Document conversion from the command line

Only an Overview

I've only described some of Pandoc's most useful features. In addition to the features mentioned here, Pandoc also includes support for math equations, EPUB, and other special uses. Its functionality is impressive, but best learned one task as a time to avoid being overwhelmed. Probably, too, your ability to use Pandoc depends on your knowledge of Markdown, style sheets, and other related subjects. But for those with the knowledge to use it documents, Pandoc has the thoroughness that is the hallmark of the best Linux applications.

The Author

Bruce Byfield is a computer journalist and a freelance writer and editor specializing in free and open source software. In addition to his writing projects, he also teaches live and e-learning courses. In his spare time, Bruce writes about Northwest coast art ( He is also cofounder of Prentice Pieces, a blog about writing and fantasy at

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