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Questions tagged [lyx]

Lyx is an open source document processor running on many Unix platforms (including MacOS X), OS/2, and under Windows/Cygwin.

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Shortcut to insert \linebreak{} in lyx

I would like to define a shortcut in lyx 2.3.1 (ubuntu 18.04) to insert a \linebreak{}, so that the current line is split into two, and I can insert several empty lines this way. How should I enter ...
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How to make keyboard shortcut that do more then one thing

In LyX, how to make a keyboard shortcut that make more then one thing? e.g. Bold + Italic... Thank you!
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How can I change the background color of a cell in LyX?

I have a table in LyX: How can I change the background color of one cell, or alternate the background color between rows?
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LyX export is broken on Mint 16?

I've tried LyX Version 2.0.6 from Software Center and 2.0.7 from 3rd party PPA. In both versions, clicking the view button to create a PDF does nothing. There is no error shown, it just has no effect. ...
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Preserving Paragraphs When Pasting into Lyx

So very annoyingly: When you copy and paste from say Word into LyX, you lose all your paragraphs, emboldenings, etc. Is there any way to preserve these things?
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How can I embed a slide from a presentation package in LyX?

I'm writing a document and I'd like to include a slide from a presentation in .PDF format verbatim. How can I do that? Do I want to mess with ImageMagick or something?
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Disable MathML output of eLyXer

eLyXer is a standalone LyX to HTML converter. In the resulting file, equations are formatted as MathML, and the file itself starts with an XML tag. This causes two problems: LibreOffice does not ...
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Is there a natural math translator for matlab?

I was wondering if someone has used a tool that can write math in a natural way, like in math type or LyX and then translate it to Matlab syntax for easy function entering PS I know it can be done in ...
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Adding programming code into LaTex / LyX

Maybe I'm just being thick, but I can't find any sensible way to simply paste in my (python) code into latex without losing all the indent information (kinda important for python). Anyone got any ...
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How to embed Graphviz in LyX?

I want to embed dot scripts within .lyx files, I added the following line: (In document LaTeX preamble: ) \usepackage{graphviz} however, latex errored: LaTeX Error: File `graphviz.sty' not found.
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How can I make LyX work with Beamer on Windows 7?

What do I need to install and/or do to use LyX for Beamer documents on Windows 7? I've installed LyX and MiKTeX, but when I try to create a new Beamer document, I get an error.
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Are there any niceties for dealing with custom [LaTeX] environments in LyX? [closed]

I have some LaTeX environments and commands I'd like to bind to keyboard shortcuts, and (optimally) have them handled a little better than: <LaTeX env -- "\mycommand{"> regular lyx code <...
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LyX doesn't wrap underlined text

I'm using LyX 1.6.6.1 under Windows XP, and, as the title says, it doesn't wrap underlined text - i.e., the underlined text is "overflowing" outside of the page.
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Using the cases environment in LyX

In LyX, how does one add multiple cases to a cases environment? When I insert the cases template, I get the opening bracket followed by two placeholder boxes, i.e. {□□ I can put as much math in ...
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How do I pick a custom font in Lyx?

How do I pick a custom font using LyX? All I see are options to pick Roman/Serif/Typewriter and then a few preset faces. I have hundreds of fonts on my system and want to be able to use them.
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Don't number chapters

I am working on a school project, and I do not want to use chapters, and I want sections to be "the most important" style. Right now, sections are numbered n.m, where n is the chapter (0), and m is ...
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Converting a Lyx document to MS Word

I've made several attempts of converting a Lyx document to MS Word , or RTF, and failed. I'm working with a moderately complex document, involving external includes ( Java code, Child documents ), ...
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