Markdown is a great way to format notes, blog posts, a diary, articles, forum posts or even dissertation chapters. There are many tools out there to convert Markdown into other formats like HTML, LaTeX, DOCX or BB-Code.
There is also agreement that a heading with
# should be converted to a
<h1> tag, a
## heading to
<h2> and so on. Markdown has its roots in HTML, so it makes perfect sense. For LaTeX one has to specify whether
# is supposed to be a
\section or rather a
What creates most friction for me is the handling of document titles. Markdown likely wasn't thought of as a whole-document markup language, but it is widely used like that. There are three dominant ways to specify the title of a document.