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I am looking for this symbol:

I have seen it in the tutorials and manuals in menu Help. I think it's the code:

\lyxarrow{}

But in the example it isn't code; I can see:

• Open a new file with File ▷ New

Edit: I know i can put the triangle writing $\triangleright$ but I'm looking for how to write using the menu. I want to see the triangle in the text directly, without input ERT.

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You should use the techniques described in How to look up a symbol? –  Werner Apr 6 '13 at 17:21
    
Detexify yields \triangleright in math mode (so surround it by $...$). –  Werner Apr 6 '13 at 17:24
    
    
I know i can put the triangle writing $\triangleright$ but I'm looking for how to write using the menu. I want to see the triangle in the text directly, without input ERT. Thnx! –  norbux Apr 6 '13 at 18:59
    
@norbux Okay. I'm updating my answer... (I did not get informed about your last comment, just found it while checking back. In the case, you want to notify me directly, please use @e-birk in your comment, or comment on my answer.) –  e-birk Apr 6 '13 at 19:31
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up vote 6 down vote accepted

Using "View > View Source" you already correctly discovered that LyX uses \lyxarrow. But what is the definition of that?

Looking at the beginning of the LaTeX code preview (choose "Complete Source" or "Preamble Only" under "View Source") you will find

\DeclareRobustCommand*{\lyxarrow}{%
\@ifstar
{\leavevmode\,$\triangleleft$\,\allowbreak}
{\leavevmode\,$\triangleright$\,\allowbreak}}

Hence, it is \triangleright in this case.

Update: In LyX, you can insert this symbol using "Insert > Special Character > Menu Separator".

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Great! Thank you! –  norbux Apr 6 '13 at 19:50
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