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Custom title font in LyX

(My first problem of compiling at all is solved, so I'm now posing a slightly different question). Hi, I'd like some help with producing handouts for my students. I'm using LyX as I'm far from fluent ...
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In LyX, is it possible to customize the special characters (specifically symbols)? [closed]

This could be a problem to many newcomers to LyX (and LaTeX in general), who are migrating from word processors; the story is that first I try to insert a special character, an arrow for example, so I ...
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Adding empty lines for readability

I'm a new user of LyX, and reading the tutorial I found that I can't add freely spaces and empty lines to the LaTeX code, since it's about formatting the text, and it's done by the compiler. I can ...
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How to add my name on every page corner in Lyx?

My teacher has asked me to add my name on every page of my report. Is there a nice way of doing this so my name appears in a subtle way?
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Defining shortcuts in LyX

I am used to typing in Tex (since am a member of math.stackexhange), I decided to use an editor to help my with the typing and based on recommendations I installed LyX (I am very new to this and a ...
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Document class not available

I'm new to LyX, and using LyX 2.0 for Windows. When I select a template from "File"->"New from template" it shows a alert with title "document class not available" containing the text like ...
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LyX – is there a way to substitute variables in math formulas?

Suppose I want to replace x^{n_{1}}y^{n_{2}}z^{n_{3}} with x^{m_{1}}y^{m_{2}}z^{m_{3}} Is there a fast way to do this? I am certainly missing this feature from LaTeX editors like gvim and kile. ...
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How to write a vertical vector in LaTeX for LyX

I can't work out how to write a vertical (two dimensional) vector, with brackets spanning two lines. Do you know how to write it for LyX?
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How do I prevent LyX from using fontenc by default?

All of the documents I create with LyX have \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} in the preamble, which causes problems when I use certain classes or try to switch from pdfLaTaX to XeTeX (for example). Is ...
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Typeset a system of equations in LyX

I want to create an system of equation in LyX, like this: Can anyone help me?
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Lyx itemize returning to last number

I would like to have the following output: Text (a) Text Text Text That is, after a subitem, I want to return to the last number without creating a new one. Is there any way to do this without ...
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How to reduce Program-Listing line spacing in LyX

Using LyX 2.06. I have a standard document with 1.5 line spacing, but I want my program listings to use 1.0 line spacing. Is there a simple way to do this?
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Lyx is ignoring typewriter font setting for program listings

I'm using Lyx's Insert|Program Listing to insert a code listing into my document. Unfortunately, Lyx seems to ignore the Typewriter font selection I made in DocumentOptions under Fonts ⇒ ...
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Footnote indentation on first page

Using LyX. While I can remove the indentation of the footnotes on subsequent pages, with \usepackage[flushmargin]{footmisc}, the first footnote---really a thanks---with address information stays ...
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Simplify itemize commands typesetting

If your document use itemize a lot of time, you are likely to get fed up putting \begin{}...\end{}. Is there any better way to do this? Something like a org mode of emacs use or lyx use?
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Which commands does LyX run to generate PDF (pdflatex) and other export formats?

What commands should I run manually to repeat all the steps LyX makes to generate a final output (like pdflatex PDF) for a specific document? I need it for using in a report generator written in ...
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Using LyX, how do you put a table and a figure side by side and caption them Table XX and Figure XX?

I have found solutions for them to be done in normal TeX, but how do I do this in LyX? What I wish to obtain is something like that shown in Table and Figure side-by-side with Table caption above, ...
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LyX and Summation

I am using the latest version of LyX and I am having trouble getting the limits to work at all. Ideally, I'd like to be able to place the summation limits above and below the sigma. However, at this ...
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Reducing the title spacing

I use LyX. When I use the "Title" environment under article(hebrew), it uses very big spacings between it and the rest of the document. How do I control the spacing and make it use a compact title so ...
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LyX: Insert bullet list inside table cell

I want to add a bullet list inside a cell, but .. I can't.
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How to make “claim” environments look like “theorem” environment?

I am using LyX 2.0.5 with document class article and 'Theorems (AMS)' in the modules. From what I understand, the claim environment copies its style from the remark environment. I'd like it to copy ...
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single column abstract in an article and delete date below title

I am using LyX to prepare my journal for publication using article style. I use double column article. When I choose abstract from left panel, the abstract turns out to be in left-column in double ...
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Change hyphenation patterns only for a chapter

I am currently writing a book in Italian using LyX and I use \usepackage[italian]{babel} in the preamble. However, I need to write a chapter of this book in a different language. How can I change ...
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Place figures at the bottom of a page

Does anyone know how to place figures at the bottom of a page ? At the moment, it automatically goes at the top of a new page... I am using LyX.
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Can I change the paragraph spacing in LyX UI?

