Grammar

2005-11-07 Thread Johan Ingvast

Hi
Has anybody looked into the possibilities of incorporating a grammer 
checker into lyx. I just found that AbiWord has one, and they are using 
link-grammer http://www.link.cs.cmu.edu/link


Just wondering
/johan


accented words in lyx 1.3.6 and suse 9.3

2005-11-07 Thread Gisbert, Fernando
I'm sure this topic has been commented before, but i can't find a satisfactory 
answer in the mail archive. sorry. My problem is that lyx cannot manage 
accented words (i'm writing a document in spanish, currently) under suse 9.3. I 
had no problem under suse 9.1.

thanks in advance for any answer.


TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp

2005-11-07 Thread Stephen Harris

Hi,

I decided to test the newly released (Nov. 2) of TeXlive 2005,
and chose the scheme-full install which took a bit over an hour
on a 2gig cpu and 512mb of memory. No problems. It also
took about 2 hours to download the 700+mb iso file to burn.

Next I installed winlyx 1.3.6 made by Angus. It was necessary
to change from default of Miktex to C:\TexLive2005\bin\win32

The Lyx install went smoothly, but it didn't find gsview32.exe
so I add that to the Path Prefix under Edit--Preferences. Then
the viewers all worked as did Tex Information. Received a notice
message that the files in the tmp directory were not deleted. Also
tried that ifsym package which was installed by default, which
worked although the windvi viewer uses very large fonts. So 
apparently TexLive works with Lyx under a small investigation. 


Regards,
Stephen










Re: TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp

2005-11-07 Thread Angus Leeming
Stephen Harris wrote:
 Next I installed winlyx 1.3.6 made by Angus. It was necessary
 to change from default of Miktex to C:\TexLive2005\bin\win32

Stephen, can you find out if TeXlive has an entry in the registry so that
the Windows installer can check for its existence?

-- 
Angus



Re: mtabular environment in LyX

2005-11-07 Thread Paul Smith
On 11/7/05, Herbert Voss [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  As far as I can see, there is no LyX support for the nice AMS
  environment mtabular. Is it planned to have it in next versions of
  LyX? (I am using LyX 1.3.6.)
 
  To have a better understanding of what is mtabular environment, see
  sub-section 73.1 of
 
  http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/info/math/voss/mathmode/Mathmode.pdf

 it is my own definition ... and not amsmath

Then I misread it. I am sorry, Herbert. Is mtabular in what package?

Paul


Re: mtabular environment in LyX

2005-11-07 Thread Herbert Voss
Paul Smith wrote:

 On 11/7/05, Herbert Voss [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 wrote:
  As far as I can see, there is no LyX support for the nice AMS
  environment mtabular. Is it planned to have it in next versions of
  LyX? (I am using LyX 1.3.6.)
 
  To have a better understanding of what is mtabular environment, see
  sub-section 73.1 of
 
  http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/info/math/voss/mathmode/Mathmode.pdf

 it is my own definition ... and not amsmath
 
 Then I misread it. I am sorry, Herbert. Is mtabular in what package?

the definition is shown on the same page and in the sources
of the document.

Herbert




Re: mtabular environment in LyX

2005-11-07 Thread Paul Smith
On 11/7/05, Herbert Voss [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
   As far as I can see, there is no LyX support for the nice AMS
   environment mtabular. Is it planned to have it in next versions of
   LyX? (I am using LyX 1.3.6.)
  
   To have a better understanding of what is mtabular environment, see
   sub-section 73.1 of
  
   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/info/math/voss/mathmode/Mathmode.pdf
 
  it is my own definition ... and not amsmath
 
  Then I misread it. I am sorry, Herbert. Is mtabular in what package?

 the definition is shown on the same page and in the sources
 of the document.

Got it! Thanks, Herbert.

Paul


Re: Modifying the koma-letter2 lyx template

2005-11-07 Thread Rohnny Moland

Hi Jürgen,

On 11/07/2005 08:16 AM, Juergen Spitzmueller wrote:

One solution: instead of an actual opening phrase, write 
\vspace*{-3\baselineskip} (in ERT) into the opening line (you might

want to adjust the length, which shrinks the distance by 3 lines in
the example).


Thanks for that nice workaround. Works perfect. :)


Kind regards,

--
Rohnny


Re: Pagination problem

2005-11-07 Thread Matthew Gates
On Sunday 06 November 2005 22:19, Paul A. Rubin wrote:
 Matthew Gates wrote:
  Hi.
 
  I started using LyX some time ago for stuff like letters and my CV.
  Recently I started a rather bigger project - the Stellarium User
  Guide. Everything's going pretty well, and I've learnt a lot about
  stuff like using bibtex and how to make indexes with sub-items etc. 
  All good.
 
  But there are a couple of problems I can't work out.
 
  I get errors in pagination. Some of my pages have stuff that goes
  over the page number and even below it off the bottom of the page! 
  Exactly what happens seems to depend on where my figures and tables
  get put.  I have quite a few images which are all in floats, and a
  fair few tables  - also in floats.  It seems that when the large
  floats get put near to one another I get the error.  It can be seen
  most clearly on page 9 of the PDF version.
 
  Anyone have any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
 
  http://porpoisehead.net/mysw/index.php?pgid=stellarium_user_guide
 
  Matthew

 Don't know that you are doing anything wrong.  I downloaded your source
 tarball.  The document displays correctly as DVI and PDF (dvipdfm), but
 the pagination is hosed using PDF (pdflatex).  So maybe you're doing
 something very subtly wrong, maybe there's a glitch in pdflatex, or
 maybe the planet's are simply not in alignment (sorry, couldn't
 resist).
 Anyway, as a work-around you might consider using dvipdfm to generate
 the PDF file.

 Paul


Thanks for looking at it.  There's something very curious going on...   I 
get the problem with DVI as well as PDF---preview using control-D still 
has the problem.



Re: TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp

2005-11-07 Thread Stephen Harris


- Original Message - 
From: Angus Leeming [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 1:55 AM
Subject: Re: TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp



Stephen Harris wrote:

Next I installed winlyx 1.3.6 made by Angus. It was necessary
to change from default of Miktex to C:\TexLive2005\bin\win32


Stephen, can you find out if TeXlive has an entry in the registry so that
the Windows installer can check for its existence?

--
Angus




I think the default install directory is C:\TexLive2005, I don't remember
any choice for changing the directory which is called TLroot
Don't know if this will help but I saw TLroot associated with the entry
for C:\TexLive2005 in  
My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Controlset001

\Control\Session Manager\Environment
(also TEXMFTEMP , TEXMFCNF, but nothing latex.exe specific)
There are several entries for the TexLive 2005 windvi viewer also.

I am not sure how the installer works. Maybe the TLroot key is
enough = C:\TexLive2005 ? .\texmf and .\bin\win32 are under it.

Also I had Miktex installed before. Though I uninstalled it, there
were references in the registry to it still, and I'm not sure what a
clean registry would have produced for the LyX install reading.

Regards,
Stephen 

P.S. This may be overkill, but I included the content of some 
directories, C:\TeXLive2005, .\texmf, and .\bin\win32


Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 7033-FEF2

Directory of C:\TeXLive2005

11/07/2005  05:00 AMDIR  .
11/07/2005  05:00 AMDIR  ..
11/07/2005  12:17 AMDIR  bin
11/07/2005  05:00 AM 0 dir.txt
11/07/2005  01:08 AMDIR  setup-win32
11/07/2005  01:10 AMDIR  temp
11/07/2005  01:09 AMDIR  texmf
11/07/2005  01:09 AMDIR  texmf-dist
11/07/2005  12:18 AMDIR  texmf-doc
11/07/2005  01:09 AMDIR  texmf-local
11/07/2005  01:09 AMDIR  texmf-var
11/07/2005  01:08 AM83,041 tlpm.log
11/07/2005  01:08 AMDIR  xemtex
  2 File(s) 83,041 bytes
 11 Dir(s)  14,745,092,096 bytes free


Directory of C:\TeXLive2005\texmf

11/07/2005  05:01 AMDIR  .
11/07/2005  05:01 AMDIR  ..
11/07/2005  12:21 AMDIR  bibtex
11/07/2005  12:21 AMDIR  chktex
11/07/2005  01:08 AMDIR  doc
11/07/2005  12:17 AMDIR  dvipdfm
11/07/2005  01:07 AMDIR  dvips
11/07/2005  01:05 AMDIR  fmtutil
11/07/2005  01:08 AMDIR  fonts
11/07/2005  12:44 AMDIR  hbf2gf
11/07/2005  01:07 AMDIR  lcdftools
11/07/2005  01:08 AMDIR  lists
11/07/2005  01:09 AM29,735 ls-R
11/07/2005  01:07 AMDIR  scripts
11/07/2005  12:28 AMDIR  tex
11/07/2005  12:18 AMDIR  texconfig
11/07/2005  12:21 AMDIR  texdoctk
11/07/2005  05:01 AM 0 texmf.txt
11/07/2005  01:08 AMDIR  tpm
11/07/2005  01:08 AMDIR  ttf2pk
11/07/2005  01:05 AMDIR  web2c
11/07/2005  12:18 AMDIR  xdvi
  2 File(s) 29,735 bytes
 20 Dir(s)  14,745,088,000 bytes free

SH: Does not include the .dll files found in .\win32
Directory of C:\TeXLive2005\bin\win32

11/07/2005  05:04 AMDIR  .
11/07/2005  05:04 AMDIR  ..
07/07/2000  06:35 AM 1,794 a5bookle.bat
09/18/2005  01:49 AM29,184 afm2pl.exe
09/18/2005  01:48 AM49,152 afm2tfm.exe
09/18/2005  04:19 AM 3,584 aleph.exe
11/23/2004  08:56 AM 3,584 amstex.exe
09/18/2005  01:48 AM 6,656 bbox.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 3,584 bg5conv.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 7,680 bg5latex.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 7,680 bg5pltx.exe
11/24/2004  03:25 AM86,016 bibtex.exe
09/18/2005  01:46 AM   110,592 bibtex8.exe
09/18/2005  01:37 AM14,336 bmp2png.exe
09/18/2005  01:37 AM31,744 bzip2.exe
09/18/2005  01:37 AM20,480 bzip2recover.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 4,608 cef5conv.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 7,680 cef5ltx.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 4,608 cefconv.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 7,680 ceflatex.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 4,608 cefsconv.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 7,680 cefsltx.exe
09/18/2005  01:49 AM   315,392 cfftot1.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM49,152 ChkTeX.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 7,680 cjklatex.exe
09/18/2005  10:28 AM 3,584 cont-en.exe
09/18/2005  04:19 AM 3,584 context.exe
11/23/2004  08:56 AM 3,584 cslatex.exe
09/28/2003  10:10 AM94 cslatexd.bat
09/28/2003  10:10 AM92 cslatexi.bat
09/28/2003  10:12 AM90 cslatexk.bat
11/23/2004  08:56 AM 3,584 csplain.exe
09/28/2003  10:10 AM

Re: TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp

2005-11-07 Thread Angus Leeming
Stephen Harris wrote:
 Stephen Harris wrote:
 Next I installed winlyx 1.3.6 made by Angus. It was necessary
 to change from default of Miktex to C:\TexLive2005\bin\win32
 
 Stephen, can you find out if TeXlive has an entry in the registry so
 that the Windows installer can check for its existence?

 I think the default install directory is C:\TexLive2005, I don't remember
 any choice for changing the directory which is called TLroot
 Don't know if this will help but I saw TLroot associated with the entry
 for C:\TexLive2005 in
 My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Controlset001
 \Control\Session Manager\Environment
 (also TEXMFTEMP , TEXMFCNF, but nothing latex.exe specific)

Thanks, Stephen. I'll send Uwe a link to your mail.

