Implementing Visual-Meta

In principle implementing Visual-Meta into your document export system is simple: A new page needs to be created, with the title ‘Visual-Meta Appendix’ in the same style as other top level headings in the document, followed by a smaller text ‘Introduction Section’ and then, in very small type, the ‘Metadata Sections’:


Introduction Section

Visual-Meta starts with a plain text description of what it is, as described in the section on Introduction Boilerplate. Crucially, this is not optional, it is mandatory in order to make sure Visual-Meta can be used by many, now and in the future.


Metadata Sections

The Visual-Meta metadata starts with: @{visual-meta-start}

… and ends with @{visual-meta-end}.

Implementation notes is suggested reading. Please also note that you can use ΒΆ to indicate a line break for parsing, using more of the horizontal space, as is done in the ‘Example’ below.


Copy & Paste with Visual-Meta

Copy from a document with Visual-Meta: Clipboard Payload.



Code for extracting Visual-Meta is available. This code is free and open:



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