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      CommentAuthorrjleamaster
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2012 edited
     
    Hi there,

    I am trying out Ulysses to use for my dissertation. My major professor likes my drafts in .docx format and I already have several documents in this format. I need to keep the comments he has made on the drafts (other formatting doesn't matter). Is there a way to import these documents and keep the comments? Thanks ahead of time for your help!

    RJ
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      CommentAuthordirk
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2012
     
    Unfortunately, despite docx being promoted as an "open" format, it's not easy to work with it. Therefore, keeping the docx files separate is currently the only option, even PDFs could only be kept in the Notes and not be re-imported.
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    Thanks for getting back to me. I have looked into a couple of workarounds. I found you can just print the comments, which means they can be saved as a PDF in OSx. I am also trying to get a Word macro to work that extracts comments from a document, which I could then import or put in the notes. I really want to make Ulysses work in my workflow because I have found it very helpful while trying it out.

    On another note, external file sync would also be very helpful so I can edit the txt files on my iDevices.
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    I found a workaround for this. Run the simple macros that I list below and the comments that are in bubbles off to the side will be bracketed and inserted right after the text they are commenting on. What I did is make a new inline style that begins and ends with brackets so the comments already stand out on the page. Hope this helps others if they need to import comments from Word.

    Sub PrintCommentsWithText
    Dim c As Comment
    For Each c In ActiveDocument.Comments
    c.Reference.InsertAfter "[" & c.Range.Text & "]"
    Next c
    End Sub