Questions tagged [lyx]

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Does LyX have a free-draw figure?

Simple question... Does LyX have the ability to insert a figure that can be drawn on free-hand? Something like a tikzpicture without writing LaTeX.
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Import bibliography to lyx

I have already created a BibTex generated bibliography in LyX. However, when I work on another computer, there is an error because the system doesn't find the BibTex files. Is there a way to import ...
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Lyx fullpage images in a two-columns text

Is there a way in LyX to have a fullpage image when you work in a two columns environment?
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Pauses in block environment n LYX (beamer)

Hey I would like to add pauses into my block environment. For example I have following code: \begin{frame} We have \begin{eqnarray*} d\left(e^{bt}r\left(t\right)\right)&=&e^{bt}dr\left(t\...
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Lyx preamble definecolor error

I have a lot of custom commands in my preamble, and I am using these setting for all my new and old documents. Lately I added a command to change the default green color by adding the following ...
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Best practices for references in LyX

Does anyone have a good guide on best practices to set up Bibtex/Biblatex/Natbib settings in LyX? From time to time, my LyX documents will fail to output references. Panic and a series of system ...
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Lyx Shortcut for New Frame and for Pause

I am using Lyx on a Mac to make beamer slides. In order to start a new frame, I can go to the layout menu dropdown, and choose Frame. I can also use the keyboard shortcut: ctrl + p > space, and ...
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Issues with table footnote in one line

I use \usepackage[para]{threeparttable} as suggested here (https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/160113/231568) to try to display table footnotes in one line. The size of the footnotes is controlled with \...
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How to overlap a image over pdf to create a template with Tex

I want to create a template with side by side pdf. %\batchmode \documentclass[letterpaper,]{article} \usepackage[papersize={700mm,550mm}]{geometry} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pdfpages} \...
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Lyx does not recompile the PDF in any PDF viewer

I am running Lyx 2.3.6 for Mac, combined with TexStudio and Adobe Acrobat Reader DC as pdf viewer, under macOS Catalina, version 10.15.7. The problem is that when I change something in the Lyx ...
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Lyx enumeration style with parentheses

I use a module named Customisable Lists (enumitem) and I choose Insert->Enumerate Options. In ERT I write label=\roman{enumi} but it prints i when I would like to get i). What should I do?
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Introduction chapter in LYX

Hey how can I add "Introduction" chapter (without number) in Lyx? I have only option "abstract". I would like this one chapter to be unnumbered and included in the table of ...
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Lyx beamer pdf without sub-slides

Hey I do presentation in Lyx in which I have a lot of sub-slides i.e. one things appear on the slide after another thing. Is it possible to somehow generate two pdf files, one of which has all the ...
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A problem in converting lyx to pdf after miktex update

I updated miktech 2.9 and since that I can't convert my lyx files (any of them) to pdf due to external problems: The first one appears inside folders the are written with spaces and states that there ...
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How to make LyX create a new file from template on the command line?

Is there a command (for the Linux or Windows command line) that tells LyX to create a new file from a template that I specify as argument of the command? I would like to create a new file from a ...
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LYX - empty space in block

Hey I try to do block in LYX but I get sth like this: How can I delete this empty space? My code: #LyX 2.3 created this file. For more info see http://www.lyx.org/ \lyxformat 544 \begin_document \...
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Change indentation within List of Figures (with tocloft package used)

As suggested with https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/576577/231568 I use tocloft to adjust the format of the list of figures. But as can be seen in the following picture (or also in the attachted picture ...
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List of figures alignment with caption over multiple lines

Currently there is a little "issue" in the list of figures as can be seen in the image below ("Figure 2"). If the caption text of the figure is to long for one line, the text is ...
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Lyx hyphenation not splitting concatenated words

I have a document here of document class "Article(Standard)". And as you can see in the image below, Lyx is not splitting long concatenated words and therefore they are reaching out on the ...
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How to end block in beamer [duplicate]

Hey I try to do presentation in beamer but I have problem with blocks. I start new Frame and I create new block. But when I click double enter I dont go out from this block. How can I end block and ...
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When exporting from LyX directly to .odt using tex4ht, the file is corrupted

When trying to export any file from LyX to .odt, the file exports fine from LyX, i.e no errors noted. However, when I try to open in LibreOffice, the file is noted as being corrupted. Trying to repair ...
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Uncentered Abstract in Lyx

I am using the AEA template for Lyx. For some reason my abstract is not centering properly...it appears to be slightly shifted to left. This is what the output looks like: This is how my Lyx looks ...
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Lyx equations separated by text

I have converted a .docx file to Lyx and get the inline equations as $V$, such as that if ${{v}_{i}}\in V$ and ${{v}_{j}}\in V$ I wonder if there is a way to convert them to equations in an automatic ...
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Shaded background box turns always black, in LyX

I'm trying to insert a shaded-background box, but in the result PDF it always turns to be black shaded-box, regradless of the actual colour I chose in the settings; Nevertheless, the text after the ...
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LyX can't display some Math symbols like Greek in window 10

Problem All the Greek/Latin symbols in LyX displayed incorrectly since yesterday, As shown here: My OS is windows 10. Some patches like KB4592438, KB4580419, kB4580325, KB4592438, and KB4586873 have ...
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Lyx with ding symbols in math mode

