Brett on 17 Aug, 2023 04:29 PM
1. I believe you'll want to use Pandoc as the processor, not the
preprocessor. Pandoc should be outputting the final HTML, so you don't
want it additionally processed by one of the built-in processors.
2. Open terminal and type `which pandoc`. The path that is output should
be a full path to the pandoc executable. You may need to add a backslash
before any spaces in the path.
3. No, Marked only works with HTML. It's possible to ALSO have the
custom processor output a PPT next to it, but Marked won't be able to
preview it or anything and this would take some scripting.
With the MAS version of Marked, you will likely run into issues with
getting Pandoc to work, due to sandboxing. If you go up to the Help menu
in Marked, there's an option to crossgrade to the direct (unsandboxed)
version. It will provide a license code and instructions.
I'm quite new to all of this, @Craig, and you seem more advanced than myself. However, I'm finding Zettlr in conjunction with Marked2 useful. Zettlr integrates Zotero, Pandoc, and BibTex, plus a host of components above my pay grade to opine about. It does not explicitly show export to PPT (PowerPoint?) on my setup, but there are 15 other formats to export out of the box (with Pandoc integration and your experience, PPT seems within their wheelhouse?)
Zettlr is a free and Open Source markdown editor, that appears tailor-made for academics. Their tagline is, "Your One-Stop Publication Workbench." What Zettlr does NOT have is a parser/renderer for live preview, which is what makes Marked2 such a valuable add-on utility. I'm still in the trial version of Marked2, but I love it! and will be purchasing the license.
@mazal Not an academic (although I do IT in a university medical center), and I really like Zettler's approach. I'm starting to write personal memoir which also quotes sources a lot (I'm a geek . . . ), so I'm using academic tools.
@Brett, I'm pretty new to Marked. It appears that at its core, Marked is a Markdown to HTML processor—is that accurate? Just trying understand its purpose and positioning.