-- 
Angus



Re: Grammar

2005-11-07 Thread Roy Schestowitz

_/ On Mon 07 Nov 2005 08:46:17 GMT, [Johan Ingvast] wrote : \_


Hi
Has anybody looked into the possibilities of incorporating a grammer 
checker into lyx. I just found that AbiWord has one, and they are 
using link-grammer http://www.link.cs.cmu.edu/link


Just wondering
/johan


This has been discussed very recently and should be in the LyX mailing list
archive, wherever it is located. You can locate the entire thread using the
message headers below:

=MESSAGE BEGIN=

Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 10:55:02 +0100 [23 Oct 2005 10:55:02 GMT]
From: Paul [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Subject: Re: Grammar check?
Headers: Show All Headers  |  Show Mailing List Information

Roy Schestowitz wrote:


Me too. Here is the direct link:

* http://bobo.link.cs.cmu.edu/link/

Note  that  it only handles English at the moment, but I am sure that,  in
due  time, somebody will extend it. For Latin languages, it is primarily a
vocabulary  barrier. Such a feature can definitely elevate LyX well  above
Kile and others.


I was looking into this a few days ago and here's some other links that
might be useful:

Queequeg, A Tiny English Grammar Checker
http://queequeg.sourceforge.net/index-e.html
Queequeg is a tiny English grammar checker for non-native speakers who
are not used to verb conjugation and number agreement. We especially
focus on people who're writing academic papers or business documents
where thorough checking is required. We aim to reduce this laborious
work with automated checking. Queequeg is named after a character in
Herman Melville's masterpiece.

Style and Diction
http://www.gnu.org/software/diction/diction.html
Diction and style are two old standard UNIX commands. Diction identifies
wordy and commonly misused phrases. Style analyses surface
characteristics of a document, including sentence length and other
readability measures.

Paul.

=MESSAGE END=



Re: accented words in lyx 1.3.6 and suse 9.3

2005-11-07 Thread Pablo Ortúzar
On Monday 07 November 2005 10:39, Gisbert, Fernando wrote:
 I'm sure this topic has been commented before, but i can't find a
 satisfactory answer in the mail archive. sorry. My problem is that lyx
 cannot manage accented words (i'm writing a document in spanish, currently)
 under suse 9.3. I had no problem under suse 9.1.

 thanks in advance for any answer.
Hi,

Qt in SuSE 9.3 is corrupted. If you must use accents, you will have to 
recompile Qt. I should know: it was I that filed the bug report to KDE. 
It is far easier to download OpenSuSE 10 from 
http://www.opensuse.org/Download. If instead of doing a clean install you do 
an upgrade system, you will be able to keep all your existing personal 
files (back them up anyway).
On SuSE 10, my Lyx documents are written both in French ans Spanish, with all 
due accents.
-- 
Pablo Ortúzar



Re: accented words in lyx 1.3.6 and suse 9.3

2005-11-07 Thread Pablo Ortúzar
On Monday 07 November 2005 17:23, Pablo Ortúzar wrote:
 On Monday 07 November 2005 10:39, Gisbert, Fernando wrote:
  I'm sure this topic has been commented before, but i can't find a
  satisfactory answer in the mail archive. sorry. My problem is that lyx
  cannot manage accented words (i'm writing a document in spanish,
  currently) under suse 9.3. I had no problem under suse 9.1.
 
  thanks in advance for any answer.

If you'd rather compile Qt, you'll find the compilation method here:

http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/SuSE/2004-11/2766.html

-- 
Pablo Ortúzar



Need some trouble shootingideas

2005-11-07 Thread Gunnar
Hi.
A colleague of mine is using LyX 1.3.6 on Win XP (very recent installation) 
but he has tried to change menus to swedish and it ended up in a mess. LyX 
wouldn't start.

I'm now writing from what I remember that he told me.
First he couldn't start LyX. It complained about textclass.lst.
He tried to remove LyX but a new installation didn't change a thing.

He found a  textclass.lst file in C:\Document and settings\his_username\ (or 
something of that kind). He removed it and then LyX at least could start, but 
now there were not any menus other than File (and one other I think).
Starting with a new LyXdocument didn't change a thing. Still no menues.

Now I need some advice about what we can try to do on his computer. I'm not 
very familiar to debugging misbehaving programs in Windows, so any idea is a 
good idea.

Regards, Gunnar.


Forget Windows

2005-11-07 Thread James W Dow
LyX is a wonderful word processor. It is best one for writing mathematics 
directly from the keyboard. Please don't spend a huge time developing it for 
Windows. Windows will gradually fade away. Putting nice programs like LyX on 
that operating system just delays people switching to a version of Linux, 
where they really should be. Feeding software to Windows just lets it grow 
profits for people who are doing nothing positive for the computing 
community.


Re: Pagination problem

2005-11-07 Thread Paul A. Rubin

Matthew Gates wrote:

On Sunday 06 November 2005 22:19, Paul A. Rubin wrote:


Matthew Gates wrote:


Hi.

I started using LyX some time ago for stuff like letters and my CV.
Recently I started a rather bigger project - the Stellarium User
Guide. Everything's going pretty well, and I've learnt a lot about
stuff like using bibtex and how to make indexes with sub-items etc. 
All good.


But there are a couple of problems I can't work out.

I get errors in pagination. Some of my pages have stuff that goes
over the page number and even below it off the bottom of the page! 
Exactly what happens seems to depend on where my figures and tables

get put.  I have quite a few images which are all in floats, and a
fair few tables  - also in floats.  It seems that when the large
floats get put near to one another I get the error.  It can be seen
most clearly on page 9 of the PDF version.

Anyone have any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

http://porpoisehead.net/mysw/index.php?pgid=stellarium_user_guide

Matthew


Don't know that you are doing anything wrong.  I downloaded your source
tarball.  The document displays correctly as DVI and PDF (dvipdfm), but
the pagination is hosed using PDF (pdflatex).  So maybe you're doing
something very subtly wrong, maybe there's a glitch in pdflatex, or
maybe the planet's are simply not in alignment (sorry, couldn't
resist).
Anyway, as a work-around you might consider using dvipdfm to generate
the PDF file.

Paul




Thanks for looking at it.  There's something very curious going on...   I 
get the problem with DVI as well as PDF---preview using control-D still 
has the problem.





Oops, my mistake.  Turns out dvipdfm didn't do the job either.  I was 
using page 9 as the canary in the mine shaft.  Both View-DVI and 
dvipdfm got page 9 right, but pages 11 and 13 overflowed.


Back to poking around when time permits.

Paul



Re: TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp

2005-11-07 Thread Stephen Harris


- Original Message - 
From: Angus Leeming [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 6:12 AM
Subject: Re: TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp



Stephen Harris wrote:

Stephen Harris wrote:

Next I installed winlyx 1.3.6 made by Angus. It was necessary
to change from default of Miktex to C:\TexLive2005\bin\win32


Stephen, can you find out if TeXlive has an entry in the registry so
that the Windows installer can check for its existence?



I think the default install directory is C:\TexLive2005, I don't remember
any choice for changing the directory which is called TLroot
Don't know if this will help but I saw TLroot associated with the entry
for C:\TexLive2005 in
My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Controlset001
\Control\Session Manager\Environment
(also TEXMFTEMP , TEXMFCNF, but nothing latex.exe specific)


Thanks, Stephen. I'll send Uwe a link to your mail.

--
Angus




You're welcome. I was rather surprised that this worked almost out
of the box. The LyX installer made changing to another kind of latex
quite easy with a browse button to go to: C:\TexLive2005\bin\win32

I've been reading the texlive mailing list. I found the following thread
about pdflatex and space in the pathname informative.
http://tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/  in the November archive.
Thread: Still space in pathname problem in windows pdeftex?

Bruno wrote:  I chose to install it on c:\Program File\TL_2005\

when I type, on a command line, the exact following line (in one line)
pdflatex c:\Program File\TL_2005\texmf-dist\tex\latex\base\sample2e.tex

I get the following answer :

This is pdfeTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.30.3-2.2 (Web2c 7.5.5)
 %-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
! Undefined control sequence.
No pages of output.

Fabrice Popineau provided this interesting reply which I thought
was interesting because of the information about quoting and \

* Bruno Piguet bpiguet at teaser.fr writes:

when I type, on a command line, the exact following line (in one
line) pdflatex c:\Program 
File\TL_2005\texmf-dist\tex\latex\base\sample2e.tex


The answer :

c:\pdfetex \c:/source/fptex tests/a b.tex\
pdfetex \c:/source/fptex tests/a b.tex\
This is pdfeTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.30.3-2.2 (Web2c 7.5.5)
\write18 enabled.
%-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
(c:/source/fptex tests/a b.tex
(c:/Program Files/XEmTeX/texmf/tex/context/sample/tufte.tex))
...

1 - you can't use \ in path names with TeX (guess why ...)

2 - the double quotes you used are removed by the command line
interpreter, so you need to quote again the pathname.
---

However, the OP said this didn't fix his problem which may have
been related to TeXnic; but the fix involves a nonstopmode switch
which is basic to latex *.tex conversion (at least in logs I've viewed).

Wolfgang Fleischer wrote:
Hello
May be you are faced with an long existing error in the
output profiles of TeXNicCenter.
Please check the LaTeX = PDF Profile. Find the entry for
arguments sent to the compiler. It should read as
-interaction=nonstopmode %Wm
Probably it reads
-interaction=nonstopmode %pm
now which causes the error.
Compare with the other profiles. They all should be ok out of the box.


I realize this is a different editor. But it gave me a new appreciation
of the subtleties involved in making LyX interact correctly with Latex.

Regards for the forward slash,
Stephen







Re: Forget Windows

2005-11-07 Thread Gunnar
On Sunday 06 November 2005 22:05, James W Dow wrote:
 LyX is a wonderful word processor. It is best one for writing mathematics
 directly from the keyboard. Please don't spend a huge time developing it
 for Windows. Windows will gradually fade away. Putting nice programs like
 LyX on that operating system just delays people switching to a version of
 Linux, where they really should be. Feeding software to Windows just lets
 it grow profits for people who are doing nothing positive for the computing
 community.

You are wrong on two points.

1) The operating system should not be of any importance (in a perfect world), 
applications is what the people need! 
They need LyX, give them LyX! 
People (the computer illiterate?) are not going to switch OS until the OS's 
are so good that you never have to interact with the OS. Then why should 
you pay for it when there are free ones?

2) It's not a word processor. It's the best application ever created. That's a 
huge difference. ;-)


Re: Forget Windows

2005-11-07 Thread Lars Gullik Bjønnes
Gunnar [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

| On Sunday 06 November 2005 22:05, James W Dow wrote:
|  LyX is a wonderful word processor. It is best one for writing mathematics
|  directly from the keyboard. Please don't spend a huge time developing it
|  for Windows. Windows will gradually fade away. Putting nice programs like
|  LyX on that operating system just delays people switching to a version of
|  Linux, where they really should be. Feeding software to Windows just lets
|  it grow profits for people who are doing nothing positive for the computing
|  community.
| 
| You are wrong on two points.
| 
| 1) The operating system should not be of any importance (in a perfect world), 
| applications is what the people need! 
| They need LyX, give them LyX! 

Well depends on the effort needed to make it happen... and since
we are in the Open Source world it is really is the community on the
operating systems in question that should to the work to make it
happen. Angus has (IMHO) bent over backwards to make this windows port
happen (really integrated with the rest of the source base, installer
etc.), now it is time for the Windows community of LyX users to pick
this up at keep it up do date and working.

-- 
Lgb



Re: Grammar

2005-11-07 Thread Johan Ingvast

Roy Schestowitz wrote:

_/ On Mon 07 Nov 2005 08:46:17 GMT, [Johan Ingvast] wrote : \_


Hi
Has anybody looked into the possibilities of incorporating a grammer 
checker into lyx. I just found that AbiWord has one, and they are 
using link-grammer http://www.link.cs.cmu.edu/link



This has been discussed very recently and should be in the LyX mailing list
archive, wherever it is located. You can locate the entire thread using the
message headers below:
Thanks for letting me know. I thought I followed the list so I didn't 
bother to check. Must have missed this one.

/johan


Re: Need some trouble shootingideas

2005-11-07 Thread Paul A. Rubin

Gunnar wrote:

Hi.
A colleague of mine is using LyX 1.3.6 on Win XP (very recent installation) 
but he has tried to change menus to swedish and it ended up in a mess. LyX 
wouldn't start.


