Re: LyX Branch, self-compiled [was: lyx 1.6.2 for debian using rpm and alien]

2009-03-25 Thread Anthony Campbell
On 24 Mar 2009, rgheck wrote:
 Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:
 Since there seems to be no deb package of lyx 1.6.2 yet for debian, I 
 wonder whether somebody has used the alien prg for the SuSe rpm 
 package. Is it recommendable or better to use the source code?

   
 Once you get used to it, using the source is very easy. In fact, even  
 better, download the 1.6 branch from svn and compile that. Then keep it  
 up to date, recompile it every once in a while, and you'll always have  
 the absolutely latest fixes, without waiting for a new release. Note  
 that since this is branch, fixes only go in when they're regarded as  
 safe---which doesn't of course guarantee that they are, though neither  
 is 1.6.2 guaranteed to be safe, right?

 To do this, make sure you have the toolchain installed: autotools, make,  
 gcc. You'll also need some devel packages, though I'd be surprised if  
 pulling in the devel package for Qt4 wasn't enough to pull in the rest.  
 Then make a directory for the sources and do this:
 # cd /my/src/dir
 # svn co svn://svn.lyx.org/lyx/lyx-devel/branches/BRANCH_1_6_X
 # cd BRANCH_1_6_X
 # ./autogen.sh
 # ./configure --enable-build-type rel --prefix /usr/local
 ---that last is of course optional, but then you won't overwrite the LyX  
 package.
 # make
 # sudo make install
 And there you go. Absolutely up to date.

 Richard

I tried this and it worked well on my desktop. When I tried it on my
laptop it failed, saying it could not find Qt4. Both machines are
running Debian Sid and in both I installed Qt4 in the same way, by
installing libqt4-dev. 

It's not a huge problem since I have the deb package for lyx-1.6.1, but
I'm curious about why there is this difference. I spent a long time
looking at config.log but no illumination dawned.

Anthony


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Re: Help for paper about LaTeX/LyX and the meaning of life

2009-03-25 Thread Manveru
I would like to drop a cent to the whole discussion.

I am terrified reading about way how some publishers treats publication.
Leaving layout to the author is the worst scenario from readers point of
view. Author is responsible for content - the knowledge or scenario - and
only small group of them may have enough knowledge about publishing
standards and the printing culture. Historically the art work connected with
printing has been developed through last six hundred years. Honestly saying,
we cannot reduce that six hundred years to one or second piece of software.
And author concentrated on his/her text cannot design coherent typeset
template. With all the respect to authors and programmers.

Word is a piece of crap in terms of typesetting, there was even time when
moving .doc between computers may influence formatting. In professional
typesetting every glyph on the page has is position, size, angle and so on.
This cannot be solved in program based on simple flow of text on page.

TeX was Knuth's solution to preparation of good quality scientific documents
in scientific world when most popular way of publishing articles was
exchanging poor photocopies of text entered on typewriter machine. You can
still find articles authored by professors like Dijkstra and Wirth scanned
and put in the internet databases. Knuth's TeX solved that very well. So
well, that many scientists do not know/accept other way of writing their
texts than in TeX/LaTeX. Regards, prof. Knuth! Regars, Lamport.

But from artistic perspective, from point of view of all that people that
study art for couple of years before they start designing professionally,
LaTeX products are really far from ideal - it is beacause when you writing
software it is mathematically impossible to cover all boundary conditions
that may happen during typesetting.

All that and previous discussion leads me to the conclusion, that every
publisher preparing books for the market (in does not matter wheter it is a
book for bookstore or some publication for professors), who does not invest
in professional human-driven typesetting do the assassination of the six
hunderd years history of typesetting. Please keep than on mind.

All above is my private opionin and was not my intention to offence anyone.
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Error returned from iconv

2009-03-25 Thread Shahar Or
Dear list,

When LyX was unable to save a file I saw this in the output:

--start--

d...@box0:~$ lyx The_Project.lyx 
Error returned from iconv
EILSEQ An invalid multibyte sequence has been encountered in the input.
When converting from UTF-8 to UCS-4LE.
Input: 0x2e 0x2e 0x2e 0x2f 0xd7 0x94 0xd7 0xa1 0xd7 0x9b 0xd7 0x9d 0x20
0xd7 0xa7 0xd7 0x2e 0x2e 0x2e 0xd7 0x9f 0x20 0xd7 0x99 0xd7 0xa9 0xd7
0xa8 0xd7 0x90 0xd7 0x9c 0x2e 0x6c 0x79 0x78

--end--

The file is attached.

What went wrong?

Using 1.6.1 from Ubuntu intrepid-backports

Many Blessings.

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The_Project.lyx
Description: application/lyx


Re: Error returned from iconv

2009-03-25 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2009-03-25, Shahar Or wrote:

 When LyX was unable to save a file I saw this in the output:

...

 What went wrong?

As the output you sent says:

 An invalid multibyte sequence has been encountered in the input.

but I agree that the rest of the message is not very helpful for the
uninitiated.

The file is corrupted, maybe by truncating, external edit or insertion of an
invalid character (via drag and drop or whatever).

I cannot spot the wrong character in the attached example. You might
try the divide-and-conquer method: move parts of the document into
another buffer until you are able to save. Refine until you find the
guilty character(s).

Günter




Re: how to use xelibertine?

2009-03-25 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2009-03-24, Tao Cumplido wrote:

 Well, I don't understand all this yet. I get that Miktex or Texlive are
 different basic latex-installations, but I don't really know what
 differences there are or which one is better for me. Also I don't get
 what Xetex is then, if it's already included in both of these.

It is one of several programs to convert a LaTeX source file into a
printable output format. See http://www.tug.org/xetex/ .

Like different PDF readers or web browsers, these programs share a lot
but have their special extensions, weaknesses and advantages and can become
incompatible in corner cases or more advanced use.

 I think I should have asked a more general question.
 I had no idea what this package-things are all about.

Many LaTeX packages can be compared to CSS style sheets, othere provide
added functionality similar to an add-on or plugin extension.

 I thought to use xelibertine I just had to install a tex-distribution
 where Xetex is included.

This is only step 1, secondly you need to actually use XeTeX (but this
you know by now.)

Günter



Re: Nice LYX report template

2009-03-25 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2009-03-24, Benjamin K wrote:

 I am working with LYX for the first time and am looking for a very nice
 looking LYX report template for my assignments af the Engineering college of
 Copenhagen.

 I have been looking for this template myself but without result. I tried to
 search for: technical report lyx template etc.

Did you already search for Examples or Templates at wiki.lyx.org?

 I am studying to Electronics engineering and am looking forward to produce
 better looking reports. Often i am using a lot of figures and graphs.

I'd recommend reading the LyX User Guide and maybe relevant chapters of
the Extended Guide and starting with either report (KOMA script) or
book (KOMA script). Switching between these two is possible at a later
stage too. Also switching to other classes like report or memoir -
but some Styles might be missing.

Günter




Re: Error returned from iconv

2009-03-25 Thread Manveru
2009/3/25 Shahar Or sha...@shahar-or.co.il

 Dear list,

 When LyX was unable to save a file I saw this in the output:

 --start--

 d...@box0:~$ lyx The_Project.lyx
 Error returned from iconv
 EILSEQ An invalid multibyte sequence has been encountered in the input.
 When converting from UTF-8 to UCS-4LE.
 Input: 0x2e 0x2e 0x2e 0x2f 0xd7 0x94 0xd7 0xa1 0xd7 0x9b 0xd7 0x9d 0x20
 0xd7 0xa7 0xd7 0x2e 0x2e 0x2e 0xd7 0x9f 0x20 0xd7 0x99 0xd7 0xa9 0xd7
 0xa8 0xd7 0x90 0xd7 0x9c 0x2e 0x6c 0x79 0x78

 --end--

 The file is attached.

 What went wrong?

 Using 1.6.1 from Ubuntu intrepid-backports


I used hex editor to find sequence in a lyx file. Most of the time unicode
characters copypasted into LyX could not be converted. Most interesting
part is that, if you do not launch LyX from console you never know this
error happened and your why your output is not generated.

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Re: child document not working as advertised?

2009-03-25 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2009-03-24, Jürgen Spitzmüller wrote:
 Guenter Milde wrote:
 In my view the master/child support will only be complete with a proper
 support of \includeonly 

 The trickiest task is that you have to make sure that all aux files are
 generated once before the document is compiled with \includeonly
 including only some children. Proper includeonly support means that LyX
 cares about this, i.e., the user shouldn't need to manually compile the
 whole thing himself before he can use the feature 

Yes. The detection should be similar to what LyX already does for bib
files etc. and then generate if needed.

 I already spent some time thinking about how this could be done
 (technically), but I didn't find a proper solution yet.

IMO, a precondition is caching of auxiliary files, so that they are
kept across sessions. Therefore I filed bug 5710
http://bugzilla.lyx.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5710

Günter



Re: child document not working as advertised?

2009-03-25 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2009-03-24, Jürgen Spitzmüller wrote:
 Guenter Milde wrote:
  Still the master and all brothers and sisters are available in the
  View menu.

 BTW: Would it be possible to put all hidden buffers in a sub-menu?

 Yes.

Should I file a bug?

Günter



Re: change header/footer style

2009-03-25 Thread Waluyo Adi Siswanto
If your heading settings in 'fancy', then you can put
\usepackage{fancyhdr} in the pramble. You may define your
header/footer using that package.
There are some discussions here about 'fancyhdr'. I am not sure
whether the control of color in fancyhdr will suit to what you need.

was


2009/3/25 Stefano Lampis stefanolam...@gmail.com:
 Hello,
 is it possible with lyx to customize the header and/or the footer of the
 layout for PDF output, for instance with background color, text color, or
 different margins?

 Thanks for help.
 Regards.

 --
 Stefano Lampis



Re: using windows system fonts?

2009-03-25 Thread Tao Cumplido
 It's a lot more complicated than that. If you're using MiKTeX, have a look
 at the following: 
 http://moonstone.math.ncku.edu.tw/joomla/index.php?option=com_contenttask=viewid=1Itemid=9.
  

Thanks. But I have Texlive. Won't this work?

Actually for me this tex stuff is really strange. I'd like to get into it 
because I like the results, but I don't even get what the difference between 
Texlive and Miktex is.
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Re: Error returned from iconv

2009-03-25 Thread Hubert Christiaen
  An invalid multibyte sequence has been encountered in the input.
I used iconv many times from the commandline. When its stops it normally 
says: wrong character in position xxx and the file is converted until that 
point. The position is given in bytes from the start of the file, so normally 
not very useful except if you have some editor which can give you the same 
information. But the converted file notmally ends just before the wrong 
character, so it's easy to find. Mostly it's a question of chaarcters which 
are displayed in the same way but are in fact different, as   and “. Delete 
the offending character and retype it in a normal editor.

