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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.

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Write into Document->Settings->Preamble:

\usepackage{enumitem}
\setenumerate{label=A)}
\setenumerate[2]{label=a)}

For deeper values use also [3], [4]. 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.

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Thanks for the answer. Is there a way to have these settings apply to a specific enumerate environment? For example, in one part of the document I want the highest level symbol to be letters, and in another part of the document I want the highest level symbol to be numbers. –  Gus Mar 23 '11 at 15:42

in preamble

\renewcommand{\theenumi}{\alph{enumi}} \renewcommand{\theenumii}{\arabic{enumii}} \renewcommand{\labelenumii}{\theenumii.}

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