Installing MMD on MacOS

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Iam Alive

13 Jun, 2016 05:54 AM

Hi guys

I'm pulling my hair out an would love some help please.

I want to install MMD. I've tried the image MultiMarkdown-Mac-5.3.0.dmg. It 'installed' successfully, however I can't find the .app or any related files on my mac. I've looked in library\application support (from root and user) and nothing.

So basically I'm confused. Maybe I'm being stupid, but please help.



  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by fletcher on 13 Jun, 2016 11:29 AM

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    MultiMarkdown is a command line utility.

    You run it from the terminal with:

        multimarkdown some_file.tx > output.html

    for example.


    Sent from my iPhone

  2. 2 Posted by I Am Alive on 13 Jun, 2016 08:32 PM

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    Thanks Fletcher

    And thanks for your prompt reply.

    Now that makes sense. SO MMD5 is your latest ‘engine', and MMDComposer2.8 is your writing client .. right?

    Just a thought which might help your customers (I’m not sure how many get confused like me.)

    OK so firstly, I’m not an idiot, I think. I have a degree in Physics, and am pretty technical.

    I’m not a coder, and have managed to stay away from command line, (to my detriment no doubt). So when I saw using MMD3 (had to be 3) with Scrivener (I’m writing a book) off I went and found MMD Composer (2.8)

    So off I went to your site to get what I thought was a newer version. Anyway, you can see I got cluster-fuck confused about what was what .. the command line tool with versions in the 5’s, and the composer 2.8.

    Seems as obvious as breathing to you of course, I get that, but I got mangled on the way.

    Something really clear on your site about what the two things are etc would be wonderful. But I’m sure you’re run ragged with guys like me putting their oar in.

    Anyway, long story short .. thanks .. love it!

    Graham in New Zealand .. I’m sitting up at the cafe now drinking a coffee and writing.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by fletcher on 14 Jun, 2016 12:34 AM

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    First --- thanks for writing from NZ. I was able to visit the Northern
    Island a couple of years ago. Could only stay for 2 weeks, but it was a
    fantastic trip and I can't wait to do it again.

    Yes -- MultiMarkdown and Composer are different, but related, things.
    MMD was first, and then I created a text editor that needed an
    explanatory name. Hence, MultiMarkdown Composer.

    Since MMD itself is a command line program, it doesn't fit with the App
    Store. So I can't put it there. And yes, if you spend enough time on a
    computer, it's worth learning a bit about the command line. Some things
    are just infinitely easier that way. And MMD is one of them.

    I'm not clear on whether you ended up getting Composer -- if so, be sure
    to get the beta for Composer 3. It's much better, and I hope to be
    finalizing it sometime soon (if my day job will let me find the time...)

    Hope all is well in NZ, and thanks for writing with your ideas.


  4. 4 Posted by I Am Alive on 14 Jun, 2016 01:46 AM

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    Hey thanks mate. Awesome. I’ll check out Composer 3beta.

    If you ever get to NZ again let me know, I’ll buy you a beer. (seriously)

    Have a great day


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