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How to make hollywood.cls available?

I attempted to create a document of class "hollywood", and was warned by LyX, that the class is not available -- and needs to be installed. When I try to preview the document, I get a LaTeX-...
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How to configure LyX to create PDF file in the same folder and open the right PDF file with "view"

I would like LyX to create the PDF file in the same folder as the *.lyx file. I'm using LyX 2.4 on Windows 11. Note that the 11 year old answer to the similar question "Can LyX automatically ...
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add custom document class in lyx [duplicate]

I downloaded the template of latex and I am trying to import it in lyx for use where the template has these files like shown in the image and without file .layout I added them to layout in directory ...
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How can I embed a file (pdf, excel, word etc.) into a lyx pdf document like it happens in word document?

I am creating a document in LyX for processes in which I want to include reference excel file, images etc. Is it possible for me to embed them in the output pdf like it happens in word instead of the ...
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Latex errors at special character

I have a special unicode character "𝌠" in LyX. When language is set to czech (as is the actual text) and encodung set to "standard for given language" and "standard" ...
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I am writing lyx layout for workbook with various question types but I am getting error in the layout, which seem to come from the preamble as follow:

Preamble \RequirePackage{fancybox,xcolor,tcolorbox,enumitem,amsmath,amssymb,amsfonts,mathtools,mathrsfs,graphicx,tikz,pgfplots,multicol,tabularx,longtable,array,multirow,hhline,colortbl,booktabs,...
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LyX displays Cyrillic characters when entering accented Latin characters

working with macOS Monterey 12.7.2 (System Language is English and keyboard is US PC International), LyX 2.3.7 and MacTeX-2023, I encounter the strangest problem. I'm using LyX out of the box after ...
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In LyX, how to add pseudo-headers to a matrix with brackets?

I have this matrix in LyX: LyX generates this latex code: \documentclass[english]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{babel} \begin{...
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Issue: Unable to Display Text Below TikZ Code in LyX"

I am currently facing a challenge in LyX where, after typing several lines of text, I insert TikZ code either inside a TeX box or directly into the apex preamble. However, I have observed that the ...
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How to stop LyX from indenting the start of every paragraph?

I can select the paragraph > Right-click > Paragraph settings > Uncheck "Indent Paragraph" > "OK". But now new paragraphs still have the same indentation. How do I stop ...
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Lyx advanced search and replace not handling math mode

I am trying to update my mathematical notation throughout an entire document using Lyx's advanced search and replace feature. The program is able to correctly identify instances of a certain notation. ...
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Outline windows won't stay on chosen item

The Outline window won't stay on Figures or other option in the dropdown menu. It always jump back to Table of Contents automatically, and this makes it inconvenient to check the Figures list.
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Typing math shortcuts is delayed on LyX [closed]

Recently I installed LyX version 2.3.7 on my Windows PC. Everything is working just fine, except for the fact that when I enter math mode (CTRL + m) and I want to enter a quick command such as \...
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How to represent norm (Vert) that changes size based on the inside, in LyX?

When using the standard brackets, such as [ { ( |, I write ctrl-| and get two | surrounding an expression. If that expression's height changes (fractions could cause that), then the brackets grows as ...
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Positioning of label when convert Lyx equation to TeX code

When Lyx equations converted to TeX, the automatically generated code is \begin{equation} (content of equation) \label{...} \end{equation}. If I want to automatically convert Lyx equations by TeX ...
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How can I use author-year citation style in LyX?

I use the LyX editor in Windows 10. I started with an article that already included bibliography created in the document itself. I do not know how it was created. I created a database in JabRef with ...
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increase inner gutter margin, but reduce outer margin for KomaScript-Book with Lyx

I know this question has been asked many times over the years but I can't find any that answer the second requirement. I have spent months preparing a book with Lyx using KomaScript-Book at 5"x9&...
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I'm getting an error for using "layout author" trying to compile a standard LyX document

started learning lyx this week for university, to familiarize myself with the program I've written a document that explains everything as I go, trying to understand everything I might use. there's a ...
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Is there a document class for legal statements?

I need to write a legal statement -- putting forth an argument for an American court. Would there be a good class for that -- with references to the docket-number, etcætera -- or do I simply use ...
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lyx: editing bibliography options AFTER bibliography is loaded

I am writing my PhD thesis in LyX 2.3.7 and have been trying to get my bibliography (built in JabRef) in the format i want but i can't seem to manage. The problems are the following: 1: I do not ...
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LyX: Unable to open file with hebrew characters in the path

I am using LyX version 2.3.7 on my Windows 10 machine and for some reason, can't open LyX files with hebrew characters in the path (not in the content and not in the filename itself, just in one of ...
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Storage location of PDFs created by LyX on Mac

I am using the current Lyx version on an up-to-date Mac and have one issue: LyX is supposed to store the PDFs in the same folder location as the source file .lyx, however on my Mac the PDFs are always ...
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Cannot affect page-margin sizes in KOMA2 Letter [closed]

No matter, what values I set in the Document->Settings->Page Margins, the PDF is rendered with the (very large) margins anyway. I'm not trying to save paper, but the lack of the remaining width ...
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Can't compile entire book in LyX – "Environment lyxlist undefined"

I can no longer compile my entire book in LyX and I don't understand the mistake as it is presented. Apparently, something is not correctly defined in one of my chapters (child documents). It gives me ...
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Equation referencing

