Richard, Paul, Thanks for the quick reply. It seems I have to read and experiment much more on this matter. I've just found some suggestions around the acronym package. While the acronym package does not fulfill the ultimate goal it might partially serve my actual needs. The best would be the mixture of acronym + nomenclature packages. Need to play a bit more with these beasts to know them better.
Again, thank you for your kind help! Cheers, Peter 2010/9/20 Richard Heck <rgh...@comcast.net> > On 09/20/2010 08:55 AM, Ipacs Péter wrote: > >> 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 >> abbreviations. >> >> 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? >> >> Yes, the styling part is relatively easy. One way: Document>Settings, > then go to the Modules pane. Load the "logicalmkup" module. This will give > you access, in particular, to the Noun character style, under Edit>Text > Settings. This one may not do what you want, but, if not, then it will be > relatively easy to produce an alternative if you (a) look at the > logicalmkup.module file, which will be in LyX's layout/ directory, and (b) > read some of ch. 5 of the Customization manual. > > To make them all links would take a little more work. I'm no expert on > nomenclature, so don't know exactly how to do it. But start with the styling > part. > > Richard > >