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      CommentAuthorNarziss
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
     
    Dear Soulmen,

    I'm an academic who uses Ulysses, and it is working great, except I have a serious issue. I currently use markers to set up italics within the text. Now, why can't I use markers or inline styles in the notes section? And even if the inline styles come out in the final export, I can't seem to add markers. Furthermore, the notes are not as dynamic as the main text. For example, in the notes, there are no smart quotation marks that shape themselves to the beginning and the end of each quoted text.

    Do you plan an adding these features? are they already there but I don't see them? why doesn't the notes section have the same full functionality as the main text?

    I use the notes section to put my footnotes, and the program is really inconvenient as it is.

    Thank you,

    Narziss
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      CommentAuthorfehnman
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2011
     
    Hi Narziss. You're beautiful. ;)

    You're raising some serious questions, and we're well aware of these issues. It all boils down to the fact that the main editor is *plain text* while the notes section is *rich text*. There are reasons for that, and good ones, but in the case of footnotes and/or "same functionality as main text", the system is a bit problematic. We know that.

    Smart quotes should also work in the notes, however, though you might need to turn them on via the context menu. As for the rest: There's not much we can do with the current setup, as we can't change the notes from RTF to plain text just like that, so you'll have to cope with the limitations/differences for the time being.

    Time. Being. There, I said it. ;)
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      CommentAuthorNarziss
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2011 edited
     
    Thank you for the compliment! and thank you for the help and clarification.

    Yes, it would be wonderful if the "Notes" section was plain text and had the full functionality of semantic text editing that is available in the main editor window.