I'd like to use, for this specific instance, letter style enumeration [ like a) b) c) ] . I realize that I can nest one enumerate environment in another and the style will change, but I don't want a dangling "1." from the topmost enumerate environment.
For deeper values use also , . Inside LyX you will still see the 1. If you want to change this too, then you'll have to rewrite your LyX layout file.
Use the default "Numbered list" [^P E], then ctrl+click over a list element. Select "Custom Item". You will see the default symbols but you will get also a "Custom Item" box:
If you don't want the change to occur globally, then add this code right before the enumeration (and resotre right after, if needed).
In the preamble, use the
and format is a macro consisting of enumerators and styles.
The style can be any of the following:
The enumerator can be any of the following:
I personally prefer the