Drive add-on that converts a Google Doc™ to simple, readable Markdown or HTML.
Listing updated:July 18, 2024
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Overview
Docs to Markdown (GD2md-html) converts Google Docs™ to simple, readable Markdown or HTML. 

This add-on allows you to create documents using the excellent editing and collaborative features of Google Docs, then convert to Markdown or HTML that you can store as text files using a version-control system.

Note that Docs to Markdown marks up the content (headings, paragraphs, lists, code blocks, etc.) but does not preserve colors and styles in text or tables.

See https://github.com/evbacher/gd2md-html/wiki for docs. See  https://github.com/evbacher/gd2md-html/ for the source.

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Release information (most recent on top):
-v 1.0β35 (20 Nov. 2023): No info comments if "Suppress info comments" selected. Also remove clipboard success text. If errors, there will be an informational error comment.
-v 1.0β34 (12 Dec. 2022): Clarify note about TOC -- needs blue links to create intra-doc links). (gdc)
-v 1.0β33 (8 Jan. 2022): Add reckless mode (no warnings or inline alerts). (sidebar, gdc, html)
- v 1.0β31 (24 Aug. 2021): Don't contain <hr> in <p> for HTML.
- v 1.0β30 (1 July 2021): Reduce whitespace after list item (bullets, numbers) in Markdown.
- v 1.0β29: Handle partial selections correctly (expand to whole paragraph).
- v1.0β27 (19 June 2020): Copy output to clipboard. Print success/error messages for clipboard output (see chromium bug 1074489). 
- v1.0β26 (6 June 2020): Render soft line breaks correctly in HTML (<br> not &lt;br>).
-v1.0β25: Use image path in this form: images/image1.png, images/image2.png, etc. Clean up old zip image code.
-v1.0β24: Correct a spelling error (s/Supress/Suppress/).
-v1.0β23: Copy converted output to the clipboard. Add option to suppress top comment.
-v1.0β22: Roll back font-change runs for now (still causing problems), but keep table note.
-v1.0β21: Add a note that tables are currently converted to HTML tables. No change to rendered conversion.
-v1.0β20: Handle font-change runs with extra whitespace better (italic, bold, etc.).
-v1.0β19 (March 7, 2020): Fix for angle bracket at beginning of a line. Also: use doc title instead of URL in conversion comment.
-v1.0β18 (12 Feb., 2020): Escape HTML tags by default, render them optionally.
- v1.0β17 (5 April, 2019): Convert smart quotes to straight quotes in code, but leave them alone in other text.
- v1.0β16 (25 Feb. 2019): Handle simple nested lists properly in HTML conversion (Markdown already works well).
- v1.0β15 (10 Feb. 2019): Number ordered list items sequentially (instead of using 1. for all items).No change to rendered HTML.
- v1.0β14 (15 Jan. 2019): Name change to Docs to Markdown: now published on G Suite Marketplace.
- v1.0β13 (29 Sept. 2018): Close strikethrough text properly at the end of a paragraph.
- v1.0β12 (24 Sept. 2018) : Convert strikethrough text.
- Revert to: // - 1.0β11: Fix small bug: replace bufout with bufHTML. Remove version number from banner. Retitle.
- v1.0β12 (28 May, 2018): Replace < with &lt; by default. Add option to allow HTML tags. Also allow escape (\<).
- v1.0β11 (24 March, 2018): No effect on output. Remove version number from banner. Retitle.
- v1.0β10 (17 Feb. 2018): Handle soft line-breaks (shift-enter) properly. (Markdown and HTML)
- v1.0β9 (9 Nov. 2017): Handle embedded paragraphs in list items for Markdown.
- v1.0β8 (30 Oct. 2017): Use _ instead of * for italic markup to avoid ambiguity (Markdown).
- v1.0β7 (10 Oct., 2017): Warn if DEBUG is true.
- v1.0β6 (07 Oct., 2017): Ignore headings that are blank or just contain whitespace.
- v1.0β5 (17 Sept., 2017): Warn about multiple H1 headings, but only in the top comment, not inline.
- v1.0β4 (16 Sept., 2017): Don't wrap HTML by default. Add checkbox option to wrap HTML. For footnotes also.
- v1.0β3 (29 July, 2017): Escape angle brackets (<) in HTML code blocks.
- v1.0β2 (15 July, 2017): Check for spurious 0-row table. Fix image path for placeholder links.
- v1.0β (10 July, 2017): Initial release of gd2md-html.
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Ondřej Brablc
February 13, 2024
Not good, I used `pandoc -t markdown` and with great result.
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Alison Werner
September 8, 2023
Was working fine for over a year until my Google Chrome recently updated. Now I get an doc icon with a sad face whenever I try to use this extension. I can use it with no problem in Safari and my Google Drive there, but not on Chrome. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling. I couldn't do that on Chrome. Was able to uninstall and reinstall on Safari--again where it works with no problem. It does show up as reinstalled on Chrome, but it still will not work. Kind of ridiculous that an extension for a Google product doesn't work on Google's web browser.
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Jack D. Lail
December 7, 2023
Works as expected. I just wish Google would support Markdown better. This is a good solution if you are working in both Google Docs and Markdown.
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César Brun
February 7, 2024
dirty and unreadable conversion... not impressed.
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Allen Cox
May 3, 2023
used it to convert a large amount of bullet points into markdown (for input into chatgpt). Worked perfectly for me.
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Jo Li
October 15, 2022
This doesn't do what I want it to do. Specifically, when converting docs to HTML, it should convert sequential line breaks to lines ending with <br> code rather than break literally EVERY line up with <p></p> code. It also uses old-style conversions for bold and italics (<strong> and <em>, respectively), which I don't much care for. I'm extremely disappointed – especially since this is so highly rated.
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Hassaan
June 3, 2023
Perfect
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Sam Salerno
June 10, 2022
SUPER pumped for not having to edit every single header when moving blog content from gdocs to WordPress. I was jumping through all sorts of hoops and missing formatting here and there. This makes it so much easier 🙌
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Debbie Paul
September 22, 2022
Fabulous tool. Thank you for saving me at least an hour of time if not more getting a blog post out of google docs and into markdown.
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Will Ford
January 6, 2022
Pasting text straight into a WordPress text editor block is a nightmare, and this extension makes all the hassle of mishandled formatting disappear in literally 3 clicks. 5 stars for functionality, but I would like the option to have "supress top comment" always on by default, turning "literally 3 clicks" into "literally 2 clicks" for me. This extension already makes me lazy, let me revel further in lethargy.
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