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Overview
Drive add-on that converts a Google Doc to simple, readable Markdown or HTML.
# Docs to Markdown (GD2md-html): Googe Docs add-on

Docs to Markdown (GD2md-html) converts Google Docs to simple, readable Markdown or HTML.

This add-on allows you to create documents using the excellent editing and collaborative features of Google Docs, but publish as Markdown or HTML that you can store as text files using a version-control system. 

See https://github.com/evbacher/gd2md-html/wiki for docs.

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Release information (most recent on top):

-v1.0β19 (March 7, 2020): Fix for angle bracket at beginning of a line. Also: use doc title instead of URL in conversion comment.
-v1.0β18 (12 Feb., 2020): Escape HTML tags by default, render them optionally.
- v1.0β17 (5 April, 2019): Convert smart quotes to straight quotes in code, but leave them alone in other text.
- v1.0β16 (25 Feb. 2019): Handle simple nested lists properly in HTML conversion (Markdown already works well).
- v1.0β15 (10 Feb. 2019): Number ordered list items sequentially (instead of using 1. for all items).No change to rendered HTML.
- v1.0β14 (15 Jan. 2019): Name change to Docs to Markdown: now published on G Suite Marketplace.
- v1.0β13 (29 Sept. 2018): Close strikethrough text properly at the end of a paragraph.
- v1.0β12 (24 Sept. 2018) : Convert strikethrough text.
- Revert to: // - 1.0β11: Fix small bug: replace bufout with bufHTML. Remove version number from banner. Retitle.
- v1.0β12 (28 May, 2018): Replace < with &lt; by default. Add option to allow HTML tags. Also allow escape (\<).
- v1.0β11 (24 March, 2018): No effect on output. Remove version number from banner. Retitle.
- v1.0β10 (17 Feb. 2018): Handle soft line-breaks (shift-enter) properly. (Markdown and HTML)
- v1.0β9 (9 Nov. 2017): Handle embedded paragraphs in list items for Markdown.
- v1.0β8 (30 Oct. 2017): Use _ instead of * for italic markup to avoid ambiguity (Markdown).
- v1.0β7 (10 Oct., 2017): Warn if DEBUG is true.
- v1.0β6 (07 Oct., 2017): Ignore headings that are blank or just contain whitespace.
- v1.0β5 (17 Sept., 2017): Warn about multiple H1 headings, but only in the top comment, not inline.
- v1.0β4 (16 Sept., 2017): Don't wrap HTML by default. Add checkbox option to wrap HTML. For footnotes also.
- v1.0β3 (29 July, 2017): Escape angle brackets (<) in HTML code blocks.
- v1.0β2 (15 July, 2017): Check for spurious 0-row table. Fix image path for placeholder links.
- v1.0β (10 July, 2017): Initial release of gd2md-html.
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A User of Docs to Markdown
February 21, 2020
Life saver of an add-on for those who prefer Markdown-based documents. I wish the final result could be customized more, like spacing (lots of extra new lines and spaces) and choice of character for list ("-" instead of "*"), etc. But, can't complain, plain text rules. Thank you for building this!
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A user of Docs to Markdown
February 22, 2020
You're welcome! I'll take a look at the extra space issue when I get a chance (I use an internal formatter to remove extra space, etc., but it's not generally available -- sorry about that). What's your use case for "-" instead of "*" in converted Markdown -- the rendered HTML is still the same, right?
A User of Docs to Markdown
February 13, 2020
Works for about 80% of what I needed. Will use it again in the future!
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A User of Docs to Markdown
January 29, 2020
This is just what the doc-tor ordered. There are a few glitches, like a lot of excessive spaces that appear in the finished document, but I so appreciate Ed Bacher's work sharing this! For those of us who live in Markdown, it's a gamechanger.
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A User of Docs to Markdown
January 27, 2020
Great plugin!
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A User of Docs to Markdown
January 2, 2020
Worked great. Really liked the additional status info added as comments in the document regarding any warnings or notifications.
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A User of Docs to Markdown
December 13, 2019
Love this. Wish it was secure enough to install on my work g-apps account, but still ace
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A user of Docs to Markdown
February 27, 2020
Why did I get a security alert, add-on now has access to your account salvo of warnings from google when I installed this?
A user of Docs to Markdown
December 13, 2019
We tried to minimize the permissions required -- is there some additional security assurance you're looking for?
A User of Docs to Markdown
December 9, 2019
Really helped in my use case of a Markdown document that was converted to a Google Doc, was modified, and had to be converted back again.
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A User of Docs to Markdown
November 11, 2019
This plugin does code google footnotes, but does not resolve Zotero created links in a GoogleDoc.
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Kenneth Russell
November 6, 2019
This add-on is a great timesaver - it allows our working group to author collaboratively in Google Docs and export to well-structured Markdown for archival purposes. Works very well, and minor issues reported have been fixed promptly. Thanks for writing it!
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Ricky Hobbs
November 4, 2019
This has been a great too to convert google doc to a HTML newsletter on our website. It's saved me lots of time. Thanks yall.
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