Moving to Ulysses Made Easy

I had been slowly moving writing projects from Scrivener to Ulysses using the always tedious copy/paste option. Fortunately, the latest version of Ulysses for Mac includes a quick and easy way to move an entire project in minutes. Here’s how . . .

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Scrivener Export

Open the Scrivener project you wish to export and select the Draft (renamed to the project title in this example) item in the Binder. This will capture the entire manuscript. Now choose the File > Export >Files option to display the options sheet you see here. Choose the filename and directory for the exported file then select the Rich Text With Attachments (.rtfd) option. I only want the manuscript exported so I unchecked all export options. When you’re ready, click Export.

Now all I have to do is drag the exported file into Ulysses for Mac. It will create a group for the manuscript and add each text item as a sheet. My images moved with the texts too. I did have to clean up the titles of each sheet. They were brought into Ulysses as bold text so I am changing them to the appropriate level heading as I review and edit the manuscript.

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The imported project in Ulysses

One thought on “Moving to Ulysses Made Easy

  1. Ralph Oser

    On Sunday, September 25, 2016, Moultrie Creek Gazette wrote:

    > Denise Olson posted: “I had been slowly moving writing projects from > Scrivener to Ulysses using the always tedious copy/paste option. > Fortunately, the latest version of Ulysses for Mac includes a quick and > easy way to move an entire project in minutes. Here’s how . . . Open” >

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