On 10/30/2009 10:52 AM, Rob Oakes wrote:
Dear LyX Users,

I have a quick question about custom layouts.  I've been in the process
of creating a custom layout file for the NIH grant LaTeX class
(http://www.cs.duke.edu/brd/NIH/tips/). By following the instructions in
the LyX documentation and modifying the existing article.layout, I've
been able to get most everything to work.  With one exception.

To be compliant with the NIH style guide (if it can be called that), I
need for sections to be labeled with letters rather than numbers.  For
example, it should be:

A Overview
B Background
C Methods
D Specific Methods
etc.

Right now it's labeled with numbers:

1 Overview
2 Background
3 Methods
4 Specific Methods
etc.

This problem doesn't appear when generating a document from stock LaTeX
or from Kile (which I suppose is stock LaTeX); only from LyX.  I'm not
sure what is causing it or how to fix it.  In order to make it easier to
edit certain properties, I've moved a few things around.  The
original .cls file included information about custom headers and
footers, which I've removed and placed in a .lyx document I intend to
use as a template.  But there was no code specific to section numbering.
All files are being generated off of the modified LaTeX cls file, so I
don't think that is where the problem is.

Does anyone have any ideas on how I can tell LyX/LaTeX to use letters
rather than numbers for section numbering?

I'd need to see the layout file and a simple document that illustrated the problem. There are too many things that could have gone wrong.

Richard

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