Is there a way to knit a single .md file to a .html or .docx in the working directory in R and simultaneously post a copy of the .html to another folder, possibly on another drive?
Alternatively, can the 'publish' button in RStudio be used to send a .md file to a location other than RPubs?
Yes it's possible to render multiple output, but not with the "knit" Button in RStudio. Write your desired output in the YAML header an then use
output_format = "all" as argument in
rmarkdown::render(<your-rmd-file.rmd>, output_format ="all")
So the YAML header look like:
title: "multiple outputs" output: word_document: default html_document: default
Or any option you want to set for the different output formats.
I don't know if it is possible to set different output directories, but I don't think so.