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Written by Guillermo Garron .
Date: 2012-03-12 06:19:11 -0400

First Impressions on MultiMarkdown

I’ve read yesterday about [MultiMarkdown][1], and so far I’m loving it. MultiMarkdown is, for those who don’t know: >MultiMarkdown, or MMD, is a tool to help turn minimally marked-up plain text into well formatted documents, including HTML, PDF (by way of LaTeX), OPML, or OpenDocument (specifically, Flat OpenDocument or .fodt, which can in turn be converted into RTF, Microsoft Word, or virtually any other word-processing format). >MMD is a superset of the [Markdown][2] syntax, originally created by John Gruber. It adds multiple syntax features (tables, footnotes, and citations, to name a few), in addition to the various output formats listed above (Markdown only creates HTML). Additionally, it builds in smart typography for various languages (proper left- and right-sided quotes, for example). I’ve been using Markdown, from some time now, and I’ve [mention it][3] before too.

But if you like Markdown, you’ll love MMD, it has the ability to create complete (X)HTML pages, with headers and everything right from your text file, It can also export to LaTeX or to [OpenDocument][4]

I’ve also purchased the [MultiMarkdow Composer][5] for Mac, from Mac App Store. With it, you can just concentrate in the content, while the software and computer will output the desired format, which could be HTML, LaTeX, OPML or Flat OpenDocument.

I also like how the creator of MMD, has his blog and the page fully created using [MMD CMS][6]. This is a good option If you want a simple blog which is not resource-hungry. If you create a lot of content, or if you are just a weekend writer, I really recommend you to give it a try. [1]: http://fletcherpenney.net/multimarkdown/ [2]: http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/ [3]: http://www.go2linux.org/blogs/2010/10/markdown-790 [4]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opendocument [5]: http://multimarkdown.com/ [6]: http://fletcherpenney.net/multimarkdown/cms/

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