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Python command line application to convert Markdown to PDF.

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License: MIT Code style: black

Python command line application to convert Markdown to PDF.

Project Features

  • Bare-bones: Only supports basic CommonMark
  • "One-size-fits-all" style: Left-aligned, PDF-base14 fonts. Reasonably pretty, but if you want more control, see alternatives below.
  • Headings are transformed to PDF bookmarks.
  • File links are transformed into attachments with PDF links.
  • Images links are transformed into embedded images with optional captions and width specifier.
  • Minimal requirements


There are several projects that can be considered if you need something with more features. Of note:


$ pip install mdpdf


$ mdpdf [OPTIONS] [INPUTS]...


  • -o, --output FILE Destination for file output. [required]
  • -h, --header <template> Sets the header template.
  • -f, --footer <template> Footer template.
  • -t, --title TEXT PDF title.
  • -s, --subject TEXT PDF subject.
  • -a, --author TEXT PDF author.
  • -k, --keywords TEXT PDF keywords.
  • -p, --paper [letter|A4] Paper size (default letter).
  • --version Show the version and exit.
  • --help Show this message and exit.


The <template> is a quoted, comma- delimited string, containing the left, centre, and right, fields for the header/footer. Format is "[left],[middle],[right]".

Possible values to put here are:

  • Empty string
  • Arbitrary text
  • Special variables:
    • {page} current page number
    • {header} current top-level body text heading
    • {date} current date


$ mdpdf -o article.pdf

$ mdpdf -o article.pdf --footer "{date},{heading},{page}"

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