I want to use \ding symbols inside a math formula (math mode) but everytime I try, I get other symbols rather than the symbols I want. For example, when I write \ding{38} in a formula I get the symbol ...
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External program pdflatex finished with an error on lyx

3.6 with Miktex 20.11 (both x64 bits). I searched for updates of miktex. My problem is that when compiling, exporting or previewing in pdf i got this error: external program pdflatex finished with an ...
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Big brackets multiple lines in LYX [duplicate]

Hey how can I do sth like this in Lyx? I think about these big brackets which are in different lines
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Lyx problem with wrap figure

I am writing a report in Lyx. I always have problem with wrap figure. I have a lot of white space under it, like on figure and don't know how to solve. In wrap figure settings I put: Placement: Outer (...
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Italics and emphasis in LyX

I have problems with the output to PDF from a LyX document. When I write a lemma or a theorem, its output is in bold instead of italics. Also, when I write a word in italics its output is in bold ...
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Error using algorithm in LyX

I'm trying to insert Float -> Algorithm, but error occurs. it looks like I'm missing \endgroup, but I'm not sure how to fix it (pretty new to LyX). Preamble preview: %% LyX 2.3.1-1 created this ...
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Beamer color box doesn't extend to cover frame number

My latex preamble for beamer in lyx: \usetheme{Madrid} \hypersetup{pdfpagemode=None} \defbeamertemplate*{footline}{mytheme} { \leavevmode% \hbox{% \begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=.7\paperwidth,ht=2....
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Lyx reconfiguration failed

I have Win10 with Lyx 2.3. However, I cannot reconfigure and it fails with the following error: the system reconfigure has failed. Default reconfiguration is used but lyx may not be able to work ...
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Bug in the back-references last line

I am a LyX user. I am using back-references to refer to the cited pages, as seen in the figure below. However, in the last reference, there is a bug: the back-reference text skips to the next line (&...
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LyX Box frame color is brighter than expected

If I create a Simple Box in LyX, open its settings, and, for example, set its frame color to green, the actual color rendering is much brighter than shown in the setting dropdown. I have changed no ...
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(LyX) Show Changes in Output (Color Change)

I wrote a paper in lyx, and have just recieved comments from the reviewer. The journal wants me to mark all the changes in red. I selected Document-> Change Tracking -> Show Changes in Output It ...
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LyX and AMS book: how to add a new item in menu?

I am working with LyX-2.3.4.2 --> Document class --> "American Mathematical Society (AMS) Book". On the left-hand menu, I note (French version): Standard Sectionnement NonNuméroté ...
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Why LyX adds intendent on each new line?

I'm using LyX with Hebrew. For some reason, when I write simple phrases in standard mode, it gives the following result: Fore some reason it adds intendent from the second phrase. I could tolerate it ...
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How to set borders to specific cells in array or align environment, using LyX

I was wondering if there's any possible way to set borders to specific cells in an array environment using LyX? I want to get something like this: But all I was able to do without getting dirty with ...
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Error message about citation when using Lyx with Jabref

This is my first post. I am trying to insert a citation in Lyx 2.3.5.2 from my database in Jabref 4.3.1. but the PDF does automatically generate and instead an error message comes up. I don't ...
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Changing structure of ToC in LyX

I worked out how to have unnumbered subsubsections appear in my toc. It looks like this: However, I want it to look like this: Hence: subsubsections appear, but separated via '|' in a block, only ...
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LyX Bibliography chronological order

I am facing the following issue: writing my thesis in LyX, the cited bibliography (contained in a .bib file) starts from number 2 and not from 1. The bibbliography does not appear in chronological ...
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Child document embedding in lyx creates a redundant blank in the end [duplicate]

Child document created by lyx is this. %% LyX 2.3.3 created this file. For more info, see http://www.lyx.org/. %% Do not edit unless you really know what you are doing. \documentclass[english]{...
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Inserting lyx into lyx?

Let's say I send mass-email to many people in many parts of the world. I want to make customized pdf file for people of different countries, gender, occupation. Can I make US.lyx, UK.lyx, France.lyx, ...
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Problem while inserting float

I am using LyX Version 2.3.4.2 (Friday, February 7, 2020), pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.20 (TeX Live 2019/Debian) in Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS. I was using Lyx and it was running fine for quite few weeks. ...
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What does this error message mean?

I am a Lyx user and sometimes receive this error message, [The control sequence at the end of the top line of your error message was never \def'ed. If you have misspelled it (e.g., \hobx'), type I' ...
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Citation showing “a” “b” like (2018a) and (2018b) when the author list is different

So the problem is that, even when the author list is different, it adds "a" "b" like 2018a and 2018b, if the first author is the same. This problem does not seem to happen if the ...
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How to add explanations in the middle of my work? (lyx)

Above the equal sign or below, I want to say "newton binom" to explain my transformations. I tried \underline and more commands but had no success.
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Can LyX automatically save the PDF output in the same folder in Windows 10? [duplicate]

I'm using LyX version 2.3.5.2 on Windows 10. When I click on the "Update" icon, I would prefer for the PDF output to go to the same directory as the LyX file instead of a temporary directory....
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Not able to add IEEETran document class to Lyx (renfiguration failed)

I am using miktex 20.10 and lyx 2.3 on windows 10 and having a hard time configuring everything. I had everything installed and working properly but it stopped for some reason. Problem: I am not able ...

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