I'm now writing from what I remember that he told me.
First he couldn't start LyX. It complained about textclass.lst.
He tried to remove LyX but a new installation didn't change a thing.

He found a  textclass.lst file in C:\Document and settings\his_username\ (or 
something of that kind).


Presumably C:\Documents and Settings\his_username\Application Data\lyx 
(at least that's where it should be).


He removed it and then LyX at least could start, but 
now there were not any menus other than File (and one other I think).

Starting with a new LyXdocument didn't change a thing. Still no menues.


That would be consistent (I think) with LyX not being configured correctly.


Now I need some advice about what we can try to do on his computer. I'm not 
very familiar to debugging misbehaving programs in Windows, so any idea is a 
good idea.


Did he try Edit-Reconfigure?  Does Help-LaTeX Configuration show that 
LaTeX and at least a minimal core set of document classes have been found?


Paul



Regards, Gunnar.






figures blank in pdf in lyx1.3.6 + OSX

2005-11-07 Thread Caspar

hi,

i've just migrated from one OSX laptop to brand new one and though  
the mac automated user update copied most of my apps  files. it  
seems like couldn't quite get all my environment settings right for  
LyX.  so I have reinstalled teTeX, LyX 1.3.6, etc.


It all works except that no figures get rendered. they are just blank..

but if i export same file to LaTex then run pdflatex myfile.tex  
figures appear as expected.


is there some LyX configuration i have overlooked?

Thanks,
Caspar


Re: Forget Windows

2005-11-07 Thread Paul Smith
On 11/6/05, James W Dow [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 LyX is a wonderful word processor. It is best one for writing mathematics
 directly from the keyboard. Please don't spend a huge time developing it for
 Windows. Windows will gradually fade away. Putting nice programs like LyX on
 that operating system just delays people switching to a version of Linux,
 where they really should be. Feeding software to Windows just lets it grow
 profits for people who are doing nothing positive for the computing
 community.

James,

I have an opposite view. I migrated to Linux at the moment I realized
that all software I was using (with MS Windows) was natively developed
for Linux. Thus, to have LyX and other (natively Linux) programs
available for MS Windows may help with conquering new users for Linux.

Paul


\usepackage[dvips]{geometry}: How?

2005-11-07 Thread Jim Osborn
I'd like to take advantage of xdvik's ability to sense the paper size
from the dvi file, as recommended in the xdvi man page, by putting
the subject line in the latex source.  It works fine in a custom
class file, but when I put that line in the Preamble of an ordinary
Article class I get this error:

  -
  LaTeX Error: Option clash for package geometry.

  The package geometry has already been loaded with options:
[]
  There has now been an attempt to load it with options
[dvips]
  Adding the global options:
,dvips
  to your \documentclass declaration may fix this...
  -

I can't find any mention of geometry in the teTeX-3.0 article.cls file,
nor in any of the other searching I've done.

LyX 1.3.5 seems to imply that geometry gets invoked for certain paper
sizes, but I can't find any place either in the Layout-Document or
the Edit-Preferences dialogs to set this particular option.

How can I put \usepackage[dvips]{geometry} in an article?

TIA,

Jim


Re: \usepackage[dvips]{geometry}: How?

2005-11-07 Thread Paul A. Rubin

Jim Osborn wrote:

I'd like to take advantage of xdvik's ability to sense the paper size
from the dvi file, as recommended in the xdvi man page, by putting
the subject line in the latex source.  It works fine in a custom
class file, but when I put that line in the Preamble of an ordinary
Article class I get this error:

  -
  LaTeX Error: Option clash for package geometry.

  The package geometry has already been loaded with options:
[]
  There has now been an attempt to load it with options
[dvips]
  Adding the global options:
,dvips
  to your \documentclass declaration may fix this...
  -

I can't find any mention of geometry in the teTeX-3.0 article.cls file,
nor in any of the other searching I've done.

LyX 1.3.5 seems to imply that geometry gets invoked for certain paper
sizes, but I can't find any place either in the Layout-Document or
the Edit-Preferences dialogs to set this particular option.

How can I put \usepackage[dvips]{geometry} in an article?

TIA,

Jim



Certain document settings, such as custom paper sizes or margins (I 
think), cause LyX to load the geometry package and pass it necessary 
options.  If you View-LaTeX your document, you'll see in the preamble 
where LyX loaded the geometry package.


Fortunately, options can be set with \geometry{}, and invocations of 
that macro are cumulative.  So try \geometry{dvips} in your preamble and 
see if that works.


Paul



Help on article(IEEEtran) document class

2005-11-07 Thread 조승래
Dear Lyx users,

I am using article(IEEEtran) document class for the paper.  In this document 
class, there is a biography section that gets attached at the end of the paper. 
 When viewed from the dvi viewer, there shows a square box with word inscribed, 
PLACE PHOTO HERE.  How do you incorporate one's photo in the document from 
Lyx?

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Sung N. Cho,
TUesday, Nov. 08, 2005.

===
Sung Nae Cho, Ph.D.
Research Staff Member
Computational Science Engineering
Strategic Technology Unit
Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology
San 14-1 Nongseo-Dong Giheung-Gu
Yongin, Gyeonggi-Do 449-712
South Korea

TEL:+082 (031)280-8168
CEL:+082 (010)8572-3943
FAX:+082 (031)280-9158

E-mail:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
http://www.sait.samsung.co.kr


Re: \usepackage[dvips]{geometry}: How?

2005-11-07 Thread Jim Osborn
On Mon, Nov 07, 2005 at  6:22:51PM -0500, Paul A. Rubin wrote:
 Fortunately, options can be set with \geometry{}, and invocations
 of that macro are cumulative.  So try \geometry{dvips} in your
 preamble and see if that works. 

It does indeed.

Thanks, Paul!

Jim


Suggestion

2005-11-07 Thread Alex Streit
Hi all,

I am using LyX 1.3.6 (Mac), although I've noticed the same behaviour on
Linux and Windows builds.

One thing that keeps getting me is that I find the selection behaviour
un-intuitive. Because it is very much a character - to - character
selection, which makes it hard to select and rearrange whole paragraphs or
whole sections or even just a whole line.

For example, say I had a list and I wanted to move the first item to the
bottom.

I either have to:
- place the caret at the first position of the first line, select all the
characters in that line, cut them, move to the bottom, manually add a new
line, then paste the selection. The disadvantage is that the bullet point is
not included in the selection, so if I paste it elsewhere I have to make
sure I prepare a bullet point first.
- alternatively i place the caret at the first position of the first line
and then move back one character (which places the caret at the end of the
line preceeding it) and then select the characters. This will now include
the bullet point in the selection (which is what I would expect), but the
last end-of-line (well, end of paragraph) is not included, so I still have
to insert that, or select up to the start of the next line or something.


I don't know about others that use lyx, but I think that if lyx behaved a
little more like traditional word processors when it came to selections at
the start and end of lines I would be much happier.

I have to say, though, that I love lyx and this is only a suggestion.

-alex


FW: accented words in lyx 1.3.6 and suse 9.3

2005-11-07 Thread Gisbert, Fernando
well, thanks pablo. at the moment i cannot upgrade to suse 10 as i am 
developing under suse 9.3 at work and we need some rest before upgrading.
thanks very much


-Original Message-
From: Pablo Ortúzar [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Mon 11/7/2005 5:23 PM
To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Subject: Re: accented words in lyx 1.3.6 and suse 9.3
 
On Monday 07 November 2005 10:39, Gisbert, Fernando wrote:
 I'm sure this topic has been commented before, but i can't find a
 satisfactory answer in the mail archive. sorry. My problem is that lyx
 cannot manage accented words (i'm writing a document in spanish, currently)
 under suse 9.3. I had no problem under suse 9.1.

 thanks in advance for any answer.
Hi,

Qt in SuSE 9.3 is corrupted. If you must use accents, you will have to 
recompile Qt. I should know: it was I that filed the bug report to KDE. 
It is far easier to download OpenSuSE 10 from 
http://www.opensuse.org/Download. If instead of doing a clean install you do 
an upgrade system, you will be able to keep all your existing personal 
files (back them up anyway).
On SuSE 10, my Lyx documents are written both in French ans Spanish, with all 
due accents.
-- 
Pablo Ortúzar




Grammar

2005-11-07 Thread Johan Ingvast

Hi
Has anybody looked into the possibilities of incorporating a grammer 
checker into lyx. I just found that AbiWord has one, and they are using 
link-grammer http://www.link.cs.cmu.edu/link


Just wondering
/johan


accented words in lyx 1.3.6 and suse 9.3

2005-11-07 Thread Gisbert, Fernando
I'm sure this topic has been commented before, but i can't find a satisfactory 
answer in the mail archive. sorry. My problem is that lyx cannot manage 
accented words (i'm writing a document in spanish, currently) under suse 9.3. I 
had no problem under suse 9.1.

thanks in advance for any answer.


TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp

2005-11-07 Thread Stephen Harris

Hi,

I decided to test the newly released (Nov. 2) of TeXlive 2005,
and chose the scheme-full install which took a bit over an hour
on a 2gig cpu and 512mb of memory. No problems. It also
took about 2 hours to download the 700+mb iso file to burn.

Next I installed winlyx 1.3.6 made by Angus. It was necessary
to change from default of Miktex to C:\TexLive2005\bin\win32

The Lyx install went smoothly, but it didn't find gsview32.exe
so I add that to the Path Prefix under Edit--Preferences. Then
the viewers all worked as did Tex Information. Received a notice
message that the files in the tmp directory were not deleted. Also
tried that ifsym package which was installed by default, which
worked although the windvi viewer uses very large fonts. So 
apparently TexLive works with Lyx under a small investigation. 


Regards,
Stephen










Re: TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp

2005-11-07 Thread Angus Leeming
Stephen Harris wrote:
 Next I installed winlyx 1.3.6 made by Angus. It was necessary
 to change from default of Miktex to C:\TexLive2005\bin\win32

Stephen, can you find out if TeXlive has an entry in the registry so that
the Windows installer can check for its existence?

-- 
Angus



Re: mtabular environment in LyX

2005-11-07 Thread Paul Smith
On 11/7/05, Herbert Voss [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  As far as I can see, there is no LyX support for the nice AMS
  environment mtabular. Is it planned to have it in next versions of
  LyX? (I am using LyX 1.3.6.)
 
  To have a better understanding of what is mtabular environment, see
  sub-section 73.1 of
 
  http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/info/math/voss/mathmode/Mathmode.pdf

 it is my own definition ... and not amsmath

Then I misread it. I am sorry, Herbert. Is mtabular in what package?

Paul


Re: mtabular environment in LyX

2005-11-07 Thread Herbert Voss
Paul Smith wrote:

 On 11/7/05, Herbert Voss [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 wrote:
  As far as I can see, there is no LyX support for the nice AMS
  environment mtabular. Is it planned to have it in next versions of
  LyX? (I am using LyX 1.3.6.)
 
  To have a better understanding of what is mtabular environment, see
  sub-section 73.1 of
 
  http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/info/math/voss/mathmode/Mathmode.pdf

 it is my own definition ... and not amsmath
 
 Then I misread it. I am sorry, Herbert. Is mtabular in what package?

the definition is shown on the same page and in the sources
of the document.

Herbert




Re: mtabular environment in LyX

2005-11-07 Thread Paul Smith
On 11/7/05, Herbert Voss [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
   As far as I can see, there is no LyX support for the nice AMS
   environment mtabular. Is it planned to have it in next versions of
   LyX? (I am using LyX 1.3.6.)
  
   To have a better understanding of what is mtabular environment, see
   sub-section 73.1 of
  
   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/info/math/voss/mathmode/Mathmode.pdf
 
  it is my own definition ... and not amsmath
 
  Then I misread it. I am sorry, Herbert. Is mtabular in what package?

 the definition is shown on the same page and in the sources
 of the document.

Got it! Thanks, Herbert.

