I have written an article in LyX but have been requested to submit in the journals format (detailed TeX package is here) following their instructions from: http://cacm.acm.org/about-communications/author-center/author-guidelines/research-highlights-template/

Is it possible that you can give me the KISS edition of what to do with the package?

  • I removed the LyX version number from your title, since this may be a good generic question leading towards document type conversion.
    – Werner
    Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 16:50
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    Lyx can export a LaTeX file. I didn't look too closely, it looks like it wouldn't take much work to convert a paper to their format by hand. Is that not an option? Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 17:26
  • @Scribblemacher - thanks. Though I'm thinking about copy-pasting from the one to the other template, the method seems a bit analogue in this digital world. There must be a LyXteX solution...
    – root-11
    Commented Feb 27, 2012 at 17:36
  • this page may be helpful. I don't use LyX at all, but from what I understand, layouts is how you alter the documentclass in LyX. Commented Feb 27, 2012 at 20:30

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Yes, it's possible. Read the documentation, specifically the User's Guide and Additional Features (accessible under the help menu). If you want to try a quick way of doing it, see here: http://www.briandalessandro.com/blog/how-to-use-a-new-latex-class-in-lyx/

  • Thanks for the link to the blog for starters. Why would I want to install MikTex? What's the purpose hereof?
    – root-11
    Commented Mar 1, 2012 at 10:39
  • @BHM I think that's just because that's how the large majority of Windows users install LaTeX. I use Ubuntu so I don't know much about Windows-specific solutions.
    – scottkosty
    Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 1:47
  • I'm on Ubuntu too. What's your way around this?
    – root-11
    Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 6:37
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    To get the cls recognized by LaTeX, just put it somewhere texhash can find it. To do this, you could run the command locate *cls to see where most of your cls files are located. Then just stick it in with them. And then run texhash. Then to get LyX to recognize it, go to Tools > Reconfigure.
    – scottkosty
    Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 7:52
  • I would recommend sending an email to [email protected] There is a lot more support for LyX there than on stackexchange. To see info on the mailing lists, see here lyx.org/MailingLists
    – scottkosty
    Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 7:54

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