Convert (multi)markdown documents to PDF through webkit
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Latest commit 166f3fe Jan 7, 2014 @jiho Explicit abandon-ware message

Convert Markdown documents to PDF

Update 2014-01-07: wkpdf breaks under Mavericks. It is an essential part of this script/app and Markdown2PDF therefore does not work anymore. I am not able to fix it. Consider alternatives such as Marked

The script ( calls Multimarkdown to convert from Markdown to HTML. Then the HTML is rendered into a PDF through webkit by wkpdf. It uses a default CSS which resembles the one used on Apple Developer Documentation, but if a css style is specified in the document using the multimarkdown syntax, the script honors it instead.

The script is packaged into a droppable application with platypus.


Get the code

git clone git://
cd Markdown2pdf
git submodule init
git submodule update

If you live in a country not using A4 as the default paper size, open and change the default (to letter for example). It is set in the first lines of the script.

Install platypus.

Open Platypus' preferences and install the command line tool.

Install wkpdf dependencies

sudo gem install jeweler
sudo gem install trollop

and RubyCocoa.

Create the app (which will be put on your desktop)


Move the app wherever you want.

Finally, I recommend adding it to your Finder's title bar for easy drag and drop access.


cd Markdown2pdf
git pull
git submodule update



Just drag and drop documents with extension md, markdown, txt, text, or mdown on the application. The resulting PDF should appear next to the markdown document.

Beware, if a PDF exists already, it will be silently overwritten

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