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comment How best to format a novel written in Markdown
I really like Latex too. Especially the idea behind it, but I think the syntax is somewhat dated. Achieving simple things like lists takes too long, and the long \backslashcommands{} are distracting.Markup is simple indeed, and that's the point. Pandoc is however -- slightly -- more than a converter. It extends the Markdown language so that you can use for instance BibTex citations (for academic writing mostly), and if you're somewhat technical you can make add-ons or filters for it. I'm currently writing my master thesis using a mix of Latex templates, Markdown and Pandoc. Works great!
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comment How best to format a novel written in Markdown
Does it have to be docx? What about a complete PDF, which Pandoc can give you directly?
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comment How best to format a novel written in Markdown
Basically everything you said about Latex, except classes, applies for Markdown as well, and Markdown is even more distraction free. Pandoc converts painlessly from Markdown to Latex and other formats, including .docx, or directly to PDF through Latex.
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