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Pandoc filter: convert horizontal rules into section breaks for Word output
#!/usr/bin/env runhaskell
Pandoc filter to replace horizontal rules with hard section breaks when output is in Word format.
Credits: This is a very lightly adapted version of a `\newpage` filter
previously described on pandoc-discuss:!topic/pandoc-discuss/FzLrhk0vVbU
pandoc --filter pandoc-word-sectionbreak.hs -o output.docx
Alternately, compile the filter, store it anywhere you like,
add it to your PATH, and call the compiled version:
ghc --make pandoc-word-sectionbreak.hs
rm pandoc-word-sectionbreak.hi pandoc-word-sectionbreak.o
mv pandoc-word-sectionbreak /path/to/your/binaries/pandoc-word-sectionbreak
export PATH=$PATH:/path/to/your/binaries
pandoc --filter pandoc-word-sectionbreak -o output.docx
As far as I know, this filter ONLY works correctly when output is a Word document.
It *may* work with other xml formats, but I haven't tried.
When run with other output formats, it removes the horizonal rules entirely.
This is probably not what you want.
import Text.Pandoc.JSON
secBrkXml :: String
secBrkXml = "<w:p><w:pPr><w:sectPr><w:type w:val=\"nextPage\"/></w:sectPr></w:pPr></w:p>"
secBrkBlock :: Block
secBrkBlock = RawBlock (Format "openxml") secBrkXml
insertSecBrks :: Block -> Block
insertSecBrks HorizontalRule = secBrkBlock
insertSecBrks blk = blk
main = toJSONFilter insertSecBrks
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