This is a post in a series of posts about using pandoc to convert between markdown, latex, word, and pdf. It should stand on its own, but you may want to go though the posts sequentially.
Intro OK, you have installed pandoc to convert your markdown or latex file to docx and sent it off to your adviser for comments. Now they send that file back, with comments in the word document and changes made using Word’s “track changes” feature.
Having a super powerful text editor can make your life much easier. There are quite a few out there, but there’s only that can do it all: Emacs.
In this post, I’ll outline how to get started with emacs. There are plenty of tutorials out there, but I’d say that the best way to learn is just to jump in. Thus, I will not spend a whole lot of time describing what M-x does (the answer is everything).
My first post explained why I started this blog. Essentially, I started to make notes to myself about how I setup and use all the various bits of software that I use. But then I figured that it would be nice of me to put them online, since it’s not much more work for me, and maybe it’ll help out some other hapless person (e.g. grad students trying to figure out this grad school thing).