Paul


Re: Modifying the koma-letter2 lyx template

2005-11-07 Thread Rohnny Moland

Hi Jürgen,

On 11/07/2005 08:16 AM, Juergen Spitzmueller wrote:

One solution: instead of an actual opening phrase, write 
\vspace*{-3\baselineskip} (in ERT) into the opening line (you might

want to adjust the length, which shrinks the distance by 3 lines in
the example).


Thanks for that nice workaround. Works perfect. :)


Kind regards,

--
Rohnny


Re: Pagination problem

2005-11-07 Thread Matthew Gates
On Sunday 06 November 2005 22:19, Paul A. Rubin wrote:
 Matthew Gates wrote:
  Hi.
 
  I started using LyX some time ago for stuff like letters and my CV.
  Recently I started a rather bigger project - the Stellarium User
  Guide. Everything's going pretty well, and I've learnt a lot about
  stuff like using bibtex and how to make indexes with sub-items etc. 
  All good.
 
  But there are a couple of problems I can't work out.
 
  I get errors in pagination. Some of my pages have stuff that goes
  over the page number and even below it off the bottom of the page! 
  Exactly what happens seems to depend on where my figures and tables
  get put.  I have quite a few images which are all in floats, and a
  fair few tables  - also in floats.  It seems that when the large
  floats get put near to one another I get the error.  It can be seen
  most clearly on page 9 of the PDF version.
 
  Anyone have any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
 
  http://porpoisehead.net/mysw/index.php?pgid=stellarium_user_guide
 
  Matthew

 Don't know that you are doing anything wrong.  I downloaded your source
 tarball.  The document displays correctly as DVI and PDF (dvipdfm), but
 the pagination is hosed using PDF (pdflatex).  So maybe you're doing
 something very subtly wrong, maybe there's a glitch in pdflatex, or
 maybe the planet's are simply not in alignment (sorry, couldn't
 resist).
 Anyway, as a work-around you might consider using dvipdfm to generate
 the PDF file.

 Paul


Thanks for looking at it.  There's something very curious going on...   I 
get the problem with DVI as well as PDF---preview using control-D still 
has the problem.



Re: TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp

2005-11-07 Thread Stephen Harris


- Original Message - 
From: Angus Leeming [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 1:55 AM
Subject: Re: TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp



Stephen Harris wrote:

Next I installed winlyx 1.3.6 made by Angus. It was necessary
to change from default of Miktex to C:\TexLive2005\bin\win32


Stephen, can you find out if TeXlive has an entry in the registry so that
the Windows installer can check for its existence?

--
Angus




I think the default install directory is C:\TexLive2005, I don't remember
any choice for changing the directory which is called TLroot
Don't know if this will help but I saw TLroot associated with the entry
for C:\TexLive2005 in  
My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Controlset001

\Control\Session Manager\Environment
(also TEXMFTEMP , TEXMFCNF, but nothing latex.exe specific)
There are several entries for the TexLive 2005 windvi viewer also.

I am not sure how the installer works. Maybe the TLroot key is
enough = C:\TexLive2005 ? .\texmf and .\bin\win32 are under it.

Also I had Miktex installed before. Though I uninstalled it, there
were references in the registry to it still, and I'm not sure what a
clean registry would have produced for the LyX install reading.

Regards,
Stephen 

P.S. This may be overkill, but I included the content of some 
directories, C:\TeXLive2005, .\texmf, and .\bin\win32


Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 7033-FEF2

Directory of C:\TeXLive2005

11/07/2005  05:00 AMDIR  .
11/07/2005  05:00 AMDIR  ..
11/07/2005  12:17 AMDIR  bin
11/07/2005  05:00 AM 0 dir.txt
11/07/2005  01:08 AMDIR  setup-win32
11/07/2005  01:10 AMDIR  temp
11/07/2005  01:09 AMDIR  texmf
11/07/2005  01:09 AMDIR  texmf-dist
11/07/2005  12:18 AMDIR  texmf-doc
11/07/2005  01:09 AMDIR  texmf-local
11/07/2005  01:09 AMDIR  texmf-var
11/07/2005  01:08 AM83,041 tlpm.log
11/07/2005  01:08 AMDIR  xemtex
  2 File(s) 83,041 bytes
 11 Dir(s)  14,745,092,096 bytes free


Directory of C:\TeXLive2005\texmf

11/07/2005  05:01 AMDIR  .
11/07/2005  05:01 AMDIR  ..
11/07/2005  12:21 AMDIR  bibtex
11/07/2005  12:21 AMDIR  chktex
11/07/2005  01:08 AMDIR  doc
11/07/2005  12:17 AMDIR  dvipdfm
11/07/2005  01:07 AMDIR  dvips
11/07/2005  01:05 AMDIR  fmtutil
11/07/2005  01:08 AMDIR  fonts
11/07/2005  12:44 AMDIR  hbf2gf
11/07/2005  01:07 AMDIR  lcdftools
11/07/2005  01:08 AMDIR  lists
11/07/2005  01:09 AM29,735 ls-R
11/07/2005  01:07 AMDIR  scripts
11/07/2005  12:28 AMDIR  tex
11/07/2005  12:18 AMDIR  texconfig
11/07/2005  12:21 AMDIR  texdoctk
11/07/2005  05:01 AM 0 texmf.txt
11/07/2005  01:08 AMDIR  tpm
11/07/2005  01:08 AMDIR  ttf2pk
11/07/2005  01:05 AMDIR  web2c
11/07/2005  12:18 AMDIR  xdvi
  2 File(s) 29,735 bytes
 20 Dir(s)  14,745,088,000 bytes free

SH: Does not include the .dll files found in .\win32
Directory of C:\TeXLive2005\bin\win32

11/07/2005  05:04 AMDIR  .
11/07/2005  05:04 AMDIR  ..
07/07/2000  06:35 AM 1,794 a5bookle.bat
09/18/2005  01:49 AM29,184 afm2pl.exe
09/18/2005  01:48 AM49,152 afm2tfm.exe
09/18/2005  04:19 AM 3,584 aleph.exe
11/23/2004  08:56 AM 3,584 amstex.exe
09/18/2005  01:48 AM 6,656 bbox.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 3,584 bg5conv.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 7,680 bg5latex.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 7,680 bg5pltx.exe
11/24/2004  03:25 AM86,016 bibtex.exe
09/18/2005  01:46 AM   110,592 bibtex8.exe
09/18/2005  01:37 AM14,336 bmp2png.exe
09/18/2005  01:37 AM31,744 bzip2.exe
09/18/2005  01:37 AM20,480 bzip2recover.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 4,608 cef5conv.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 7,680 cef5ltx.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 4,608 cefconv.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 7,680 ceflatex.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 4,608 cefsconv.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 7,680 cefsltx.exe
09/18/2005  01:49 AM   315,392 cfftot1.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM49,152 ChkTeX.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 7,680 cjklatex.exe
09/18/2005  10:28 AM 3,584 cont-en.exe
09/18/2005  04:19 AM 3,584 context.exe
11/23/2004  08:56 AM 3,584 cslatex.exe
09/28/2003  10:10 AM94 cslatexd.bat
09/28/2003  10:10 AM92 cslatexi.bat
09/28/2003  10:12 AM90 cslatexk.bat
11/23/2004  08:56 AM 3,584 csplain.exe
09/28/2003  10:10 AM

Re: TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp

2005-11-07 Thread Angus Leeming
Stephen Harris wrote:
 Stephen Harris wrote:
 Next I installed winlyx 1.3.6 made by Angus. It was necessary
 to change from default of Miktex to C:\TexLive2005\bin\win32
 
 Stephen, can you find out if TeXlive has an entry in the registry so
 that the Windows installer can check for its existence?

 I think the default install directory is C:\TexLive2005, I don't remember
 any choice for changing the directory which is called TLroot
 Don't know if this will help but I saw TLroot associated with the entry
 for C:\TexLive2005 in
 My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Controlset001
 \Control\Session Manager\Environment
 (also TEXMFTEMP , TEXMFCNF, but nothing latex.exe specific)

Thanks, Stephen. I'll send Uwe a link to your mail.

-- 
Angus



Re: Grammar

2005-11-07 Thread Roy Schestowitz

_/ On Mon 07 Nov 2005 08:46:17 GMT, [Johan Ingvast] wrote : \_


Hi
Has anybody looked into the possibilities of incorporating a grammer 
checker into lyx. I just found that AbiWord has one, and they are 
using link-grammer http://www.link.cs.cmu.edu/link


Just wondering
/johan


This has been discussed very recently and should be in the LyX mailing list
archive, wherever it is located. You can locate the entire thread using the
message headers below:

=MESSAGE BEGIN=

Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 10:55:02 +0100 [23 Oct 2005 10:55:02 GMT]
From: Paul [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Subject: Re: Grammar check?
Headers: Show All Headers  |  Show Mailing List Information

Roy Schestowitz wrote:


Me too. Here is the direct link:

* http://bobo.link.cs.cmu.edu/link/

Note  that  it only handles English at the moment, but I am sure that,  in
due  time, somebody will extend it. For Latin languages, it is primarily a
vocabulary  barrier. Such a feature can definitely elevate LyX well  above
Kile and others.


I was looking into this a few days ago and here's some other links that
might be useful:

Queequeg, A Tiny English Grammar Checker
http://queequeg.sourceforge.net/index-e.html
Queequeg is a tiny English grammar checker for non-native speakers who
are not used to verb conjugation and number agreement. We especially
focus on people who're writing academic papers or business documents
where thorough checking is required. We aim to reduce this laborious
work with automated checking. Queequeg is named after a character in
Herman Melville's masterpiece.

Style and Diction
http://www.gnu.org/software/diction/diction.html
Diction and style are two old standard UNIX commands. Diction identifies
wordy and commonly misused phrases. Style analyses surface
characteristics of a document, including sentence length and other
readability measures.

Paul.

=MESSAGE END=



Re: accented words in lyx 1.3.6 and suse 9.3

2005-11-07 Thread Pablo Ortúzar
On Monday 07 November 2005 10:39, Gisbert, Fernando wrote:
 I'm sure this topic has been commented before, but i can't find a
 satisfactory answer in the mail archive. sorry. My problem is that lyx
 cannot manage accented words (i'm writing a document in spanish, currently)
 under suse 9.3. I had no problem under suse 9.1.

 thanks in advance for any answer.
Hi,

Qt in SuSE 9.3 is corrupted. If you must use accents, you will have to 
recompile Qt. I should know: it was I that filed the bug report to KDE. 
It is far easier to download OpenSuSE 10 from 
http://www.opensuse.org/Download. If instead of doing a clean install you do 
an upgrade system, you will be able to keep all your existing personal 
files (back them up anyway).
On SuSE 10, my Lyx documents are written both in French ans Spanish, with all 
due accents.
-- 
Pablo Ortúzar



Re: accented words in lyx 1.3.6 and suse 9.3

2005-11-07 Thread Pablo Ortúzar
On Monday 07 November 2005 17:23, Pablo Ortúzar wrote:
 On Monday 07 November 2005 10:39, Gisbert, Fernando wrote:
  I'm sure this topic has been commented before, but i can't find a
  satisfactory answer in the mail archive. sorry. My problem is that lyx
  cannot manage accented words (i'm writing a document in spanish,
  currently) under suse 9.3. I had no problem under suse 9.1.
 
  thanks in advance for any answer.

If you'd rather compile Qt, you'll find the compilation method here:

http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/SuSE/2004-11/2766.html

-- 
Pablo Ortúzar



Need some trouble shootingideas

2005-11-07 Thread Gunnar
Hi.
A colleague of mine is using LyX 1.3.6 on Win XP (very recent installation) 
but he has tried to change menus to swedish and it ended up in a mess. LyX 
wouldn't start.

I'm now writing from what I remember that he told me.
First he couldn't start LyX. It complained about textclass.lst.
He tried to remove LyX but a new installation didn't change a thing.

He found a  textclass.lst file in C:\Document and settings\his_username\ (or 
something of that kind). He removed it and then LyX at least could start, but 
now there were not any menus other than File (and one other I think).
Starting with a new LyXdocument didn't change a thing. Still no menues.

Now I need some advice about what we can try to do on his computer. I'm not 
very familiar to debugging misbehaving programs in Windows, so any idea is a 
good idea.

