> 1) Compile Errors. Normal users aren't used to dealing with compile > errors and shouldn't be expected to fix them. Even I don't like > dealing with compile errors all that much. > 1a) Perhaps we could do some sort of bisect to determine where the > error is (either over the file itself or some fine-grained history). > 1b) Perhaps we could improve the latex export so that compile errors > only occur if the user uses ERT. Particularly with beamer, this isn't > always the case.
This is an important point, and one should evaluate if it is feasible to go further into 'asking' LaTeX wheere the error is - it would definitley help the users to provide a better understandable error message *if* something fails. ERT are a different issue - if you are using ERTs, you should know what you are doing and out of the responsibility zone of LyX. But beamer should be refined. > > 2) Compatibility with Word. Typical users expect to be able to open > and save word documents. What I would expect / not expect from a word document which is exported from LyX is: 1) Have all the content (normally this is the case) 2) Not look like a LaTeX document - I want to use it to collaborate with word users, so the actual layout (margins, ...) are irrelevant for me. Sections should be using the style for header 1, subsections header 2, ... SO that it *looks* MsWordish and easy for the word user (which is not the case when it looks as a document created by LaTeX - start with the margins which look horrible in word but are brilliant in the final pdf). This refers to paragraph styles - but character styles should be exported as they are. So a mapping would be usefull: "Section -> header 1" , ... 2a) I understand that one wants to have sometime the possibility to export the LaTeX generated document - but that is a different story. 3) Contain the track changes from LyX 4) Contain the comments To go from there, I would expect that, when importing the word document I get back from my collaborators with track changes and comments, that 1) Track changes are imported 2) Comments are imported 3) Paragraph styles are ignored, apart from the "mapped" default styles (header 1-> Section) My reasoning is, that in most cases, an export is NOT done to see the final layout (for this I usually attach a pdf as well), but for editorial comments. Cheers, Rainer > > > -- > John C. McCabe-Dansted > -- NEW GERMAN FAX NUMBER!!! Rainer M. Krug, PhD (Conservation Ecology, SUN), MSc (Conservation Biology, UCT), Dipl. Phys. (Germany) Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology Natural Sciences Building Office Suite 2039 Stellenbosch University Main Campus, Merriman Avenue Stellenbosch South Africa Cell: +27 - (0)83 9479 042 Fax: +27 - (0)86 516 2782 Fax: +49 - (0)321 2125 2244 email: rai...@krugs.de Skype: RMkrug Google: r.m.k...@gmail.com