LyX correctly infers the equation number from the compiled document and displays its correct equation number. The LxY:Cross-reference dialog, however, only shows the label, but not the equation number....
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Stop LyX Outline Pane from switching back to "Table of Contents"

Example: Once I click on the main text and press "Enter", the Outline Pane automatically switches back to "Table of Contents" (instead of sticking with "Labels and References&...
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How can I translate in lyx?

thank you all. I can translate from language to another manually. Are there any way to translate a lyx document, for example, from English to Arabic in the same way as in a Word document such that ...
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Number paragraphs independently in margin in LyX

I would like to change the style of Paragraphs in LyX as follows: They should be numbered, with sequential numbers in the entire document (regardless of sections, subsections etc.) starting from 1, 2,...
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Color of the words (theorem, definition , fact)

Thank you all. How can I change the color of the word (e.g., theorem) to the red color in lyx automatically. Also the same thing with the words(definition, lemma, fact, proof). Many thanks For ...
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Beamer Singapore delete name of sections in navigation bar

I use the Singapore theme from Beamer with several modifications. I want to edit the preamble, so that the section names don't appear in the navigation bar and the space for the progress indicator (...
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Referencing equations in Lyx

In LyX, the equation label appearing next to a formula is, for example, (2.6,eq:Monotone). Here, eq:Monotone is the equation label set and (2.6) is the equation number as in the document. To reference ...
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Lyx Missing character unclear log: "There is no e (U+0065) in font rsfs10!"

I am using Lyx to write a paper and so far i did not had any problems. I wrote some sections, export in PDF results is ok Then i added some other sections did the export PDF and I got error "...
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Customised Harvard referencing

I'm asked to use Harvard in my report but the examiner requires that the in-text citation should appear in the references (bibliography) section. I' using LyX but I can't manage to find a way to ...
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How to make a non numbered section to appear in the summary in lyx?

I am trying to input the non numbered section bibliography in my summary in a document using lyx, but it has been appearing only if I number the section. Is there an alternative ?
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Pdf preview not working with Lyx 2.3.7 on Windows 11

I have installed Lyx 2.3.7 and SumatraPdf and followed the instructions provided in LyX 2.3 - How can I successfully set up the forward and inverse search? My Texlive version is 2023 and works without ...
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Is there a way to alter section numbering in lyx?

The problem I have is this, after entering a new part in LyX the section numbering doesn't reset and i haven't been able to make it myself. Using the image as reference, I want to be able to make ...
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Lyx \usepackage doesn't enable package physics - inserting a ket doesn't work

I have a Lyx document with the preamble: \usepackage{physics} and one line of code (in math mode): \ket{\phi} However it doesn't render the ket - it shows the backslash and the tag "ket" and ...
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Remove all instances of {} interior to argument to a command

Is it possible to remove all instances of {} which are passed as parts of an argument to a command? I would like to use the Tensor package with LyX. The problem is that LyX always puts subscripts ...
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Function "self-insert" in LyX is hidden

My LyX program (2.3.6 on Linux) doesn't seem to except the “self-insert” function when implementing new key-bindings (while other functions such as math-insert work without problems). For instance, I ...
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how can I tune the locale format of the calendar date LyX export pdflatex automatically generates and inserts?

I'm using LyX (version 2.3.7 under MacOS 13.5.2) to generate small documents containing mostly math (homework assignments for a university course) and am generally very impressed with the power, ...
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document class not working properly - strange font

I am having a strange problem with the "Document class" option in Lyx. Up until now, all document classes showed as "unavailable". Nonetheless, when I viewed documents as PDFs, ...
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How to solve pdfTeX error: pdflatex reading image file failed?

My freshly installed LyX on a Xubuntu 23.10 machine can't compile the splash-example, which shows up at initial start. I suspect that this might rather be a pdftex problem, because the error is the ...
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How to explicitly set the date for a letter -- to avoid it defaulting to today?

I have several .lyx files from circa 2000, which I need to reprint. I didn't preserve the corresponding .pdf (or .ps) files, so I need to regenerate those. Modern LyX has no problem with that except, ...
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Lyx - external program error - NO LOGS

I am getting the following error whenever exporting to pdf: The external program latex finished with an error. It is recommended you fix the cause of the external program's error (check the logs). ...
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Lyx Manjaro Linux Errors (pdflatex)

I just built Lyx on Manjaro linux from pamac (there is an entry from the AUR, see https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/lyx). When I try to view a document in pdf using pdflatex an window pops up saying ...
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LyX: Fix bookmark to specific text (rather than line number)

I initially place a bookmark (Shift+F1) at the start of this line: Now when I hit "Ctrl+1", LyX moves me to the position just before the word "Bookmark", as desired. Great. After ...
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Figure not displayed in pdflatex after exporting from lyx

I am able to add the figure in a lyx document, by using float and insert graphics. But when I view in the pdf, I don't see the figure in the inserted location. Instead I see the location of the file ...
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LyX not showing Multiplication symbol [closed]

I was writing something on LyX, and when I tried to cite the value of \hbar (planck's constant), but every time I try to preview the document in pdf, the multiplication symbol doesn't appear (see ...
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Alternative numbering for AMS "Theorem" environment

I am currently writing a LyX document using the extended AMS package. My document consists of theorems of two types. So far, I used the standard Theorem environment (the one with numbering) for the ...
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LyX: use command-alternatives and command-sequence together?

I’m trying to make ctrl+x have the following function: If there is a selection, cut it. If there is no selection, cut the whole line. So I tried with the command command-alternatives cut ; command-...
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