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wide table in a two-column document

I have a two-column LyX document. I want to add a table that will be as wide as the entire page, so that it will not have to be squeezed into a single column. I found some suggestions: table too wide ...
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Importing LaTeX table code into LyX

I create tables in a spreadsheet program, convert them to LaTeX code and then use an ERT to import into my LyX document. When I paste the LaTeX code the entire thing turns out very ugly looking. The ...
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In LyX, what is the most standard way to type a system of equations?

I have a system of equations and would like the alignment to be done on the equal sign. phi_{t+1} = F\xi_{t} y_t = A'X_t \theta_t = \mu + \epsilon_t What is the most standard way ...
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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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In LyX: Skipping numbers in enumerate and changing symbol of enumeration

I would like to skip numbers in a list. Consider the following example: \begin{enumerate} \item text1 \item[3.] text2 \item[22.] text3 \end{enumerate} However, I cannot figure out how to do this in ...
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How to apply alternate row coloring in a longtable in LyX?

In attempting to apply an alternate table row coloring (using xcolor) in a longtable, one confronts, sooner or later, problems in compiling a PDF. In xcolor's documentation it is clearly stated, ...
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Use custom latex package in LyX

I just downloaded the package stmaryrd and have a LyX LaTeX Beamer document in which I want to insert some symbols with this package (\llbracket). Is there a way to make LyX include the package in the ...
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Spacing problem at List of Figures

I use Lyx 2.1, document class : Report. My problem is that the titles of figures are written on the numbers at List of Figures.
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How to prevent distributing vertically over whole page in Lyx?

I work with the documentclass book (koma-script) in Lyx. In the final pdf, all text, pictures, etc., are distributed vertically over the whole page. I prefer to put them on the page from the top with ...
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Change font for units with \unit (In LyX, \unittwo)

Using the command (defined in units.sty) \unit[value]{dimensions}, the dimensions are set using \mathrm. I am working on a presentation that uses the standard Beamer sans serif font (can't remember ...
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how to decouple alignment of rows within a column in LyX?

How do I decouple the paragraph alignment of rows within a column in LyX? I would like my top row to be aligned in the centre, and all subsequent (content) rows to be aligned left. However, whenever ...
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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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Numbering equations with LyX

I am using LyX with layout report for my thesis. I would like to have numbering on my equations but dont know how to do it. I'd like the first number to show the chapter and the second one the number ...
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How do I realize an arrow representing “line numbers” in LyX?

I want to draw an arrow, who shall represent line numbers like in the following screenshot. I struggeled with xymatrix, but this doesn't seem to be the right approach. Any ideas?
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amsfonts become pixelated in PDF

I'm completely new to LaTeX. I've downloaded LyX 1.6.8 which uses MiKTeX 2.9, so there is probably some markup which is not required. When I create a PDF from this a bitmap font of AMSFonts is used. ...
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Beamer Presentation: Stepwise Uncover Images

I don't even know if this is possible, but here goes: I'm writing slides for an upcoming presentation using the default LyX Beamer template. I am also using the uncover everything in a stepwise ...
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Lyx Templates site

Does anyone know of a site which collates Lyx templates and provides previews of how they look? I don't just mean thesis layouts but also letters, essays and all sorts. Many thanks in advance.
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Highlighting a line in program listings in lyx

I am not able to find how i can highlight a particular line of code in program listings. Syntax highlighting seems to work but I dont need particular language keywords to be highlighted. e.g. for the ...
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LyX and TeX Live Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

When I had installed LyX on Windows 7, it had installed MiKTeX along with it. On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I had been using TeX Live and TexStudio together. However, I would like to use LyX as I am more used ...
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Parentheses changing size depending on what's in them?

Very simple problem, but very confusing. When I type \left( \frac{\partial f}{\partial x } \right)^2 I get smaller parentheses but when I type the same thing but with y instead of x, i.e. \left( ...
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Loss of figure subsection numbers when using mainmatter

I recently added \frontmatter, \mainmatter, etc. with the \numberwithin setting for my figures and tables into a document, but now my figures are no longer numbered by subsection on export. Inside ...
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List of BibTeX references in PDF using LyX

I have a list of references created in BibTex and now I'm trying to put in in LyX, to then create a PDF. I tried doing: Insert -> List -> BibTex Bibliography and I get a grey box saying BibTex ...
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LyX + SyncTeX + Document Viewer Evince

I am running LyX 2.0.2 in Ubuntu 12.04 and using the default PDF viewer Evince. I want to setup SyncTeX to go back and forth between the document and the source, at the right position in the text. ...
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How to make unavailable document classes available for LyX on Macbook?

I have a problem with making unavailable document classes available for LyX on Mac OS X. I have installed LyX and MacTeX (latest versions). I can see the nature class in TeX information of LyX, but ...
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Syntax Highlight in “Insert TeX code” in LyX?

Is it possible to show syntax highlighting in the "Insert TeX code" boxes in LyX? This would be very handy when one wants to input something longer using code.
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LTR bibliography in a RTL document

I have a Lyx document in Hebrew(RTL Language), while all the sources are in English(LTR Language). Therefore, I've added \selectlanguage{english} before the bibliography, and \selectlanguage{hebrew} ...
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Lyx cross-referencing between branches

I'm writing a paper in LyX, of which there are two versions -- a short and a long version. I've created two branches in the (single) LyX file, and will switch them on and off appropriately. I'd like ...
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Making document classes in LyX available

I'm writing a letter in LyX, and I want to choose a document class for it. (I don't like the default letter.) Looking at Document -> Settings -> Document class, I see that most classes are ...
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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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equations that are too large to fit on one line

I have an equation that is too long to fit on one line: x = a + b + c + d + e + f as an example of what it looks like. What is the correct way to handle this? Do i break it up over multiple lines? ...
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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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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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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 typeset converge in probability in lyx or latex?

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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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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How to perform keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl+I for italics or Ctrl+U for underlining in LyX?

Every time I try to use the aforementioned keyboard shortcuts, LyX says "Command Disabled". How do I activate these shortcuts?
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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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Spellchecker in Lyx 2.1.4 Does Not Work

I just upgraded to Lyx 2.1.4 from Lyx 2.1.3 and the spellchecker does not work -- it asks if I want to start from the beginning and then closes like it found no errors. I am using Windows 7 with a ...
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Begin enumerate from zero in LyX beamer

I am making a presentation using beamer in LyX. Is it possible to have a numbered list (enumerate) starting with zero (0) instead of one (1)?
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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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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 do you install a module in Lyx?

How do you install a module in Lyx? I find this site is not helpful enough: http://wiki.lyx.org/Layouts/Modules
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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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In Lyx, how to change “Part I” with some other text

I'm using the article class. When creating a new part, I would like to change "Part 1" to "Experiment 1", "Part 2" to "Experiment 2" and so on, followed by my part title. How can I do that? I've ...
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changing spacing of caption

I'm creating a figure using LyX. I would like the spacing of the caption below the figure to be 1.3. Is there an easy way to accomplish this? Setting the spacing to 1.3 for the entire document using ...
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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 ...