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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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beamer doesn't compile

This is a LyX question... I updated my LyX to the latest 2.1.0 and since then it does not compile the PDF file when I use beamer (other files it compiles fine). I get the following error message: ...
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Citations when importing a .tex file into Lyx

I relatively new to LaTeX and Lyx. I am using the Scrivener -> MMD -> LaTeX workflow. For citations, I used Papers2, as it allows me to insert MMD-style citations into Scrivener. When compiling, the ...
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Adobe Reader does not open file created with [xetex]{\attachfile2}

I have been using \attachfile2 successfully to create PDF documents with LaTeX already. However, when switching to XeTeX, I find the Adobe Reader says it cannot open the file due to security ...
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Lyx IEEEtran template copyright overlaps text, authors not appearing

How do you make certain that the copyright and publisher id mark are correctly located at the bottom of an IEEEtran template Lyx document when rendered as PDF? I've tried a couple of suggestions but ...
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hyperref link to file at position

I'm a newbie. I've figured out how to set up a hyperlink link to a file (in my case, a PDF) on the hard drive. But I would also like to change the starting position when this PDF opens up. This PDF ...
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Creating a Macro for an n-by-m Matrix in LyX

Specifically, I'd like to create a matrix such as $\left[\begin{array}{cc|c} a_{1} & a_{2} & a_{3}\\ b_{1} & b_{2} & b_{3}\\ c_{1} & c_{2} & c_{3} \end{array}\right]$ But in ...
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Lyx citation style: et al only when three or more authors

I'm using lyx and bibtex for my master thesis. In lyx, I changed the bibliography style from standard to natbib (author-year). The problem occurs when I cite a paper with two authors. The reference to ...
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MLA citations in LyX

I tried several times to get MLA citations working, but I always hit some wall (mostly the problem is that LyX doesn't build in project directory - only files that it's aware of are being copied to a ...
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LyX enlarging inserted images

I have a problem with inserting images in my thesis that I write with LyX. Images in exported pdf are always larger than they actually are. Here is what it looks like in the editor, that's the real ...
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Citation: Author-comma-year in LyX (classicthesis)

I am writing my thesis in LyX using classicthesis and have some troubles with citation style. Basically, I want to avoid ERT when citing and instead use LyX' built-in "Insert citation" to get ...
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opening pdf at the cursor on lyx

While creating a preview on lyx , I expect the pdf to show me the position of the text at which cursor is positioned. The default behaviour seem to open pdf at first page. How can I change this ...
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I had an install error and all of the default layout/class files are missing. How do I fix this?

During the installation process there was an error and it seems that none of the default class layouts are available. I have tried looking at the LyX wiki but it seems that only user made layouts are ...
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How can I automatically copy a LyX-generated .aux file to the working directory for cross referencing?

This is a follow up to: Using the xr package in LyX (for cross-referencing an external LyX document) I have two LyX documents, called draft.lyx and supplement.lyx. I need to compile them into ...
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Evenly split the columns of a multirow table in lyx

I would like to have a table like this: % Preview source code %% LyX 2.0.6 created this file. For more info, see http://www.lyx.org/. %% Do not edit unless you really know what you are doing. ...
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Cover letter with modernCV in LyX

I created a CV using the modernCV package in LyX and I would like to create a fitting cover letter. I saw a lot of people doing it but following their examples does not work for me. What I tried: I ...
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Using apalike and natbib in Lyx with author abbreviation as index

I'm using Lyx 2.1.2 and want to use the apalike citation style. I created a BibTEX generated Bibliography, added my bib file and set the style to apalike, which all worked so far. But then I wanted ...
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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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LyX: put space between first and second columns of table

When inserting a table in LyX, there's a space between the first and second rows, which I can get rid of by selecting the first row and turning off "bottom line", or selecting the second row and ...
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using hebrew in powerdot/beamer

I am trying to make a presentation in hebrew using lyx. I tryed beamer but it did not go well. Then I tryed powerdot, but when I compiled the document (ps2pdf) no hebrew was displayed (empty ...
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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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Bibliographies by chapter using bibtopic on classicthesis LyX port

I need help with bibliographies by chapter using bibtopic with classicthesis (v4.1 LyX) with LyX (v2.0.2) under Ubuntu Linux (or a better option). I need bibliographies at the end of each chapter (as ...
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Windows LyX won't open a file created in Mac LyX

I created a lyX file yesterday on a Mac. It won't open in Lyx 2.0.7 on Windows. I get: Lyx_tempdir.HP7972/Buffer_convertLyXFormat.cr7972 is not a readable LyX document. I am pretty certain my ...
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Hyperref linking to wrong item in TOC(Lyx)

I added the hyperreff package and a TOC to my document using Lyx's built-in options. It seemed to work almost perfect except one problem: the first item in the TOC is linked to the page of the second ...
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How to force LyX to convert a GraphViz file into a vector format

In the "Converters" section in LyX preferences, I have the two following converters automatically defined for GraphViz: Graphviz Dot -> PNG Graphviz Dot -> EPS When I export my document as PDF, ...
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LaTeX template for Journal of Computational Biology

I am using lyx and have to insert citation by following rules. I could not find any specific citation style in lyx. References should be presented in the following style: Journal Paper: Fujar, B.R., ...
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How to follow the DRY (Dont Repeat Yourself) in multidoc?

