On Sun, 19 Apr 2009 22:16:49 +0200
"Kosta Welke" <ko...@fillibach.de> wrote:

> Hi!
> I'm trying to use LyX together with Xetex and thanks to strangers on the 
> internet, it actually works. I updated the wiki under 
> http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/XeTeX so that it might work for other people, too. 
> There's one problem, though: As XeTeX must run through the xelatex, which is 
> a different lyx file format, the preview PDF button does not work anymore 
> (exporting using pdflatex gives an error, as you need to export using 
> xelatex). What is the best/quickest/working way to get the "preview/update 
> PDF" buttons to export using XeTeX instead of pdflatex? (optimally, this 
> would be a document setting).
> Thanks in advance for your help!
> Cheers,
> Kosta

It's a dirty hack that would work only if you always want to use xetex instead
of pdflatex. You can go into preferences->converters->Latex(pdflatex) and
change the converter from pdflatex to xetex

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