Sincerely,
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Re: child document not working as advertised?

2009-03-25 Thread rgheck

Guenter Milde wrote:

On 2009-03-24, Jürgen Spitzmüller wrote:
  

Guenter Milde wrote:


Still the master and all brothers and sisters are available in the
View menu.



  

BTW: Would it be possible to put all hidden buffers in a sub-menu?
  


  

Yes.



Should I file a bug?

  
If it's not filed, I guess so. Cc me. It's something I've been meaning 
to deal with. Should be quite easy, actually.


rh


Günter
  




Re: using windows system fonts?

2009-03-25 Thread Manveru
2009/3/25 Tao Cumplido taocumpl...@gmx.net

  It's a lot more complicated than that. If you're using MiKTeX, have a
 look
  at the following:
 http://moonstone.math.ncku.edu.tw/joomla/index.php?option=com_contenttask=viewid=1Itemid=9
 .

 Thanks. But I have Texlive. Won't this work?

 Actually for me this tex stuff is really strange. I'd like to get into it
 because I like the results, but I don't even get what the difference between
 Texlive and Miktex is.


TeX stuff and related are developed by very large number of people around
the world. TeXLive or MiKTeX are distributions which collect all these small
portion into something useful. They are called TeX distributions. They
contain packages in which you may find fonts, document classes and plenty
additional tools.

I cannot answer whether TeXLive supports MTFI.
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Re: LyX Branch, self-compiled [was: lyx 1.6.2 for debian using rpm and alien]

2009-03-25 Thread rgheck

Anthony Campbell wrote:

On 24 Mar 2009, rgheck wrote:
  

Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:

Since there seems to be no deb package of lyx 1.6.2 yet for debian, I 
wonder whether somebody has used the alien prg for the SuSe rpm 
package. Is it recommendable or better to use the source code?


  
  
Once you get used to it, using the source is very easy. In fact, even  
better, download the 1.6 branch from svn and compile that. Then keep it  
up to date, recompile it every once in a while, and you'll always have  
the absolutely latest fixes, without waiting for a new release. Note  
that since this is branch, fixes only go in when they're regarded as  
safe---which doesn't of course guarantee that they are, though neither  
is 1.6.2 guaranteed to be safe, right?


To do this, make sure you have the toolchain installed: autotools, make,  
gcc. You'll also need some devel packages, though I'd be surprised if  
pulling in the devel package for Qt4 wasn't enough to pull in the rest.  
Then make a directory for the sources and do this:

# cd /my/src/dir
# svn co svn://svn.lyx.org/lyx/lyx-devel/branches/BRANCH_1_6_X
# cd BRANCH_1_6_X
# ./autogen.sh
# ./configure --enable-build-type rel --prefix /usr/local
---that last is of course optional, but then you won't overwrite the LyX  
package.

# make
# sudo make install
And there you go. Absolutely up to date.




I tried this and it worked well on my desktop. When I tried it on my
laptop it failed, saying it could not find Qt4. Both machines are
running Debian Sid and in both I installed Qt4 in the same way, by
installing libqt4-dev. 


It's not a huge problem since I have the deb package for lyx-1.6.1, but
I'm curious about why there is this difference. I spent a long time
looking at config.log but no illumination dawned.

  
Hard to know. The first thing I'd do is check to make sure libqt4-dev is 
installed, and find out where it is installed. Anyway, if you want to 
post the config.log, I can have a look.


rh



Re: Nice LYX report template

2009-03-25 Thread Helge Hafting

Benjamin K wrote:

Hi

I am working with LYX for the first time and am looking for a very nice
looking LYX report template for my assignments af the Engineering college of
Copenhagen. It is not a thesis template i am looking for but rather
something that would give room for the following content:

  Synopsis
1 Introduction
2 Requirement specification
3 Design
4 Theory
5 Analysis
6 Simulations
7 Test
8 Conclusion
9 Appendix

I have been looking for this template myself but without result. I tried to
search for: technical report lyx template etc.


This seems straightforward enough. If this really is all, then perhaps 
no special template is necessary. Try the document class report or 
perhaps report (KOMA-script).


The report classes start each chapter on a new page. If that isn't what 
you want, use the article class. It doesn't use chapters, only sections.


If you write a lot of these reports, make your own template that 
contains these headings (and whatever else is common to all your reports.)


Or is there some sort of problem, like strict layout requirements?


I am studying to Electronics engineering and am looking forward to produce
better looking reports. Often i am using a lot of figures and graphs.


LyX should handle figures and graphs fine, although you will need to 
make them with other software. Engineering tend to need some math too, 
which  LyX do very well.


I would be very greatfull for a link or an attachment of such an template.

What do you expect from such a template? If it is just some headings so 
the document is ready to fill in, just make it yourself. It should 
take 5min if you know LyX. If you don't, it might takes longer but some 
practice is needed to get to know LyX.


Helge Hafting





Re: using windows system fonts?

2009-03-25 Thread Helge Hafting

Tao Cumplido wrote:

Hello,

is it possible with LyX to access the system fonts on Windows XP?
When I go to the Document options there are only very few fonts available to 
choose.

If it's not possible to access these fonts directly is there another way to use 
them? Moving them to another folder mabye?


No. Using an arbitrary font is quite tricky. Some fonts are supported By 
TeX, those are easier. Usually this involves putting 
\usepackage{something} in the LyX preamble. Maybe you also have to 
download the font package and install it.


If a font isn't already supported by TeX, then you need to roll your own 
support for it. I have needed to do this one time, and it took me 
several days to figure it all out from documentation and examples. Note 
that TeX uses its own font system, so what you have installed in the 
windows system doesn't matter at all. Still, there are lots of fonts 
supported by TeX. Take a look at http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/. The 
fonts you find there can probably be used in LyX documents too without 
too much trouble.


There is a variant of TeX called XeteX that support system fonts in an 
easy way. But XeteX is not yet supported by LyX. Take a look at 
wiki.lyx.org for some tips on how to use it - if you really need to use 
those system fonts. LyX is not a good program for going wild with 
fonts. It is focused on the kind of writing where you pick a sensible 
font or two for a document, and stick to those.


Helge Hafting


Re: child document not working as advertised?

2009-03-25 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2009-03-25, rgheck wrote:
 Guenter Milde wrote:

 BTW: Would it be possible to put all hidden buffers in a sub-menu?
 Should I file a bug?

 If it's not filed, I guess so. 

Done: http://bugzilla.lyx.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5872

Günter



Re: Error returned from iconv

2009-03-25 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2009-03-25, Manveru wrote:

 characters copypasted into LyX could not be converted. Most interesting
 part is that, if you do not launch LyX from console you never know this
 error happened and your why your output is not generated.

You can look in ~/.xsession-errors.

Günter



wmf2esp or emf2esp

2009-03-25 Thread Benjamin K
Hi lyx users

I have a problem: I miss the pythonscript for converting windows metafiles
to esp: emf2esp or wmf2esp
I am running the newest version of lyx: version 1.6.2

It should be included according to this website:
http://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/MetafileToEPSConverter

Can you help
My problem is that i cannot copy a picture from a .doc and paste it into
lyx, but if I have the wmf2esp.py / emf2esp.py that should fix the problem

Benjamin


Re: Error returned from iconv

2009-03-25 Thread Manveru
2009/3/25 Guenter Milde mi...@users.berlios.de

 On 2009-03-25, Manveru wrote:

  characters copypasted into LyX could not be converted. Most interesting
  part is that, if you do not launch LyX from console you never know this
  error happened and your why your output is not generated.

 You can look in ~/.xsession-errors.

 Günter

 Not under Windows :-)


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LyX with 800 or 640x480 resolution.

2009-03-25 Thread John McCabe-Dansted
I am using LyX on the Eeepc 701 which has a 800x480 resolution.
Unfortunately a number of LyX dialogs are a bit too large to fit on
the screen. I used kcmshell font to set the fontsize to 7 in
~/.qt/qtrc. However LyX seems to have ignored this setting.

LyX offers the ability to adjust the zoom/fonts, but this appears to
be only for the Document. Does anyone know of a way of scaling down
the dialogs?

-- 
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PhD Student
University of Western Australia


help with error msg...

2009-03-25 Thread Eduardo Esteves
Dear All,
I've been using LyX (version 1.6.0 in Portuguese) more and more with almost
100% success rate in my experiments. But (and there's always a but...)
from nowhere the following (enigmatic) warning/error msg comes up when try
to view (DVI, PS, etc.) an article that until last night was ok! The 1st T
(space) radicionalmente should read Tradicionalmente and starts a new
paragraph. When I remove the entire paragraph, the error msg appears
associated with the beginning of the next paragraph and so on until the
section ends. I've tried delete and paste the section text from another LyX
file but the msg still appears. I simply don't no Latex to (even try) to
correct the file/text so... Can anyone help! Regards, Eduardo Esteves


 T

radicionalmente, transformam-se as variáveis de alguns modelos não-li...

The control sequence at the end of the top line

of your error message was never \def'ed. If you have

misspelled it (e.g., `\hobx'), type `I' and the correct

spelling (e.g., `I\hbox'). Otherwise just continue,

and I'll forget about whatever was undefined.


Re: LyX Branch, self-compiled [was: lyx 1.6.2 for debian using rpm and alien]

2009-03-25 Thread Anthony Campbell
On 25 Mar 2009, rgheck wrote:

 Hard to know. The first thing I'd do is check to make sure libqt4-dev is
 installed, and find out where it is installed. Anyway, if you want to
 post the config.log, I can have a look.

 rh


libqt4-dev is installed. There doesn't seem to be one file; there are
several in /usr/share/lintian/overrides. Pointing configure to this
doesn't help. Here is config.log. It seems to have found several files
but at the end it fails.

I had to cut some of it because the server rejected it initially as too
big, but I hopeI've kept the important bits, which seem to come at the
end.

Anthony

==
This file contains any messages produced by compilers while
running configure, to aid debugging if configure makes a mistake.

