doc and docx do not have working html links

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TJ Luoma

08 Apr, 2021 05:26 PM

// Please enter a detailed description of the issue // Description of the issue:

When I export a .doc or .docx file, the resulting file, when opened in MS Word, does not have working links.

// Please enter a list of steps required to reproduce the issue // Steps to reproduce:

  1. create markdown file with links
  2. export as .doc or .docx
  3. open in MSWord and try to click links

// If applicable please attach a sample document that causes the issue for you.

// Configuration (do not edit) Marked 2 1016 (Setapp)

macOS Version: 11.3

allowPageBreakInCode: YES
bookTxtIsLeanpub: NO
summaryMdIsGitBook: NO
codeIsPoetry: NO
codeCanWrap: YES
collapsibleHeadlines: NO
convertGithubCheckboxes: YES
convertGithubEmoji: YES
convertYAMLToMMD: NO
defaultMathJaxConfig: TeX-AMS-MML_HTMLorMML
defaultPreviewStyle: 100
defaultProcessor: Discount (GFM)
enableMiniMap: NO
excludeBlockQuotesFromCounts: NO
excludeFootnotesFromCounts: NO
excludeVerbatimFromCounts: NO
excludeCaptionsFromCounts: NO
folderPreviewExtensionsArray: md, markdown, txt, mdown, html, opml
githubNewlines: YES
h1IsPageBreak: NO
h2IsPageBreak: NO
hrIsPageBreak: NO
includeMathJax: NO
includeKatex: NO
limitTextWidth: NO
mathNumberEquations: NO
mathNumberEquationsSide: 0
mathNumberEquationsAMSOnly: NO
minimalJavaScript: NO
permissionGranted: NO
printHeaderFirstPage: NO
printFooterFirstPage: NO
processHTMLFiles: YES
removeMetadataForPreview: NO
removeYAMLHeaders: NO
scrollToEdit: YES
shouldDetectCritic: YES
shouldHighlightMarkupErrors: NO
shouldLoadCritic: NO
syntaxHighlight: YES
syntaxHighlightOnlyLang: NO
useCustomMarkdownProcessor: NO
useCustomPreprocessor: NO
useFirstH1AsPrintTitle: YES

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 08 Apr, 2021 06:58 PM

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    To put it bluntly, Marked's DOCX export is insufficient in many ways.
    It's always been on my list to rebuild the whole engine, but somehow I
    have not gotten around to it in the last decade.

    Links don't work, images are hit and miss, document styles aren't
    preserved... Marked is great at PDFs, but Word documents are a bit of a
    hack. I would note that exporting to RTF does give you working links in
    Pages, though I don't know how Word handles RTF files.

    In short, my humblest apologies, this is a long-known issue.


  2. 2 Posted by Timothy J. Luom... on 08 Apr, 2021 07:22 PM

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    This works:

    Export to RTF —> open RTF in Nissus Writer —> export to Docx

    I don’t do this so often that it’s a major hardship.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Brett on 08 Apr, 2021 07:41 PM

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    That's an embarrassing amount of work. Hopefully I'll figure out the
    missing pieces sooner than later.


  4. 4 Posted by Timothy J. Luom... on 08 Apr, 2021 10:05 PM

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    Don’t sweat it too much… Turns out that pandoc can do MD->DOCX so I can use that for now.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Brett on 08 Apr, 2021 10:12 PM

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    Yeah, I was actually considering embedding pandoc for that purpose. It's
    powerful from the command line, but a pain to try to put a good GUI on.
    But a good reference DOCX will give you great results.


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