Just starting with MMD on Windows

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essin

13 Oct, 2020 12:22 AM

Hi,
I've installed MMD 6.5.1 (latest installer, apparently) and trie to use it. I got the following which I do not understand, having reviewed the help and the pdf manual (which is probably out of date). I would appreciate some help I also tried it with -t odf and without an output file.

C:\Windows\system32>cd "d:\Dropbox\_Writing\ehr commentary\ScrivenerWork"
C:\Windows\system32>d:
d:\Dropbox\_Writing\ehr commentary\ScrivenerWork>mmd --to=odf --output=c:\temp\x.odf "Are Information and Data Synonymous-5.md"
MultiMarkdown: option "--to" requires an argument
Try 'multimarkdown --help' for more information.
'"d:\Dropbox\_Writing\ehr commentary\ScrivenerWork\\multimarkdown"' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
'"d:\Dropbox\_Writing\ehr commentary\ScrivenerWork\\multimarkdown"' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
'"d:\Dropbox\_Writing\ehr commentary\ScrivenerWork\\multimarkdown"' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Information was unexpected at this time.

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  1. Support Staff 30 Posted by fletcher on 19 Oct, 2020 12:28 AM

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    If you need complex citations, then yes you may need another tool.

    You could also try using the `[not cited][#10]` trick to see if that
    will force your citations into a certain order.

    https://fletcher.github.io/MultiMarkdown-6/syntax/citation.html

    On 10/18/20 7:59 PM, essin wrote:
     > I don't think the citation feature is going to work for me. I need the
     > references to appear in the output exactly the order that they appear in
     > the .md file - and - I need the tags on the references such as [13] to
     > appear in the text at the point where the citation is made. Having them
     > all renumbered and included in the reverences section in their order of
     > appearance in the text will not work.
     >
     > In other words, I need backward references from the bibliography to the
     > body text, not forward references from the text to the bib.
     >
     > From what I can tell this requirement is outside of the basic scenario
     > that you designed for so I guess I will have to handle it some other way.
     >
     > If I have misconstrued the citation capabilities, please let me know.

  2. Support Staff 31 Posted by fletcher on 19 Oct, 2020 12:31 AM

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    That seems odd -- the FODT and ODT conversion use the same MMD->XML
    processing code, they just bundle the files differently. It's unusual
    that they would result in different formatting.

    If you send me specific examples, I can take a look at what is happening.

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