Sheep Skin is a document authoring utility. It allows you to write your document in Markdown and then compile it to HTML, Latex (PDF) and epub. It's especially useful for writing long, multi-section documents (such as books or reports). It uses Pandoc to parse your Markdown.
How it works
When you invoke the
sheepskin command, it will create a project directory
structure for you. From then on, you don't need that command. The project
Makefile which does the rest. You can customize the CSS, HTML and
- Download the
sheepskinfile and place it on your
- Create a directory for your project.
sheepskin. It will ask you some questions and create your project.
- Your text should live in the
src/directory. Chapters will be ordered alphabetically.
- Compile a version using the provided
- View the compiled output in
Pandoc - Installation instructions
LaTex - On Mac OSX, I'd recommend using Basic Tex. It's a very small package. You may need to install the
Kindle Previewer (Optional) - This is for compiling the epub file to mobi and previewing.
BSD, short and sweet.