It was created by LyX configure 1.6.2, which was
generated by GNU Autoconf 2.63.  Invocation command line was

  $ ./configure 

## - ##
## Platform. ##
## - ##

hostname = ithaca
uname -m = i686
uname -r = 2.6.28-1-686
uname -s = Linux
uname -v = #1 SMP Mon Feb 23 03:13:24 UTC 2009

/usr/bin/uname -p = unknown
/bin/uname -X = unknown

/bin/arch  = unknown
/usr/bin/arch -k   = unknown
/usr/convex/getsysinfo = unknown
/usr/bin/hostinfo  = unknown
/bin/machine   = unknown
/usr/bin/oslevel   = unknown
/bin/universe  = unknown

PATH: /bin
PATH: /usr/bin
PATH: /sbin
PATH: /usr/sbin
PATH: /usr/X11R6
PATH: /usr/X11R6/bin
PATH: /usr/local/bin
PATH: /home/ac/bin
PATH: /usr/games


## --- ##
## Core tests. ##
## --- ##

configure:2344: checking for build type
configure:2367: result: release
configure:2379: checking for version suffix
configure:2396: result: 
configure:2406: checking build system type
configure:2424: result: i686-pc-linux-gnu
configure:2446: checking host system type
configure:2461: result: i686-pc-linux-gnu
configure:2483: checking target system type
configure:2498: result: i686-pc-linux-gnu
configure:2526: checking what packaging should be used
configure:2541: result: posix
configure:2609: checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of 
Makefiles
configure:2618: result: no
configure:2649: checking for a BSD-compatible install
configure:2717: result: /usr/bin/install -c
configure:2728: checking whether build environment is sane
configure:2771: result: yes
configure:2796: checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p
configure:2835: result: /bin/mkdir -p
configure:2848: checking for gawk
configure:2864: found /usr/bin/gawk
configure:2875: result: gawk
configure:2886: checking whether make sets $(MAKE)
configure:2908: result: yes
configure:3125: checking for a Python interpreter with version = 2.3.4
configure:3140: python -c import sys, string # split strings by '.' and convert 
to numeric. Append some zeros # because we need at least 4 digits for the hex 
conversion. minver = map(int, string.split('2.3.4', '.')) + [0, 0, 0] minverhex 
= 0 for i in xrange(0, 4): minverhex = (minverhex  8) + minver[i] 
sys.exit(sys.hexversion  minverhex)
configure:3143: $? = 0
configure:3150: result: python
configure:3158: checking for python
configure:3176: found /usr/bin/python
configure:3188: result: /usr/bin/python
configure:3206: checking for python version
configure:3213: result: 2.5
configure:3225: checking for python platform
configure:3232: result: linux2
configure:3239: checking for python script directory
configure:3247: result: ${prefix}/lib/python2.5/site-packages
configure:3256: checking for python extension module directory
configure:3264: result: ${exec_prefix}/lib/python2.5/site-packages
configure:: checking for gcc
configure:3349: found /usr/bin/gcc
configure:3360: result: gcc
configure:3592: checking for C compiler version
configure:3600: gcc --version 5
gcc (Debian 4.3.3-5) 4.3.3
Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

configure:3604: $? = 0
configure:3611: gcc -v 5
Using built-in specs.
Target: i486-linux-gnu
Configured with: ../src/configure -v --with-pkgversion='Debian 4.3.3-5' 
--with-bugurl=file:///usr/share/doc/gcc-4.3/README.Bugs 
--enable-languages=c,c++,fortran,objc,obj-c++ --prefix=/usr --enable-shared 
--with-system-zlib --libexecdir=/usr/lib --without-included-gettext 
--enable-threads=posix --enable-nls --with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/c++/4.3 
--program-suffix=-4.3 --enable-clocale=gnu --enable-libstdcxx-debug 
--enable-objc-gc --enable-mpfr --enable-targets=all --with-tune=generic 
--enable-checking=release --build=i486-linux-gnu --host=i486-linux-gnu 
--target=i486-linux-gnu
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configure:3615: $? = 0
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gcc: '-V' option must have argument
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configure:3671: gccconftest.c  5
configure:3675: $? = 0

Named Theorems

2009-03-25 Thread Bruce Pourciau
Using the AMS document class, how do you get, say, Equivalence  
Theorem, rather than just Theorem, as the title in the Theorem  
environment?


Bruce


Re: Named Theorems

2009-03-25 Thread Paul Smith
On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 3:15 PM, Bruce Pourciau
bruce.h.pourc...@lawrence.edu wrote:
 Using the AMS document class, how do you get, say, Equivalence Theorem,
 rather than just Theorem, as the title in the Theorem environment?

Between the word Theorem and the statement of the theorem, insert in ERT:

[Equivalence Theorem]

(please, mind the brackets).

Paul


Re: LyX with 800 or 640x480 resolution.

2009-03-25 Thread rgheck

John McCabe-Dansted wrote:

I am using LyX on the Eeepc 701 which has a 800x480 resolution.
Unfortunately a number of LyX dialogs are a bit too large to fit on
the screen. I used kcmshell font to set the fontsize to 7 in
~/.qt/qtrc. However LyX seems to have ignored this setting.

  
You need to set that for qt4. I'd use qtconfig-qt4 to do that, but I 
don't know if it's available on your machine.


FYI, I've got all our EeePCs---two 901s and a 1000---all running Fedora 
10, which works very well with one of the lighter desktops, like XFCE or 
LXDE. And then you can do as you please.


rh



Re: Named Theorems

2009-03-25 Thread Bruce Pourciau


On Mar 25, 2009, at 10:22 AM, Paul Smith wrote:


On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 3:15 PM, Bruce Pourciau
bruce.h.pourc...@lawrence.edu wrote:
Using the AMS document class, how do you get, say, Equivalence  
Theorem,

rather than just Theorem, as the title in the Theorem environment?


Between the word Theorem and the statement of the theorem, insert  
in ERT:


[Equivalence Theorem]

(please, mind the brackets).

Paul


Great, thanks Paul. And what if your theorem's conclusion has two  
parts that you would like labelled (a) and (b), rather than 1. and 2.?


Bruce


Re: Named Theorems

2009-03-25 Thread Paul Smith
On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 3:31 PM, Bruce Pourciau
bruce.h.pourc...@lawrence.edu wrote:
 Using the AMS document class, how do you get, say, Equivalence Theorem,
 rather than just Theorem, as the title in the Theorem environment?

 Between the word Theorem and the statement of the theorem, insert in
 ERT:

 [Equivalence Theorem]

 (please, mind the brackets).

 Great, thanks Paul. And what if your theorem's conclusion has two parts that
 you would like labelled (a) and (b), rather than 1. and 2.?

Use enumeration, and between 1. and the statement of the conclusion,
insert in ERT:

[(a)]

(mind the brackets and between the ERT and the text of the conclusion
insert a space.)

Paul


Re: Help for paper about LaTeX/LyX and the meaning of life

2009-03-25 Thread Steve Litt
On Wednesday 25 March 2009 04:32:56 am Manveru wrote:
 I would like to drop a cent to the whole discussion.

 I am terrified reading about way how some publishers treats publication.
 Leaving layout to the author is the worst scenario from readers point of
 view. Author is responsible for content - the knowledge or scenario - and
 only small group of them may have enough knowledge about publishing
 standards and the printing culture. Historically the art work connected
 with printing has been developed through last six hundred years. Honestly
 saying, we cannot reduce that six hundred years to one or second piece of
 software. And author concentrated on his/her text cannot design coherent
 typeset template. With all the respect to authors and programmers.

 Word is a piece of crap in terms of typesetting, there was even time when
 moving .doc between computers may influence formatting. In professional
 typesetting every glyph on the page has is position, size, angle and so on.
 This cannot be solved in program based on simple flow of text on page.

 TeX was Knuth's solution to preparation of good quality scientific
 documents in scientific world when most popular way of publishing articles
 was exchanging poor photocopies of text entered on typewriter machine. You
 can still find articles authored by professors like Dijkstra and Wirth
 scanned and put in the internet databases. Knuth's TeX solved that very
 well. So well, that many scientists do not know/accept other way of writing
 their texts than in TeX/LaTeX. Regards, prof. Knuth! Regars, Lamport.

 But from artistic perspective, from point of view of all that people that
 study art for couple of years before they start designing professionally,
 LaTeX products are really far from ideal - it is beacause when you writing
 software it is mathematically impossible to cover all boundary conditions
 that may happen during typesetting.

 All that and previous discussion leads me to the conclusion, that every
 publisher preparing books for the market (in does not matter wheter it is a
 book for bookstore or some publication for professors), who does not invest
 in professional human-driven typesetting do the assassination of the six
 hunderd years history of typesetting. Please keep than on mind.

 All above is my private opionin and was not my intention to offence anyone.

Hi Manveru,

In an ideal world, I'd slam out content, and a publisher would take care of 
everything else, including marketing. I'd get between five and fifteen cents 
on the dollar, but they'd do such a good job marketing that I'd still come 
out better.

Unfortunately, that NEVER was the case.

Now there's a new factor -- PDF eBooks can be printed for no cost. The 
purchase of print books is a habit that will be changing during the next few 
years, as people change their paper book reading habit in favor of PDFs 
costing half as much for the same amount of information. 

Without the whole printing thing, and given the fact that publishers never did 
help much with marketing, there's very little the publisher or any other 
middleman can offer in the way of value added. 

They can help with proofreading/copy editing so the verbiage sounds better. 
But then again, I can hire a proofreader/copy editor. They can help with 
typography. 

But how much value does typography really add? My first 
book, Troubleshooting: Tools, Tips and Techniques, was written in 
WordPerfect 5.0. I got a few complaints about that book, but they were 
content related. Nobody complained about the print.

My second book, Rapid Learning: Secret Weapon of the Successful 
Technologist, was written in MS Word. Everyone loves it, to this day I get 
email saying I followed your instructions and got a job!, but I've had not 
a single comment about the book's typography. Not one.

My following two print books, Troubleshooting Techniques of the Successful 
Technologist and Manager's Guide to Troubleshooting, as well as all my 
eBooks, 28 Tales of Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting: Just the 
Facts, Learn Vim Tonight, and Rapid Learning for the 21st Century, were 
written in LyX. Nobody said anything positive or negative about these books' 
typography or printing. I got a whole lot of feedback on content, but nothing 
on the way the books looked (excluding the covers -- I'm a lousy artist).

My point is this. Yeah, it would be nice if I didn't have to deal with 
typography, but from the reader POV it's eclipsed by content. If I were 
considering putting time or money into typography, from a sales perspective 
I'd do much better to divert the time and money away from typography and into 
either content, advertising, marketing, research, or certainly a better cover 
and binding so that it would fit into a bookstore.

If an author is smart enought to stick to one typeface, and stay away from 
making an artistic statement with his typography, and make his lines short 
enough so the reader doesn't lose the line on retrace, and 

Re: wmf2esp or emf2esp

2009-03-25 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Benjamin K schrieb:

 I have a problem: I miss the pythonscript for converting windows metafiles
 to esp: emf2esp or wmf2esp
 I am running the newest version of lyx: version 1.6.2

 It should be included according to this website:
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/MetafileToEPSConverter

What scripts do you miss? The Wiki page says nothing about scripts.
MetafileToEPSConverter is a printer. So when you look at your printers, there 
should be one named
Metafile to EPS Converter
Do you see it?


