On 2010-05-17, Ian Holliday wrote: > I'm involved in writing an academic textbook and we are wanting to use > 'Boxes' to highlight aspects of topics. We are inserting a box then > formating it from the context menu, but we have not found an elegant way to > reference the boxes. The documentation says boxes are unnumbered, so what we > are doing is placing a label at the start of the box text, and hoping that > will provide sufficient functionality. Ideally we would like to be able to > build a table of Boxes and insert cross references to boxes in the text.
> Has anyone else devised a nice solution to this? Also are boxes > automatically 'float' items, or should we be placing them in floats as well? "Normal" boxes do not float, so you should place them in a "float element". If you do not need floating tables or images, you can (ab)use one of these floats. Otherwise, you need to define a new float type, either with custom code in the LaTeX preamble and ERT in the document or with a custom LyX module. (There should be some LaTeX package for such a task, but I cannot help with details.) Günter