# Pandoc not converting Markdown list to LaTeX properly

I cannot seem to get Pandoc to convert my Markdown documents to PDF (via LaTeX) properly. The problem seems to come from how I am formatting my lists. If I use the following command pandoc -i test.md -t latex -o test.pdf, I get the following error:

! LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item.

See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
...

l.57   F

pandoc: Error producing PDF from TeX source


Here's 'test.md':

Options

* First
* Second
* Third


However, if I remove the blank line between Options and the list, I can get it to convert, but with all of the options concatenated onto a single line.

What do I need to do to make a Markdown list render properly when converting to PDF?

The main problem was that I thought -i meant input, when it actually means --incremental. Executing the following command works since Pandoc assumes the first parameter is the input file: pandoc test.md -o test.pdf. Pandoc also figures out the format to export to, so -t latex is unnecessary.