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Printed PDF is missing some text when using `multicols` [closed]

I've prepared a 3-column equation sheet in LyX using the {multicols}{3} environment. The generated PDF looks great, but when I print it, some text is missing. Here are all the details: It's a ...
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How can I revive a phantom text?

In LyX, I made a certain section "phantom". Now I want to bring it back to normal. I tried right-clicking on the text and un-checking the "Phantom" option, but it didn't have any effect. I also ...
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Documentation on the arguments used when defining styles in an .inc file

I am new to using LyX, and recently asked a question about adding a modified style in an .inc file (Add caution and warning messages to book). One of the problems I had was finding documentation on ...
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xypic: Pasting Diagrams in LyX

I haven't been able to find detailed instructions on how to use \compositemap from the 2cell feature of xypic, and I want to make (relatively simple) pasting diagrams. In particular, I want to typeset ...
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How to automatically vertically center text in Lyx?

I have the following table in Lyx: Here is how it looks in Lyx: I want the text "My words" to be automatically vertically centered. I also want the text for the items that are rotated to be ...
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LyX “table” not capitalized IEEEtran

It seems I'm having a lot of issues with using the ieeetran class in Lyx. Currently the word "Table" appears instead of "TABLE". Each of the letters is supposed to be capitalized, but right now just ...
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Lyx IEEE Transactions Figure Label Nonstandard

I am using the IEEE transactions template in lyx and I noticed on the figures instead of saying "Fig.1" or "Fig. 2", the figures are labeled as "Figure 1." or "Figure 2." I looked at the most recent ...
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G-brief2 in LyX: Enumeration inside letter

This is really driving me crazy. Within Lyx I can use the option to include an enumerated list in my letter (g-brief2). When I do, the list is put after closing and name \end{g-brief} is inserted just ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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What are your favorite lesser-known LyX tips and tricks? [closed]

Things that you have learnt from experience which might help others.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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", ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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} ...
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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 ...
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KOMAScript on Microsoft [closed]

I recently recommended lyx to a fellow writer. He downloaded it onto his MS box, but the download evidently didn't include KOMAScript. Questions: Does the CTAN KOMAScript package run on MS? If ...
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Resize figures that are too high or too wide in LyX?

I would like to know how to define a preamble in Lyx to resize the width and the height if the figure is too wide or high. I've already tried this: \usepackage{graphicx} % Determine if the image is ...
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How to force a page break in LyX?

Page break, New page, Clear page, Clear double page functions does not work for me in LyX. I tried to enter them via Insert ->.... and via LaTeX code \pagebreak etc. But I desperately need to brake a ...
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How to modify default parameters in the Algorithmic Environment module using LyX?

I'm using LyX together with the Springer Journal LaTeX template to write a document. I'm also using the Algorithmic Environment module to create an algorithm layout within my document. The problem is ...
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What size should MacTex be? I'm trying to download it and it's huge! [duplicate]

I'm totally new to LaTeX and similar programs. I'm actually trying to get started with LyX as I want something easy to use and basic. I'm trying to download the MacTeX 'distribution' (I think that's ...