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Lyx - Enable emphasized text hyphenation, prevent overflow

I use emphasis in Lyx to indicate variables in a description of a computational algorithm. Some of these variables have a long name. Lyx does not attempt to hyphenate these variables when they enter ...
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How to install an unavailable document class for LyX on Mac

I am new to LyX so I'm sorry if this question is really naive. I'm using LyX on a MacBook and I'm hoping to use the AEA document class on it. Since it is not available automatically, seems that I ...
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LyX file from windows with mac OS X

I would like to open a LyX file create in windows on a mac. But I can open the document but I can't create the pdf. I think the problem is when when LyX load pictures because the adress of the picture ...
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Slight customization to bibtex cites in LyX

I am using LyX and BibTeX for my bibliography. I would like the following setup for my citations: In the text a cite should have a comma between the last author name and year (LAST_NAME, YEAR). ...
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Problem using Lyx command sequence for side by side figure

I have inserted this sequence command command-sequence float-insert figure ; escape ; char-delete-backward ; paragraph-params-apply \align center ; box-insert frameless ; word-backward ; inset-modify ...
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Is it possible to load a package before the LyX preamble?

I was wondering if it was possible to edit the packages that LyX load before the preamble. When I use XeLaTeX, LyX loads the package fontspec. The problem is that I load in the preamble the package ...
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no new lines in lyx output from the latex code insertion

\begin{widetext} \begin{displaymath} a+b=c;\\ d+e = f;\\ e+m = n;\\ \end{displaymath} \end{widetext} I am using the above code as an inserted Tex Code in Lyx ...
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apacite not working in tex

I've been requested to change the bibliographic reference style of one of my papars to APA style, but when using the apacite command the document is not compiling. A MWE is shown below. My problems ...
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Scale (resize) large images (graphics) that exceed page margins

Background A large number of screen captures have been scaled 300% at 288dpi. They appear correctly when embedded in OpenOffice, but not LyX. Problem Images that do not extend beyond the margins ...
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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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Wrong page headers in front matter

I am just finishing off my thesis and have run into the following problem. My front matter contains: Table of Contents, List of Tables, List of Figures, Nomenclature (renamed to List of Abbreviations ...
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Hebrew in lyx 2.1 (using MiKTeX 2.9)

Recently I've upgraded my OS to windows 8.1 and I had to reintsall lyx and LaTeX. After finished the installation, I ran the culmus-miktex-0.2.1 file but when I want to compile my document I get the ...
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Getting LyX to Find and Use OpenType Fonts

I have a family of opentype fonts which I want to use directly in LyX? I know that the TeTeX and LuaTeX backends to LyX can use opentype fonts directly. How can I get LyX to see the fonts and use ...
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How do I add something to the preamble in LyX?

I'm trying to add something to the preamble, but don't know how. I tried Insert -> Latex Code and just picked places on my article, but I guess they were never in the preamble? I guess I cannot ...
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Add tree command output into LyX document

I need to add the following listing into LyX, but instead of having the following result, I obtain the one at bottom of this page. What can I do? How it should be: $ tree . ├── ...
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Tikz code not working in LyX but working in pure Tex

I'm trying to add a TikZ picture in my LyX document. To do this, I organize the TikZ tex code in Texmaker (a friend sent me a tikz code model in a .tex file) and then I copy it to a ERT in LyX (making ...
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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 get numeric bullets in a Master document in LyX which contains input Lyx documents

I want to create a master document in LyX. From there, I want to input (using the meaning of input as in LyX) 4 different LyX documents. Each one of these other LyX documents contains a list of ...
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Problem with pdf preview in LyX

I have just downloaded LyX and I have been trying to preview my work as a pdf file. The problem is that I have been getting this error: The path of your document (C:/ ... /) contains ...
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cmbright with Xelatex and lyx

Is it possible to use cmbright with xelatex for both math and text? The way to use it in the text is here Use cmbright with unicode text under XeLaTeX But the math still appear in usual latin ...
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How to include program listings in C# with custom font and syntax highlighting in LyX?

I'm rather new to LaTeX and use LyX editor to create my documents. There are similar questions but none of them answer how to do that in LyX. I am wondering, how to include a program listing in ...
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Lyx generated PDF with JavaScript encounters NotAllowedError

I am trying to generate a pdf file that opens another pdf file with this code \usepackage[pdftex]{insdljs} %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% % Main Script ...
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italic font in LyX?

How does one generate italic font in LyX? I just want to select some text and click something in the menu system or type a keyboard shortcut to do this. I have previously found it in the menu ...
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How do I prevent LyX from loading fontspec automatically?

