As you probably know, Ulysses ships with a handful of selected styles for the formatting of your exported writings. You already gave them a shot, and neither one of them is exactly what you need? Or you’re just curious to see what others find useful for their work? Then you should go browsing the Ulysses Style Exchange!
Downloading a Style
On the platform, you can find styles for exporting to PDF/DOCX, ePub and HTML (and themes, which are used to alter the look of the editor – but that’s another story). When you select a style, you’ll see a preview with placeholder text and additional information, e.g. a description, tags and features, and the option to download it.
Tap or click Download, respectively. On iPad or iPhone, you’ll be prompted to open the style in Ulysses. On the Mac, just double-click the style in Finder to add it to Ulysses.
From now on, it will appear in the list of available styles when using Quick Export.
Sample Styles, and What They Make Your Documents Look Like
If you are feeling like you have to flip through the available styles and check them all out – go ahead. Otherwise I’d like to pull your attention towards a couple of great styles for PDF and DOCXs. They give a glimpse of how styles can be used to approach different needs and tastes.
Novel Submission features Times New Roman, centered headings and a small paragraph indent.
The style was created by Jon Skovron, a Young Adult author of horror, fantasy, and science fiction – and his editor is loving it!
Filmscript is optimized for exporting screenplays written in Ulysses. Equipped with neutral Courier font, it offers dedicated paragraph formatting for scene descriptions and dialogues.
Heading 1 is used for characters speaking.
Writing poems? Try Cochin Lyrik, set up by Stephan Ronkov on the basis of Ulysses’ built-in style Novel Cochin. Just make sure to use soft line break within a verse.