Formatted documents can be converted to Markdown, too. This process is called
Markdownify and creates a Markdown (plain text) file, trying to maintain the docu-
ment’s formatting as much as possible. To convert, select Process > Save as Mark-
down from the document’s action menu.
Convert a Markdown Document to Plain Text or HTML
Markdown documents can be converted to other formats as well. The options are avail-
able from the document’s action menu:
Process > Save as Plain Text saves the text representation as a regular plain text do-
cument. The Markdown formatting remains intact, but Notebooks no longer displays
a formatted version by default.
Process > Save as Formatted Document saves the HTML version as formatted docu-
ment. You can continue to edit the result like a formatted document in Notebooks
using the wysiwyg editor, but the plain text version is no longer available.
Advanced: Combined Markdown vs. Regular Markdown
This section describes a non-standard way of handling Markdown documents, where the
plain text and the formatted versions are kept and maintained in a single HTML docu-
ment. This is what we call Combined Markdown, and it is specific to Notebooks.
Combined Markdown documents are edited as plain text and viewed as HTML as usual,
but the conversion to HTML takes place when you stop editing. The formatted represen-
tation is saved along with the plain Markdown text in an HTML file which you can share or
view on any device without the need for a specific Markdown converter. (In contrast, a re-
gular Markdown file would appear as plain text when you don’t have a Markdown conver-
If you want to use combined Markdown files, open Notebooks' settings and turn on the
switch Write and Edit > Markdown Settings > Convert to combined Markdown (.html).
Modify Combined Markdown Documents on your Computer
While you won’t notice any difference between regular and combined Markdown docu-
ments in Notebooks, Notebooks for Mac and Notebooks for Windows except for the do-
cument icon, you need to follow a few rules if you want to edit those documents in a dif-
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