I would like to use non-TeX fonts in LyX. To do this, I use the Document->Setting->Use non-TeX fonts setting. This setting causes LyX to insert the \usepackage{fontspec} statement automatically into ...
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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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From LyX to LaTeX and back without losing information

I work in LyX but my colleagues work in LaTeX. If I export from LyX to LaTeX, then send them the tex file, then receive the tex file with their editions and then import it back to LyX, will I have all ...
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Editing Math equations in LyX

Entering math is slick, and within a half an hour I could work as fast as I used to in Frame Maker, much faster than I can using asciimath (with the ton of extra ()'s) I'm cursed with awful ...
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Cannot export LyX file to html with Elyxer

When I attempt to convert any LyX file to html using the Elyxer converter included in my LyX installation, it fails with the following error messages: 10:43:13.702: Previewing ... 10:43:13.708: ...
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LyX 2.1 Report Class Changing Part to Other Text When Using non-TeX fonts (via XeTeX/LuaTeX) [duplicate]

I am using LyX 2.1 with the document class "Report". I am writing my thesis, which consists of three essays. How do I change word "Part" for each section to "Essay"? I have not been able to find an ...
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Insert explanatory text into numbered list in LyX

I try to insert some explanatory text into numbered list as below: 1. Number 1 explanation of Number 1 2. Number 2 But when I do it in LyX, I try to change the "explanation" line as "Standard", ...
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How to “Disable Editing” of a document in LyX?

Sometimes it is useful to open a document as read-only (e.g. when copy/pasting from an old document to a newer one, and wanting to avoid any accidental modifications to the old document). This ...
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LyX not accessing styles, classes, and bibliographies

Precursor info: I'm on a Mac operating OSX 10.9.4, which I updated to months ago, before this problem started. I'm running LyX 2.1. Just a few days ago I was using LyX with no problems. The next ...
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use chinese in lyx beamer slide

I wish to use lyx beamer document type but use Chinese in document. Maybe it's possible to use CJK but not sure how to do it. Anyone can share your suggestion?
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Customizing LyX Shortcuts

I am using LyX 2.0.6 on my macbook and would like to define a few custom shortcuts to make my life easier. In particular, I'd like to add the following command: controlfa should insert an algorithm ...
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A short hyphen in a math formula

In a LyX math formula, I want to write something like "r-number". However, the usual dash looks too long (like a minus sign). I am looking for a short, possibly upper hyphen. I couldn't find it in the ...
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Lyx won't create PDF - “File doesn't exist” [closed]

I'm new using Lyx, and apparently I don't understand it very well. My problem is when I try to compile a file to pdf. When I click "View", the debug messages shows the following: 08:46:53.880: ...
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Slides template in LyX generates option clash for package graphicx [closed]

The slides template in LyX is generating an error even with a very simple example (that is, a single slide with a *.pdf plot) The source, provided below, generates this error: ! LaTeX Error: ...
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LyX - Hiding inserted latex commands

I'm new to LyX. I needed to find an easy way for my boss to be able to edit my reports without the need to learn LaTeX. I found LyX and I think it's the solution. Even in LyX, often times I need to ...
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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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Problem when using Tikz in Lyx

I am using Lyx 2.1 on a windows 7 machine with MikTex 2.9. When I embed even very simple tikz code in a Lyx document it appears to go off into a loop and eventually generates the error message The ...
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What is the difference between LyX and LaTeX?

Currently I am using LaTeX to typeset all my math reports. Recently I found out that LyX also uses LaTeX, which can also generate PDF, accept commands from LaTeX, but is easier to use as it does not ...
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Book(standard class), headings for chapter* sections not all caps - urgent help needed

I have a 400 page document in Lyx 2.1, book(standard class), using default settings. The \chapter headings appear in all caps in the header, but the \chapter* headings (which I manually add to the TOC ...
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Numeration of formulas in Lyx

How to numerate formulas in Lyx? Is there exist LaTeX command like "\tag "? I haven't found corresponding info before.
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LyX Layout File for the SIAM book class

Is there a LyX layout file for the SIAM book (SIAM-GH-book.cls) class?
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Lyx doesn't display matrix correctly

I have tried to insert following LaTeX code for matrix in Lyx: $u_{L}(k) = \sqrt{E}\begin{pmatrix} 0 \\ 1 \\ 0 \\ -1 \end{pmatrix}$. In all LaTeX-based sites this code is displayed correctly, but ...
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Conditional Zebra Tables

First, I'm using LyX with a rather long preamble because I want things fairly specific, but almost all the code in the preamble is cut-n-pasted from the 'Net with a couple modifications. I'm not a ...
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How to insert hebrew In backround (with Tikz) in Lyx

I try to do a background with a text on the top right corner of the page (with borders and page number) I succeeded in creating it but I want to insert a hebrew text (it renders english the way I ...
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lyx with background won't load unless I type \newpage after the text

I try to write a document with a background in lyx, I made sure it works on Texmaker, on Texmaker it needed to be built a couple of times and then it got it right but when I try to preview or export ...
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No hebrew shows in DVI (CTRL+D)

I've installed LyX with culmus-latex on Ubuntu 14.04 and set settings according to this tutorial: http://gadial.net/Documents/LyX%20Guide.pdf My problem is that when I preview some document in hebrew ...
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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 ...