I am working on a multi-file document in LyX (my thesis) and occasionally have problems where LyX seems to rely on old version of intermediate files when updating the PDF output. Is there an easy way to force a clean/refresh from scratch within LyX?
For example, I have a separate LyX file that uses exclusively raw LaTeX (in ERT mode) to define acronyms that are shared across chapters. I then conditionally include this file in each chapter to enable building stand-alone chapters for review. The problem is that when I make and save changes (e.g. spelling) to an existing entry in the acronym file, the changes do not automatically show up in the PDF output on the next view "Update" (Shift-⌘-R) or if the PDF preview is build with "View" (⌘-R). As a work around, I have forced a refresh by adding a new dummy entry to the acronym list, which apparently forces LyX to rebuild the temp files in a different way.
I have experienced similar issues with other non-plain text edits.
Any ideas of how to force a complete temp file re-build when updating the view?
I am aware of the low-level (La)TeX answers from this post but am looking for a LyX specific method, ideally one available through the graphical interface.
Environment: LyX 2.0.4, pdfLatex, Mac OSX 10.7.4