Questions & Answers

Export From Ulysses

| By Philip

How do I export my writing?

The easiest way is to open Quick Export from the window title bar. Tear it off and select the format you like. You can then use the icons at the top to preview, copy to clipboard, save to disk, open in your favorite application or share them. You can also switch formats using the up/down arrow keys. To switch the default action, press .

How do I export the contents of a group or folder?

You can right click on pretty much anything in the sidebars to bring up a contextual menu which lets you invoke Quick Export.

I’m missing an exporter to format X!

We are planning on adding more formats and custom exporters in future versions. If you think we should add your preferred format, drop us a line.

Is there a Markdown preview?

Sure. You can either invoke Preview from the Quick Export panel, or by right-clicking on a sidebar item and choosing “Preview…” from the contextual menu. If you’re previewing often, you might want to memorize ⇧⌘Pas a… well, shortcut.

I was told you’re also supporting

This is not a question, but yes, we do, don’t we? When working with External Folders, you can open sheets in your favorite Markdown processor via the “Open With” command. When working with iCloud etc., you will first need to Quick Export and send it to Marked using the app icon. For more help and info, you should probably visit Marked’s support page, though.

I saw there are different markups available in preferences, how can I use them?

To set or change the markup of a sheet, use the menu “Edit“ › “Convert Markup” and then select the appropriate markup. Please note that sheets in External Folders do not support all markups.

Will you add support for Fountain, Critic Markup, and others?

Universal markup support is planned for a future release. We probably have most of them on our list already. Please tell us what you need and how you are using it.

I want to learn more about Ulysses Style Sheets and how I can make the best use of them.

Sure you do. First stop should be Ulysses Style Exchange, where you can download styles created by the community. We have also set up a small introductory page as well as a full-blown reference. Go check them out and produce great looking PDFs!

This article was last updated on May 18, 2020. 

Export From Ulysses