title: Re: Tinderbox > MultiMarkdown > LaTex > PDF Workflow
Post by Mark Anderson on Mar 27th, 2009, 4:52am

@Andrew. Not sure of whether you're using Text or HTML export and what your 'paper' style is but if you send me a 'before' (source TBX) and 'after' (finished Pages doc) I'll take a look. Regard the treatment of any such content as confidential (one reason not to post the content here), it's just that guessing someone one else's idea of obvious/intuitive is hard! Once done, the actual export templates can then be shared back with the community.

Title: Re: Tinderbox > MultiMarkdown > LaTex > PDF Workflow
Post by Mark Bernstein on Mar 27th, 2009, 11:39am

Word has nice HTML import, which makes applying stylesheets easy.  So one route might be Tinderbox->HTML->Word->Pages.  An alternate route to Pages is Tinderbox->HTML->Safari and then copy/paste into Pages.  (if indentation is an issue, <blockquote> is your friend)

But even starting from straight text, given a pre-made document template and stylesheet, I'd expect to be able to style a moderately simple publication -- a journal, an academic paper, a book -- at a rate of 50-100 pages/hr.  

Title: Re: Tinderbox > MultiMarkdown > LaTex > PDF Workflow
Post by Andrew Saffer on Mar 30th, 2009, 12:02am

Mark (Anderson),

I really appreciate the offer. (of course, Mark (Bernstein), I can't even begin to tell you how much I appreciate your support too, but this is the Export Forum, not the Endless-Gratitude Forum, so I'll bottle it up for later!)

Please send me your email address (offline to andrew.saffer at gmail.com) and I'll attach the TB and the Pages files for you to look at.

Again, I really appreciate it,

Andrew (Saffer)

Title: Re: Tinderbox > MultiMarkdown > LaTex > PDF Workflow
Post by Mark Anderson on Mar 30th, 2009, 3:52am

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