Ha! That was exactly what I needed! I just put: \bind "M-1" "master-buffer-update pdf2"
in my bind file and know the master is compiled from the child when I press Alt-1. A perfect and simple solution. Thanks. Jürgen Spitzmüller-2 wrote: > > bigblop wrote: >> Is there someway to compile the main.lyx file from a child document? > > If you have opened the child document from the master document (or after > you > have once processed the master), you can compile the master from the child > with the command "master-buffer-update pdf2" (for pdflatex, as an example; > there's also master-buffer-view and you can substitute pdf2 by any output > format). You can either input this command in the minibuffer, or you can > create your own toolbar or menu item or shortcuts for this. In fact, you > can > even replace the standard commands "buffer-view" and "buffer-update" with > these, since if no master is found, the document itself gets compiled. > > In 1.6, things will get a bit easier. There you can allocate a master > buffer > to a child in the document dialog, so the first step is not needed > anymore. > > Jürgen > > -- View this message in context: http://www.nabble.com/Compiling-Root-document-from-child-document--tp18411658p18417389.html Sent from the LyX - Users mailing list archive at Nabble.com.