Instead of marking up the text with bold or emphasis, I read (and agree) that it is better to define a command, or environment, that describes the content. Then apply text formatting later.
In LyX, it is trivial to highlight and make bold a Windows directory name. For example
Many such paths exist in the document I am writing. What I would like to do is create a new layout/style called
filename that describes the content:1
\ is the escape character. This means that the backslash must be transformed:
filename command is defined as follows:
Is there another way to define the
filename command that does not mandate the use of
$\backslash$ everywhere; rather keep using the literal
\ character? Something like:
(I want to temporarily disable the special meaning of backslash.)
1 What I really want to do is define my own styles/layouts in LyX while using the KOMA Script v2 class. However, the documentation on this aspect has insufficient detail for me to extend the class. That way I can simply highlight the text and apply the style, rather than resorting to LaTeX and ERT within LyX.