# Re: How to make a clone of the Enumerate environment?

Günter (and everyone else),

Your response contains one of the most useful LyX idioms I've ever seen,
limiting my biggest objection to LyX. It will lead to vastly improved
productivity for me.

Can anyone guess which part of Günter's email is so useful? I'll reveal it in
another email, coming up shortly.

On Wednesday 16 July 2008 07:34, G. Milde wrote:
> On 14.07.08, Steve Litt wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm trying to make a simple clone of the Enumerate environment. Once I
> > can do that, I'll make a few changes. But I've not been able to clone
> > it.
>
> You need to clone both, LyX layout::
>
>   Style Questions
>      CopyStyle   Enumeration
>
>
> and LaTeX environment::
>
>   \newenvironment{questions}{\begin{enumerate}}{\end{enumerate}}
>
> > Here's my layout file:
> >
> > #% Do not delete the line below; configure depends on this
> > #  \DeclareLaTeXClass[book]{quizbook}
> >
> > Input stdclass.inc
> >
> > Preamble
> > \let\questions = \enumerate
> > \let\oldquestions = \oldenumerate
> > EndPreamble
>
> I am not sure if this works well, as enumerate is an environment, not a
> command. Use the latex \newenvironment instead.
>
> > Style Questions
>
> ...
>
> > End
>
> With CopyStyle, you get all the definitions of the copied style and
> need to change only thing that should differ.
>
> > The preceding layout produces the output shown in the attached
> > screenshot_questions.gif. However, if I change the LatexName in the LyX
> > environment from "questions" to "enumerate", it outputs as shown in the
> > attached screenshot_enumerate.gif.
>
> Describing the difference in words helps (while pics might augment
> this, they cannot always replace a description, e.g. while browsing
> this mail to see if I can help at all, I do not see the attachments.)
>
> > Can somebody explain to me why the two don't output the same?
>
> no.
>
> >Can somebody explain how I can truly clone the Enumerate environment?
>
> see above.
>
> > NOTE: In order to toggle the output when switching between LatexType
> > questions and LatexType enumerate, you must Tools->reconfigure and then
> > terminate and restart LyX. Trust me on this -- I tried without
> > reconfiguring and the output didn't toggle.
>
> You could define 2 Styles in your layout file (one QuestionsTest, say)
> and switch between them in the document.
>
> Günter

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