Regards, Gunnar.


Forget Windows

2005-11-07 Thread James W Dow
LyX is a wonderful word processor. It is best one for writing mathematics 
directly from the keyboard. Please don't spend a huge time developing it for 
Windows. Windows will gradually fade away. Putting nice programs like LyX on 
that operating system just delays people switching to a version of Linux, 
where they really should be. Feeding software to Windows just lets it grow 
profits for people who are doing nothing positive for the computing 
community.


Re: Pagination problem

2005-11-07 Thread Paul A. Rubin

Matthew Gates wrote:

On Sunday 06 November 2005 22:19, Paul A. Rubin wrote:


Matthew Gates wrote:


Hi.

I started using LyX some time ago for stuff like letters and my CV.
Recently I started a rather bigger project - the Stellarium User
Guide. Everything's going pretty well, and I've learnt a lot about
stuff like using bibtex and how to make indexes with sub-items etc. 
All good.


But there are a couple of problems I can't work out.

I get errors in pagination. Some of my pages have stuff that goes
over the page number and even below it off the bottom of the page! 
Exactly what happens seems to depend on where my figures and tables

get put.  I have quite a few images which are all in floats, and a
fair few tables  - also in floats.  It seems that when the large
floats get put near to one another I get the error.  It can be seen
most clearly on page 9 of the PDF version.

Anyone have any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

http://porpoisehead.net/mysw/index.php?pgid=stellarium_user_guide

Matthew


Don't know that you are doing anything wrong.  I downloaded your source
tarball.  The document displays correctly as DVI and PDF (dvipdfm), but
the pagination is hosed using PDF (pdflatex).  So maybe you're doing
something very subtly wrong, maybe there's a glitch in pdflatex, or
maybe the planet's are simply not in alignment (sorry, couldn't
resist).
Anyway, as a work-around you might consider using dvipdfm to generate
the PDF file.

Paul




Thanks for looking at it.  There's something very curious going on...   I 
get the problem with DVI as well as PDF---preview using control-D still 
has the problem.





Oops, my mistake.  Turns out dvipdfm didn't do the job either.  I was 
using page 9 as the canary in the mine shaft.  Both View-DVI and 
dvipdfm got page 9 right, but pages 11 and 13 overflowed.


Back to poking around when time permits.

Paul



Re: TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp

2005-11-07 Thread Stephen Harris


- Original Message - 
From: Angus Leeming [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 6:12 AM
Subject: Re: TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp



Stephen Harris wrote:

Stephen Harris wrote:

Next I installed winlyx 1.3.6 made by Angus. It was necessary
to change from default of Miktex to C:\TexLive2005\bin\win32


Stephen, can you find out if TeXlive has an entry in the registry so
that the Windows installer can check for its existence?



I think the default install directory is C:\TexLive2005, I don't remember
any choice for changing the directory which is called TLroot
Don't know if this will help but I saw TLroot associated with the entry
for C:\TexLive2005 in
My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Controlset001
\Control\Session Manager\Environment
(also TEXMFTEMP , TEXMFCNF, but nothing latex.exe specific)


Thanks, Stephen. I'll send Uwe a link to your mail.

--
Angus




You're welcome. I was rather surprised that this worked almost out
of the box. The LyX installer made changing to another kind of latex
quite easy with a browse button to go to: C:\TexLive2005\bin\win32

I've been reading the texlive mailing list. I found the following thread
about pdflatex and space in the pathname informative.
http://tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/  in the November archive.
Thread: Still space in pathname problem in windows pdeftex?

Bruno wrote:  I chose to install it on c:\Program File\TL_2005\

when I type, on a command line, the exact following line (in one line)
pdflatex c:\Program File\TL_2005\texmf-dist\tex\latex\base\sample2e.tex

I get the following answer :

This is pdfeTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.30.3-2.2 (Web2c 7.5.5)
 %-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
! Undefined control sequence.
No pages of output.

Fabrice Popineau provided this interesting reply which I thought
was interesting because of the information about quoting and \

* Bruno Piguet bpiguet at teaser.fr writes:

when I type, on a command line, the exact following line (in one
line) pdflatex c:\Program 
File\TL_2005\texmf-dist\tex\latex\base\sample2e.tex


The answer :

c:\pdfetex \c:/source/fptex tests/a b.tex\
pdfetex \c:/source/fptex tests/a b.tex\
This is pdfeTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.30.3-2.2 (Web2c 7.5.5)
\write18 enabled.
%-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
(c:/source/fptex tests/a b.tex
(c:/Program Files/XEmTeX/texmf/tex/context/sample/tufte.tex))
...

1 - you can't use \ in path names with TeX (guess why ...)

2 - the double quotes you used are removed by the command line
interpreter, so you need to quote again the pathname.
---

However, the OP said this didn't fix his problem which may have
been related to TeXnic; but the fix involves a nonstopmode switch
which is basic to latex *.tex conversion (at least in logs I've viewed).

Wolfgang Fleischer wrote:
Hello
May be you are faced with an long existing error in the
output profiles of TeXNicCenter.
Please check the LaTeX = PDF Profile. Find the entry for
arguments sent to the compiler. It should read as
-interaction=nonstopmode %Wm
Probably it reads
-interaction=nonstopmode %pm
now which causes the error.
Compare with the other profiles. They all should be ok out of the box.


I realize this is a different editor. But it gave me a new appreciation
of the subtleties involved in making LyX interact correctly with Latex.

Regards for the forward slash,
Stephen







Re: Forget Windows

2005-11-07 Thread Gunnar
On Sunday 06 November 2005 22:05, James W Dow wrote:
 LyX is a wonderful word processor. It is best one for writing mathematics
 directly from the keyboard. Please don't spend a huge time developing it
 for Windows. Windows will gradually fade away. Putting nice programs like
 LyX on that operating system just delays people switching to a version of
 Linux, where they really should be. Feeding software to Windows just lets
 it grow profits for people who are doing nothing positive for the computing
 community.

You are wrong on two points.

1) The operating system should not be of any importance (in a perfect world), 
applications is what the people need! 
They need LyX, give them LyX! 
People (the computer illiterate?) are not going to switch OS until the OS's 
are so good that you never have to interact with the OS. Then why should 
you pay for it when there are free ones?

2) It's not a word processor. It's the best application ever created. That's a 
huge difference. ;-)


Re: Forget Windows

2005-11-07 Thread Lars Gullik Bjønnes
Gunnar [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

| On Sunday 06 November 2005 22:05, James W Dow wrote:
|  LyX is a wonderful word processor. It is best one for writing mathematics
|  directly from the keyboard. Please don't spend a huge time developing it
|  for Windows. Windows will gradually fade away. Putting nice programs like
|  LyX on that operating system just delays people switching to a version of
|  Linux, where they really should be. Feeding software to Windows just lets
|  it grow profits for people who are doing nothing positive for the computing
|  community.
| 
| You are wrong on two points.
| 
| 1) The operating system should not be of any importance (in a perfect world), 
| applications is what the people need! 
| They need LyX, give them LyX! 

Well depends on the effort needed to make it happen... and since
we are in the Open Source world it is really is the community on the
operating systems in question that should to the work to make it
happen. Angus has (IMHO) bent over backwards to make this windows port
happen (really integrated with the rest of the source base, installer
etc.), now it is time for the Windows community of LyX users to pick
this up at keep it up do date and working.

-- 
Lgb



Re: Grammar

2005-11-07 Thread Johan Ingvast

Roy Schestowitz wrote:

_/ On Mon 07 Nov 2005 08:46:17 GMT, [Johan Ingvast] wrote : \_


Hi
Has anybody looked into the possibilities of incorporating a grammer 
checker into lyx. I just found that AbiWord has one, and they are 
using link-grammer http://www.link.cs.cmu.edu/link



This has been discussed very recently and should be in the LyX mailing list
archive, wherever it is located. You can locate the entire thread using the
message headers below:
Thanks for letting me know. I thought I followed the list so I didn't 
bother to check. Must have missed this one.

/johan


Re: Need some trouble shootingideas

2005-11-07 Thread Paul A. Rubin

Gunnar wrote:

Hi.
A colleague of mine is using LyX 1.3.6 on Win XP (very recent installation) 
but he has tried to change menus to swedish and it ended up in a mess. LyX 
wouldn't start.


I'm now writing from what I remember that he told me.
First he couldn't start LyX. It complained about textclass.lst.
He tried to remove LyX but a new installation didn't change a thing.

He found a  textclass.lst file in C:\Document and settings\his_username\ (or 
something of that kind).


Presumably C:\Documents and Settings\his_username\Application Data\lyx 
(at least that's where it should be).


He removed it and then LyX at least could start, but 
now there were not any menus other than File (and one other I think).

Starting with a new LyXdocument didn't change a thing. Still no menues.


That would be consistent (I think) with LyX not being configured correctly.


Now I need some advice about what we can try to do on his computer. I'm not 
very familiar to debugging misbehaving programs in Windows, so any idea is a 
good idea.


Did he try Edit-Reconfigure?  Does Help-LaTeX Configuration show that 
LaTeX and at least a minimal core set of document classes have been found?


Paul



Regards, Gunnar.






figures blank in pdf in lyx1.3.6 + OSX

2005-11-07 Thread Caspar

hi,

i've just migrated from one OSX laptop to brand new one and though  
the mac automated user update copied most of my apps  files. it  
seems like couldn't quite get all my environment settings right for  
LyX.  so I have reinstalled teTeX, LyX 1.3.6, etc.


It all works except that no figures get rendered. they are just blank..

but if i export same file to LaTex then run pdflatex myfile.tex  
figures appear as expected.


is there some LyX configuration i have overlooked?

Thanks,
Caspar


Re: Forget Windows

2005-11-07 Thread Paul Smith
On 11/6/05, James W Dow [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 LyX is a wonderful word processor. It is best one for writing mathematics
 directly from the keyboard. Please don't spend a huge time developing it for
 Windows. Windows will gradually fade away. Putting nice programs like LyX on
 that operating system just delays people switching to a version of Linux,
 where they really should be. Feeding software to Windows just lets it grow
 profits for people who are doing nothing positive for the computing
 community.

James,

I have an opposite view. I migrated to Linux at the moment I realized
that all software I was using (with MS Windows) was natively developed
for Linux. Thus, to have LyX and other (natively Linux) programs
available for MS Windows may help with conquering new users for Linux.

Paul


\usepackage[dvips]{geometry}: How?

2005-11-07 Thread Jim Osborn
I'd like to take advantage of xdvik's ability to sense the paper size
from the dvi file, as recommended in the xdvi man page, by putting
the subject line in the latex source.  It works fine in a custom
class file, but when I put that line in the Preamble of an ordinary
Article class I get this error:

  -
  LaTeX Error: Option clash for package geometry.

  The package geometry has already been loaded with options:
[]
  There has now been an attempt to load it with options
[dvips]
  Adding the global options:
,dvips
  to your \documentclass declaration may fix this...
  -

I can't find any mention of geometry in the teTeX-3.0 article.cls file,
nor in any of the other searching I've done.

LyX 1.3.5 seems to imply that geometry gets invoked for certain paper
sizes, but I can't find any place either in the Layout-Document or
the Edit-Preferences dialogs to set this particular option.

How can I put \usepackage[dvips]{geometry} in an article?

TIA,

Jim


Re: \usepackage[dvips]{geometry}: How?

2005-11-07 Thread Paul A. Rubin

Jim Osborn wrote:

I'd like to take advantage of xdvik's ability to sense the paper size
from the dvi file, as recommended in the xdvi man page, by putting
the subject line in the latex source.  It works fine in a custom
class file, but when I put that line in the Preamble of an ordinary
Article class I get this error:

  -
  LaTeX Error: Option clash for package geometry.

  The package geometry has already been loaded with options:
[]
  There has now been an attempt to load it with options
[dvips]
  Adding the global options:
,dvips
  to your \documentclass declaration may fix this...
  -

I can't find any mention of geometry in the teTeX-3.0 article.cls file,
nor in any of the other searching I've done.

