{lyx} specifically is for questions about the LyX document-authoring application, that uses LaTeX for typesetting. Check that your problem isn't really a LaTeX problem before using this tag: export your file as LaTeX and try to compile this to find out.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
31 views

Issue with inserting a custom cover page

I am a beginner of latex and I use lyx as my tool. I finished my document with Lyx and found a cover page template from here(the first template in the page) I copied the code into my lyx file in the ...
3
votes
1answer
99 views

LyX linguistics module - table within example

Using LyX with the linguistics module. I want to have a table as a Numbered Example. When I insert a table float after the example, the number appears after the table on the PDF, rather than before ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

LyX: Blank box in available citations

Despite having entered a 'BibTeX Generated Bibliography' reading a bib-file placed in the same folder as the LyX files, I am - for some of my lyx documents - not able to access the references in that ...
4
votes
2answers
28 views

LyX errors in exporting (PDF (XeTex)) URL's containing # to footnotes of Book document

LyX 2.1.2, Linux Ubuntu/Linux Mint package version refuses to print (Export: PDF (XeTex)) URL's (internet addresses) containing the pound sign # to .pdf IN FOOTNOTES, whereas it prints such addresses ...
0
votes
2answers
501 views

Creating an organization chart and flowchart in Lyx

I use Lyx 2.1, document class : report. I want to make these two schemes with Lyx : 1-organization chart : 2- flowchart :
2
votes
1answer
93 views

How to make gv (DOT) files work under LyX

I'm using LyX. After adding this gv file using Insert->Graphics, LyX automatically generated a perfect preview of the file, as expected. However, when I try to export or get a preview using dvi ...
5
votes
3answers
3k views

LyX enumeration style from numbers to letters

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Spacing between consecutive displayed equations

I'm trying to adjust the spacing between several display equations, without having to put them in AMS align environment. I inserted several display equations in a row, each creating its own new line, ...
0
votes
0answers
107 views

LYX: how to mark power set?

This is my first time here and I did my best to figure out if such a question is in place here. If I missed something I apologize. My questions is how can I mark a power set in the lyx document ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

How to add additional references(which are not journals/papers) to the bibtex exported from Mendeley?

I have created a folder which contains a list of scientific journals/papers in Mendeley and then exported the list to .bib file But there is no provision to add something like datasheet or website or ...
1
vote
1answer
699 views

Lyx on Ubuntu 14.04: Spell checker has no dictionaries

Situation: I'm trying to spell check for German in Lyx on Ubuntu 14.04. Currently I'm having Enchant selected under Preferences, but I'm open to any alternative to gain "in document" spell checking ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

Ș and ș: the “character is uncodable in verbatim paragraphs” error

I am using LyX 2.1.2 and upon pressing ctrl+l to insert a new tex code and writing \title{Și e ușor} I got the error Character is uncodable in verbatim paragraphs referring to the two ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Copyright notice overlapping with text in Lyx [duplicate]

I have a copyright notice on my IEEE Journal that is overlapping with my text while using Lyx and I am not sure why it is happening or what I can do to fix the problem. I have tried looking up ways ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

Custom tabulation in enumeration

I want to make a simple document with some exercises and I need to make a list. What I expected is something like MS Word, with a tabulation at left. But I get this: LyX: PDF: I want to get ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

Grammar checker at Lyx on Windows 7

I know that there are some tools which can check for grammar mistakes if you run lyx under linux, so I wonder if there is any similar tool compatible with windows
2
votes
1answer
816 views

Instant preview does not work in LyX 2.1.2 on OS X 10.10 yosemite

After upgrading to OS X 10.10 yosemite, the instant preview of LyX seems broken --- it no longer works. I have tried to reconfigure the LyX both directly and launched through terminal, and neither ...
5
votes
0answers
80 views

What are your favorite lesser-known LyX tips and tricks?

Things that you have learnt from experience which might help others.
1
vote
1answer
18 views

How to use ERT command to long tables that is provided for float table

I have been provided with ERT (Evil Red Text) command which when used for float tables, displays the caption of the table as Table 1.1 in List of Tables. I want to know how I can use such command for ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Lyx in-text citation

I am using Lyx with BibTex, and my references/bibliography is alphabetical. However, when I create a citation in-text for multiple authors, I want the (Author, year#1; Author, year#2) to be ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

tikz-Picture in classicthesis-LyX v4.1

I exported a plot from MATLAB using matlab2tikz into a file testfig.tikz. As written here, I included \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \pgfplotsset{plot coordinates/math ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

Can I make LyX automatically use 'smart' parentheses [\left( \right)] in math mode?

When I type in math mode I always prefer to use the parentheses using \left and \right. Currently, I go into math mode and then press the button on the ribbon that appears in this mode and creates ...
0
votes
4answers
338 views

Presentations that don't take up too much time to create

I am teaching a course in the upcoming semester and am trying to settle on a way to prepare presentations as rapidly as possible. I have used LaTeX beamer for years, and have even contributed some ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

LyX Cross Referencing in Different Language not working

I'm having troubles using the cross referencing system with LyX (version 2.1.1). I place labels on the side of the environment i want to be able to make reference in the future, using the label ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

Hyperref ruins formulas in Lyx 2.1

I am writing lecture notes in LyX 2.1 on Windows and I have recently enabled hyperref in document settings and since then I get strange crossed L marks before every formula I put, e.g.: Anybody ...
1
vote
0answers
77 views

