This is now ragged right in my layout, as I desire, but I lost the paragraph
indents in the process. When I changed the above to this:
I still didn't get the paragraph indents. I definitely do not know what I am
That's the problem ;-)
Have a look at the Customization manual that you fiond in LyX's Help menu. You find there that you
have to use
to specify the margin.
only affects the first line of the paragraph and it is furthermore a sting, not
a length. So
would do the job.