In LyX, some environments are handled by "Paragraph styles", and nested environments are handled by allowing to "indent" a paragraph to signal that it should be contained inside the environment of the previous paragraph.

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In pseudocode (in case the image becomes inaccessible):

== LyX ==                == LaTeX ==
[Style: Quote] Hello.    \begin{quote}
[Style: Itemize] Wide.       Hello
[Style: Quote] World.    \end{quote}
                             \item Wide.

as opposed to

== LyX ==                    == LaTeX ==
[Style: Quote] Hello.        \begin{quote}
    [Style: Itemize] Wide.       Hello.
[Style: Quote] World.            \begin{itemize}
                                     \item Wide.

I have some cases, where the outer environment is rather long (upward of a dozen of paragraphs) containing several such nested environments. I want to dissolve the outer environment (in LyX term: Paragraph style "Standard"), but if I just mark the whole reqgion and select "Standard", the nested Styles are lost, e.g.

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== LyX Before ==                         == LyX After ==
[Style: Quote] Hello.       "Standard"   [Style: Standard] Hello.
    [Style: Itemize] Wide.     --->      [Style: Standard] Wide.
[Style: Quote] World.                    [Style: Standard] World.

The (inconvenient) alternative is to change each "Quote" styled paragraph separately. In this example it would be simple; In real world examples it may involve changing dozens of paragraphs.

Is there any more efficient way to change the Style of a sequence of paragraphs without changing the style of the nested paragraphs?

Example document (save as document.lyx)

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\lyxformat 544


\begin_layout Quote

\begin_layout Itemize

\begin_layout Quote


Specific usecase

I am using a view environments for editorial markup, e.g. continue for sections and paragraphs, that need to be finished yet. Since LyX "Flex Insets" are ill-equipped for handling multi-paragraph contents, I prefer translating these into styles (as LocalLayout or custom module) such as

Style Continue
  Category    Editorial
  LatexType   environment
  LatexName   continue
  LabelString "Continue."
  LabelType   static
  LabelSep    x
  Margin      first_dynamic

The usability issue occurs when trying to mark the contents as "Done" by removing the "continue" wrapper.

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