Lyx/Tex installation problems on Linux Mint 17

I've spent two days messing about with this now! If I install TexLive from the repositories, I'm unable to use tlmgr to update it, and Lyx can't find any of the document classes. the "Tex ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

Unable to change the Chapter Number to Roman numeral alone

When I am using the following command \renewcommand\thechapter{\Roman{chapter}} to set the chapter # to roman. It is also changing the subsection numbering to roman. Do you have any idea, why? ...
2
votes
1answer
36 views

How to convert sty and files to LyX layout

I need to import in Lyx the following layout: brain_damage.sty http://gregorywheeler.org/latex/phil-style1.html How can I convert it to a format that LyX can understand?
3
votes
1answer
64 views

A simple line plot in LyX

I am a LyX user and I would like to use a line plot in one of my papers. This is simply a line with few identified points. For me the points of interest are 24, 32 and 38. Could you please tell what ...
2
votes
1answer
58 views

How to insert algorithm pseudocode in Lyx?

recently I found LyX is good for writing notes. But I don't know how to add a piece of algorithm pseudocode in Lyx environment. Could you please help give some advice? Thanks! How could I implement ...
4
votes
1answer
87 views

How to make the Table of Contents, List of Figures, List of Tables to appear in Uppercase?

The following images depict my Lyx doc which gives the first output when converted to PDF. I am looking to capitalize them. I am using Koma documentclass This is the current Latex Preamble: ...
2
votes
1answer
59 views

How do I put color on frame at \xymatrix?

I'm writing *++[o][F-,]{3} at \xymatrix for example. How can I make that the 3 will be green and the frame at red? And one more Q please: How can I make the *++[o][F-,]{3} that will be more dark? ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views
3
votes
2answers
56 views

Pasting vs typing into LyX

I have this bit of LaTeX code. f(n)=\begin{cases}n/2&\mbox{if }n\equiv0\\(3n+1)/2&\mbox{if}n\equiv1.\end{cases}\pmod{2} I want to see it rendered in my LyX document. If I copy and ...
0
votes
0answers
60 views

Why doesn't Version Control option under File menu work in LyX v2.1.1?

LyX for Windows. Any separate package required? I get the following error : Some problem occured while running the command: ci -q -u -i -t-"init" "Thesis.lyx"
-1
votes
0answers
63 views

How to set a uniform font size for chapter names? [closed]

How can I change the font size of chapter names in LyX?
1
vote
1answer
38 views

How to use double line in Lyx tables

I want to have double lines in the top row in my tables in lyx. I searched through the site but could not find how to do this.
1
vote
0answers
24 views
1
vote
1answer
41 views

How to set a 5 spaces indentation from the left for all paragraphs in LyX?

In each chapter now the first paragraph is not indented. But, to get all paragraphs to be equally indented I need some steps.
1
vote
0answers
25 views

Custom color in keywordstyle for listings under LyX [duplicate]

There are several Questions and Answers regarding the use of listings under LyX. And they mention, or explain, how to enable syntax highlighting. While this is easy to achieve, my attempt to use a ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Run an external script from within lyx

Is it possible to run external scripts from within lyx, passing information about the current file as arguments? I am thinking of usecases like Interacting with file versioning software not ...
2
votes
1answer
80 views

Overwrite \def to check if the command exists?

LyX supports math-macros, but sadly when passed to the latex processor, they are defined by a \def rather than a newcommand. I have found overwriting commands (e.g. using \def\v{\mathbf{v}}) to ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

LyX doesn't know `eqref`?

LyX somehow can't use eqref. (I use version 2.0.2 and wouldn't want to update, if possible, since I've set up everything in a very specific way and wouldn't like a new version to perhaps tamper with ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

What characters cannot be in LyX file name?

After wasting a good deal of time, I re-discovered that LyX file names cannot contain apostrophes, otherwise the typesetting doesn't work. I kept getting a "pdflatex.exe has stopped working" error. ...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

file exporting DRAFT notation [closed]

I am exporting my lyx file to pdf by going to File -> Export -> PDF (pdflaetx) However, when I open my exported pdf file I get a notation at the top of some of the pages with the word DRAFT followed ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

Cannot copy Red Evil Text in LyX on Windows

I just installed the latest version of LyX for Windows (2.1.2). When I copy a RET and paste it, all I get is the first line of the RET. For example, I click Ctrl-L, enter some lines ("abc", "def", ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

How can I get LyX to compile child documents selectively?

I am writing a book using LyX. The book is divided into parts which contain chapters. The book publisher, whose LyX layout file I am using, requires the references to be listed by chapters. I am, as a ...
2
votes
1answer
66 views

I need occasional Hebrew letters in my English text

I am writing a humanities work in book format with LyX 2.1.2 in Linux Mint 17. I need text output in PDF format in an English language document with a few occasional words in Greek, and Hebrew. I ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Letting Lyx ignore margins for equations only

I'm using the default article template in lyx. I want to add one exception to it's margins preferences - Let equation break margins. I want that in order allow long oneliner-equations.
2
votes
0answers
45 views

Lyx how to call a local .sty file

I created a .sty file that I used locally with a tex file. I mean that I put the tex and the styfile on the same folder (in my documents) and call the styfile as a \usepackage{mycustomstyfile} ...
9
votes
3answers
2k views

Shortcut for typewriter font/style in Lyx?

I want to format part of a paragraph in typewriter font. Is there a shortcut to quickly switch to the typewriter font in Lyx? Or even better: is there a concept like character styles in Lyx so that I ...