Hi everyone, Thanks a lot for the contribution work by lyx team. I have written my thesis and articles in lyx for a long time. I found it the best frontend of latex, for tables and equations. This is the advantage of lyx, and also lyx is an integrated IDE environment not like autex in emacs, everything should be configured by yourself.
Sometimes, when I write equations and tables, I really enjoy the input in lyx, cause I could input all frequently-used math symbols by shortcuts, I also changed the prefix of math shortcut, it is very convenient. This is great. I reconfigure the shortcuts, I nearly drop off my mouse. Still, I need to use mouse for 5% input in lyx. However, when I want to refer to labels and citations, each time, a dialog pops up and I need to select some items and finish it, even with dialog shortcuts (e.g. Alt+a,b,c,f,g,e,h), it is a bit boring. When inserting a figure or table, one also needs to finish the pop-up dialog. They really affects the productivity of writing. What do you think about it? I have some suggestions, for example, 1. can we define some templates such that one can insert figure floats with one graphics or two graphics, or four graphics, and these styles have been set as we defined a priori. 2. as for inserting label references or citations, other than answering a popup dialog, can we consider some GUI style like ido (e.g. ido in emacs)? it will indicates us some items to select, not a dialog, we can directly type something to filter these items and select one item by a confirm shortcut, just like ido-find-file in emacs. it might be continent. Indeed, each time, we do not need to change the style for each item. In most cases, for the popup dialog in lyx, I just select the essential information and then confirm it. What about your ideas? Sincerely, -- Weidong LIAN Bureau F 230 Telephone: +33 (0)2 40 37 25 79 Fax: +33 (0)2 40 37 25 73 Email: weidong.l...@gmail.com Ecole Centrale de Nantes Department Mechanical Engineering and Materials GEM - Institut de Recherches en Génie Civil et Mécanique UMR CNRS 6183 Equipe "Structure et Simulation" B.P. 92101 44321 Nantes cedex 3 FRANCE