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In Lyx 2.0, I'm trying to use a formatted reference to a claim, but I cannot get the "formatted" part, i.e. I can't get it to typeset "claim" as well as the claim number.

I'm using modules "Theorems (Numbered by type)" and "Theorems (Numbered by type within sections)". I have a paragraph in the "Claim" environment, with a label "claim:1". (I got the "claim:" part in there by editing ../Resources/layouts/theorems-refprefix.inc, but I had the same behavior before I made this change.) I later put in a formatted reference which generates tex code as "\claimref{1}". This typesets to "... 1.1 ..." in the output, i.e. just section and claim counter number. What I'd like to see is "... claim 1.1 ..."

If I change these claims to theorem environments AND delete and remake the labels (so "thm:1") and update the references, the formatted reference typesets the word "theorem" for the reference, as desired. Lemma does not seem to work (though I may not have remade all the lables.)

I do see Lyx adding this to the preamble:


I also see

  {\def\RSthmtxt{theorem~}\newref{thm}{name = \RSthmtxt}}

which I can't trace the origin of, but it may explain why theorem works.

Any ideas?

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The involved package is refstyle –  egreg Jul 4 '12 at 7:49
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Add to the document preamble (Document --> Settings --> LaTeX preamble)


and it will probably work. As mentioned by egreg in the comments, the refstyle package is used, and you have to tell it what it should insert for labels starting with claim:.

refstyle also provides commands for start-of-sentence references (capital letter) and plural forms, and the words to insert in these cases can also be specified, e.g.


I don't know, however, how to make LyX use these, other than through using an ERT, with e.g. \Claimref{claim:1}. See the refstyle documentation for details.


Copy the following code to an empty file and save as a .lyx file, e.g. example.lyx. Open in LyX and compile. Screenshots of LyX view and PDF below.

#LyX 2.0 created this file. For more info see http://www.lyx.org/
\lyxformat 413
\textclass article
\use_default_options true
\maintain_unincluded_children false
\language english
\language_package default
\inputencoding auto
\fontencoding global
\font_roman default
\font_sans default
\font_typewriter default
\font_default_family default
\use_non_tex_fonts false
\font_sc false
\font_osf false
\font_sf_scale 100
\font_tt_scale 100

\graphics default
\default_output_format default
\output_sync 0
\bibtex_command default
\index_command default
\paperfontsize default
\spacing single
\use_hyperref false
\papersize default
\use_geometry false
\use_amsmath 1
\use_esint 1
\use_mhchem 1
\use_mathdots 1
\cite_engine basic
\use_bibtopic false
\use_indices false
\paperorientation portrait
\suppress_date false
\use_refstyle 1
\index Index
\shortcut idx
\color #008000
\secnumdepth 3
\tocdepth 3
\paragraph_separation indent
\paragraph_indentation default
\quotes_language english
\papercolumns 1
\papersides 1
\paperpagestyle default
\tracking_changes false
\output_changes false
\html_math_output 0
\html_css_as_file 0
\html_be_strict false


\begin_layout Section

\begin_layout Claim
\begin_inset CommandInset label
LatexCommand label
name "claim:claim1"


I hereby claim that I don't use LyX.

\begin_layout Theorem
\begin_inset CommandInset label
LatexCommand label
name "thm:1"


LyX makes some things harder.

\begin_layout Standard
Inserting references: 
\begin_inset CommandInset ref
LatexCommand formatted
reference "thm:1"


\begin_inset CommandInset ref
LatexCommand formatted
reference "claim:claim1"





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Thanks very much for the suggestions, explicit and implicit! :) I really appreciate your work. –  jspencer Feb 19 '13 at 0:32
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