I'm about to get involved in some collaborative prose writing with a friend of mine via email. As a regular person, he will of course be using MS Word document formats; as a massive nerd, I prefer to use markdown when writing on a computer.
What I need is the exact opposite of this question about converting rich text copied from a webpage to markdown. My naive worst-case workflow would be:
- Write up the document in markdown
pandoc -S file.mkd -o temp.html
- Open up
temp.htmlin a web browser
- Copy & paste from the page to the open document in libreoffice
I am certain that this can be optimised.
(Google Docs is not an option in this case).
Even though I've answered the main question, I still feel that this could be optimised further. If there is any way to concatenate .doc files (which I will be receiving and which pandoc can write to), perhaps with the libreoffice command-line interface, then I suppose it would be possible to construct an overly-complicated one-liner and avoid having to leave the terminal at all. If anyone finds a way to do that, I will happily accept that answer over my own.