alright, i know what happened. I was adding page numbers to a citation, the
page numbers were "pp.485–488", where the hyphen is some strange uni-code
uber-thing that kills lyx it comes within 3 miles of lyx. once you do that,
you need to delete it and restart lyx.
Do not use fancy characters in citations!


On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 7:38 PM, Niko Schwarz <>wrote:

> Ok, I discovered something. Only the version I sent you is broken. Going
> one version back, QUITTING LYX and restarting lyx, then loading the older
> version – works fine. Apparantly the last save broke something that takes
> lyx with it. It is not just my machine, my other Mac cannot compile the last
> version, either.
> So, with the reverted version I can keep working. I can simply redo the
> last work, it is only like 10 minutes.
> If you want to debug what went wrong there, please don't hesitate asking me
> for whatever I can offer.
> niko
> On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 7:12 PM, rgheck <> wrote:
>> Niko Schwarz wrote:
>>> I'm going nuts. If I add the ERT \end{document} right as the first thing
>>> all at the top of the document, it still does not compile, with no error
>>> message. It doesn't even take time. It simply doesn't react.
>>> However, if I cut everything and write "hi" into the document, it
>>> compiles.
>>>  Send the file to one of us privately.
>> rh

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