Title: LaTeX support files for peg-multimarkdown
peg-multimarkdown is a program to convert plain text into HTML or LaTeX. This project includes some default template files that can be used to create certain types of documents using LaTeX.
You are not limited to using these classes or templates. You can create your
own template files, or just embed your LaTeX commands within comments in your
MultiMarkdown document itself. If you find yourself creating similar documents
over and over again, however, you may be better off creating a few templates
you can simply call with the
LaTeX Input metadata fields in MultiMarkdown.
These files were designed to handle some of the common metadata fields in a
consistent way, an to implement some defaults that should prevent errors if
you leave out important metadata (substituting
These files need to go in your
texmf folder, wherever that may be.
With MacTeX on Mac OS X:
On most *nix accounts, you can use:
I don't remember off the top of my head where your texmf folder belongs in Windows.
Several MultiMarkdown metadata keys are used in these files, and are fairly self-explanatory:
Title --- Specify the title of the document
Author --- Specify the author of the document
Date --- Specify a date
Base Header Level --- Specify the maximum organizational level for the document (e.g. part, chapter, section, subsection). You need to choose a value for this that fits with the way you organized your document.
Metadata is used in order, so the order and placement of the
metadata fields is important.
To create a document using the memoir article class, you need the following basic metadata:
latex input: mmd-article-header Title: Whatever Title You Like Base Header Level: 2 LaTeX Mode: memoir latex input: mmd-article-begin-doc latex footer: mmd-memoir-footer
To create a pdf slideshow presentation using beamer:
latex input: mmd-beamer-header Title: Your Title Subtitle: Some optional subtitle Author: Your Name Affiliation: Your institution, web site, whatever base header level: 3 LaTeX Mode: beamer Theme: keynote-gradient latex input: mmd-beamer-begin-doc latex footer: mmd-beamer-footer
There are several beamer themes included that are derived from various keynote themes --- keynote-gradient, keynote-vintage, keynote-portfolio. I tweaked these themes to work with MultiMarkdown, but they were originally created by others (see the source files for details).
The header levels are set so that
h1 is a part,
h2 is a section,
h3 is a
h4 is used to designate text that will print in a handout, but
not in the actual slideshow.
To create a letter on customized letterhead using MultiMarkdown:
latex input: mmd-letterhead-header Title: Test Letter Author: John Doe email: firstname.lastname@example.org address: 123 Main St. Some City, ST 12345 recipient: Some Person Recipient Address: 321 Main St Some City, ST 54321 phone: (555) 555-5555 Date: December 15, 2007 latex xslt: custom-letterhead.xslt black and white: true base header level: 2 latex mode: memoir latex footer: mmd-letterhead-footer latex input: mmd-letterhead-begin-doc
If you want to create an envelope using the same document, simply change the last line of the metadata:
latex input: mmd-envelope-begin-doc
To create a "book" using memoir:
latex input: mmd-memoir-header Title: Your Title Base Header Level: 2 LaTeX Mode: memoir latex input: mmd-memoir-begin-doc latex footer: mmd-memoir-footer
Header levels are:
h5 subsubsection, and