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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 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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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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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: ...
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Using a new document class/template with LyX?

I tried googling this elsewhere but I'm new to LaTeX and extremely confused about certain things. Basically I downloaded MikteX and I'm using the latest version of Lyx with it. Now all I basically ...
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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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Finding cross references in Lyx

Is there any way to find all the cross references to a label in a LyX document? One solution is to search through the source file, but I was wondering if there is anything provided in the GUI.
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classic thesis lyx language problem

What changes (in the tex-configure file i guess) should i make to use this package in greek language? when i export it to pdflatex the text is gibberish. i think this is the relevant part ...
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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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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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Ruled Algorithms in columns/minipages

I'm using Benoit Guillon's algo styles for Lyx (at http://bgu.perso.libertysurf.fr/) in 2.0 to get nice algorithms ruled with line numbers. This is just a wrapper for the algorithm and algorithmic ...
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Similar header format for my company

I need to reproduce the following header format: Please help; I'm a completely starter at LaTeX or TeX. I work with LyX and this is included in the document's preamble: \usepackage{fancyhdr} ...
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How to add Go to the programming languages list in Lyx

I'm adding Go code to my document via 'Insert->Program Listing' in Lyx. The language Go is not available in the language dropdown in the settings. Is there an easy way to add Go syntax ...
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How can I add a blank page before the title of a book in tex or lyx?

I was trying to make a little booklet in Lyx. I want to export it to .pdf and then use to brochure-print function of adobe reader. Anyway I need to put an extra blank page in before the title page so ...
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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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Automatic equation numbering in LyX

I would like to create automatic numbering of equations in LyX. when I entered \renewcommand\[{\begin{equation}} \renewcommand\]{\end{equation}} for the "equation" environment it worked. However, ...
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Vertical spacing in multi-line title

Using LyX I have set the document to 1.5 spacing and it is applying to my title causing a weird space since my title goes into a second line. Other places in the document changing the paragraph ...
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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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renewcommand cite with one or two arguments

I need to renewcommand \cite. I used the following: \let\citeOld\cite \renewcommand{\cite}[1]{{\mbox{\citeOld{#1}}}} and works correctly for citations like \cite{Taylor}. The problem is that if I ...
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Unreasonable orphans in lines (classicthesis)

I am using classicthesis in Lyx, and I run into some weird orphans. From what I can see, there are no reasons for them to occur (see image for two examples). I am using this package in my ...
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Color pages in specific sections in LyX

To show the difference between my theoretical an practical part, I want to change the background color of the page during practical sections/parts. Until now I used a new paragraph style, which ...
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LyX table border colour

I have a multi-row table in LyX, with black horizontal borders at the top and bottom of the table. I would like to insert other horizontal borders inside the table that are grey rather than black. ...
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Some problems using LyX RTL with equations

I'm really new to the whole LyX(2.0.5.1) thing I'm usually using LibreOffice Writer and it's Latex like "formulas". But I've heard so many good things about LyX, so I've decided to give it a try but ...
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Good format for homeworks in LyX

I am using LyX to type in my homework solutions, but I don't like my format. The homework itself is in the format of questions 1,2,... and each question has sub-questions: 1.1,1.2,... etc In the ...
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Cyrillic sans font in beamer (LyX)

I am trying to use Cyrillic sans-serif font in a beamer presentation. I make it using LyX 2.0.0. The code produced by LyX (exported as plain LaTeX) is %% LyX 2.0.0 created this file. For more info, ...
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Diacritics inside an Epigraph in LyX

I can use letters marked with diacritics in most parts of my document. Now, I'm making an epigraph \epigraph{,evlos t'nac uoy melborp a si ereht fI''\\ ''.ti dnif :evlos nac uoy melborp reisae na si ...
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Change vertical space between numbered formula in LyX

I have inserted serveral (20) Numbered formulas directly behind eachother in LyX 2.0.3. If I export these formulas to the final version in PDF, there is a large vertical space between the formulas. ...
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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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minitoc package adds extra page when used with float and lastpage packages

The minitoc package adds extra page when used with float and lastpage packages. I figured out that this problem can be resolved by loading minitoc package before float and lastpage packages. In LyX ...
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How to exclude code from spell-checking in LyX?

I'm writing a technical document in LyX (version 2.0.5.1 for Windows) and I'm using Hunspell for spell checking. Throughout the text, there are code snippets which I've formatted with the "Code" text ...
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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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How do you remove the vertical distance between references in lyx?

Using LyX, a BibTeX file and the unsrt bibliography style. The program automatically leaves an empty line between each reference, wasting lots of space in the process! Is there any way to force LyX ...
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How to tell LyX to put every sentence on its own line?

I'm planning to write my master thesis using LyX. In order to keep track of recent changes, I want to export the LyX source files to normal LaTeX source files and put these in a Git repository. In the ...
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Correct left aligning items in simplecv (LyX) [closed]

The simplecv class (for LyX), provides the Itemize environment which is defined in simplecv.layout as follows: Style Itemize Margin Static LatexType ...
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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 ...
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Renew command on mbox makes it freeze - Fix subscript size

I'm trying to change the font style of \mbox, but all my tries have failed. All commands I try either have no effect or make pdflatex recursively keep working and never finish and freeze. This makes ...
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Instant preview color in LyX

I'm using the instant preview feature in LyX, which as I understand is based on a LaTeX package of the same name. As I have LyX configured with a dark background - Is there anyway to configure the ...
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disable automatic insertion of \selectlanguage and \inputencoding in LyX

Is there a way to disable LyX's automatic insertion of \selectlanguage and \inputencoding? I like being able to switch languages by hand once in a while, but 99% of the times LyX inserts those ...
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Including .tex file to LyX document

Is it possible to write pure latex to a separate file and then include that in the LyX document. What are the pros and cons of doing that? As far as I understand there are problems with preamble. ...
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natbib: Split Bibliography Into Sections By Entrytype (without using multibib)

What's wrong with multibib? multibib lets me split up my bibliography. But I have to specify manually (by \citeabc or \citedef), which bibliography entry belongs to which section. Also, it's not ...
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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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Cannot insert TiKZ LaTeX code in LyX [closed]

I'm trying to embed TiKZ code in my LyX document. When exporting the document to pdf (pdflatex) I get a blank area instead of the TiKZ output. Here's what I've done: I've added the following two ...
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LyX: Paragraphs ignored in PDF output

I have a document with article class. Here's the minimal example: #LyX 2.0 created this file. For more info see http://www.lyx.org/ \lyxformat 413 \begin_document \begin_header \textclass article ...
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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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What are your favorite lesser-known LyX tips and tricks?

Things that you have learnt from experience which might help others.
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removing custom text style

I wanted to make the font of my figure captions smaller, so I just went from figure to figure and changed the captions using "Text Style -> Customized -> Font Size -> Smaller". Then I found out that ...
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Multiple bibliographies with bibtexall and LyX [closed]

I want to know how to include this script http://wiki.lyx.org/uploads/BibTeX/bibtexall in LyX in order to generate multiple bibliographies for a Master document and its child documents, each one of ...
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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? ...