My problem is that i cannot copy a picture from a .doc and paste it into
lyx, but if I have the wmf2esp.py / emf2esp.py that should fix the problem


I cannot reproduce the problem: I can copy/paste EMF and WMF files successfully. Can you please send 
me a *.doc example file.


regards Uwe


Edits of wiki pagse temporarily disabled

2009-03-25 Thread Christian Ridderström

Hi,

I've tried to disable editing of wiki pages as I'm currently trying to 
migrate th wiki to a new server.


/Christian

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Re: change header/footer style

2009-03-25 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Stefano Lampis schrieb:


is it possible with lyx to customize the header and/or the footer of the
layout for PDF output, for instance with background color, text color, or
different margins?


It is, but we don't provide yet a dialog to do this. You have to do this via preamble commands, see 
sec. 3.1.3 Document Layout of the UserGuide.


regards Uwe


Re: Named Theorems

2009-03-25 Thread rgheck

Bruce Pourciau wrote:


On Mar 25, 2009, at 10:22 AM, Paul Smith wrote:


On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 3:15 PM, Bruce Pourciau
bruce.h.pourc...@lawrence.edu wrote:

Using the AMS document class, how do you get, say, Equivalence Theorem,
rather than just Theorem, as the title in the Theorem environment?


Between the word Theorem and the statement of the theorem, insert 
in ERT:


[Equivalence Theorem]


Or use the poorly named InsertShort Title.

rh



Re: Help for paper about LaTeX/LyX and the meaning of life

2009-03-25 Thread Les Denham
On Wednesday 25 March 2009 03:32:56 am Manveru wrote:
 All that and previous discussion leads me to the conclusion, that every
 publisher preparing books for the market (in does not matter wheter it is a
 book for bookstore or some publication for professors), who does not invest
 in professional human-driven typesetting do the assassination of the six
 hunderd years history of typesetting. Please keep than on mind.

Manveru,

Perfection is very nice until it runs into economics.  The ultimate example of 
your goals is William Morris's Kelmscott Press.  Morris treated a printed 
book as a work of art.  Kelmscott Press  operated from 1891 to 1898, and 
produced 18,000 copies of 53 different books.  The books were and are works 
of art.  Few readers could afford them when they were printed; few collectors 
can afford them now.  The Press ceased operations because Morris ran out of 
money.  It never made a profit, never broke even, in spite of the high prices 
charged for its books.

Software like LaTeX and LyX allows non-experts to approximate some of the 
goals of typographers like Morris without incurring his costs.  The software 
solutions do not reach the standards of the best book designers and 
typographers, but they can get closer than many (most?) published books do.

Les


View Source inactive / frozen / not working

2009-03-25 Thread daniel lau
on Windows XP 2002, lyx 1.6.1 and 1.6.2

Hello,
Installed 1.6.1 a few days ago and the View Source window worked fine the first 
time i ran Lyx. Then it didn't work the subsequent times i ran Lyx. It just 
showed greyed out areas on the 3 options to the right of the window (updates 
etc.), and nothing in the Source window where the latex code should appear.

I then upgraded using the Altinstaller to 1.6.2 and again the View Source 
window worked the first time I ran Lyx, but now no longer works. 

I feel silly as I'm new to Lyx, but can't work this out. Has anyone else had 
this problem?





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Side Captions

2009-03-25 Thread ebsith

Hello all,

I have been trying to create side captions for some of my figures in LyX, but 
am having some problems.

Using:
LyX 1.6.1
Mac OS 10.5.6

DocumentClass: book (KOMA-script)
(all other document settings are default, aside from preamble, as noted below)

I am writing my thesis and have a compile.lyx document in which I include all 
of my chapters as child documents, which are separate LyX files (I'll dub 
individual.lyx).  I have succeeded in the individual.lyx file to create a side 
caption by including

\usepackage{sidecap}

in the Preamble in Document Settings and then using

\begin{SCfigure} 
\centering
\includegraphics[width=0.55\textwidth]%
{Figures/figure.png}% picture filename   
\caption{ Captiony stuff } 
\end{SCfigure} 

to include the figure.  individual.lyx compiles to pdf fine.

However, when I try to compile (to pdf) the compile.lyx file, I get the error:

File does not exist:
/var/folders/fq/fqrxQlvk2P8KFE+BYnDQyU+++Tl/-Tmp-/lyx_tmpdir.L10932/lyx_tmpfub0/Compile.pdf

I have included \usepackage{sidecap} in the preamble of the compile.lyx file as 
well.  When I comment out \begin{SCfigure}...\end{SCfigure} in the 
individual.lyx, compile.lyx compiles successfully (sadly, obviously, minus the 
figure).

(Side note: In the case of compiling DVI or PS, I get a LaTeX error claiming it 
can't find the figure when compiling either the individual.lyx or compile.lyx 
files - Does that have to do with my use of Figures/figure.png in the 
\includegraphics tag?)

Is there any way for me to get side captions working using this format of a 
compile.lyx file which includes the individual chapters of my thesis?

Thanks for any help, and let me know if there is any additional information 
which I should provide.
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moderncv no longer working in 1.5.6?

2009-03-25 Thread B. Bogart
Hey all,

After much effort getting my moderncv CV to work in Lyx 1.5.3, I just
tried making some changes (now running 1.5.6 on intrepid) and LyX will
no longer generate a PDF.

The first error is:

 \moderncvtheme
   [grey,final]{classic}
The control sequence at the end of the top line
of your error message was never \def'ed. If you have
misspelled it (e.g., `\hobx'), type `I' and the correct
spelling (e.g., `I\hbox'). Otherwise just continue,
and I'll forget about whatever was undefined.
 \moderncvtheme[
grey,final]{classic}
You're in trouble here.  Try typing  return  to proceed.
If that doesn't work, type  X return  to quit.


Then for each section this error:

 \subsection{Research Projects}

You have given more \span or  marks than there were
in the preamble to the \halign or \valign now in progress.
So I'll assume that you meant to type \cr instead.

I've attached the LyX file up to the first section error.

What has changed so much in Lyx between these versions?

Thanks,
B. Bogart



tmp.lyx
Description: application/lyx


Re: Help for paper about LaTeX/LyX and the meaning of life

2009-03-25 Thread Manveru
2009/3/25 Les Denham lden...@hal-pc.org

 [...]  The Press ceased operations because Morris ran out of
 money.  It never made a profit, never broke even, in spite of the high
 prices
 charged for its books.


What I can say in that case... Economy against traditions. Traditions
against economy. There is nothing wrong with handling typography by oneself
while author has knowledge about rules. Often not.

Software like LaTeX and LyX allows non-experts to approximate some of the
 goals of typographers like Morris without incurring his costs.  The
 software
 solutions do not reach the standards of the best book designers and
 typographers, but they can get closer than many (most?) published books do.


I would like to limit this get closer... I like reading book, one of
pleasures is taking nicely typeset and printed book, with all the art on the
covers and so on. Here in Poland we have quite large number of nice editions
and most e-books are received as poor quality guides to life - in our
culture such kind of publication often do not fit to needs. They become
somehow popular, as its quality is growing. Lot of them are published and
sold by companies specialized with such publication. I do not know any
example of such business model in Poland, as Steve successful have with his
book for couple of years. I cannot tell from scientific point of view as I
personally do not publish anything scientific related (some engineering
stuff is published inside corporation I work for - in Word certainly), but
belletristic book are available only through professional publishers and
they become popular (if become) as effect of publications in press or by
good marketing. Every county has different model, different traditions,
different culture.

I personally prefer books printed on paper. I used to be a passionate of
Desktop Publishing some time ago, that is way I like to protect the
typesetting traditions. It is important to me as though good music.

-- 
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jabber: manv...@manveru.pl
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  http://www.manveru.pl


LyX to HTML?

2009-03-25 Thread Anders Host-Madsen
Is there any good way to convert LyX (or LaTeX perhaps 
more to the point) to HTML? I do know LyX can export 
to HTML, but the result is not pretty; it looks so
last century. Also, many packages seems to be
stripped away (such as enumitem). There is no
options to format the HTML to look nice.
I tried to google for LaTeX to HTML
converters, but it seems few are actively maintained.
Perhaps hyperlatex would be an option? There is also
elyxer, which produces nice looking output, but has
too many missing features. Any ideas?

I want to move all my word processing from MS Word
to LyX, but one of the things that keeps me with Word
is that it can do fair (not great, but fair) HTML conversion.



Re: LyX to HTML?

2009-03-25 Thread witek . firlej
On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 21:16, Anders Host-Madsen ahostmad...@yahoo.com wrote:
 Is there any good way to convert LyX (or LaTeX perhaps
 more to the point) to HTML? I do know LyX can export
 to HTML, but the result is not pretty; it looks so
 last century. Also, many packages seems to be
 stripped away (such as enumitem). There is no
 options to format the HTML to look nice.
 I tried to google for LaTeX to HTML
 converters, but it seems few are actively maintained.
 Perhaps hyperlatex would be an option? There is also
 elyxer, which produces nice looking output, but has
 too many missing features. Any ideas?

 I want to move all my word processing from MS Word
 to LyX, but one of the things that keeps me with Word
 is that it can do fair (not great, but fair) HTML conversion.


http://wiki.lyx.org/Tools/ELyXer



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Re: LyX to HTML?

2009-03-25 Thread Iain Mac Donald
On Wed, 25 Mar 2009 20:16:32 + (UTC)
Anders Host-Madsen ahostmad...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Is there any good way to convert LyX (or LaTeX perhaps 
 more to the point) to HTML?

Have a look at the recent past of this list and the discussion about
Introducing eLyXer.

Produces very nice (X)HTML.

http://www.nongnu.org/elyxer/

Regards,
Iain.


Re: LyX to HTML?

2009-03-25 Thread Anders Host-Madsen
Iain Mac Donald iainj...@... writes:

Thanks, as I stated, I did try elyxer. That
actually produces nice output, but it seems
to support a very limited set of latex/lyx.
None of my equations or numbered lists
come out correctly. But maybe this will one
day be a good tool. It appears to be new.

I do like the philosophy of hyperlatex: you insert
some special commands to modify the html.
That way you can maintain and update a
document that you want to publish both
as pdf/print and html.



Re: LyX to HTML?

