# Pandoc conversion to latex not complete

I have been writing a paper in Markdown and successfully converting to a pdf using pandoc. Now I need to output to a latex file. When I do pandoc does not output a full latex file.

I have recreated the problem in a smaller document.

---
title: Test Document
author: Rusty
date: 2022 Jul 26
---

# Body #

This is the body.



Using the command pandoc --read=markdown --write=latex --output=testdoc.pdf testdoc.md creates the following document which is perfect.

However, when I try to output to latex without converting to pdf a lot of the document is missing. I use a similar command pandoc --read=markdown --write=latex --output=testdoc.tex testdoc.md

This is the entire document.

\hypertarget{body}{%
\section{Body}\label{body}}

This is the body.



How can I get the latex output to include everything and act as a full latex document?

### >Solution :

You can add the --standalone option:

pandoc --read=markdown --write=latex --output=testdoc.tex --standalone      test.md


(but beware that this will just dump every package but the kitchen sink into your document – many of these package are unnecessary and cause a trillion "funny" problems)