On 2023-09-23 21:09, Daniel wrote:
On 2023-09-23 18:50, Dan via lyx-users wrote:
Is there a way to delete an outline entry? A right-click on the entry does
not offer that option and the delete key removes characters in the
chapter/section title, not the chapter/section itself.

I do not see any way of accomplishing this via the GUI, but it can be done by means of the command interpreter with a pair of commands.

Say you want to delete section 2.2 of your document
   1. Place the cursor at the title of section 2.2.
   2. Issue in the command interpreter "section-select". This will select the whole section 2.2.    3. To delete the entire section, then enter this command: "char-delete-forward". This will erase the whole section.

These steps work for any kind of sectioning (division of the text hierarchycally): parts, chapters, paragraphs, etc. You could even customize your UI file to bind these pair of commands to a button in the toolbars.

I was about to suggest to add a "Delete Section" menu entry to the TOC context menu. But that doesn't work for some reason and I am not sure why.

In any case, such a (working) menu entry should probably be available.


Maybe there is some kind of cursor update missing after the "section-select" command?

command-sequence section-select;char-delete-forward

apparently works fine when the cursor is already in the heading but not when executed merely from the context-menu.


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