Markdown works best if combined with
LaTeX to create beautiful PDF files. To do so, you'd have to install a
TeX-distribution along Zettlr. Don't worry: You won't need to learn any
LaTeX to use it. But you'd have to install it.
Installing the software works exactly the same as any other software: On Windows and macOS you'll need the installer package, while on Linux you can use your packet manager to install a distribution.
The recommended distributions are:
- Windows: MikTeX
- macOS: MacTex (Attention: It suffices to install the Basic Tex, which is much smaller than the full version)
- Linux: TeX Live (install the texlive-base packet:
sudo apt install texlive-base)
You can install LaTeX at a later time. Simply use the menu item from the Help menu to open up the overview page where you can immediately see all available distributions.