On 06/21/2017 03:42 PM, Christos Makridis wrote:
A first thought is to look at the LyX document the document with the
offending text pasted in, and use View > Source Pane to get a look at
what the source text going to LaTeX looks like. That might let you spot
some character that looks harmless in the GUI (and in Word) but actually
is the Unicode character for the apocalypse or something.
I've googled around and there doesn't seem to be a consensus about the
source of the problem -- some just suggest making sure the lyx is the
I've attached the error as a screen shot. But, the problem seems to be
rooted in some text that I copy/pasted from a word doc. The formatting
was different, so I first pasted into another word doc with no special
formatting, and then into lyx. But when I try to pdf the document, it
crashes. (Before, it would crash when I highlighted the pasted in
text.) It seems to be "normal" now that I took that part of the text out.
Any ideas what is going wrong?
Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
Department of Management Science & Engineering
Department of Economics
Failing that, could you post a minimal example that contains just enough
text to cause LyX to blow up at your end?
Also, it might help to know what operating system you use, what LaTeX
system (TeXLive, MikTeX, ...) and what version/build of LyX (Help >