2009-03-25 Thread Robert Orr


--- On Wed, 3/25/09, witek.fir...@gmail.com witek.fir...@gmail.com wrote:

From: witek.fir...@gmail.com witek.fir...@gmail.com
Subject: Re: LyX to HTML?
To: Anders Host-Madsen ahostmad...@yahoo.com
Cc: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 4:40 PM

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 21:16, Anders Host-Madsen ahostmad...@yahoo.com wrote:
 Is there any good way to convert LyX (or LaTeX perhaps
 more to the point) to HTML? I do know LyX can export
 to HTML, but the result is not pretty; it looks so
 last century. Also, many packages seems to be
 stripped away (such as enumitem). There is no
 options to format the HTML to look nice.
 I tried to google for LaTeX to HTML
 converters, but it seems few are actively maintained.
 Perhaps hyperlatex would be an option? There is also
 elyxer, which produces nice looking output, but has
 too many missing features. Any ideas?

 I want to move all my word processing from MS Word
 to LyX, but one of the things that keeps me with Word
 is that it can do fair (not great, but fair) HTML conversion.


http://wiki.lyx.org/Tools/ELyXer

I guess there are some creative ways to do this.  I tried several mentioned 
here on the list.



One means that I've found as an alternative has been to export .pdf,
then convert it to html by sending it to adobe.   



I know it is a roundabout way to do it, but the result has been surprisingly 
good.   



Phil





  




  

Re: LyX to HTML?

2009-03-25 Thread Anders Host-Madsen
Robert Orr philip_...@... writes:


 One means that I've found as an alternative has been to export .pdf,
 then convert it to html by sending it to adobe.   

I actually did try this earlier, using Acrobat Pro. 
But the result was terrible, absolutely terrible. 
Any tricks?



Re: LyX to HTML?

2009-03-25 Thread Robert Orr


 One means that I've found as an alternative has been to export .pdf,
 then convert it to html by sending it to adobe.   

I actually did try this earlier, using Acrobat Pro. 
But the result was terrible, absolutely terrible. 
Any tricks?


  


I used the email service.   I converted a modernCV and an article.    Result 
was good.



http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_onlinetools.html




  

Re: LyX to HTML?

2009-03-25 Thread Typhoon
On Wed, 25 Mar 2009 20:16:32 + (UTC)
Anders Host-Madsen ahostmad...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Is there any good way to convert LyX (or LaTeX perhaps 
 more to the point) to HTML? I do know LyX can export 
 to HTML, but the result is not pretty; it looks so
 last century. Also, many packages seems to be
 stripped away (such as enumitem). There is no
 options to format the HTML to look nice.
 I tried to google for LaTeX to HTML
 converters, but it seems few are actively maintained.
 Perhaps hyperlatex would be an option? There is also
 elyxer, which produces nice looking output, but has
 too many missing features. Any ideas?
 
 I want to move all my word processing from MS Word
 to LyX, but one of the things that keeps me with Word
 is that it can do fair (not great, but fair) HTML conversion.
 
I use tex4ht or hevea. I find that either one of them does a reasonable
job if you then apply a custom CSS. But my work is always plain text,
no images. I'm using Debian Lenny.



Alan


Re: LyX to HTML?

2009-03-25 Thread Alex Fernandez
Hi Anders,

 Thanks, as I stated, I did try elyxer. That
 actually produces nice output, but it seems
 to support a very limited set of latex/lyx.
 None of my equations or numbered lists
 come out correctly. But maybe this will one
 day be a good tool. It appears to be new.

eLyXer is indeed pretty new: I started playing with the idea in
January for my own purposes, and have published it just a couple of
weeks ago. What we can do is that you send me your document (you can
Loremipsumize it as wished, although it will remain completely
confidential) and I will try to make eLyXer work for you. That way if
it works the whole community benefits; and if it is beyond my modest
means, or you don't like the results, no harm done.

Other LyX users have helped me a lot to make improvements, as you can
see in the acknowledgements -- it could not have progressed so quickly
from a custom personal tool to something more or less usable without
them. I encourage other LyX users to do the same. That is after all
the true Open Source way, isn't it?

Thanks,

Alex.


Re: moderncv no longer working in 1.5.6?

2009-03-25 Thread Uwe Stöhr

B. Bogart schrieb:


After much effort getting my moderncv CV to work in Lyx 1.5.3, I just
tried making some changes (now running 1.5.6 on intrepid) and LyX will
no longer generate a PDF.


You need a more recent version of the moderncv LaTeX-package, at least version 2008/06/17 v0.7. 
(Your file compiles here out of the box with LyX 1.6.2.)


regards Uwe


Re: LyX to HTML?

2009-03-25 Thread Anders Host-Madsen
Typhoon typh...@... writes:


 I use tex4ht or hevea. I find that either one of them does a reasonable
 job if you then apply a custom CSS. But my work is always plain text,
 no images. I'm using Debian Lenny.

Thanks, hevea does look interesting. But it seems to be a unix thing.
How can I use it on a Mac?






Re: LyX to HTML?

2009-03-25 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Anders Host-Madsen schrieb:


I use tex4ht or hevea. I find that either one of them does a reasonable
job if you then apply a custom CSS. But my work is always plain text,
no images. I'm using Debian Lenny.


Thanks, hevea does look interesting. But it seems to be a unix thing.
How can I use it on a Mac?


tex4ht works on all platforms. It is normally accessed when you view your document as HTML from LyX. 
If this is not the case tex4ht is not installed. (it is often part of the LaTeX distribution).


regards Uwe


Re: LyX to HTML?

2009-03-25 Thread Anders Host-Madsen
Alex Fernandez ely...@... writes:

Thanks for making this available. I will experiment a little
more with it, and possibly send you some files. 



Re: Side Captions

2009-03-25 Thread Uwe Stöhr

ebsith schrieb:


individual.lyx compiles to pdf fine.
However, when I try to compile (to pdf) the compile.lyx file, I get the error:

File does not exist:
/var/folders/fq/fqrxQlvk2P8KFE+BYnDQyU+++Tl/-Tmp-/lyx_tmpdir.L10932/lyx_tmpfub0/Compile.pdf


I think that the problem is that you have given a relative path to the image and LyX/LaTeX struggles 
about this because it is in a child LyX document. So probable the relative path points to something 
different in your main LyX file. But hard to say from here.

To fix your problem, try to use an absolute image path.

Besides this LyX 1.6.2 fixed some major bugs regarding child documents, some even lead to data 
losses. So if possible, you should upgrade to LyX 1.6.2.


regards Uwe


FYI: Wiki site relocated (edits not possible at the moment)

2009-03-25 Thread Christian Ridderström

Hi,

Today the LyX wiki and LyX web site were relocated to a new site. Both are 
visible at the usual addresses, but unfortunately it is at the moment not 
possible to edit the wiki pages due to a security conflict. This will 
hopefully be resolved during or before the weekend.


cheers,
Christian

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Re: LyX to HTML?

2009-03-25 Thread Anders Host-Madsen

 tex4ht works on all platforms. It is normally accessed when you 
 view your document as HTML from LyX. 
 If this is not the case tex4ht is not installed. 
 (it is often part of the LaTeX distribution).

Yes, the translation from within lyx works (htlatex is there). But I'm
not very satisfied with the result. Maybe it's possible to customize,
as in heava? The documentation page seems to be down.






Re: LyX to HTML?

2009-03-25 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Anders Host-Madsen schrieb:


Yes, the translation from within lyx works (htlatex is there).


htlatex is one of tex4ht's commands.


But I'm
not very satisfied with the result. Maybe it's possible to customize,
as in heava? The documentation page seems to be down.


tex4ht doesn't work well in all cases, but the new eLyXer is under development and even at this 
early state for me more useful than tex4ht.


regards Uwe


Re: LyX to HTML?

2009-03-25 Thread BH
On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 6:38 PM, Anders Host-Madsen
ahostmad...@yahoo.com wrote:
 Typhoon typh...@... writes:


 I use tex4ht or hevea. I find that either one of them does a reasonable
 job if you then apply a custom CSS. But my work is always plain text,
 no images. I'm using Debian Lenny.

 Thanks, hevea does look interesting. But it seems to be a unix thing.
 How can I use it on a Mac?

Hevea can be installed via macports, and it's easy then to define a
converter in LyX that will go from latex to html.

I haven't used hevea, but I have used tex4ht, which is a part of
TeXLive; LyX should already recognize it.

Bennett


Re: LyX with 800 or 640x480 resolution.

2009-03-25 Thread John McCabe-Dansted
On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 12:25 AM, rgheck rgh...@bobjweil.com wrote:
 John McCabe-Dansted wrote:

 I am using LyX on the Eeepc 701 which has a 800x480 resolution.
 Unfortunately a number of LyX dialogs are a bit too large to fit on
 the screen. I used kcmshell font to set the fontsize to 7 in
 ~/.qt/qtrc. However LyX seems to have ignored this setting.



 You need to set that for qt4. I'd use qtconfig-qt4 to do that, but I don't
 know if it's available on your machine.

I added the following to ~/.config/Trolltech.conf
It worked but it was a bit harsh that I had to use a font size of 5. I
don't suppose anyone knows of a way to scale down the space *between*
items on the dialog? (which is where much of the space  goes).

[Qt]
font=Sans Serif,5,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0

 FYI, I've got all our EeePCs---two 901s and a 1000---all running Fedora 10,
 which works very well with one of the lighter desktops, like XFCE or LXDE.
 And then you can do as you please.

I think the 900+ EeePCs have a resolution of 1024x600, which really helps.

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University of Western Australia


Re: LyX to HTML?

2009-03-25 Thread Typhoon
On Wed, 25 Mar 2009 23:51:04 + (UTC)
Anders Host-Madsen ahostmad...@yahoo.com wrote:

 
  tex4ht works on all platforms. It is normally accessed when you 
  view your document as HTML from LyX. 
  If this is not the case tex4ht is not installed. 
  (it is often part of the LaTeX distribution).
 
 Yes, the translation from within lyx works (htlatex is there). But I'm
 not very satisfied with the result. Maybe it's possible to customize,
 as in heava? The documentation page seems to be down.

tex4ht produces quiet a detailed CSS. I think that your customisation
could be done through that. In the latest versions, the CSS is a
separate file.

Hevea produces a somewhat less detailed CSS, but it is included inline.

tex4ht puts footnotes in separate files, which I don't like. I suppose
that behaviour can be changed, but I don't know how to do it.

Hevea only seems to work with the standard classes - at least it
doesn't know about the memoir class. Again, that can probably be fixed
- just not by me :-).

Alan
 
 
 
 
 


Re: LyX Branch, self-compiled [was: lyx 1.6.2 for debian using rpm and alien]

2009-03-25 Thread Anthony Campbell
On 24 Mar 2009, rgheck wrote:
 Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:
 Since there seems to be no deb package of lyx 1.6.2 yet for debian, I 
 wonder whether somebody has used the alien prg for the SuSe rpm 
 package. Is it recommendable or better to use the source code?

