this demonstrates a very cool conversion of a word document to markdown. The best part of poking this for me was learning that markdown supports embedded images. This makes it easy to take a screenshot, paste into word, and then use this to convert it to markdown, including the pasted image. It doesn’t account for anything, things like the conversion of “2nd” in word can throw it for a loop. Being a terrible speller, and not taking the time to figure out how to spellcheck with vim, makes this a good tool for me.
There is a heroku app here that you can use to play with it.
About this blog: This blog will discuss technology associated with my idgon.com project. I am using Elixir and Phoenix for my backend, and React.js and Reflux for my front end. I have a library called Trabant to experiment with graph database persistence for Elixir. The views expressed on this blog are my own, and are not that of my current employer.