Hi Guys,

Forgive me if my question is newbie but I'm indeed a newbie both to latex
and to Lyx as well.I was trying to use some supported way to highlight
abbreviations in a Lyx document but I found no good way so far. I also did
the standard drill of looking through forums etc. without any luck.

What I'm trying to achieve is something similar to the behavior of the
<abbr> tag in HTML; a way to semantically tell that a given piece of text is
an abbreviation and the ability to apply a common style to all the different

The nomenclature package looks promising but - as far as I understand - it
lacks this feature.

It would be also nice to have a capability in Lyx
that automatically converts pieces of texts into abbreviations based on the
list of nomenclatures entered previously.

Let me give you a quick example. I enter a nomenclature entry like:  "HTML"
= "Hyper Text Markup Language", for example. Later in the document when I
write "HTML" Lyx would automatically recognize the text as a known
abbreviation and in the rendered document all the occurrences of the string
"HTML" would have been styled as italics - maybe as hyperlinks to the
nomenclature list.

What do you think? Is it possible to have something similar off the shelf?

Thank you in advance!


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