In LyX user interface, there is a good-enough large space between a chapter text and the next paragraph, but between the paragraphs there is no space and it makes harder to see the structure of what I ...
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How to restrict tables under same section

I have a problem in managing tables in LyX. Problem is that I need tables under the same section, but I could not. Can anybody help me in this regard?
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How to align bibliography to the left

I am using a custom bibliography style I created with makebst. For some reason, the references are not aligned to the left, only the first line is aligned to the left and the rest seems to be ...
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Two math sections of the same type in a row?

Whenever I try to create two sections of the same type in a row LyX unites them as if they were one. I write a definition, press ENTER for a new line, and then want to write another definition on that ...
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Table, Figure, and Listing prefixes

Background Using LyX and KOMA Script to author a technical manual. Problem The documents are strewn with the following references: \ref{fig:Example-Database-Type} When converted to PDF, this ...
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greek encodings under lyx

In my newly installed linux machine (Fedora 19), editing a formerly working document under lyx, I get: Package fontenc Error: Encoding file 'lgrenc.def' not found and in fact I see that the dir ...
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Need figure to break/ignore page margin (LyX)

I'm writing a report in LyX (using a personalized classicthesis-LyX) and I have troubles with my figures. What I want is to force a figure to break the page margin in order to center it (without ...
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Add pdf slides to a lyx document?

I want to add the pdf slides into a lyx document. That means: for each page in pdf document insert it to the lyx document and seperate it from other slides. I need it for adding notes to lectures. In ...
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How to line-number 1,5,10,15,20,25… in Program Listing in Lyx

I basically want every 5th line numbered, but would like to keep to 5,10,15,20,... as that seems intuitive to readers. So that means 1,5,10,15,... The first gap is 4, all subsequent ones are 5. Is ...
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insert -> Senseless!

Working with LyX, I opened the Insert menu in order to insert a label. Accidentally, my mouse selected something else, I don't know what, and before I knew it, I saw the phrase "Senseless!!!" in the ...
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Theorem/Definition/Lemma/etc independent numbering in Lyx

I am using the Koma-script book class in Lyx. By default, theorems, definitions, lemmas, and so on, follow the same numbering. So after "Theorem 1" comes "Definition 2", then "Lemma 3", and so on, ...
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Adding citations as I write and not at the end of my writing

I'm using LyX for writing my article. And I want to add a bibtex library to add references for it. I can do that and then add citations from that library without a problem. But the thing is, I'm ...
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Cross reference in LyX

I would like to use the \autoref function in LyX, so that when I refer to a labeled figure or theorem, it is typeset as "Figure #" or "Theorem #". According to this answer, I can redefine the \ref ...
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prevent indentation of a paragraph

In Lyx, by default most paragraphs are indented (except at beginning of section and after lists). How can I cancel the indentation for specific paragraphs?
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Using “bibitem” in LyX

How do I use \bibitem style bibliography in LyX without the ERT? Right now I prepare the @article style bibliography in a file (say) references.bib. Then I go: Insert => List/TOC => BibTeX ...
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Make volume bold in custom bibliography style .bst

Since I could not find the style that met my teacher's requirements for the bibliography I have to do, I created my own bst with latex makebst on my mac. I had chosen to make the volume bold but it ...
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Lyx 2.0 Formatted references to theorem/lemma/claim environments

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 ...
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What is the equivalent to the german “Symbolverzeichnis” and how is it realizable in Lyx?

In mathematical books you have sometimes (in addition to the index of words) a list of symbols with a short description. In German it is called "Symbolverzeichnis". Is this somehowe realizable within ...
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What shell commands are executed by LyX View menus?

For a variety of reasons, I'm using LyX as my primary LaTeX document creation tool, but I want to avoid doing things or relying on features of LyX that make it hard to use other tools as well. While ...
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How to reduce font size of TOC on lyx beamer

I am using a LyX beamer template which can be downloaded from this link. I'm having trouble with a large TOC, which can't fit on one page. How can I reduce the font size of TOC, so that it can be fit ...
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How to change the way theorems are displayed with LyX?

The theorems are currently all displayed in bold, but I would like to display them in small-caps. My question is much like this one. However, I am using LyX with an AMS style document class, and was ...
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Lyx doesn't compile a kth root

A LyX document I wrote won't compile after I added in a mathematical formula the command root (in fact, \root[k]{\alpha}). I would have written you the code, but the document is long (over than 20 ...
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Make Notes from Lyx into Annotations on the PDF

Lyx Supports Notes. It would be great to have any notes in lyx show up as Annotations in a draft produced PDF. For example: LyX: PDF: The use case I have in mind is when showing this draft ...
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Align text in tables in LyX

I want to align the text of one of my tables like this: However, I got this: The header of the table are centered and rotated (in case of the first column header) and the rest of the text are ...
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Problems using Expert Fonts

I recently purchased an expert font, Calluna (exljbris). There is only one problem when using the font: The font is encoded with Old Style numbers by default. I don't know how to access the Lining ...
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Writing a thesis in Lyx using a Latex Template - What am I doing wrong?

I'm looking to write my thesis in Lyx as I'm impressed with all the document handling features. I have found, what is called, a Latex template for my university's thesis here: ...