Markdown plugin for Microsoft Word

Write in Word

Use styles to structure your document: headings, lists, bold etc.

Store as Markdown

Save document as plain text, in a format that preserves styles.


Writage supports Microsoft Office 2010/2013/2016/2019/365 on Windows.

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Writage is available for a 14-day free trial. For continued use, a license must be purchased. Personal license is for individual users, commercial license is for companies. Orders are processed by FastSpring.

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What is Writage

The main idea of Writage is to provide the opportunity to write in Markdown to those who like to use Microsoft Word. There are lots of Markdown editors such as iA Writer, Texts, WriteMonkey or Byword and online Markdown writing services, like StackEdit, Dillinger or Markable for people who like to have a minimalistic, distraction-free interface. However there is nothing available for those who prefer to use the rich interface and features of Microsoft Word.

So Writage is designed for everyone who would like to start writing well-structured documents and doesn’t have time for or doesn’t want to dive into the details of Markdown syntax, or prefers to use Word as a text editor.

Writage enables Microsoft Word to create and edit Markdown files (with .md extension), as well as save your .docx files as Markdown files. It is also capable of copying selected rich-text as Markdown, and pasting Markdown as rich text.

Supported Markdown elements:

  • Headings

  • Paragraphs

  • Font styles, such as bold or italic

  • Lists (numbered and bulleted)

  • Links

  • Images

  • Tables

  • Footnotes

  • Quotations

  • Code blocks


All Markdown syntax in one panel

Easy to start writing in a new format, zero knowledge of Markdown required and you don’t have to know what document styles are supported in Markdown.

CommonMark syntax

Utilise CommonMark, widely used and very well documented Markdown syntax, which was adopted by: Discourse, GitHub, GitLab, Reddit, Stack Overflow and many more.

Extended syntax

Writage expands a standard Markdown syntax, providing support for tables (using GitHub Flavored Markdown syntax) and footnotes, which are common in scientific documents.

Open Markdown documents in MS Word

Use the interface of Microsoft Word to work with Markdown documents and keep collaboration with your team simple, even if some of you prefer to use different instruments for writing.

Convert MS Word documents to Markdown

There is no need to remember Markdown syntax for anything: for hyperlinks or footnotes, or how to format a table. Just write well-structured text as you usually do in Microsoft Word and store it as Markdown.

Paste raw Markdown from clipboard into MS Word document

If you need to paste some text from Markdown syntax into a Microsoft Word document, it can be easily done by Writage. The text will be displayed as it was predefined in source syntax.

Copy MS Word text as raw Markdown into clipboard

In case you need to copy selected text from Microsoft Word into a Markdown document. The text will be inserted in CommonMark syntax.

Easy conversion of Markdown files to PDF

If you need to convert your Markdown files to PDF format, use Writage to open them in Microsoft Word and simply export them as PDF-files.

How to Use Writage

Writage turns Word into your Markdown WYSIWYG editor, so you will be able to open a Markdown file and edit it, like you normally edit any document in Microsoft Word. It will also be possible to save your Word document as a Markdown file without any other converters.

How to Install Writage

The installation process is very simple and takes just a few minutes.

  1. To download the latest version press the «Download Now» button on the Download page.

  2. Double-click on the file «Writage.msi» and follow the instructions. Please, note that you should have «Administrator» rights on your computer.

  3. After finishing installation your Writage plugin is ready to use.

Uninstaller for Writage can be invoked via Control Panel.

Open Markdown File to Edit

On receiving a Markdown document from another person or downloading from the web, you don’t have to install any additional software to be able to render and read it as a normal document (without the distraction of formatting tags).

Most of the supported Markdown styles are available through Writage tab on MS Word ribbon. This tab allows you to start writing Markdown documents immediately, without any prior knowledge of Markdown syntax

Writage tab
  1. Launch Microsoft Word

  2. Choose «Open» command and select the Markdown document you like.

  3. File will be shown like any other document.

Save Word Document as Markdown file

If you don’t like the idea of using Microsoft Word as a text editor, you could simply save any Word document which you receive from you colleague as Markdown file and continue to work with your favorite Markdown tool.

Save As dialog
  1. Launch Microsoft Word and create sample document.

  2. Choose «Save as…» command and choose «Markdown» from «Save as type» field.

Save Markdown file as a Word document

To be able to use the rich formatting functions of Microsoft Word or simply to share your Markdown file with people who use Microsoft Word, you should convert a Markdown file into a Word document.

  1. Launch Microsoft Word and open any Markdown file

  2. Choose «Save as…» command and choose «Word Document» from «Save as type» field.

Copy and paste Markdown

Writage also adds commands for copying selected text as Markdown, and for pasting Markdown as rich text.

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