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    I'm a freelance technology journalist in Belgium and very happy with Ulysses. Now, my editor wants me to use a Word template to write my texts in. This template contains some standard styles, such as Title, Subtitle, etc.

    When I export to Word from Ulysses, the final text in Word is flat text. I know this is the concept of Ulysses and I like it.

    But is there a way to couple Ulysses' semantic styles to the "real" styles in Microsoft Word? Maybe an export feature in the future?
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2010
    You can set up Export formats for Word (rtf should do as well). One drawback is: You cannot name the styles, you only get the looks, not the name. So if this is you question (couple named styles with Word styles), I agree with you -- I would like to have this feature as well.

    Recently I exported my large project from Ulysses to Mellel, and had the same problem. This was my solution:

    I created unreasonably crazy export styles that I was sure, Mellel would identify as different (should not be necessary, but anyway...). Then I searched for the distinctive features and asked Mellel to change text with these features into one of its named styles. Thus I had as many search and replace tasks as I had styles in my document.

    It was a time consuming job, but for one large document OK.

    It would be nice to have Ulysses exporting to named styles. Perhaps via XHTML...?
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2010

    We are working on this. However this requires a custom rtf exporter, which we are currently working on. This is a big one, but we're already doing quite well. Michael might be able to tell more...

    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
    This sounds great. Ulysses is an amazing program. I've been trying out Ulysses and Scrivener, but I chose Ulysses because of the semantic editing, the clean interface, and the way it handles footnotes.

    However, I'm trying to decide what would be the best program for applying styles after I've exported with Ulysses. Any suggestions (e.g. Nisus, Mellel, Pages, etc.)?
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2010
    Same question here, Narziss. When I export, i would like a Table of Contents and footnotes. But both in one wordprocessor doesnt seem to be an option. Best I get is Nisus, because it reads the footnotes correct, but it won't recognize my headingstyles for the Table of contents. I would love a Table of Contents option in the PDF exporter. That way, I wont even need an extra wordprocessor.