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Gesendet: Donnerstag, 27. November 2014 08:43
An: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Betreff: Beginner's Problem


I just heard about LyX and, with great enthusiasm, set out to use it. I
download the bundle 2.1.2 for Windows and installed it. MiKTeX also got
installed. It looked like everything went well, but ..

Each and every Document Class is "Unavailable. There're hundreds listed, but
none that can be used.

I open any of the included manuals and a window pops up saying Document
Class is missing and that I should look at section 3.1.2 of User's Guide. I
looked at it and it asks me to look at Customization manual! I looked at it,
but it is well beyond a beginner. (An early step says "Find it at CTAN or

Also, instructions don't cover Windows 8.1, which I use (that may or may not
matter, if they're the same as for Vista. It does matter that instructions
are inherently difficult and not explained with sympathy for newcomers.)

The manuals say that there are innumerable Latex additions, they can't all
be included/supported. Granted that, I was hoping that just a few
widely-used Document Classes (e.g., article, book) would come standard.

Document Class may not be the end of the problem for a beginner. In
addition, for some manuals, there's a second pop-up window that says that I
should install some module.

Should someone like me just give up and go back to Scientific Word?


you may try following: 
open Miktex - maintenance - package manager: 
probably you´ve to select the repository (i.e. CTAN) 
then: edit/select installable or all packages  (choose document classes you
task/ install 
Afterwards you´ve to reconfigure lyx (tools) , then close lyx and start
Hope it works 


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