   
 Once you get used to it, using the source is very easy. In fact, even  
 better, download the 1.6 branch from svn and compile that. Then keep it  
 up to date, recompile it every once in a while, and you'll always have  
 the absolutely latest fixes, without waiting for a new release. Note  
 that since this is branch, fixes only go in when they're regarded as  
 safe---which doesn't of course guarantee that they are, though neither  
 is 1.6.2 guaranteed to be safe, right?

 To do this, make sure you have the toolchain installed: autotools, make,  
 gcc. You'll also need some devel packages, though I'd be surprised if  
 pulling in the devel package for Qt4 wasn't enough to pull in the rest.  
 Then make a directory for the sources and do this:
 # cd /my/src/dir
 # svn co svn://svn.lyx.org/lyx/lyx-devel/branches/BRANCH_1_6_X
 # cd BRANCH_1_6_X
 # ./autogen.sh
 # ./configure --enable-build-type rel --prefix /usr/local
 ---that last is of course optional, but then you won't overwrite the LyX  
 package.
 # make
 # sudo make install
 And there you go. Absolutely up to date.

 Richard

I tried this and it worked well on my desktop. When I tried it on my
laptop it failed, saying it could not find Qt4. Both machines are
running Debian Sid and in both I installed Qt4 in the same way, by
installing libqt4-dev. 

It's not a huge problem since I have the deb package for lyx-1.6.1, but
I'm curious about why there is this difference. I spent a long time
looking at config.log but no illumination dawned.

Anthony


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Re: Help for paper about LaTeX/LyX and the meaning of life

2009-03-25 Thread Manveru
I would like to drop a cent to the whole discussion.

I am terrified reading about way how some publishers treats publication.
Leaving layout to the author is the worst scenario from readers point of
view. Author is responsible for content - the knowledge or scenario - and
only small group of them may have enough knowledge about publishing
standards and the printing culture. Historically the art work connected with
printing has been developed through last six hundred years. Honestly saying,
we cannot reduce that six hundred years to one or second piece of software.
And author concentrated on his/her text cannot design coherent typeset
template. With all the respect to authors and programmers.

Word is a piece of crap in terms of typesetting, there was even time when
moving .doc between computers may influence formatting. In professional
typesetting every glyph on the page has is position, size, angle and so on.
This cannot be solved in program based on simple flow of text on page.

TeX was Knuth's solution to preparation of good quality scientific documents
in scientific world when most popular way of publishing articles was
exchanging poor photocopies of text entered on typewriter machine. You can
still find articles authored by professors like Dijkstra and Wirth scanned
and put in the internet databases. Knuth's TeX solved that very well. So
well, that many scientists do not know/accept other way of writing their
texts than in TeX/LaTeX. Regards, prof. Knuth! Regars, Lamport.

But from artistic perspective, from point of view of all that people that
study art for couple of years before they start designing professionally,
LaTeX products are really far from ideal - it is beacause when you writing
software it is mathematically impossible to cover all boundary conditions
that may happen during typesetting.

All that and previous discussion leads me to the conclusion, that every
publisher preparing books for the market (in does not matter wheter it is a
book for bookstore or some publication for professors), who does not invest
in professional human-driven typesetting do the assassination of the six
hunderd years history of typesetting. Please keep than on mind.

All above is my private opionin and was not my intention to offence anyone.
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Error returned from iconv

2009-03-25 Thread Shahar Or
Dear list,

When LyX was unable to save a file I saw this in the output:

--start--

d...@box0:~$ lyx The_Project.lyx 
Error returned from iconv
EILSEQ An invalid multibyte sequence has been encountered in the input.
When converting from UTF-8 to UCS-4LE.
Input: 0x2e 0x2e 0x2e 0x2f 0xd7 0x94 0xd7 0xa1 0xd7 0x9b 0xd7 0x9d 0x20
0xd7 0xa7 0xd7 0x2e 0x2e 0x2e 0xd7 0x9f 0x20 0xd7 0x99 0xd7 0xa9 0xd7
0xa8 0xd7 0x90 0xd7 0x9c 0x2e 0x6c 0x79 0x78

--end--

The file is attached.

What went wrong?

Using 1.6.1 from Ubuntu intrepid-backports

Many Blessings.

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Description: application/lyx


Re: Error returned from iconv

2009-03-25 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2009-03-25, Shahar Or wrote:

 When LyX was unable to save a file I saw this in the output:

...

 What went wrong?

As the output you sent says:

 An invalid multibyte sequence has been encountered in the input.

but I agree that the rest of the message is not very helpful for the
uninitiated.

The file is corrupted, maybe by truncating, external edit or insertion of an
invalid character (via drag and drop or whatever).

I cannot spot the wrong character in the attached example. You might
try the divide-and-conquer method: move parts of the document into
another buffer until you are able to save. Refine until you find the
guilty character(s).

Günter




Re: how to use xelibertine?

2009-03-25 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2009-03-24, Tao Cumplido wrote:

 Well, I don't understand all this yet. I get that Miktex or Texlive are
 different basic latex-installations, but I don't really know what
 differences there are or which one is better for me. Also I don't get
 what Xetex is then, if it's already included in both of these.

It is one of several programs to convert a LaTeX source file into a
printable output format. See http://www.tug.org/xetex/ .

Like different PDF readers or web browsers, these programs share a lot
but have their special extensions, weaknesses and advantages and can become
incompatible in corner cases or more advanced use.

 I think I should have asked a more general question.
 I had no idea what this package-things are all about.

Many LaTeX packages can be compared to CSS style sheets, othere provide
added functionality similar to an add-on or plugin extension.

 I thought to use xelibertine I just had to install a tex-distribution
 where Xetex is included.

This is only step 1, secondly you need to actually use XeTeX (but this
you know by now.)

Günter



Re: Nice LYX report template

2009-03-25 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2009-03-24, Benjamin K wrote:

 I am working with LYX for the first time and am looking for a very nice
 looking LYX report template for my assignments af the Engineering college of
 Copenhagen.

 I have been looking for this template myself but without result. I tried to
 search for: technical report lyx template etc.

Did you already search for Examples or Templates at wiki.lyx.org?

 I am studying to Electronics engineering and am looking forward to produce
 better looking reports. Often i am using a lot of figures and graphs.

I'd recommend reading the LyX User Guide and maybe relevant chapters of
the Extended Guide and starting with either report (KOMA script) or
book (KOMA script). Switching between these two is possible at a later
stage too. Also switching to other classes like report or memoir -
but some Styles might be missing.

Günter




Re: Error returned from iconv

2009-03-25 Thread Manveru
2009/3/25 Shahar Or sha...@shahar-or.co.il

 Dear list,

 When LyX was unable to save a file I saw this in the output:

 --start--

 d...@box0:~$ lyx The_Project.lyx
 Error returned from iconv
 EILSEQ An invalid multibyte sequence has been encountered in the input.
 When converting from UTF-8 to UCS-4LE.
 Input: 0x2e 0x2e 0x2e 0x2f 0xd7 0x94 0xd7 0xa1 0xd7 0x9b 0xd7 0x9d 0x20
 0xd7 0xa7 0xd7 0x2e 0x2e 0x2e 0xd7 0x9f 0x20 0xd7 0x99 0xd7 0xa9 0xd7
 0xa8 0xd7 0x90 0xd7 0x9c 0x2e 0x6c 0x79 0x78

 --end--

 The file is attached.

 What went wrong?

 Using 1.6.1 from Ubuntu intrepid-backports


I used hex editor to find sequence in a lyx file. Most of the time unicode
characters copypasted into LyX could not be converted. Most interesting
part is that, if you do not launch LyX from console you never know this
error happened and your why your output is not generated.

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Re: child document not working as advertised?

2009-03-25 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2009-03-24, Jürgen Spitzmüller wrote:
 Guenter Milde wrote:
 In my view the master/child support will only be complete with a proper
 support of \includeonly 

 The trickiest task is that you have to make sure that all aux files are
 generated once before the document is compiled with \includeonly
 including only some children. Proper includeonly support means that LyX
 cares about this, i.e., the user shouldn't need to manually compile the
 whole thing himself before he can use the feature 

Yes. The detection should be similar to what LyX already does for bib
files etc. and then generate if needed.

 I already spent some time thinking about how this could be done
 (technically), but I didn't find a proper solution yet.

IMO, a precondition is caching of auxiliary files, so that they are
kept across sessions. Therefore I filed bug 5710
http://bugzilla.lyx.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5710

Günter



Re: child document not working as advertised?

2009-03-25 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2009-03-24, Jürgen Spitzmüller wrote:
 Guenter Milde wrote:
  Still the master and all brothers and sisters are available in the
  View menu.

 BTW: Would it be possible to put all hidden buffers in a sub-menu?

 Yes.

Should I file a bug?

Günter



Re: change header/footer style

2009-03-25 Thread Waluyo Adi Siswanto
If your heading settings in 'fancy', then you can put
\usepackage{fancyhdr} in the pramble. You may define your
header/footer using that package.
There are some discussions here about 'fancyhdr'. I am not sure
whether the control of color in fancyhdr will suit to what you need.

was


2009/3/25 Stefano Lampis stefanolam...@gmail.com:
 Hello,
 is it possible with lyx to customize the header and/or the footer of the
 layout for PDF output, for instance with background color, text color, or
 different margins?

 Thanks for help.
 Regards.

 --
 Stefano Lampis



Re: using windows system fonts?

2009-03-25 Thread Tao Cumplido
 It's a lot more complicated than that. If you're using MiKTeX, have a look
 at the following: 
 http://moonstone.math.ncku.edu.tw/joomla/index.php?option=com_contenttask=viewid=1Itemid=9.
  

Thanks. But I have Texlive. Won't this work?

Actually for me this tex stuff is really strange. I'd like to get into it 
because I like the results, but I don't even get what the difference between 
Texlive and Miktex is.
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Re: Error returned from iconv

2009-03-25 Thread Hubert Christiaen
  An invalid multibyte sequence has been encountered in the input.
I used iconv many times from the commandline. When its stops it normally 
says: wrong character in position xxx and the file is converted until that 
point. The position is given in bytes from the start of the file, so normally 
not very useful except if you have some editor which can give you the same 
information. But the converted file notmally ends just before the wrong 
character, so it's easy to find. Mostly it's a question of chaarcters which 
are displayed in the same way but are in fact different, as   and “. Delete 
the offending character and retype it in a normal editor.

Sincerely,
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Re: child document not working as advertised?

