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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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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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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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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 ...
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Use Revtex 4.1 in Lyx or simply on linux

I am new to latex under Linux and I recently installed LyX on an Ubuntu derivative and as we all know a lot of the provided templates don't work, one particular one that I am really interested in ...
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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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bflabel undefined

After updating LaTeX (MacTex) with Tex Live Utility the other day I've had trouble compiling using \bflabel: ! LaTeX Error: \bflabel undefined. The document I'm trying to compile is a modified ...
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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 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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lyx shortcut for superscript and subscript

Instead of using the menu for Insert->Formatting->Superscript or Subscript, I would like to use a keyboard shortcut. I tried Tools->Preferences->Shortcuts, there are already shortcuts for math-...
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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 indented....
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Lyx Single Column

In Lyx, one has the option of making 'Two-column' document by selecting the corresponding option in the 'Text Layout' section of the document settings. Is there any way of disabling this for a few ...
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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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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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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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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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problem with alignment of an image in the center of the page in lyx

I have this doubt Using lyx inside a floating I been putting the images, everything was good but then I realized something: some images are aligned in the center and others not. I don't understand ...
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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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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 I'...
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How does one create a title page in LyX?

What's the easiest way to create a good-looking title page in LyX? What I've currently found is a little bit of a hack. It doesn't place the title in the center, and uses raw LaTeX boxes for the ...
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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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Missing equation number using \omit

In this answer I found a very useful approach to easily center certain elements in a alignat environment using a new command: \newcommand{\ccol}[1]{\omit\hfill $#1$\hfill} I inserted the $’s ...
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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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IEEE tran: How to left justify Single column headings in Lyx

I'm using LyX and have created an IEEE tran document. It says in the documentation that in order to make the document single column all one has to do is add the following to the class option: journal,...
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Add an unnmbered section to the table of Contents in Lyx

I use Lyx 2.1, class document : report. I created a general introduction as unnumbered chapter, but at the table of Contents, the introduction does not exist.
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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: http://www.cs.columbia....
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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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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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Quick way to enter Norm in LyX?

In LyX, if I go to the insert delimiters menu, I can insert a norm. Is there way to attach a shortcut to this? By norm, I am referring to the double bar on each side.
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How to left align a set of equations in LyX

How can I left align an AMS flalign block in LyX? The answers in Use flalign or alignat or align or similar environment to align to the left say that to left align a set of equations one should use ...
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How to surpress pagenumbers in bibliography section in LyX?

If you look at this picture you can see, that LyX generated the pagenumber where I cited book [2]. How can I surpress that behaviour?
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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 highlighting/...