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manton
manton

This is a cool blog post about converting blog posts into a Word document for nicer book printing. Maybe Micro.blog could use a .docx export?

renevanbelzen
renevanbelzen

@manton Highland 2 is another possibility. Written by screenwriter and published novelist John August. Its format is stored as plain text, as it should be. I believe it uses a modified Markdown.

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manton
manton

@renevanbelzen We also need Markdown export, which is really probably the next thing to do and could work with Highland and other tools.

Cheri
Cheri

@manton Pandoc is a kickass tool. We use it for converting my manuscripts from docx to markdown to EPUB.

pimoore
pimoore

@Cheri @manton Pandoc is literally like a Swiss Army knife of document and text conversion.

pimoore
pimoore

@manton On a similar note, could Markdown export if implemented be used in the future in addition to, or in replace of, the current archive to GitHub solution?

toddgrotenhuis
toddgrotenhuis

@manton love this idea and the markdown intermediate step, too

kwlblt
kwlblt

@manton @Cheri Pandoc is the first thing I thought of when seeing this post. Actively maintained and very clever.

ryanmoore
ryanmoore

@manton what I love about micro.blog is that I can write my serious posts in markdown elsewhere (for me: Ulysses, but it doesn't matter where) and very simply and easily push through to my blog. If one day I wanted to print a book I'd just go from the source. My point is that in a good content strategy the blog would be a channel, not the primary source. If you have a docx export would users expect an import? You'd be biting into one massive painful pie.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@ryanmoore be interesting to know how many people use native micro blog versus a third party for composition.

maique
maique

@JohnPhilpin If you’re keeping count, add me to the third party column 😊

manton
manton

@ryanmoore Yeah, import would be difficult and not worth it. For my blog, the closest thing to the “source” is Micro.blog, because I post with multiple apps and not everything is in Ulysses. Export and import for apps like Day One is probably more useful than Word.

manton
manton

@Cheri @kwlblt Cool! I need to try Pandoc sometime.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@manton … and ‘Mars Edit’ - like you - my posts come from all over the place - including a couple of imports … but a full Mars Edit synch picks everything up …

// @danielpunkass

boris
boris

@manton Blaine’s atJSON might be useful here github.com/condenast... — designed for roundtripping between multiple formats

His presentation at ToolsForThought Interchange was awesome blog.fission.codes/tools-for...

manton
manton

@boris That looks really interesting!

jemostrom
jemostrom

@manton Yes, please ... markdown export would be great !!