MMD 3.0 and RTF
I’ll start posting various quick tips on the site. They’ll be tagged with “tips”, as well as any other pertinent tags.
This one is a reminder for those to whom it is not obvious (which may be
everyone but me). MultiMarkdown (MMD) 2.0 used Apples
textutil command to
convert MMD into RTF. It did this by first creating an HTML document, and then
processing the HTML into RTF via the textutil command. I was never very
satisfied with this approach, as it is Mac only, and offer’s relatively little
control over the output. Additionally, many features don’t really work that
well, e.g. footnotes.
While it’s true that there is no built in RTF support for MultiMarkdown 3.0 (though I continue to offer assistance to anyone out there who cares enough about RTF to put together some tools), there’s no reason that this approach won’t still work. That’s what the mmd2rtf.pl script in the MultiMarkdown Support package does.