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Leonora Der for floppylab

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We started a new open source project: markdown2document

So it was the second time when we had to turn markdown content to pdf in a project... so I simply extracted the relevant code, then I only had to put it into a shape so that it can be used in many ways.

Currently you can:

  • add markdown content/files (even as a link)
  • add style (css as link or text)
  • generate pdf
  • generate html

Please check it here:

GitHub logo floppylab / markdown2document

turn markdown files to a PDF or HTML document

Upcoming stuff:

  • use as a command line tool
  • publish in maven central

All contributions are welcome :)

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Oleg Aleksandrov

Hi, it's alway cool to see new open source projects on java. Thanks)

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Ryan Collins

How does this compare to Pandoc?

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Taimoor Sattar

Great. A handy tool to convert markdown to PDF and HTML as Java open source project. I also wrote to get started guide for markdown.

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Leonora Der

Nice tutorial! You could extend it with the topic of different markdown flavors :)

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Slim Coder

Great project ,
I also created a markdown converted 😻πŸ₯³
check md2urdu converter : github.com/Techistan/md2urdu

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Leonora Der

looking great! :) although I do not speak Urdu, it seems an interesting idea to translate files to another language :)

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Slim Coder

Yeah! i would like to extend this idea. maybe i will add support for different languages also , and it is vscode extension you can simplay install it by searching md2urdu .

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bravemaster619 • Edited on

I have two questions:

  1. The sample md link in App.java seems not working.
  2. How will be command line like? Can you show me its format and switches?
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Leonora Der
  1. Oh yes, thanks for the heads up, I have recently made some structural changes on our website and I forgot to update that... I will soon update that :)
  2. I pushed an initial version of it like an hour ago and added documentation here: github.com/floppylab/markdown2docu... You are free to modify it, it is really a version #0 of this feature. :)
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Leonora Der

I have just edited readme. :) New location of the files: floppylab.com/resources/markdown2d...

Anyway, what are your plans on contribution? Feel free to open an issue :)

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ζι€ ηš„δΏ‘δ»° • Edited on

People of Java communitiy have been waiting so long for this!

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William Wallace

This is a great idea. I've had to use a combo of Apache Velocity and iPDF in the past to accomplish this. Looking forward to checking this out

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bravemaster619

Hi, which Java version should I use to contribute? :)

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Leonora Der

Hi, it's built on top of Java 8 :)

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Raymond

I have a feeling that this is going to be real neat project. I've seen software like this, and it usually ends up looking really good

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