Default screen fonts for Part and Section are the same, which makes them confusing to use. Is there a way to change them?
In the layouts folder in LyX' application directory, you will find a file called
article.layout, which defines how document elements should appear in LyX. Most are inherited from
stdclass.inc, but the layout for
Part* are defined there, as follows:
Style Part Align Left AlignPossible Left TopSep 2 BottomSep 1.5 Font Size Larger EndFont End Style Part* Align Left AlignPossible Left TopSep 2 BottomSep 1.5 Font Size Larger EndFont End
These types of definitions can be added to the Local layout in the Document settings. There is also a button there to save whatever you add as Document defaults. Other valid values for the
Size parameter is
Huge. I do not know all the possible things one can put here, but for example changing the
Font part in the above to
Font Size Huge Color blue EndFont
and adding it to Document --> Settings --> Local layout will set parts in a larger font, and blue colour.