On Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:36:08 +0000
F M Salter <fmsal...@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:

>     I would like to raise a question for everyone about what I am
> describing as fragility in LyX.
>     I use Lyx as a method of recording my own thinking on various
> subjects including mathematical analyses, a tool to annotate material
> (usually academic papers which can not be annotated directly) and to
> prepare papers for publication.  I feel that the fragility I am
> detecting may be increasing and would then be attributibe directly to
> LyX.  However, I am increasingly using more advanced techniques and
> these may be the cause of the events which am noting rather than with
> LyX itself.

>     Finally, am I missing anything glaringly obvious to you out there?

Yes. You're using the wrong tool for recording all thoughts. At the top
level, you should be using an outline processor: I recommend

Outline processors are remarkably freeform: you can include
bibliography entries, links to other outlines and to web addresses, and
even LyX documents within the outline processor.

Because outlines can link to other outlines, you can have a single
outline be the "root of all my knowledge", and link to specific
outlines for specific knowledge areas or chunks.

Here are some essays I've written about outlining:

* http://www.troubleshooters.com/tpromag/199911/199911.htm

* http://www.troubleshooters.com/linux/presentations/leap_vo/leap_vo.otl

* http://www.troubleshooters.com/lpm/200310/200310.htm


Steve Litt 
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