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Does anyone know of a good Markdown to Word COnverter? It would be great if it also converts to PDF.

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I'd think it would make more sense to go through HTML as an intermediate step, because that's what Markdown is designed for. – David Z Jul 24 '10 at 17:01
Pandoc is now capable of converting Markdown to DOCX directly. – LennySuperUser Nov 29 '12 at 8:28

It seems Pandoc can convert Markdown to PDF (via LaTeX). Converting to Word should be possible by converting to ODT or RTF first.

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Pandoc is now capable of converting Markdown to DOCX directly. – LennySuperUser Nov 29 '12 at 8:28

It seems like there are no automatic tools to do that without having to use workaround that can result in serious glitches (ex: markdown -> odt -> docx).

I have found that generating a html, then doing a copy/paste into a word document looks surprisingly good.

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Byword is a mac app that converts to word and PDF. It also has some great features that make writing markdown even easier.

Also if you want to style your documents - I can recommend the Marked app which allows you to apply css to your .md files and export to a range of formats.

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For Mac OS there is also the free mou app which allows you to edit Markdown. Using the print function you can output the rendered document as pdf.

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