LyX 1.3.5 seems to imply that geometry gets invoked for certain paper
sizes, but I can't find any place either in the Layout-Document or
the Edit-Preferences dialogs to set this particular option.

How can I put \usepackage[dvips]{geometry} in an article?

TIA,

Jim



Certain document settings, such as custom paper sizes or margins (I 
think), cause LyX to load the geometry package and pass it necessary 
options.  If you View-LaTeX your document, you'll see in the preamble 
where LyX loaded the geometry package.


Fortunately, options can be set with \geometry{}, and invocations of 
that macro are cumulative.  So try \geometry{dvips} in your preamble and 
see if that works.


Paul



Help on article(IEEEtran) document class

2005-11-07 Thread 조승래
Dear Lyx users,

I am using article(IEEEtran) document class for the paper.  In this document 
class, there is a biography section that gets attached at the end of the paper. 
 When viewed from the dvi viewer, there shows a square box with word inscribed, 
PLACE PHOTO HERE.  How do you incorporate one's photo in the document from 
Lyx?

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Sung N. Cho,
TUesday, Nov. 08, 2005.

===
Sung Nae Cho, Ph.D.
Research Staff Member
Computational Science Engineering
Strategic Technology Unit
Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology
San 14-1 Nongseo-Dong Giheung-Gu
Yongin, Gyeonggi-Do 449-712
South Korea

TEL:+082 (031)280-8168
CEL:+082 (010)8572-3943
FAX:+082 (031)280-9158

E-mail:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
http://www.sait.samsung.co.kr


Re: \usepackage[dvips]{geometry}: How?

2005-11-07 Thread Jim Osborn
On Mon, Nov 07, 2005 at  6:22:51PM -0500, Paul A. Rubin wrote:
 Fortunately, options can be set with \geometry{}, and invocations
 of that macro are cumulative.  So try \geometry{dvips} in your
 preamble and see if that works. 

It does indeed.

Thanks, Paul!

Jim


Suggestion

2005-11-07 Thread Alex Streit
Hi all,

I am using LyX 1.3.6 (Mac), although I've noticed the same behaviour on
Linux and Windows builds.

One thing that keeps getting me is that I find the selection behaviour
un-intuitive. Because it is very much a character - to - character
selection, which makes it hard to select and rearrange whole paragraphs or
whole sections or even just a whole line.

For example, say I had a list and I wanted to move the first item to the
bottom.

I either have to:
- place the caret at the first position of the first line, select all the
characters in that line, cut them, move to the bottom, manually add a new
line, then paste the selection. The disadvantage is that the bullet point is
not included in the selection, so if I paste it elsewhere I have to make
sure I prepare a bullet point first.
- alternatively i place the caret at the first position of the first line
and then move back one character (which places the caret at the end of the
line preceeding it) and then select the characters. This will now include
the bullet point in the selection (which is what I would expect), but the
last end-of-line (well, end of paragraph) is not included, so I still have
to insert that, or select up to the start of the next line or something.


I don't know about others that use lyx, but I think that if lyx behaved a
little more like traditional word processors when it came to selections at
the start and end of lines I would be much happier.

I have to say, though, that I love lyx and this is only a suggestion.

-alex


FW: accented words in lyx 1.3.6 and suse 9.3

2005-11-07 Thread Gisbert, Fernando
well, thanks pablo. at the moment i cannot upgrade to suse 10 as i am 
developing under suse 9.3 at work and we need some rest before upgrading.
thanks very much


-Original Message-
From: Pablo Ortúzar [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Mon 11/7/2005 5:23 PM
To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Subject: Re: accented words in lyx 1.3.6 and suse 9.3
 
On Monday 07 November 2005 10:39, Gisbert, Fernando wrote:
 I'm sure this topic has been commented before, but i can't find a
 satisfactory answer in the mail archive. sorry. My problem is that lyx
 cannot manage accented words (i'm writing a document in spanish, currently)
 under suse 9.3. I had no problem under suse 9.1.

 thanks in advance for any answer.
Hi,

Qt in SuSE 9.3 is corrupted. If you must use accents, you will have to 
recompile Qt. I should know: it was I that filed the bug report to KDE. 
It is far easier to download OpenSuSE 10 from 
http://www.opensuse.org/Download. If instead of doing a clean install you do 
an upgrade system, you will be able to keep all your existing personal 
files (back them up anyway).
On SuSE 10, my Lyx documents are written both in French ans Spanish, with all 
due accents.
-- 
Pablo Ortúzar




Grammar

2005-11-07 Thread Johan Ingvast

Hi
Has anybody looked into the possibilities of incorporating a grammer 
checker into lyx. I just found that AbiWord has one, and they are using 
link-grammer http://www.link.cs.cmu.edu/link


Just wondering
/johan


accented words in lyx 1.3.6 and suse 9.3

2005-11-07 Thread Gisbert, Fernando
I'm sure this topic has been commented before, but i can't find a satisfactory 
answer in the mail archive. sorry. My problem is that lyx cannot manage 
accented words (i'm writing a document in spanish, currently) under suse 9.3. I 
had no problem under suse 9.1.

thanks in advance for any answer.


TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp

2005-11-07 Thread Stephen Harris

Hi,

I decided to test the newly released (Nov. 2) of TeXlive 2005,
and chose the scheme-full install which took a bit over an hour
on a 2gig cpu and 512mb of memory. No problems. It also
took about 2 hours to download the 700+mb iso file to burn.

Next I installed winlyx 1.3.6 made by Angus. It was necessary
to change from default of Miktex to C:\TexLive2005\bin\win32

The Lyx install went smoothly, but it didn't find gsview32.exe
so I add that to the Path Prefix under Edit-->Preferences. Then
the viewers all worked as did Tex Information. Received a notice
message that the files in the tmp directory were not deleted. Also
tried that ifsym package which was installed by default, which
worked although the windvi viewer uses very large fonts. So 
apparently TexLive works with Lyx under a small investigation. 


Regards,
Stephen










Re: TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp

2005-11-07 Thread Angus Leeming
Stephen Harris wrote:
> Next I installed winlyx 1.3.6 made by Angus. It was necessary
> to change from default of Miktex to C:\TexLive2005\bin\win32

Stephen, can you find out if TeXlive has an entry in the registry so that
the Windows installer can check for its existence?

-- 
Angus



Re: mtabular environment in LyX

2005-11-07 Thread Paul Smith
On 11/7/05, Herbert Voss <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >> As far as I can see, there is no LyX support for the nice AMS
> >> environment mtabular. Is it planned to have it in next versions of
> >> LyX? (I am using LyX 1.3.6.)
> >
> > To have a better understanding of what is mtabular environment, see
> > sub-section 73.1 of
> >
> > http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/info/math/voss/mathmode/Mathmode.pdf
>
> it is my own definition ... and not amsmath

Then I misread it. I am sorry, Herbert. Is mtabular in what package?

Paul


Re: mtabular environment in LyX

2005-11-07 Thread Herbert Voss
Paul Smith wrote:

> On 11/7/05, Herbert Voss <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
>> >> As far as I can see, there is no LyX support for the nice AMS
>> >> environment mtabular. Is it planned to have it in next versions of
>> >> LyX? (I am using LyX 1.3.6.)
>> >
>> > To have a better understanding of what is mtabular environment, see
>> > sub-section 73.1 of
>> >
>> > http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/info/math/voss/mathmode/Mathmode.pdf
>>
>> it is my own definition ... and not amsmath
> 
> Then I misread it. I am sorry, Herbert. Is mtabular in what package?

the definition is shown on the same page and in the sources
of the document.

Herbert




Re: mtabular environment in LyX

2005-11-07 Thread Paul Smith
On 11/7/05, Herbert Voss <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >> >> As far as I can see, there is no LyX support for the nice AMS
> >> >> environment mtabular. Is it planned to have it in next versions of
> >> >> LyX? (I am using LyX 1.3.6.)
> >> >
> >> > To have a better understanding of what is mtabular environment, see
> >> > sub-section 73.1 of
> >> >
> >> > http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/info/math/voss/mathmode/Mathmode.pdf
> >>
> >> it is my own definition ... and not amsmath
> >
> > Then I misread it. I am sorry, Herbert. Is mtabular in what package?
>
> the definition is shown on the same page and in the sources
> of the document.

Got it! Thanks, Herbert.

Paul


Re: Modifying the koma-letter2 lyx template

2005-11-07 Thread Rohnny Moland

Hi Jürgen,

On 11/07/2005 08:16 AM, Juergen Spitzmueller wrote:

One solution: instead of an actual opening phrase, write 
\vspace*{-3\baselineskip} (in ERT) into the opening line (you might

want to adjust the length, which shrinks the distance by 3 lines in
the example).


Thanks for that nice workaround. Works perfect. :)


Kind regards,

--
Rohnny


Re: Pagination problem

2005-11-07 Thread Matthew Gates
On Sunday 06 November 2005 22:19, Paul A. Rubin wrote:
> Matthew Gates wrote:
> > Hi.
> >
> > I started using LyX some time ago for stuff like letters and my CV.
> > Recently I started a rather bigger project - the Stellarium User
> > Guide. Everything's going pretty well, and I've learnt a lot about
> > stuff like using bibtex and how to make indexes with sub-items etc. 
> > All good.
> >
> > But there are a couple of problems I can't work out.
> >
> > I get errors in pagination. Some of my pages have stuff that goes
> > over the page number and even below it off the bottom of the page! 
> > Exactly what happens seems to depend on where my figures and tables
> > get put.  I have quite a few images which are all in floats, and a
> > fair few tables  - also in floats.  It seems that when the large
> > floats get put near to one another I get the error.  It can be seen
> > most clearly on page 9 of the PDF version.
> >
> > Anyone have any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
> >
> > http://porpoisehead.net/mysw/index.php?pgid=stellarium_user_guide
> >
> > Matthew
>
> Don't know that you are doing anything wrong.  I downloaded your source
> tarball.  The document displays correctly as DVI and PDF (dvipdfm), but
> the pagination is hosed using PDF (pdflatex).  So maybe you're doing
> something very subtly wrong, maybe there's a glitch in pdflatex, or
> maybe the planet's are simply not in alignment (sorry, couldn't
> resist).
> Anyway, as a work-around you might consider using dvipdfm to generate
> the PDF file.
>
> Paul


Thanks for looking at it.  There's something very curious going on...   I 
get the problem with DVI as well as PDF---preview using control-D still 
has the problem.



Re: TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp

2005-11-07 Thread Stephen Harris


- Original Message - 
From: "Angus Leeming" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

To: 
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 1:55 AM
Subject: Re: TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp



Stephen Harris wrote:

Next I installed winlyx 1.3.6 made by Angus. It was necessary
to change from default of Miktex to C:\TexLive2005\bin\win32


Stephen, can you find out if TeXlive has an entry in the registry so that
the Windows installer can check for its existence?

--
Angus




I think the default install directory is C:\TexLive2005, I don't remember
any choice for changing the directory which is called "TLroot"
Don't know if this will help but I saw TLroot associated with the entry
for C:\TexLive2005 in  
My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Controlset001

\Control\Session Manager\Environment
(also TEXMFTEMP , TEXMFCNF, but nothing latex.exe specific)
There are several entries for the TexLive 2005 windvi viewer also.

I am not sure how the installer works. Maybe the TLroot key is
enough = C:\TexLive2005 ? .\texmf and .\bin\win32 are under it.

Also I had Miktex installed before. Though I uninstalled it, there
were references in the registry to it still, and I'm not sure what a
clean registry would have produced for the LyX install reading.

