I sorry, but I don't understand your answer completely. I want to give my
equations numbers, i.e. from (1.1), (1.2),.....to (3.3.) f. ex.. Is that the
purpose of the label function? If not, what function doe that?

To the first part of your answer. The equations I want to label are centered
and stand alone in their row. I centered them after writing them by using
the "paragraph settings".

To your answer Bob: I am using a mac book with Mach OS X  version
10.5.3.The version of LyX I am using is LyX/Mac

Thank you again very much for your help.


2008/8/1 rgheck <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

> Bob Lounsbury wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 2:10 AM, Christopher Stowasser
>> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 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
>>> the
>>> 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
>>> equation
>>> it makes no sense to look at the pdf I guess.
>> It sounds as if you have a problem with the installation of LyX. This
>> is obviously not normal behavior. I would trying reinstalling LyX. It
>> may help developer's to know what platform you are using and what
>> version of LyX. You may also need to file a bug report if reinstalling
>> doesn't help.
> I see it disabled as well, UNLESS the equation is in "display" mode---i.e.,
> centered by itself on a separate line. It is meant to work that way. The
> reason is that labeled equations are also NUMBERED equations, and the
> mechanism that's used to do the label isn't available if the equation hasn't
> been set off.
> Perhaps part of the confusion is that what LyX calls "labels" don't
> normally appear in the text. They're just targets for cross-references. So
> you can label the equation if you like by putting a label after it. But it
> won't have a number, and the only cross-reference you'll be able to do will
> be by page, really.
> rh

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