2009-03-25 Thread rgheck

Guenter Milde wrote:

On 2009-03-24, Jürgen Spitzmüller wrote:
  

Guenter Milde wrote:


Still the master and all brothers and sisters are available in the
View menu.



  

BTW: Would it be possible to put all hidden buffers in a sub-menu?
  


  

Yes.



Should I file a bug?

  
If it's not filed, I guess so. Cc me. It's something I've been meaning 
to deal with. Should be quite easy, actually.


rh


Günter
  




Re: using windows system fonts?

2009-03-25 Thread Manveru
2009/3/25 Tao Cumplido taocumpl...@gmx.net

  It's a lot more complicated than that. If you're using MiKTeX, have a
 look
  at the following:
 http://moonstone.math.ncku.edu.tw/joomla/index.php?option=com_contenttask=viewid=1Itemid=9
 .

 Thanks. But I have Texlive. Won't this work?

 Actually for me this tex stuff is really strange. I'd like to get into it
 because I like the results, but I don't even get what the difference between
 Texlive and Miktex is.


TeX stuff and related are developed by very large number of people around
the world. TeXLive or MiKTeX are distributions which collect all these small
portion into something useful. They are called TeX distributions. They
contain packages in which you may find fonts, document classes and plenty
additional tools.

I cannot answer whether TeXLive supports MTFI.
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Re: LyX Branch, self-compiled [was: lyx 1.6.2 for debian using rpm and alien]

2009-03-25 Thread rgheck

Anthony Campbell wrote:

On 24 Mar 2009, rgheck wrote:
  

Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:

Since there seems to be no deb package of lyx 1.6.2 yet for debian, I 
wonder whether somebody has used the alien prg for the SuSe rpm 
package. Is it recommendable or better to use the source code?


  
  
Once you get used to it, using the source is very easy. In fact, even  
better, download the 1.6 branch from svn and compile that. Then keep it  
up to date, recompile it every once in a while, and you'll always have  
the absolutely latest fixes, without waiting for a new release. Note  
that since this is branch, fixes only go in when they're regarded as  
safe---which doesn't of course guarantee that they are, though neither  
is 1.6.2 guaranteed to be safe, right?


To do this, make sure you have the toolchain installed: autotools, make,  
gcc. You'll also need some devel packages, though I'd be surprised if  
pulling in the devel package for Qt4 wasn't enough to pull in the rest.  
Then make a directory for the sources and do this:

# cd /my/src/dir
# svn co svn://svn.lyx.org/lyx/lyx-devel/branches/BRANCH_1_6_X
# cd BRANCH_1_6_X
# ./autogen.sh
# ./configure --enable-build-type rel --prefix /usr/local
---that last is of course optional, but then you won't overwrite the LyX  
package.

# make
# sudo make install
And there you go. Absolutely up to date.




I tried this and it worked well on my desktop. When I tried it on my
laptop it failed, saying it could not find Qt4. Both machines are
running Debian Sid and in both I installed Qt4 in the same way, by
installing libqt4-dev. 


It's not a huge problem since I have the deb package for lyx-1.6.1, but
I'm curious about why there is this difference. I spent a long time
looking at config.log but no illumination dawned.

  
Hard to know. The first thing I'd do is check to make sure libqt4-dev is 
installed, and find out where it is installed. Anyway, if you want to 
post the config.log, I can have a look.


rh



Re: Nice LYX report template

2009-03-25 Thread Helge Hafting

Benjamin K wrote:

Hi

I am working with LYX for the first time and am looking for a very nice
looking LYX report template for my assignments af the Engineering college of
Copenhagen. It is not a thesis template i am looking for but rather
something that would give room for the following content:

  Synopsis
1 Introduction
2 Requirement specification
3 Design
4 Theory
5 Analysis
6 Simulations
7 Test
8 Conclusion
9 Appendix

I have been looking for this template myself but without result. I tried to
search for: technical report lyx template etc.


This seems straightforward enough. If this really is all, then perhaps 
no special template is necessary. Try the document class report or 
perhaps report (KOMA-script).


The report classes start each chapter on a new page. If that isn't what 
you want, use the article class. It doesn't use chapters, only sections.


If you write a lot of these reports, make your own template that 
contains these headings (and whatever else is common to all your reports.)


Or is there some sort of problem, like strict layout requirements?


I am studying to Electronics engineering and am looking forward to produce
better looking reports. Often i am using a lot of figures and graphs.


LyX should handle figures and graphs fine, although you will need to 
make them with other software. Engineering tend to need some math too, 
which  LyX do very well.


I would be very greatfull for a link or an attachment of such an template.

What do you expect from such a template? If it is just some headings so 
the document is ready to fill in, just make it yourself. It should 
take 5min if you know LyX. If you don't, it might takes longer but some 
practice is needed to get to know LyX.


Helge Hafting





Re: using windows system fonts?

2009-03-25 Thread Helge Hafting

Tao Cumplido wrote:

Hello,

is it possible with LyX to access the system fonts on Windows XP?
When I go to the Document options there are only very few fonts available to 
choose.

If it's not possible to access these fonts directly is there another way to use 
them? Moving them to another folder mabye?


No. Using an arbitrary font is quite tricky. Some fonts are supported By 
TeX, those are easier. Usually this involves putting 
\usepackage{something} in the LyX preamble. Maybe you also have to 
download the font package and install it.


If a font isn't already supported by TeX, then you need to roll your own 
support for it. I have needed to do this one time, and it took me 
several days to figure it all out from documentation and examples. Note 
that TeX uses its own font system, so what you have installed in the 
windows system doesn't matter at all. Still, there are lots of fonts 
supported by TeX. Take a look at http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/. The 
fonts you find there can probably be used in LyX documents too without 
too much trouble.


There is a variant of TeX called XeteX that support system fonts in an 
easy way. But XeteX is not yet supported by LyX. Take a look at 
wiki.lyx.org for some tips on how to use it - if you really need to use 
those system fonts. LyX is not a good program for going wild with 
fonts. It is focused on the kind of writing where you pick a sensible 
font or two for a document, and stick to those.


Helge Hafting


Re: child document not working as advertised?

2009-03-25 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2009-03-25, rgheck wrote:
 Guenter Milde wrote:

 BTW: Would it be possible to put all hidden buffers in a sub-menu?
 Should I file a bug?

 If it's not filed, I guess so. 

Done: http://bugzilla.lyx.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5872

Günter



Re: Error returned from iconv

2009-03-25 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2009-03-25, Manveru wrote:

 characters copypasted into LyX could not be converted. Most interesting
 part is that, if you do not launch LyX from console you never know this
 error happened and your why your output is not generated.

You can look in ~/.xsession-errors.

Günter



wmf2esp or emf2esp

2009-03-25 Thread Benjamin K
Hi lyx users

I have a problem: I miss the pythonscript for converting windows metafiles
to esp: emf2esp or wmf2esp
I am running the newest version of lyx: version 1.6.2

It should be included according to this website:
http://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/MetafileToEPSConverter

Can you help
My problem is that i cannot copy a picture from a .doc and paste it into
lyx, but if I have the wmf2esp.py / emf2esp.py that should fix the problem

Benjamin


Re: Error returned from iconv

2009-03-25 Thread Manveru
2009/3/25 Guenter Milde mi...@users.berlios.de

 On 2009-03-25, Manveru wrote:

  characters copypasted into LyX could not be converted. Most interesting
  part is that, if you do not launch LyX from console you never know this
  error happened and your why your output is not generated.

 You can look in ~/.xsession-errors.

 Günter

 Not under Windows :-)


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LyX with 800 or 640x480 resolution.

2009-03-25 Thread John McCabe-Dansted
I am using LyX on the Eeepc 701 which has a 800x480 resolution.
Unfortunately a number of LyX dialogs are a bit too large to fit on
the screen. I used kcmshell font to set the fontsize to 7 in
~/.qt/qtrc. However LyX seems to have ignored this setting.

LyX offers the ability to adjust the zoom/fonts, but this appears to
be only for the Document. Does anyone know of a way of scaling down
the dialogs?

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PhD Student
University of Western Australia


help with error msg...

2009-03-25 Thread Eduardo Esteves
Dear All,
I've been using LyX (version 1.6.0 in Portuguese) more and more with almost
100% success rate in my experiments. But (and there's always a but...)
from nowhere the following (enigmatic) warning/error msg comes up when try
to view (DVI, PS, etc.) an article that until last night was ok! The 1st T
(space) radicionalmente should read Tradicionalmente and starts a new
paragraph. When I remove the entire paragraph, the error msg appears
associated with the beginning of the next paragraph and so on until the
section ends. I've tried delete and paste the section text from another LyX
file but the msg still appears. I simply don't no Latex to (even try) to
correct the file/text so... Can anyone help! Regards, Eduardo Esteves


 T

radicionalmente, transformam-se as variáveis de alguns modelos não-li...

The control sequence at the end of the top line

of your error message was never \def'ed. If you have

misspelled it (e.g., `\hobx'), type `I' and the correct

spelling (e.g., `I\hbox'). Otherwise just continue,

and I'll forget about whatever was undefined.


Re: LyX Branch, self-compiled [was: lyx 1.6.2 for debian using rpm and alien]

2009-03-25 Thread Anthony Campbell
On 25 Mar 2009, rgheck wrote:

 Hard to know. The first thing I'd do is check to make sure libqt4-dev is
 installed, and find out where it is installed. Anyway, if you want to
 post the config.log, I can have a look.

 rh


libqt4-dev is installed. There doesn't seem to be one file; there are
several in /usr/share/lintian/overrides. Pointing configure to this
doesn't help. Here is config.log. It seems to have found several files
but at the end it fails.

I had to cut some of it because the server rejected it initially as too
big, but I hopeI've kept the important bits, which seem to come at the
end.

Anthony

==
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running configure, to aid debugging if configure makes a mistake.

It was created by LyX configure 1.6.2, which was
generated by GNU Autoconf 2.63.  Invocation command line was

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Makefiles
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--enable-languages=c,c++,fortran,objc,obj-c++ --prefix=/usr --enable-shared 
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Named Theorems

2009-03-25 Thread Bruce Pourciau
Using the AMS document class, how do you get, say, Equivalence  
Theorem, rather than just Theorem, as the title in the Theorem  
environment?


Bruce


Re: Named Theorems

2009-03-25 Thread Paul Smith
On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 3:15 PM, Bruce Pourciau
bruce.h.pourc...@lawrence.edu wrote:
 Using the AMS document class, how do you get, say, Equivalence Theorem,
 rather than just Theorem, as the title in the Theorem environment?

Between the word Theorem and the statement of the theorem, insert in ERT:

[Equivalence Theorem]

(please, mind the brackets).

