I wanted to make sure whether this site would be an appropriate form to ask a question regarding Pandoc.

Specifically, I'm using Pandoc to convert Markdown to a Word DOCX file so would the main site this be the proper location to ask about it?

The reason I ask is that LaTeX is not involved (or at least not directly involved) but at the same time, I do see Pandoc questions here and feel that this user base may have the answer I need.

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    If no TeX is involved, then it's off-topic here. But there are so many pandoc and Markdown users on this site that you might get an answer in chat. Apr 3, 2015 at 14:38
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    I think it would as well make sense to post the question where it belongs (Stack Overflow) and give posting a link in our chat a try. We don't like people advertising in chat a lot, but in this case, it makes sense (at least to me).
    – yo'
    Apr 3, 2015 at 21:53
  • A real question can be migrated (if necessary), properly answered, properly reference (also the answers of their own). You can get a permalink to a chat posting, but since the SE network is also about making a good archive, sorting by votes etc. ... I think a real question is better, no matter where it appears in the first place.
    – Johannes_B
    Apr 4, 2015 at 8:57
  • If you haven't tried it already you might find groups.google.com/d/forum/pandoc-discuss useful too.
    – twsh
    Apr 4, 2015 at 20:10
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    @AndrewCashner Sounds like the only possible answer :) Apr 5, 2015 at 3:17

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If no TeX is involved, then it's off-topic here. Stack Overflow is the right place to ask the question.

All the same, many users on this site use pandoc and Markdown, and have lots of experience converting document formats. So if you don't get an answer to your SO question you might ask in the chat room here.

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    thanks, will do!
    – TJB
    Apr 6, 2015 at 18:11
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    I suggest that Super User, rather than Stack Overflow. it is the use of a program (pandoc) rather than the construction of a program (eg in C++ or perl) Apr 13, 2015 at 3:43

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