2018-02-15 3:29 GMT+01:00 Mc Kiernan Daniel Kian <mc_kier...@oeconomist.com>

> I use BibTeX, because that's what LyX first embraced; and the version of
> LyX ported for Fedora still does not support BibLaTeX.  Switching to
> BibLaTeX would involve more time and effort than playing with the .tex
> file, because I would need to revise the bibliographic database.

Fair enough. I was just asking.

> If LyX is not going to support Chicago style except through BibLaTeX, then
> trying to avoid wrestling with the .tex file of the paper at hand is not
> reasonable; though it might well be reasonable to migrate to BibLaTeX for
> future papers.

LyX supports Chicago via BibTeX as well.

> An Example that produced the yowlings about conflicting specifications
> would be a crufty non-Minimal non-Working Example.  I wasn't seeking to get
> the yowling decyphered.  My actual query stands with or without mentioning
> those yowlings; my point in mentioning them was to preempt a suggestion
> that merely dropped something into the preamble.

You wrote you get LaTeX errors when tweaking with the preamble. We can help
you resolving this, but only with an example where we see what goes wrong.

> Thank you for the .layout file.  I am in fact just playing with the damn'd
> .tex file, and will finish that shortly after completing a process of
> turning useful citations (which identify chapters and sections) into lousy
> citations (which only offer page numbers peculiar to the edition used).
> It's very Microsoft-ish if LyX cannot simply be told to disable the the
> insertions and other processing associated with the Bibliography
> configuration.

It can, in fact. But what _exactly_ are you trying to disable?


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