I try to import a .tex file (an A0 poster created from baposter template in some older version of MikTex) to Lyx (2.0.6), but the conversion fails with Runtime error tex2lyx "poster.tex" "poster.lyx" error message.

I made sure there are no characters which made problems in this case. I guess the problem is in some missing support for the A0 poster class. Should this be fixed by some upgrade of LyX, or is it more complicated?

EDIT: I assured this error occurs only while importing A0 posters, LaTex document created from "article" template was imported correctly.

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    Please make a minimal example post it on an enhancement request here: lyx.org/trac
    – scottkosty
    Sep 18, 2013 at 5:46
  • @scottkosty: good tip, reported.
    – Pavel
    Sep 18, 2013 at 8:37
  • It's good practice to update your question with relevant links in case someone has a similar question. Thus: lyx.org/trac/ticket/8846
    – scottkosty
    Sep 18, 2013 at 18:57
  • When reporting feature requests, the chances of having it implemented increase a lot if you give a minimal example. See here: wiki.lyx.org/FAQ/MinimalExample. In this case your minimal example would be a .tex file, not a .lyx file.
    – scottkosty
    Sep 18, 2013 at 18:59
  • Minimal example uploaded.
    – Pavel
    Sep 19, 2013 at 9:13

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LyX doesn't yet support LaTeX poster classes natively. This will likely be added in the future, as several LyX .layout files for poster classes are already readily available on the LyX bug tracker (though not for 'baposter'). If you want to use a poster class in LyX, then install those layouts.

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