On 06/28/2011 10:27 AM, Murat Yildizoglu wrote: > Thanks Richard, > > This is really bad news for me, since I have a whole bunch of course > beamers that I would like to convert to Lyx, since I am trying to > definitely ditch Scientific Word (after having lived for some time > with both SW and Lyx). > > My beamer documents are not particularly fancy, with some pauses and > \onslide etc. options, but Lys seems to suffer a lot from the > conversion. I also clean all comments from the .tex files, since they > fill the Lyx window, without any real use. This helps Lyx, but it is > not very efficient in conversion. Moreover, the error messages I get > from Latex are not always very helpful (but this another problem, well > known by me from my latex by hand days ;-) ). > > Lyx is not able to recognize \section like commands and translate them > to its environment structure (this is how I got the \lyxframeend > problem: I wanted to have more readable section titles, by selection > the corresponding environment for them). Neither options really get > through the conversion (for onslide, for example, \onslide gets in an > ERB but not its option, but this does not seem to annoy latex, so no > problem here). > > This is really very annoying indeed... We can only gain our co-authors > to Lyx if the conversion from Latex is quite painless. > > How other people handle this? I really would not like to have to > recreate everything from scratch (even partially, since I have a lot > of files to convert). > If I were doing this, I'd write a Perl script to handle the clean up. I've done this already with old documents converted from WordPerfect, but of course your needs will be different.