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    I just got Ulysses, so please forgive the newbie question. Most of my writing is academic, so how Ulysses handles footnotes is critical to its utility to me. I can't find anything in the help about entering footnotes. I see some references in he forum to the option of merging a separate file of notes at export. But does anyone have experience with entering and managing footnotes that would make it simple for me to figure out? I'd be most grateful.
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      CommentAuthorgoetz
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2012 edited
     

    Hello Martin!
    all exporters except one (Word Export) can handle footnotes.

    For RTF, PDF and plain text files, footnotes are usually inserted by enclosing them in double curly braces ({{ }}). Footnotes can either be inline or connected to a note. When you create an inline footnote, enter {{-This is a footnote}}, i.e., first enter two curly braces, a dash (to denote it as an inline footnote), then the text of the footnote, and then two closing curly braces. For export, you need to activate the checkbox Connections to Footnotes and set the Status to On.

    For the LaTeX, Web and ePub Exporter, simply use an Inline Style, which you then set to Footnote.

    Footnotes are explained in-depth in the Export help section and in the screencast on exporting.

    I hope this helps.

    Cheers, Götz

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    Is there any chance eventually you'll add Word or Pages export with footnotes?
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      CommentAuthorgoetz
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2012 edited
     

    As far as I know, adding Word or Pages export with footnotes is not trivial and would involve an enormous amount of work (especially for Pages, since the programming framework does not include any possibilities to create Pages files). However, you can open exported RTF documents in Microsoft Word and the footnotes will show up correctly , so you can then save the files to the Word format (Nissus also works). Unfortunately, Pages does not seem to fully implement the RTF standard, and footnotes from imported RTF documents do not show up.

    Cheers, Götz