Paul A. Rubin wrote:
Christopher Stowasser wrote:
I admit, that my last sentence is very confusing. Just forget about
it. What
I meant was: If I put the cursor before or behind the math box, i.e in
normal text, I can use the label function. As soon as I put the cursor in
the math box the label function is inactive. Therefore I cannot label the
equation in the math box. As long as I cannot asign a label to the
it makes no sense to look at the pdf I guess.

Just to make sure we're all on the same page, you're talking about a
displayed math inset (on its own line), right? If you have a math inset
in the middle of a line of text, you won't be able to insert a label
(the label item on the insert menu is grayed out), because inserting a
label there makes no sense. A label in a math inset refers to the
equation number, and in-line math insets don't get numbered.

I can understand that this behavior is confusing for a new comer that haven't read the tutorial :-). Maybe we should authorize label insertion also for inline formulas and automatically switch to displayed formula if a label is inserted. Maybe with a warning box that explains what LyX did and what the user should do in order to avoid this warning box.


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