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authorJohn MacFarlane <>2016-09-26 14:25:09 +0200
committerJohn MacFarlane <>2016-09-26 14:25:24 +0200
commite7c3ea44bd0a4d889da88d1daea41fda3d20a400 (patch)
parentcacb9c0fcb1487ae90040c4e621429b14c5310d5 (diff)
Updated man page and MANUAL date.
2 files changed, 91 insertions, 11 deletions
diff --git a/MANUAL.txt b/MANUAL.txt
index 749845416..763935c03 100644
--- a/MANUAL.txt
+++ b/MANUAL.txt
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
% Pandoc User's Guide
% John MacFarlane
-% July 17, 2016
+% September 26, 2016
diff --git a/man/pandoc.1 b/man/pandoc.1
index 41375973b..81531e2b1 100644
--- a/man/pandoc.1
+++ b/man/pandoc.1
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
-.TH PANDOC 1 "June 4, 2016" "pandoc 1.17.2"
+.TH PANDOC 1 "September 26, 2016" "pandoc 1.17.3"
pandoc - general markup converter
@@ -1103,6 +1103,7 @@ Use KaTeX to display embedded TeX math in HTML output.
The \f[I]URL\f[] should point to the \f[C]katex.js\f[] load script.
If a \f[I]URL\f[] is not provided, a link to the KaTeX CDN will be
+Note: KaTeX seems to work best with \f[C]html5\f[] output.
@@ -1353,6 +1354,11 @@ themes for LaTeX \f[C]beamer\f[] documents
+.B \f[C]themeoptions\f[]
+options for LaTeX beamer themes (a list).
.B \f[C]navigation\f[]
controls navigation symbols in \f[C]beamer\f[] documents (default is
\f[C]empty\f[] for no navigation symbols; other valid values are
@@ -1365,6 +1371,12 @@ enables on "title pages" for new sections in \f[C]beamer\f[] documents
(default = true).
+.B \f[C]beamerarticle\f[]
+when true, the \f[C]beamerarticle\f[] package is loaded (for producing
+an article from beamer slides).
.SS Variables for LaTeX
LaTeX variables are used when creating a PDF.
@@ -3039,10 +3051,8 @@ This form is necessary when the field contains blank lines:
title:\ \ \[aq]This\ is\ the\ title:\ it\ contains\ a\ colon\[aq]
-\-\ name:\ Author\ One
-\ \ affiliation:\ University\ of\ Somewhere
-\-\ name:\ Author\ Two
-\ \ affiliation:\ University\ of\ Nowhere
+\-\ Author\ One
+\-\ Author\ Two
tags:\ [nothing,\ nothingness]
abstract:\ |
\ \ This\ is\ the\ abstract.
@@ -3064,11 +3074,29 @@ field:
-Note: The \f[C]author\f[] variable in the default templates expects a
-simple list or string.
-To use the structured authors in the example, you would need a custom
-For example:
+Variables can contain arbitrary YAML structures, but the template must
+match this structure.
+The \f[C]author\f[] variable in the default templates expects a simple
+list or string, but can be changed to support more complicated
+The following combination, for example, would add an affiliation to the
+author if one is given:
+title:\ The\ document\ title
+\-\ name:\ Author\ One
+\ \ affiliation:\ University\ of\ Somewhere
+\-\ name:\ Author\ Two
+\ \ affiliation:\ University\ of\ Nowhere
+To use the structured authors in the example above, you would need a
+custom template:
@@ -4772,6 +4800,58 @@ To see a list of language names that pandoc will recognize, type
\f[C]pandoc\ \-\-version\f[].
To disable highlighting, use the \f[C]\-\-no\-highlight\f[] option.
+By default, pandoc\[aq]s docx output applies a predefined set of styles
+for blocks such as paragraphs and block quotes, and uses largely default
+formatting (italics, bold) for inlines.
+This will work for most purposes, especially alongside a
+\f[C]reference.docx\f[] file.
+However, if you need to apply your own styles to blocks, or match a
+preexisting set of styles, pandoc allows you to define custom styles for
+blocks and text using \f[C]div\f[]s and \f[C]span\f[]s, respecitively.
+If you define a \f[C]div\f[] or \f[C]span\f[] with the attribute
+\f[C]custom\-style\f[], pandoc will apply your specified style to the
+contained elements.
+So, for example,
+<span\ custom\-style="Emphatically">Get\ out,</span>\ he\ said.
+would produce a docx file with "Get out," styled with character style
+Dickinson\ starts\ the\ poem\ simply:
+<div\ custom\-style="Poetry">
+|\ A\ Bird\ came\ down\ the\ Walk\-\-\-
+|\ He\ did\ not\ know\ I\ saw\-\-\-
+would style the two contained lines with the \f[C]Poetry\f[] paragraph
+If the styles are not yet in your reference.docx, they will be defined
+in the output file as inheriting from normal text.
+If they are already defined, pandoc will not alter the definition.
+This feature allows for greatest customization in conjunction with
+pandoc filters.
+If you want all paragraphs after block quotes to be indented, you can
+write a filter to apply the styles necessary.
+If you want all italics to be transformed to the \f[C]Emphasis\f[]
+character style (perhaps to change their color), you can write a filter
+which will transform all italicized inlines to inlines within an
+\f[C]Emphasis\f[] custom\-style \f[C]span\f[].
Pandoc can be extended with custom writers written in lua.