On 05/19/2015 11:58 PM, Scott Kostyshak wrote:
It is used to separate environments. You can do it using
Edit > Start New Environment, but you don't need using the menu.
You start a "Problem" environment and write something. If you want
to start a new "Problem" environment, hit the "Enter" key and go to a
standard environment, hit again the "Enter" key and LyX automatically
inserts a parbreak separator. Now you can start any other environment.

The parbreak separator will insert a blank line in the latex output.
If you don't want that, use the context menu to change it to a plain
separator. This kind of separators are automatically inserted when
needed in a hopefully intuitive way. If you hit "Enter" in a standard
environment after a non-standard one, you get a separator and you
are ready to insert again the same non-standard environment.

The small arrow you see, plays the same role of the old --Separator--
and behaves in the same way, because it leaves a blank line in the latex
output. However, now you can also avoid that blank line by turning the
parbreak into a plain separator.
Thanks a lot for this detailed explanation, Enrico. This makes things
perfectly clear to me.

Has someone put this in the docs? It's an improvement, for sure, but it will take some
getting used to for us old-timers, I think.

Richard

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