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      CommentAuthorihedgar
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2009
     
    I just downloaded the trial version of Ulysses 2.0.1

    I can't figure out how to change fonts. When I go to Format > Font the only options that are accessible are Kern, Ligature, and Baseline. Show Fonts, Bold, Italic, Bigger, Smaller, etc. are all gray.

    How can I change the font?

    (I'm on a Mac, using OSX version 10.5.7)
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      CommentAuthormitchellm
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2009
     
    I think for what you want, go to Ulysses menu option (far left), then choose Fonts & Colors.

    The idea is to set up your font/spacing/etc. for the whole document, not parts of it. So the whole control of the document can be found between Font's & Colors option and the Preferences option.
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      CommentAuthorihedgar
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2009
     
    Ahh, excellent. Thanks. That worked.

    But now that I've got the font set up the way I'd like, how to make individual words italicized, bold, etc? When I highlight a word, I am still unable to select those options from Format > Font.

    Any suggestions?
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      CommentAuthoremoKid
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2009
     
    [Screencast on Semantic Editing](http://the-soulmen.com/ulysses/screencast02.html)

    > The Semantic Editor · At its core, Ulysses is a semantic text editor
    > that borrows concepts from Setext and LaTeX. It truly separates
    > content from presentation, written input from printed output. You’ll
    > not assign font-weights and colors to emphasize words or mark
    > introductory paragraphs; you’ll define “headlines” and “comments”
    > and structure and meaning.

    You can apply bold, italics, and others in your notes.
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      CommentAuthormitchellm
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2009
     
    ihedgar,

    emokid sends a great link. I highly recommend watching ALL of the screencast tutorials. Some of them are slightly out of date on a mechanical level (as they show screens from 1.6, not 2.0 version), but all are up-to-date on a conceptual level.

    The key is understanding Ulysses is NOT another word processor. It's closer to a super-charged distraction-free writing environment. The basic idea is that you focus on content in Ulysses (and things like headers are easy to insert), export your work from Ulysses to do the final page layout touch ups in whatever program you want. The tutorials give a much better idea of this than what I'm writing.