I'm a new user for lyx, and I am wondering how you can put the p above that right arrow?

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You can insert the LaTeX command overset:

a \overset{p}{\to} b

Just insert it as red text.


This is natively possible in LyX (as many other math commands!).

Start math mode (e.g., by Ctrl+M). Then type

\overset + space + \to + space + up (cursor key) + p + space

This produces overset-to.

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    Why CW? This perfectly answers the OPs question.
    – Daniel
    Apr 17, 2013 at 22:25
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    Yes, but "how to do it in LyX" really is the point here. You answered it and deserve the rep; the chance (and necessity) for somebody else to contribute further to this answer is pretty low, so CW doesn't make a lot of sense here.
    – Daniel
    Apr 18, 2013 at 5:33
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    @Daniel Thanks, changed! I'll keep this in mind for future...
    – e-birk
    Apr 18, 2013 at 20:13

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