Pandoc pre-processor

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30 Oct, 2019 08:00 PM

Hi Brett, Think Marked2 is great.
I am use Marked2 with a panda pre-processor to parse citations. In the last few days this is not working. The command still works in the terminal.

The settings:
Path /usr/local/bin/pandoc
Args --filter pandoc-citeproc --csl="/Users/{path where CSL file is located}.csl" --bibliography="/Users/{path where bibliography is located}.bib"

It gives the following error:
"Error running custom preprocessor"

"pandoc-citeproc:PandocResourceNotFound "\"/Users/{USER}/{path}.csl\"" Error running filter pandoc-citeproc: Filter returned error status 1"

Help appreciated

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 31 Oct, 2019 12:04 PM

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    So this was working in Marked previously? Did anything else on your
    computer change in the meantime?


  2. 2 Posted by Rory Miller on 31 Oct, 2019 06:38 PM

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    Yes. This was working great and the same command (with the same arguments) works perfectly from the terminal/command line. I’m still running Mojave.

    Can’t think of anything specific. Only thing is I’ve been playing around with scrivener and scrivomatic but this uses Pandoc.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Brett on 31 Oct, 2019 06:56 PM

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    I'm noticing the doubling of quotes around the path argument in the error message. What happens if you remove the quotes from the paths in the arguments?


  4. 4 Posted by Rory Miller on 31 Oct, 2019 08:10 PM

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    Yup this works. Thanks Brett.

    Not sure what has caused the change…

    Looking forward to NVUltra to help w my PhD!



  5. 5 Posted by Topofthewest on 01 Nov, 2019 02:49 PM

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    Rory have you gotten scrivomatic to work yet?

  6. 6 Posted by Mick Reed on 17 Nov, 2019 07:11 AM

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    Hi Brett
    Love Marked and nvAlt. Thank you.

    I do have a problem though. I have Marked 2.5.35 (978) via Setapp on a Macbook Pro (late-2013) running Mojave. I just downloaded the trial from your web site but the problem is the same.

    Here's a very silly bit of Markdown to show the problem:

    Mick Reed

    #Heading 1 ##Heading 2 What a test setup [@Reed:1861aa, 123]


    Using Pandoc, I'd expect the citation to appear at the end in the Reference Section, but it doesn't - well not at first sight.

    The top half of the attachment shows the Markdown correctly but the citation hasn't been handled as I want. When I toggle the custom processor, as per the lower half, the citation gets done properly but everything else is wrong.

    The custom processor path is /usr/local/bin/pandoc and the args are -f markdown -t html5 -s --filter pandoc-citeproc --bibliography /users/mickreed/Documents/Dropbox/BiBTex_Files/MJR.bib

    Any ideas?


    Mick Reed

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