md => pdf workflow
Personal convenience script for generating reasonable looking pdfs from a markdown file or folder while keeping script files and stylesheets organized.
Fairly specific to my habits, but in the off chance others may find it useful, here it is. I really do think WeasyPrint and upcoming CSS3 standards are vastly underappreciated, whether in Minimal Computing world, web design, or publishing (scholarly and otherwise).
- WeasyPrint + CSS3 Paged Media standards are pretty great
- Even my "word processor" is styled with HTML/CSS, so why futz with LaTeX?
- Invoking LaTeX as a "solution" for plaintext word processing undermines the power of markdown IMHO and hugely limiting--in terms of bulky platform specific dependencies, annoying syntax hurdles, typography limitations, and domain specific markup.
- update env variables in
- copy to your preferred user scripts folder, e.g.
- symlink to your preferred
ln -s ~/.username/mdtopdf/mdtopdf.sh /usr/local/bin/mdtofpdf
- update/add stylesheet(s) in
mdtopdf [-f input-file-path] [-i input-folder-path] [-o output-prefix]
- What about accessibility of generated documents?
- What about ensuring docs meet basic PDF standards?
- What about images?
- What about a simple resume template?