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I am looking for the best combination for working on a structured document and sharing it in Markdown format.

My favorite editor is Pages, in full screen mode. There I can see how the finished document actually will look like. Unfortunately, there is no direct export to markdown.

I've seen another question on the topic focusing on Markdown editors (I've tried a few) but I'd like to know if there's a clean way to export from Pages to Markdown. Any ideas?

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Perhaps I am misunderstanding what you mean to do, but is "sharing it on Markdown" any different than sending a plain text file elsewhere? I use pages all the time for editing plain text documents and use Marked to preview things if needed. With a little practice, working directly with the raw text becomes effortless. –  bmike Dec 14 '12 at 18:08
    
I'm not sure why you are so loyal to Pages if you want to write Markdown documents? What could it do better than an editor intended for the Markdown syntax? –  Gerry Dec 14 '12 at 18:25
    
Are you asking how to convert from Rich text in pages to markdown syntax? If so, then there is not a method to do this, at least not to the best of my knowledge. Generally, markdown is used as a base to convert to another file type. –  soxman Dec 14 '12 at 19:01
    
@bmike Sorry, I wrote it in an ambiguous way, I meant "export it in markdown format". I'll have to share the Markdown file, but this is part of the overall story, non necessarily part of the question. –  ZioBrando Dec 15 '12 at 13:51
    
@Gerry I can be not so loyal anymore if a find a better combination. Currently Pages provide me better individual productivity in the writing phase. IAWriter is the best option I've found so far for writing, but still missing something, compared to pages. Please consider, that I'd like to keep rich editing in pages, and eventually lose some of the styles in markdown. Well, that's my goal. If it isn't workable, I'll stick to some plain markdown editor. –  ZioBrando Dec 15 '12 at 14:00
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I think it is a two-step process. There are a lot of scripts available to convert doc files to Markdown, so in Pages first export to Doc, then use one of those scripts.

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