Are you done writing, ready to show your words to the world? Ulysses lets you export easily to a host of standard formats or share your texts via Messages or Mail. Here’s an overview.
When working with Ulysses for Mac, these are the ways to get to export your sheets:
Use the Export button top right in the editor to export the current sheet.
In the library or the sheet list, right-click on a sheet, a group, or even a filter, and select Preview from the context menu.
Also, you can simply hit the shortcut ⇧⌘P (shift-command-P).
You can also export multiple sheets at once: just hold ⇧ (shift) while selecting them in the sheet list.
This will open the export preview. At the top center, you can switch to the desired format of your output. This can be Text, HTML, ePub, PDF, DOCX.
Below the format switcher, you can specify the export settings, depending on the previously selected format. You can, for example, choose an export style and a page size when your output is going to be a PDF document.
The icons top right represent the available export actions:
Save to…, to open Finder and save to a location of your choice
Open in…, lists all available applications for further processing of your output
Share… your output via Airdrop, send as mail or iMessage, or print it
You can, for example, send a DOCX file as a mail attachment, or open an ePub file instantly in Books.
At the top left of the export preview you can see a button that displays the number of exported sheets, groups or filters – this is the Reveal button. If you have several export previews open at the same time, it will quickly take you back to the right sheet, group or filter.
Here are three ways to export your sheets when working on an iPad or iPhone:
To export your current sheet, tap the circled ellipsis in the editor and select Export.
In the library or the sheet list, touch and hold a group or a sheet and select Export from the list of available actions.
To manually select the sheets to export, go to the sheet list, tap the circled ellipsis top right, choose “Select Sheets…”, mark the sheets in question, then tap the circled ellipsis top left and select Export.
Any of these actions will directly bring up a preview of your output.
Now, tap the specified format at the top to select an export format, e.g., HTML, ePub, PDF, DOCX, Plain Text. Then, tap the brush icon to select the export style and paper format.
By tapping the share icon top right you can select between the available export actions. By and large, these are the same as on Mac, depending on the selected format and the apps installed on your iOS device: You can send your works to friends or coworkers, open them in other apps, copy them to your clipboard or upload them to iCloud Drive or another sync service.
While the PDF and DOCX exporters produce either a PDF file or a Word document, they share the same settings. On the one hand, you can choose a style for defining the details of your document’s layout. Ulysses comes with a couple of built-in styles for that purpose. For a wider choice, browse Ulysses’ Style Exchange. On the other hand, you can define the page size of your document.