Let me explain better. The reason for asking for a feature like that is
not that I cannot clic one more time to unpack a tar.gz :)

The tar.gz is an export, not a "Save", that is the difference. Save means that you can edit it and keep saving every now and then.

Furthermore the two things are difference because you can even remove the pictures from the disk and you still have them in the file.

What I am looking for is a LyX file that does as a MS Word file does: one editable file contains all you need to work on the document.

One could achieve this if the LyX file was actually a directory structure managed by LyX and when you save the file you save all the directory structure controlled by it. The user does not need to see all the complications about where the pictures are stored, just needs to see the pictures in the file.

I hope I have explained better what the use would be and how it would like for the user, so you know better why a tar.gz does not do the job.


On 27/07/2017 13:39, Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:
Why not? You can open your lyx file after extracting the arch, and it contains all you need such as the figures, bib file and style file, work on it, arch it again and send it as one file to your colleague


Am 27.07.2017 um 09:52 schrieb Roberto:
Hi Scott, thanks for your suggestion.
The archive does not really do the job because you cannot edit it directly. My goal is to get something like a MS Word document that contains all the pictures you add in it and you can send it as a single file.

On 26/07/2017 20:15, Scott Kostyshak wrote:
On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 07:57:27PM +0200, roberto franceschini wrote:
Is there a format of LyX document that contains the text as well as the figures it uses? Something like that can be sent by email and contain all that is needed to see the document, without the need to send along all the
pictures from separate files.
Thanks in advance for your reply,

Does File > Export > LyX Archive do what you want?


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