Regards,
Stephen 

P.S. This may be overkill, but I included the content of some 
directories, C:\TeXLive2005, .\texmf, and .\bin\win32


Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 7033-FEF2

Directory of C:\TeXLive2005

11/07/2005  05:00 AM  .
11/07/2005  05:00 AM  ..
11/07/2005  12:17 AM  bin
11/07/2005  05:00 AM 0 dir.txt
11/07/2005  01:08 AM  setup-win32
11/07/2005  01:10 AM  temp
11/07/2005  01:09 AM  texmf
11/07/2005  01:09 AM  texmf-dist
11/07/2005  12:18 AM  texmf-doc
11/07/2005  01:09 AM  texmf-local
11/07/2005  01:09 AM  texmf-var
11/07/2005  01:08 AM83,041 tlpm.log
11/07/2005  01:08 AM  xemtex
  2 File(s) 83,041 bytes
 11 Dir(s)  14,745,092,096 bytes free


Directory of C:\TeXLive2005\texmf

11/07/2005  05:01 AM  .
11/07/2005  05:01 AM  ..
11/07/2005  12:21 AM  bibtex
11/07/2005  12:21 AM  chktex
11/07/2005  01:08 AM  doc
11/07/2005  12:17 AM  dvipdfm
11/07/2005  01:07 AM  dvips
11/07/2005  01:05 AM  fmtutil
11/07/2005  01:08 AM  fonts
11/07/2005  12:44 AM  hbf2gf
11/07/2005  01:07 AM  lcdftools
11/07/2005  01:08 AM  lists
11/07/2005  01:09 AM29,735 ls-R
11/07/2005  01:07 AM  scripts
11/07/2005  12:28 AM  tex
11/07/2005  12:18 AM  texconfig
11/07/2005  12:21 AM  texdoctk
11/07/2005  05:01 AM 0 texmf.txt
11/07/2005  01:08 AM  tpm
11/07/2005  01:08 AM  ttf2pk
11/07/2005  01:05 AM  web2c
11/07/2005  12:18 AM  xdvi
  2 File(s) 29,735 bytes
 20 Dir(s)  14,745,088,000 bytes free

SH: Does not include the .dll files found in .\win32
Directory of C:\TeXLive2005\bin\win32

11/07/2005  05:04 AM  .
11/07/2005  05:04 AM  ..
07/07/2000  06:35 AM 1,794 a5bookle.bat
09/18/2005  01:49 AM29,184 afm2pl.exe
09/18/2005  01:48 AM49,152 afm2tfm.exe
09/18/2005  04:19 AM 3,584 aleph.exe
11/23/2004  08:56 AM 3,584 amstex.exe
09/18/2005  01:48 AM 6,656 bbox.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 3,584 bg5conv.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 7,680 bg5latex.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 7,680 bg5pltx.exe
11/24/2004  03:25 AM86,016 bibtex.exe
09/18/2005  01:46 AM   110,592 bibtex8.exe
09/18/2005  01:37 AM14,336 bmp2png.exe
09/18/2005  01:37 AM31,744 bzip2.exe
09/18/2005  01:37 AM20,480 bzip2recover.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 4,608 cef5conv.exe
11/24/2004  03:26 AM 7,680 cef5ltx.exe
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Re: TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp

2005-11-07 Thread Angus Leeming
Stephen Harris wrote:
>> Stephen Harris wrote:
>>> Next I installed winlyx 1.3.6 made by Angus. It was necessary
>>> to change from default of Miktex to C:\TexLive2005\bin\win32
>> 
>> Stephen, can you find out if TeXlive has an entry in the registry so
>> that the Windows installer can check for its existence?

> I think the default install directory is C:\TexLive2005, I don't remember
> any choice for changing the directory which is called "TLroot"
> Don't know if this will help but I saw TLroot associated with the entry
> for C:\TexLive2005 in
> My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Controlset001
> \Control\Session Manager\Environment
> (also TEXMFTEMP , TEXMFCNF, but nothing latex.exe specific)

Thanks, Stephen. I'll send Uwe a link to your mail.

-- 
Angus



Re: Grammar

2005-11-07 Thread Roy Schestowitz

_/ On Mon 07 Nov 2005 08:46:17 GMT, [Johan Ingvast] wrote : \_


Hi
Has anybody looked into the possibilities of incorporating a grammer 
checker into lyx. I just found that AbiWord has one, and they are 
using link-grammer http://www.link.cs.cmu.edu/link


Just wondering
/johan


This has been discussed very recently and should be in the LyX mailing list
archive, wherever it is located. You can locate the entire thread using the
message headers below:

=MESSAGE BEGIN=

Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 10:55:02 +0100 [23 Oct 2005 10:55:02 GMT]
From: Paul <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Subject: Re: Grammar check?
Headers: Show All Headers  |  Show Mailing List Information

Roy Schestowitz wrote:


Me too. Here is the direct link:

* http://bobo.link.cs.cmu.edu/link/

Note  that  it only handles English at the moment, but I am sure that,  in
due  time, somebody will extend it. For Latin languages, it is primarily a
vocabulary  barrier. Such a feature can definitely elevate LyX well  above
Kile and others.


I was looking into this a few days ago and here's some other links that
might be useful:

Queequeg, A Tiny English Grammar Checker
http://queequeg.sourceforge.net/index-e.html
Queequeg is a tiny English grammar checker for non-native speakers who
are not used to verb conjugation and number agreement. We especially
focus on people who're writing academic papers or business documents
where thorough checking is required. We aim to reduce this laborious
work with automated checking. Queequeg is named after a character in
Herman Melville's masterpiece.

Style and Diction
http://www.gnu.org/software/diction/diction.html
Diction and style are two old standard UNIX commands. Diction identifies
wordy and commonly misused phrases. Style analyses surface
characteristics of a document, including sentence length and other
readability measures.

Paul.

=MESSAGE END=



Re: accented words in lyx 1.3.6 and suse 9.3

2005-11-07 Thread Pablo Ortúzar
On Monday 07 November 2005 10:39, Gisbert, Fernando wrote:
> I'm sure this topic has been commented before, but i can't find a
> satisfactory answer in the mail archive. sorry. My problem is that lyx
> cannot manage accented words (i'm writing a document in spanish, currently)
> under suse 9.3. I had no problem under suse 9.1.
>
> thanks in advance for any answer.
Hi,

Qt in SuSE 9.3 is corrupted. If you must use accents, you will have to 
recompile Qt. I should know: it was I that filed the bug report to KDE. 
It is far easier to download OpenSuSE 10 from 
http://www.opensuse.org/Download. If instead of doing a clean install you do 
an "upgrade system", you will be able to keep all your existing personal 
files (back them up anyway).
On SuSE 10, my Lyx documents are written both in French ans Spanish, with all 
due accents.
-- 
Pablo Ortúzar



Re: accented words in lyx 1.3.6 and suse 9.3

2005-11-07 Thread Pablo Ortúzar
On Monday 07 November 2005 17:23, Pablo Ortúzar wrote:
> On Monday 07 November 2005 10:39, Gisbert, Fernando wrote:
> > I'm sure this topic has been commented before, but i can't find a
> > satisfactory answer in the mail archive. sorry. My problem is that lyx
> > cannot manage accented words (i'm writing a document in spanish,
> > currently) under suse 9.3. I had no problem under suse 9.1.
> >
> > thanks in advance for any answer.

If you'd rather compile Qt, you'll find the compilation method here:

http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/SuSE/2004-11/2766.html

-- 
Pablo Ortúzar



Need some trouble shootingideas

2005-11-07 Thread Gunnar
Hi.
A colleague of mine is using LyX 1.3.6 on Win XP (very recent installation) 
but he has tried to change menus to swedish and it ended up in a mess. LyX 
wouldn't start.

I'm now writing from what I remember that he told me.
First he couldn't start LyX. It complained about textclass.lst.
He tried to remove LyX but a new installation didn't change a thing.

He found a  textclass.lst file in C:\Document and settings\his_username\ (or 
something of that kind). He removed it and then LyX at least could start, but 
now there were not any menus other than File (and one other I think).
Starting with a new LyXdocument didn't change a thing. Still no menues.

Now I need some advice about what we can try to do on his computer. I'm not 
very familiar to debugging misbehaving programs in Windows, so any idea is a 
good idea.

Regards, Gunnar.


Forget Windows

2005-11-07 Thread James W Dow
LyX is a wonderful word processor. It is best one for writing mathematics 
directly from the keyboard. Please don't spend a huge time developing it for 
Windows. Windows will gradually fade away. Putting nice programs like LyX on 
that operating system just delays people switching to a version of Linux, 
where they really should be. Feeding software to Windows just lets it grow 
profits for people who are doing nothing positive for the computing 
community.


Re: Pagination problem

2005-11-07 Thread Paul A. Rubin

Matthew Gates wrote:

On Sunday 06 November 2005 22:19, Paul A. Rubin wrote:


Matthew Gates wrote:


Hi.

I started using LyX some time ago for stuff like letters and my CV.
Recently I started a rather bigger project - the Stellarium User
Guide. Everything's going pretty well, and I've learnt a lot about
stuff like using bibtex and how to make indexes with sub-items etc. 
All good.


But there are a couple of problems I can't work out.

I get errors in pagination. Some of my pages have stuff that goes
over the page number and even below it off the bottom of the page! 
Exactly what happens seems to depend on where my figures and tables

get put.  I have quite a few images which are all in floats, and a
fair few tables  - also in floats.  It seems that when the large
floats get put near to one another I get the error.  It can be seen
most clearly on page 9 of the PDF version.

Anyone have any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

http://porpoisehead.net/mysw/index.php?pgid=stellarium_user_guide

Matthew


Don't know that you are doing anything wrong.  I downloaded your source
tarball.  The document displays correctly as DVI and PDF (dvipdfm), but
the pagination is hosed using PDF (pdflatex).  So maybe you're doing
something very subtly wrong, maybe there's a glitch in pdflatex, or
maybe the planet's are simply not in alignment (sorry, couldn't
resist).
Anyway, as a work-around you might consider using dvipdfm to generate
the PDF file.

Paul




Thanks for looking at it.  There's something very curious going on...   I 
get the problem with DVI as well as PDF---preview using control-D still 
has the problem.





Oops, my mistake.  Turns out dvipdfm didn't do the job either.  I was 
using page 9 as the canary in the mine shaft.  Both View->DVI and 
dvipdfm got page 9 right, but pages 11 and 13 overflowed.


Back to poking around when time permits.

Paul



Re: TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp

2005-11-07 Thread Stephen Harris


- Original Message - 
From: "Angus Leeming" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

To: 
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 6:12 AM
Subject: Re: TeXLive 2005, LyX and Windows xp



Stephen Harris wrote:

Stephen Harris wrote:

Next I installed winlyx 1.3.6 made by Angus. It was necessary
to change from default of Miktex to C:\TexLive2005\bin\win32


Stephen, can you find out if TeXlive has an entry in the registry so
that the Windows installer can check for its existence?



I think the default install directory is C:\TexLive2005, I don't remember
any choice for changing the directory which is called "TLroot"
Don't know if this will help but I saw TLroot associated with the entry
for C:\TexLive2005 in
My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Controlset001
\Control\Session Manager\Environment
(also TEXMFTEMP , TEXMFCNF, but nothing latex.exe specific)


Thanks, Stephen. I'll send Uwe a link to your mail.

--
Angus




You're welcome. I was rather surprised that this worked almost out
of the box. The LyX installer made changing to another kind of latex
quite easy with a browse button to go to: C:\TexLive2005\bin\win32

I've been reading the texlive mailing list. I found the following thread
about pdflatex and space in the pathname informative.
http://tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/  in the November archive.
Thread: Still "space in pathname" problem in windows pdeftex?

Bruno wrote:>  I chose to install it on c:\Program File\TL_2005\

"when I type, on a command line, the exact following line (in one line)
pdflatex "c:\Program File\TL_2005\texmf-dist\tex\latex\base\sample2e.tex"

I get the following answer :

This is pdfeTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.30.3-2.2 (Web2c 7.5.5)
 %&-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
! Undefined control sequence.
No pages of output."

Fabrice Popineau provided this interesting reply which I thought
was interesting because of the information about quoting and \

* Bruno Piguet  writes:

   > when I type, on a command line, the exact following line (in one
   > line) pdflatex "c:\Program 
File\TL_2005\texmf-dist\tex\latex\base\sample2e.tex"


The answer :

c:\>pdfetex "\"c:/source/fptex tests/a b.tex\""
pdfetex "\"c:/source/fptex tests/a b.tex\""
This is pdfeTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.30.3-2.2 (Web2c 7.5.5)
\write18 enabled.
%&-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
(c:/source/fptex tests/a b.tex
(c:/Program Files/XEmTeX/texmf/tex/context/sample/tufte.tex))
...

