Wrong tool. To outline LyX documents you need VimOutliner (http://www.vimoutliner.net). Much faster outlining, much more useful outlining. Then, when your outline is done, you can convert it to LyX. Attached is the conversion tool I use, along with a sample level-environment- table file. It spits out LyX code out stdout, you capture that in a file, and paste it into a dummy LyX file. That gives you your outline in the proper LyX environments.
I've used VimOutliner to outline the following books: * Troubleshooting Techniques of the Successful Technologist ( > 100,000 words) * Manager's Guide to Technical Troubleshooting * Rapid Learning for the 21st Century * Troubleshooting: Just the Facts * Learn Vim Tonight * Quit Joblessness: Start Your Own Business * Thriving in Tough Times ( > 85,000 words) * My new so far untitled book due in May ( > 100,000 words) VimOutliner's the only outlining tool I've seen fast enough to keep up with my mental activities, so I never forget an idea while messing with my outliner. I can't imagine outlining a book using any other software. SteveT On Wednesday 13 April 2011 10:26:47 Chris Hulme-Lowe wrote: > Hello LyXers, > > I'm trying to use LyX to outline a paper I'm working on, and though > I'm generally very satisfied with the way it works I'm coming across > one little problem. When I open the outline window LyX cuts off all of > the names of my sections, subsections, and paragraphs after 38 > characters. Does anyone know if there's a way to allow the outline > window to print out more characters? Moreover, someone I've been > corresponding with through a LyX user forum has suggested that this > might be a bug. Is anyone aware of whether it is indeed a bug, or just > a setting somewhere in the program? > > I'm running OSX Leopard (10.5.8) and LyX 2.0.0rc2. > > Any help would be greatly appreciated! > > Chris Hulme-Lowe > University of Minnesota > Department of Psychology -- Steve Litt Recession Relief Package http://www.recession-relief.US Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/stevelitt
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