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comment MiKTeX service unavailable for downloading new packages
MiKTeX authors could add the "Possible reason: repositories are temporarily offline due to configuration error." It's happened more than once in the past year, and this question has over 200 views already in one day.
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comment MiKTeX package manager: service unavailable
Three spontaneous up-votes today are not a fluke. From miktex.org: "8/5/2015 Problem with the latest update / package repository temporarily offline"
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Jul
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comment Trying to achieve the Word equivalent of “style for following paragraph”
Thanks again for the advice. Now it seems it's not adequate because several exam environments have alternates for ItemCommand. The bonus feature from sec 4.6 applies to questions, parts, subparts, subsubparts, and it means you can have e.g. \question or \bonusquestion within questions environment. A similar situation arrives with choices environment which allows \choice and \CorrectChoice. I'm not seeing how this approach can allow this.
Jul
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comment Trying to achieve the Word equivalent of “style for following paragraph”
@JSpitzm Indeed, I did a quick test and nesting as shown in sec 4.2 works, provided one 1) chooses Increase depth and 2) changes the layout to the appropriate nested style. It would be beneficial if LyX could get hints from the layout to aim the user in the right direction of the nesting hierarchy with a style sequence (e.g., if I'm in Questions and I do increase depth, LyX could automatically switch to Parts).
Jul
19
comment Trying to achieve the Word equivalent of “style for following paragraph”
I played with this and it's interesting (I was focusing too much on flex insets because of nesting). Even the "increase depth" could be useful. However, I can't see a way to customize a separate environment for the lower depth, which changes in exam.cls, e.g., questions > parts > subparts > subsubparts). I think I must use flex insets because of this constraint, although I should have put this in my question. Also, the choices environment can be nested anywhere within this hierarchy.
Jul
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Jul
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comment Trying to achieve the Word equivalent of “style for following paragraph”
@egreg I agree with your statement. However, LyX does repeat Enumerate styles and LyX is more like Word than TeX/LaTeX.
Jul
19
comment Trying to achieve the Word equivalent of “style for following paragraph”
Eight years ago, someone asked a related question at lyx-users.lyx.narkive.com/3RGUc265/… 'This looks (to my untrained eye) exacly like a LaTeX list, except with different words, replacing "item" with "choice".'
Jul
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comment Trying to achieve the Word equivalent of “style for following paragraph”
@scottkosty I updated the question with the version of LyX. Enumerations work in the sense that if I do "alt + p, E" (for numbered list) it creates an Enumerate style, and after typing return I get a subsequent Enumerate style. This is the behavior I'm trying to reproduce with a .layout for arbitrary customized styles.
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comment Trying to achieve the Word equivalent of “style for following paragraph”
@scottkosty "alt + p, <return>" does nothing when I'm on a Question as defined above. The message log for LyX says Alt+P Return Command disabled
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Jul
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answered MiKTeX package manager: service unavailable