1 - you can't use \ in path names with TeX (guess why ...)

2 - the double quotes you used are removed by the command line
interpreter, so you need to quote again the pathname.
---

However, the OP said this didn't fix his problem which may have
been related to TeXnic; but the fix involves a "nonstopmode" switch
which is basic to latex *.tex conversion (at least in logs I've viewed).

Wolfgang Fleischer wrote:
Hello
May be you are faced with an long existing error in the
output profiles of TeXNicCenter.
Please check the LaTeX => PDF Profile. Find the entry for
arguments sent to the compiler. It should read as
-interaction=nonstopmode "%Wm"
Probably it reads
-interaction=nonstopmode "%pm"
now which causes the error.
Compare with the other profiles. They all should be ok out of the box.


I realize this is a different editor. But it gave me a new appreciation
of the subtleties involved in making LyX interact correctly with Latex.

Regards for the forward slash,
Stephen







Re: Forget Windows

2005-11-07 Thread Gunnar
On Sunday 06 November 2005 22:05, James W Dow wrote:
> LyX is a wonderful word processor. It is best one for writing mathematics
> directly from the keyboard. Please don't spend a huge time developing it
> for Windows. Windows will gradually fade away. Putting nice programs like
> LyX on that operating system just delays people switching to a version of
> Linux, where they really should be. Feeding software to Windows just lets
> it grow profits for people who are doing nothing positive for the computing
> community.

You are wrong on two points.

1) The operating system should not be of any importance (in a perfect world), 
applications is what the people need! 
They need LyX, give them LyX! 
People (the computer illiterate?) are not going to switch OS until the OS's 
are so good that you never have to "interact" with the OS. Then why should 
you pay for it when there are free ones?

2) It's not a word processor. It's the best application ever created. That's a 
huge difference. ;-)


Re: Forget Windows

2005-11-07 Thread Lars Gullik Bjønnes
Gunnar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

| On Sunday 06 November 2005 22:05, James W Dow wrote:
| > LyX is a wonderful word processor. It is best one for writing mathematics
| > directly from the keyboard. Please don't spend a huge time developing it
| > for Windows. Windows will gradually fade away. Putting nice programs like
| > LyX on that operating system just delays people switching to a version of
| > Linux, where they really should be. Feeding software to Windows just lets
| > it grow profits for people who are doing nothing positive for the computing
| > community.
| 
| You are wrong on two points.
| 
| 1) The operating system should not be of any importance (in a perfect world), 
| applications is what the people need! 
| They need LyX, give them LyX! 

Well depends on the effort needed to make it happen... and since
we are in the Open Source world it is really is the community on the
operating systems in question that should to the work to make it
happen. Angus has (IMHO) bent over backwards to make this windows port
happen (really integrated with the rest of the source base, installer
etc.), now it is time for the Windows community of LyX users to pick
this up at keep it up do date and working.

-- 
Lgb



Re: Grammar

2005-11-07 Thread Johan Ingvast

Roy Schestowitz wrote:

_/ On Mon 07 Nov 2005 08:46:17 GMT, [Johan Ingvast] wrote : \_


Hi
Has anybody looked into the possibilities of incorporating a grammer 
checker into lyx. I just found that AbiWord has one, and they are 
using link-grammer http://www.link.cs.cmu.edu/link



This has been discussed very recently and should be in the LyX mailing list
archive, wherever it is located. You can locate the entire thread using the
message headers below:
Thanks for letting me know. I thought I followed the list so I didn't 
bother to check. Must have missed this one.

/johan


Re: Need some trouble shootingideas

2005-11-07 Thread Paul A. Rubin

Gunnar wrote:

Hi.
A colleague of mine is using LyX 1.3.6 on Win XP (very recent installation) 
but he has tried to change menus to swedish and it ended up in a mess. LyX 
wouldn't start.


I'm now writing from what I remember that he told me.
First he couldn't start LyX. It complained about textclass.lst.
He tried to remove LyX but a new installation didn't change a thing.

He found a  textclass.lst file in C:\Document and settings\his_username\ (or 
something of that kind).


Presumably C:\Documents and Settings\his_username\Application Data\lyx 
(at least that's where it should be).


He removed it and then LyX at least could start, but 
now there were not any menus other than File (and one other I think).

Starting with a new LyXdocument didn't change a thing. Still no menues.


That would be consistent (I think) with LyX not being configured correctly.


Now I need some advice about what we can try to do on his computer. I'm not 
very familiar to debugging misbehaving programs in Windows, so any idea is a 
good idea.


Did he try Edit->Reconfigure?  Does Help->LaTeX Configuration show that 
LaTeX and at least a minimal core set of document classes have been found?


Paul



Regards, Gunnar.






figures blank in pdf in lyx1.3.6 + OSX

2005-11-07 Thread Caspar

hi,

i've just migrated from one OSX laptop to brand new one and though  
the mac automated user update copied most of my apps & files. it  
seems like couldn't quite get all my environment settings right for  
LyX.  so I have reinstalled teTeX, LyX 1.3.6, etc.


It all works except that no figures get rendered. they are just blank..

but if i export same file to LaTex then run pdflatex myfile.tex  
figures appear as expected.


is there some LyX configuration i have overlooked?

Thanks,
Caspar


Re: Forget Windows

2005-11-07 Thread Paul Smith
On 11/6/05, James W Dow <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> LyX is a wonderful word processor. It is best one for writing mathematics
> directly from the keyboard. Please don't spend a huge time developing it for
> Windows. Windows will gradually fade away. Putting nice programs like LyX on
> that operating system just delays people switching to a version of Linux,
> where they really should be. Feeding software to Windows just lets it grow
> profits for people who are doing nothing positive for the computing
> community.

James,

I have an opposite view. I migrated to Linux at the moment I realized
that all software I was using (with MS Windows) was natively developed
for Linux. Thus, to have LyX and other (natively Linux) programs
available for MS Windows may help with conquering new users for Linux.

Paul


\usepackage[dvips]{geometry}: How?

2005-11-07 Thread Jim Osborn
I'd like to take advantage of xdvik's ability to sense the paper size
from the dvi file, as recommended in the xdvi man page, by putting
the subject line in the latex source.  It works fine in a custom
class file, but when I put that line in the Preamble of an ordinary
Article class I get this error:

  -
  LaTeX Error: Option clash for package geometry.

  The package geometry has already been loaded with options:
[]
  There has now been an attempt to load it with options
[dvips]
  Adding the global options:
,dvips
  to your \documentclass declaration may fix this...
  -

I can't find any mention of geometry in the teTeX-3.0 article.cls file,
nor in any of the other searching I've done.

LyX 1.3.5 seems to imply that geometry gets invoked for certain paper
sizes, but I can't find any place either in the Layout->Document or
the Edit->Preferences dialogs to set this particular option.

How can I put "\usepackage[dvips]{geometry}" in an article?

TIA,

Jim


Re: \usepackage[dvips]{geometry}: How?

2005-11-07 Thread Paul A. Rubin

Jim Osborn wrote:

I'd like to take advantage of xdvik's ability to sense the paper size
from the dvi file, as recommended in the xdvi man page, by putting
the subject line in the latex source.  It works fine in a custom
class file, but when I put that line in the Preamble of an ordinary
Article class I get this error:

  -
  LaTeX Error: Option clash for package geometry.

  The package geometry has already been loaded with options:
[]
  There has now been an attempt to load it with options
[dvips]
  Adding the global options:
,dvips
  to your \documentclass declaration may fix this...
  -

I can't find any mention of geometry in the teTeX-3.0 article.cls file,
nor in any of the other searching I've done.

LyX 1.3.5 seems to imply that geometry gets invoked for certain paper
sizes, but I can't find any place either in the Layout->Document or
the Edit->Preferences dialogs to set this particular option.

How can I put "\usepackage[dvips]{geometry}" in an article?

TIA,

Jim



Certain document settings, such as custom paper sizes or margins (I 
think), cause LyX to load the geometry package and pass it necessary 
options.  If you View->LaTeX your document, you'll see in the preamble 
where LyX loaded the geometry package.


Fortunately, options can be set with \geometry{}, and invocations of 
that macro are cumulative.  So try \geometry{dvips} in your preamble and 
see if that works.


Paul



Help on article(IEEEtran) document class

2005-11-07 Thread 조승래
Dear Lyx users,

I am using article(IEEEtran) document class for the paper.  In this document 
class, there is a biography section that gets attached at the end of the paper. 
 When viewed from the dvi viewer, there shows a square box with word inscribed, 
"PLACE PHOTO HERE."  How do you incorporate one's photo in the document from 
Lyx?

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Sung N. Cho,
TUesday, Nov. 08, 2005.

===
Sung Nae Cho, Ph.D.
Research Staff Member
Computational Science Engineering
Strategic Technology Unit
Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology
San 14-1 Nongseo-Dong Giheung-Gu
Yongin, Gyeonggi-Do 449-712
South Korea

TEL:+082 (031)280-8168
CEL:+082 (010)8572-3943
FAX:+082 (031)280-9158

E-mail:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
http://www.sait.samsung.co.kr


Re: \usepackage[dvips]{geometry}: How?

2005-11-07 Thread Jim Osborn
On Mon, Nov 07, 2005 at  6:22:51PM -0500, Paul A. Rubin wrote:
> Fortunately, options can be set with \geometry{}, and invocations
> of that macro are cumulative.  So try \geometry{dvips} in your
> preamble and see if that works. 

It does indeed.

Thanks, Paul!

Jim


Suggestion

2005-11-07 Thread Alex Streit
Hi all,

I am using LyX 1.3.6 (Mac), although I've noticed the same behaviour on
Linux and Windows builds.

One thing that keeps getting me is that I find the selection behaviour
un-intuitive. Because it is very much a character - to - character
selection, which makes it hard to select and rearrange whole paragraphs or
whole sections or even just a whole line.

For example, say I had a list and I wanted to move the first item to the
bottom.

I either have to:
- place the caret at the first position of the first line, select all the
characters in that line, cut them, move to the bottom, manually add a new
line, then paste the selection. The disadvantage is that the bullet point is
not included in the selection, so if I paste it elsewhere I have to make
sure I prepare a bullet point first.
- alternatively i place the caret at the first position of the first line
and then move back one character (which places the caret at the end of the
line preceeding it) and then select the characters. This will now include
the bullet point in the selection (which is what I would expect), but the
last end-of-line (well, end of paragraph) is not included, so I still have
to insert that, or select up to the start of the next line or something.


I don't know about others that use lyx, but I think that if lyx behaved a
little more like traditional word processors when it came to selections at
the start and end of lines I would be much happier.

I have to say, though, that I love lyx and this is only a suggestion.

-alex


FW: accented words in lyx 1.3.6 and suse 9.3

2005-11-07 Thread Gisbert, Fernando
well, thanks pablo. at the moment i cannot upgrade to suse 10 as i am 
developing under suse 9.3 at work and we need some rest before upgrading.
thanks very much


-Original Message-
From: Pablo Ortúzar [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Mon 11/7/2005 5:23 PM
To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Subject: Re: accented words in lyx 1.3.6 and suse 9.3
 
On Monday 07 November 2005 10:39, Gisbert, Fernando wrote:
> I'm sure this topic has been commented before, but i can't find a
> satisfactory answer in the mail archive. sorry. My problem is that lyx
> cannot manage accented words (i'm writing a document in spanish, currently)
> under suse 9.3. I had no problem under suse 9.1.
>
> thanks in advance for any answer.
Hi,

Qt in SuSE 9.3 is corrupted. If you must use accents, you will have to 
recompile Qt. I should know: it was I that filed the bug report to KDE. 
It is far easier to download OpenSuSE 10 from 
http://www.opensuse.org/Download. If instead of doing a clean install you do 
an "upgrade system", you will be able to keep all your existing personal 
files (back them up anyway).
On SuSE 10, my Lyx documents are written both in French ans Spanish, with all 
due accents.
-- 
Pablo Ortúzar