Hi @Aleksandra and thanks for your feedback!
I did follow the instructions but (on MacOsX High Sierra) had to issue
before Terminal could see the “stencila” command without using its full path. This might need to be specified in the installation instructions (btw this will work only for the current Terminal session, I think)
Once I got over this initial obstacle I tested converting the hello-world.md example, but again encountered problems:
- MS World for mac (latest version) throws an error when attempting to open the file converted to ~/Desktop/output.docx
- converting to pdf I get errrors from Terminal:
Error converting "/Users/lorenzocangiano/Downloads/examples-master/hello-world/README.md" to "/Users/lorenzocangiano/Desktop/output.pdf": Error calling Pandoc: message: pdflatex not found. Please select a different --pdf-engine or install pdflatex...
Admittedly I didn’t attempt to install pdflatex.
No need to apologize on your part as an eLife author and supporter I am enthusiastic about the concepts driving texture and stencila development. I look forward to helping out as a beta tester and, In fact, would love to dispense of Word, Endnote, etc for my next manuscripts.
A suggestion I have is to make it extra clear on your websites that these software are in full development, not quite ready for daily use in research but are publicly released to encourage feedback on desirable new features, etc. The current homepage of stencila, for instance, is very bold and attractive (something which definitely caught my attention) and may lead one to expect a smooth experience and an immediately viable alternative to “word processor and spreadsheet interfaces that you and your colleagues are already used to”. This I think would be counterproductive and should be avoided.