Pandoc is a free and open-source software document converter, widely used as a writing tool (especially by scholars) and as a basis for publishing workflows. It was originally created by John Mac- Farlane, a philosophy professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
Supported file formats
Pandoc’s most thoroughly supported file format is an extended version of Markdown, but it can also read many other forms of lightweight markup language, HTML, ReStructuredText, LaTeX, OPML, Org-mode, DocBook, and Office Open XML (Microsoft Word .docx).
It can be used to create files in many more formats, including Office Open XML, OpenDocument, HTML, Wiki markup, InDesign ICML, web-based slideshows, ebooks, OPML, and various TeX formats (through which it can produce a PDF). It has built-in support for converting LaTeX mathematical equations to MathML and MathJax, among other formats.
Plug-ins for custom formats can also be written in Lua, which has been used to create an exporting tool for the Journal Article Tag Suite.
LizardFS uses pandoc to generate manpages out of the source of the doc- umentation which is written in restructured text.