I would like to see all the currently created labels in my document in LyX. I am creating a label and this label already exists somewhere in my document. Lyx relabels my item adding a "-1" to it. When I do this again, it adds a "-2". I would like to clean all this up. How do I view and edit all current labels in my document?


Select Document--> Outline, and then Labels and references to get a list of all labels in the left panel. The panel will also give links to the places where each label is referenced, see Finding cross references in Lyx.

  • to go to the location of a label in the document, just click it in the outline

  • to edit a label, right click it in the Outline panel and select Settings.

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I do not know LyX, but the packages showkeys and refcheck should help you. Just load them with \usepackage{showkeys,refcheck}.

  • could you please elaborate and how they would help? – Alex Aug 27 '13 at 23:43
  • @Alex: Follow Document > Settings... > LaTeX preamble, and include \usepackage{showkeys,refcheck} in the provided text box. Using showkeys only might also be what you're after. – Werner Aug 28 '13 at 0:01
  • thanks very much for your answer but the one below was more specific to my use case. – Alex Aug 28 '13 at 15:54

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