What is the best way to keep the configurations and same content in different parts of the main document reusable from single location (e.g. from child document)? First idea was to have this ...
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Natbib sorting and citation order by appearance in lyx

I am wondering how I can change the order of the citations in my paper. They are appear in alphabetical order however I want to be in the order that I selected. (Note: I am not asking about order of ...
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edit LyX nomenclature command extensions

I want to edit LyX's nomenclature command to use makeglossaries in stead of makeindex. This can be don the the settings menu under Output > LaTeX. Here I can change makeindex -s nomencl.ist -o to ...
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Typesetting Classicthesis without margin notes

I am using classicthesis-v4.1 Lyx template for my thesis. I know that it is not advisable to make many changes in classicthesis.sty but I don't want to use the margin notes option in it. I tried the ...
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Change font via `ERT` at LyX

I want to change font at LyX via ERT (e.g. for one of the Culmus Hebrew fonts). I remeber that was one command like \set...{fontname} and then the font change to fontname (What was before this command ...
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Numerical order of citation - bibliography in Lyx

I'm writing my PhD thesis in Lyx. I'm using a master lyx document to compile the various chapters in their own child lyx file. Each child has its own bibtex bibliography at the end. Articles should ...
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Address book similar to BibTeX to be used on LyX

I have a list of addresses. While writing the report (not in letter), I need to add address repeatedly. Is their something similar to BibTeX, which I can use with LyX for automating inclusion of ...
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Change spacing for lists in LyX through template

I want to change the vertical spacing of a list in my resume. I am using the moderncv style file through LyX in Ubuntu 12.04. One of the list environments defined in the moderncv is Computer ...
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Setting an alphabetic citation style in LyX

How can I get LyX to use a different citation style? Instead of the numeric citations [1] I would like abbreviations of the author names and a 2-figure year: [EPR35]. I believe the alphaabbrv style ...
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Dynamically change images in a LyX File

I am using LyX and have created a document that includes numerous images. I'm wondering if it's possible to reference the path and file name to the images in LyX so that when I compile and create my ...
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Wrapping Lyx Graphic

I'm very new to this whole LaTeX system, but I love the typesetting, it looks so much better than Word, but i'm currently preparing an article with multiple columns using a \start{multicols} script i ...
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Cannot import .sty latex. CustomThesis.sty file not found

I am trying to use the solution here Converting sty and bst files to lyx layout in order to import the sty files defined for the document type I need to write. I am actually writing my thesis. The ...
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Specifying bbl in Latex2rtf using Lyx

I'm trying to export a Lyx-file (lyx) to a RTF-file with Latex2rtf using Lyx. I've already generated a bbl-file by writing following commands in the Terminal: latex file.tex bibtex file.aux I've ...
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Why an online equation editor cannot be used to produce matrices in LYX?

I've started using LyX just a couple of months ago. As a beginner sometimes I use the graphic method (cmd+m), while other times I try to write TEX code by myself (cmd+L). Lately, I've discovered a ...
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Edit figure numbering in LyX

I am beginner to LaTeX and LyX as well. I am writing my survey report and got an issue with labeling the figures. I first inserted a figure float and then the picture.Once I add a float it names that ...
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Error of “cannot determine size of graphics”

I know this topic is covered elsewhere in this forum, so I would not ask if I was not desperate and had tried everything I could already. I have a large PhD thesis with over a hundred images in it ...
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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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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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Hyperref ruins formulas in Lyx 2.1

I am writing lecture notes in LyX 2.1 on Windows and I have recently enabled hyperref in document settings and since then I get strange crossed L marks before every formula I put, e.g.: Anybody ...
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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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What are some useful packages in lyx for writing thesis?

Useful packages and how to use them.
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LyX XeTeX and hyperref error hline

I have a main LyX document with a number of child documents, which have English, Hebrew and Greek text. On compilation, I get an error: ! Undefined control sequence. <argument> \@currentHref ...
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LyX + Biblatex => XHTML (for conversion to ODT)

I am writing a document in LyX (2.1.2) and need to share it for editing and review purposes with others who do not use LyX/LaTeX. I am also using Biblatex + Biber for the bibliography. LyX's inbuilt ...
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Chapter Style in Lyx

Im using Lyx for my lab reports, but i dont like the way it displays chapters. How can i change it so it shows 1. "Chapter Name" and not Chapter "Chapter Name" ? Every help is highly appreciated!