Dear LyX-Users, I wanted to take a moment and say thank you for the many fantastic ideas that have been recommended. The process of researching each and thinking about how they will fit into the existing text has greatly improved the overall outline. It also makes me hope that it will be a better reference for the community.
As I've been working through the suggestions, I realized that there is a secondary question nearly as important as the first. What types of specific examples would be most beneficial? As part of the book, I intend to create a number of high quality LyX layouts and templates which make the creation of certain documents easier. What should these be? As I went about responding to the first series of emails, some needs and interests seemed to emerge. These included: - Presentations and Handouts based on Sweave - Business and Professional Documents - LaTeX Document classes that make exporting to other formats easier. (This might be thought of as a vanilla submission template. Double spaced, bland typed, but a formatted bibliography using BibTeX. When I work with Word, this is the type of file I exchange most frequently.) I am also planning to include examples which demonstrate how to use LyX as a "literate programming environment" so that statistical and other results can be generated "on the fly" and inserted into documents. Are there other types of examples that you would like to see? Cheers, Rob Oakes