On 24.07.08, rgheck wrote: > Bruce Pourciau wrote: >> A paper I'm writing has a googolplex of symbols with an >> \overrightarrow overhead. What would be the best way to make these >> insertions in math mode as quick as possible?

> Well, you can shorten \overrightarrow by defining a quick math-macro, e.g.: > \newcommand{\ora}[1]{\overrightarrow{#1}} > Remember that you can actually type that into LyX, then highlight it, > and hit Ctrl-M to declare the macro. Good hint. (Should be put in the Math guide (if it is not already there and it still works with the new math macros in 1.6).) > And then, if you like, you can define a shortcut for this: "math-insert > \ora" is the function you would want. Well, with a shortcut defined in a bind file, you might even leave out the math-macro definition and do bind <your key> "math-insert \overrightarrow" Günter