Export to .DOCX doesn't preserve frormatting

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19 Nov, 2017 11:42 AM

Working in Scrivener, output to .docx. Issues included, repeating all text after a superscript or subscript, unordered list format, and
Doesn't seem to be too much of an issue in .PDF, and not as bad, but problem still occurs in .DOC.

What could be causing this?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 20 Nov, 2017 05:40 PM

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    DOCX export is currently very primitive. The entire RTF system is
    undergoing a rewrite, hope to have that ready soon.


  2. 2 Posted by Atanas on 29 Nov, 2017 12:03 AM

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    Okay, thanks for the reply. I have been trying to use a custom template as per pandoc documentation guide. And it picks up everything except the reference list when run in terminal, but doesn't seem to work when I put the same arguments (minus the specified document names) in the custom processor. When I do this, the custom processor light turns red. Can you please help / provide any advice? See below for what I am using.

    Terminal syntax:
    $ pandoc ref1.markdown -r markdown+smart --data-dir=/Users/atanasjanackovski/.pandoc/templates -t docx -s --filter pandoc-citeproc --bibliography /Users/atanasjanackovski/Dropbox/Uni/PhD/#Zotero/MyLib.bib --csl /Users/atanasjanackovski/Zotero/styles/apa-old-doi-prefix.csl -o ref1c.docx

    Marked custom processor:

    Similar arguments to above which produce the error:
    -r markdown+smart --data-dir=/Users/atanasjanackovski/.pandoc/templates -t docx -s --filter pandoc-citeproc --bibliography /Users/atanasjanackovski/Dropbox/Uni/PhD/#Zotero/MyLib.bib --csl /Users/atanasjanackovski/Zotero/styles/apa-old-doi-prefix.csl

    I've also tried to point to a data directory as per pandoc guide:
    -f markdown --data-dir=/Users/atanasjanackovski/.pandoc/templates -t html5 -s --bibliography /Users/atanasjanackovski/Dropbox/Uni/PhD/#Zotero/MyLib.bib --csl /Users/atanasjanackovski/Zotero/styles/apa-old-doi-prefix.csl

    to no avail. And finally, i tried this:
    -f markdown --data-dir=/Users/atanasjanackovski/.pandoc/templates -t docx -s --bibliography /Users/atanasjanackovski/Dropbox/Uni/PhD/#Zotero/MyLib.bib --csl /Users/atanasjanackovski/Zotero/styles/apa-old-doi-prefix.csl

    But the last one created an error too.

    The terminal command seems to work, however, the bibliography is not formatted as a bibliography - not sure if this is the css file or not. Can you pleas share some wisdom?

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