Over on another site we're talking about taking some of our content (on a particular theme) and re-packaging it as a printable PDF. (The primary use case is paper.) This wouldn't be a straight dump of the original posts; sometimes you want to edit some for a different audience, links don't work, and so on. We're currently thinking about using meta posts to facilitate this editing (so we can crowd-source that part of the work).
My question is: what's the best way to get from those posts to the final product, preserving as much formatting as possible so we don't have to re-do it? One could work with the Markdown (are there translators for that to other formats?), or with the generated HTML (the actual web page). Or one could cut/paste into one's favorite document-creation tool, which sounds like an unfortunate choice because it's labor-intensive and the formatting wouldn't follow. An additional consideration is that some of our content is in Hebrew (so non-ASCII).
I realize that I'm treading dangerously close to "too localized", but it seems like the same techniques that are used for wikis and blogs might apply here too.