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I'm a new user for lyx, and I am wondering how you can put the p above that right arrow?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

You can insert the LaTeX command overset:

a \overset{p}{\to} b

Just insert it as red text.

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This is natively possible in LyX (as many other math commands!).

Start math mode (e.g., by Ctrl+M). Then type

\overset + space + \to + space + up (cursor key) + p + space

This produces overset-to.

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Why CW? This perfectly answers the OPs question. – Daniel Apr 17 '13 at 22:25
Yes, but "how to do it in LyX" really is the point here. You answered it and deserve the rep; the chance (and necessity) for somebody else to contribute further to this answer is pretty low, so CW doesn't make a lot of sense here. – Daniel Apr 18 '13 at 5:33
@Daniel Thanks, changed! I'll keep this in mind for future... – e-birk Apr 18 '13 at 20:13

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