# copy as markdown

#### zacharyalexstern

03 Dec, 2013 07:08 PM

It would be awesome if there was a copy-as-markdown feature.

Many of us use marked as a preview, with vim on the terminal, and copying from terminal vim is rather difficult.

It would be great if you could copy the actual "source", e.g. the markdown, to the clipboard, from within marked.

1. Posted by Stephan Zellerh... on 09 Jul, 2017 07:46 AM

It would be really helpful to have such a copy option! Is there a way to do this from within marked 2?

2. Support Staff Posted by Brett on 09 Jul, 2017 01:20 PM

Could you describe exactly what this would do and how you would use it?

-Brett

3. Posted by Stephan Zellerh... on 09 Jul, 2017 03:55 PM

Hi!

Currently, I use these programs to organize pdf file (mostly scientific content):

papers
devonthink pro office
marked 2
ulysses

My workflow to capture images/figures:

- screenshot of the respective figure including the legend
- a script watches the screenshot folder, if papers is the frontmost app, the png file is passed to DTPO, is converted to a pdf, ocr´ed (so i could use the see also feature of DTPO), and metadata is added according to the information provided by papers.
- markdown file are created for the first & last author, title of the pdf, and also for every keyword/tag assigned to the pdf inside papers
- text passages marked/highlighted in papers are inserted into the same md files
- using marked 2, i am able to drag and drop images from the md file into powerpoint for presentations (i have to use it) using yoink
- using ulysses, I would like to write longer text passages on a subject/project. Copying the markdown source from inside marked 2 would be very helpful, since copying & pasting rtf into ulysses breaks the links to DTPO (and i don´t want to duplicate the image pdf files into ulysses database).

I hope this helps to clarify my use of this feature.

Stephan

4. Support Staff Posted by Brett on 09 Jul, 2017 04:32 PM

Hi Stephan,

Why not set Ulysses as Marked's external editor and just hit cmd-E to
edit the markdown file directly? Is it because you're talking about
creating a new file with separate notes?

-Brett

5. Support Staff Posted by Brett on 09 Jul, 2017 04:34 PM

I would point out that if you use PopClip, my WebMD tool would help with
this use case as well as anywhere else you wanted to copy web views to
Markdown...
http://brettterpstra.com/2013/12/23/web-markdownifier-for-popclip/

-Brett

6. Posted by Stephan Zellerh... on 09 Jul, 2017 06:28 PM

Yes, I want to keep the original files. But, WebMD helps so much! It works perfectly. Thank you!

Stephan

7. Support Staff Posted by Brett on 09 Jul, 2017 06:43 PM

Sure thing!

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