Paul


Re: LyX with 800 or 640x480 resolution.

2009-03-25 Thread rgheck

John McCabe-Dansted wrote:

I am using LyX on the Eeepc 701 which has a 800x480 resolution.
Unfortunately a number of LyX dialogs are a bit too large to fit on
the screen. I used kcmshell font to set the fontsize to 7 in
~/.qt/qtrc. However LyX seems to have ignored this setting.

  
You need to set that for qt4. I'd use qtconfig-qt4 to do that, but I 
don't know if it's available on your machine.


FYI, I've got all our EeePCs---two 901s and a 1000---all running Fedora 
10, which works very well with one of the lighter desktops, like XFCE or 
LXDE. And then you can do as you please.


rh



Re: Named Theorems

2009-03-25 Thread Bruce Pourciau


On Mar 25, 2009, at 10:22 AM, Paul Smith wrote:


On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 3:15 PM, Bruce Pourciau
bruce.h.pourc...@lawrence.edu wrote:
Using the AMS document class, how do you get, say, Equivalence  
Theorem,

rather than just Theorem, as the title in the Theorem environment?


Between the word Theorem and the statement of the theorem, insert  
in ERT:


[Equivalence Theorem]

(please, mind the brackets).

Paul


Great, thanks Paul. And what if your theorem's conclusion has two  
parts that you would like labelled (a) and (b), rather than 1. and 2.?


Bruce


Re: Named Theorems

2009-03-25 Thread Paul Smith
On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 3:31 PM, Bruce Pourciau
bruce.h.pourc...@lawrence.edu wrote:
 Using the AMS document class, how do you get, say, Equivalence Theorem,
 rather than just Theorem, as the title in the Theorem environment?

 Between the word Theorem and the statement of the theorem, insert in
 ERT:

 [Equivalence Theorem]

 (please, mind the brackets).

 Great, thanks Paul. And what if your theorem's conclusion has two parts that
 you would like labelled (a) and (b), rather than 1. and 2.?

Use enumeration, and between 1. and the statement of the conclusion,
insert in ERT:

[(a)]

(mind the brackets and between the ERT and the text of the conclusion
insert a space.)

Paul


Re: Help for paper about LaTeX/LyX and the meaning of life

2009-03-25 Thread Steve Litt
On Wednesday 25 March 2009 04:32:56 am Manveru wrote:
 I would like to drop a cent to the whole discussion.

 I am terrified reading about way how some publishers treats publication.
 Leaving layout to the author is the worst scenario from readers point of
 view. Author is responsible for content - the knowledge or scenario - and
 only small group of them may have enough knowledge about publishing
 standards and the printing culture. Historically the art work connected
 with printing has been developed through last six hundred years. Honestly
 saying, we cannot reduce that six hundred years to one or second piece of
 software. And author concentrated on his/her text cannot design coherent
 typeset template. With all the respect to authors and programmers.

 Word is a piece of crap in terms of typesetting, there was even time when
 moving .doc between computers may influence formatting. In professional
 typesetting every glyph on the page has is position, size, angle and so on.
 This cannot be solved in program based on simple flow of text on page.

 TeX was Knuth's solution to preparation of good quality scientific
 documents in scientific world when most popular way of publishing articles
 was exchanging poor photocopies of text entered on typewriter machine. You
 can still find articles authored by professors like Dijkstra and Wirth
 scanned and put in the internet databases. Knuth's TeX solved that very
 well. So well, that many scientists do not know/accept other way of writing
 their texts than in TeX/LaTeX. Regards, prof. Knuth! Regars, Lamport.

 But from artistic perspective, from point of view of all that people that
 study art for couple of years before they start designing professionally,
 LaTeX products are really far from ideal - it is beacause when you writing
 software it is mathematically impossible to cover all boundary conditions
 that may happen during typesetting.

 All that and previous discussion leads me to the conclusion, that every
 publisher preparing books for the market (in does not matter wheter it is a
 book for bookstore or some publication for professors), who does not invest
 in professional human-driven typesetting do the assassination of the six
 hunderd years history of typesetting. Please keep than on mind.

 All above is my private opionin and was not my intention to offence anyone.

Hi Manveru,

In an ideal world, I'd slam out content, and a publisher would take care of 
everything else, including marketing. I'd get between five and fifteen cents 
on the dollar, but they'd do such a good job marketing that I'd still come 
out better.

Unfortunately, that NEVER was the case.

Now there's a new factor -- PDF eBooks can be printed for no cost. The 
purchase of print books is a habit that will be changing during the next few 
years, as people change their paper book reading habit in favor of PDFs 
costing half as much for the same amount of information. 

Without the whole printing thing, and given the fact that publishers never did 
help much with marketing, there's very little the publisher or any other 
middleman can offer in the way of value added. 

They can help with proofreading/copy editing so the verbiage sounds better. 
But then again, I can hire a proofreader/copy editor. They can help with 
typography. 

But how much value does typography really add? My first 
book, Troubleshooting: Tools, Tips and Techniques, was written in 
WordPerfect 5.0. I got a few complaints about that book, but they were 
content related. Nobody complained about the print.

My second book, Rapid Learning: Secret Weapon of the Successful 
Technologist, was written in MS Word. Everyone loves it, to this day I get 
email saying I followed your instructions and got a job!, but I've had not 
a single comment about the book's typography. Not one.

My following two print books, Troubleshooting Techniques of the Successful 
Technologist and Manager's Guide to Troubleshooting, as well as all my 
eBooks, 28 Tales of Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting: Just the 
Facts, Learn Vim Tonight, and Rapid Learning for the 21st Century, were 
written in LyX. Nobody said anything positive or negative about these books' 
typography or printing. I got a whole lot of feedback on content, but nothing 
on the way the books looked (excluding the covers -- I'm a lousy artist).

My point is this. Yeah, it would be nice if I didn't have to deal with 
typography, but from the reader POV it's eclipsed by content. If I were 
considering putting time or money into typography, from a sales perspective 
I'd do much better to divert the time and money away from typography and into 
either content, advertising, marketing, research, or certainly a better cover 
and binding so that it would fit into a bookstore.

If an author is smart enought to stick to one typeface, and stay away from 
making an artistic statement with his typography, and make his lines short 
enough so the reader doesn't lose the line on retrace, and 

Re: wmf2esp or emf2esp

2009-03-25 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Benjamin K schrieb:

 I have a problem: I miss the pythonscript for converting windows metafiles
 to esp: emf2esp or wmf2esp
 I am running the newest version of lyx: version 1.6.2

 It should be included according to this website:
 http://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/MetafileToEPSConverter

What scripts do you miss? The Wiki page says nothing about scripts.
MetafileToEPSConverter is a printer. So when you look at your printers, there 
should be one named
Metafile to EPS Converter
Do you see it?


My problem is that i cannot copy a picture from a .doc and paste it into
lyx, but if I have the wmf2esp.py / emf2esp.py that should fix the problem


I cannot reproduce the problem: I can copy/paste EMF and WMF files successfully. Can you please send 
me a *.doc example file.


regards Uwe


Edits of wiki pagse temporarily disabled

2009-03-25 Thread Christian Ridderström

Hi,

I've tried to disable editing of wiki pages as I'm currently trying to 
migrate th wiki to a new server.


/Christian

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Re: change header/footer style

2009-03-25 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Stefano Lampis schrieb:


is it possible with lyx to customize the header and/or the footer of the
layout for PDF output, for instance with background color, text color, or
different margins?


It is, but we don't provide yet a dialog to do this. You have to do this via preamble commands, see 
sec. 3.1.3 Document Layout of the UserGuide.


regards Uwe


Re: Named Theorems

2009-03-25 Thread rgheck

Bruce Pourciau wrote:


On Mar 25, 2009, at 10:22 AM, Paul Smith wrote:


On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 3:15 PM, Bruce Pourciau
bruce.h.pourc...@lawrence.edu wrote:

Using the AMS document class, how do you get, say, Equivalence Theorem,
rather than just Theorem, as the title in the Theorem environment?


Between the word Theorem and the statement of the theorem, insert 
in ERT:


[Equivalence Theorem]


Or use the poorly named InsertShort Title.

rh



Re: Help for paper about LaTeX/LyX and the meaning of life

2009-03-25 Thread Les Denham
On Wednesday 25 March 2009 03:32:56 am Manveru wrote:
 All that and previous discussion leads me to the conclusion, that every
 publisher preparing books for the market (in does not matter wheter it is a
 book for bookstore or some publication for professors), who does not invest
 in professional human-driven typesetting do the assassination of the six
 hunderd years history of typesetting. Please keep than on mind.

Manveru,

Perfection is very nice until it runs into economics.  The ultimate example of 
your goals is William Morris's Kelmscott Press.  Morris treated a printed 
book as a work of art.  Kelmscott Press  operated from 1891 to 1898, and 
produced 18,000 copies of 53 different books.  The books were and are works 
of art.  Few readers could afford them when they were printed; few collectors 
can afford them now.  The Press ceased operations because Morris ran out of 
money.  It never made a profit, never broke even, in spite of the high prices 
charged for its books.

Software like LaTeX and LyX allows non-experts to approximate some of the 
goals of typographers like Morris without incurring his costs.  The software 
solutions do not reach the standards of the best book designers and 
typographers, but they can get closer than many (most?) published books do.

Les


View Source inactive / frozen / not working

2009-03-25 Thread daniel lau
on Windows XP 2002, lyx 1.6.1 and 1.6.2

Hello,
Installed 1.6.1 a few days ago and the View Source window worked fine the first 
time i ran Lyx. Then it didn't work the subsequent times i ran Lyx. It just 
showed greyed out areas on the 3 options to the right of the window (updates 
etc.), and nothing in the Source window where the latex code should appear.

I then upgraded using the Altinstaller to 1.6.2 and again the View Source 
window worked the first time I ran Lyx, but now no longer works. 

I feel silly as I'm new to Lyx, but can't work this out. Has anyone else had 
this problem?





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Side Captions

2009-03-25 Thread ebsith

Hello all,

I have been trying to create side captions for some of my figures in LyX, but 
am having some problems.

Using:
LyX 1.6.1
Mac OS 10.5.6

DocumentClass: book (KOMA-script)
(all other document settings are default, aside from preamble, as noted below)

I am writing my thesis and have a compile.lyx document in which I include all 
of my chapters as child documents, which are separate LyX files (I'll dub 
individual.lyx).  I have succeeded in the individual.lyx file to create a side 
caption by including

\usepackage{sidecap}

in the Preamble in Document Settings and then using

\begin{SCfigure} 
\centering
\includegraphics[width=0.55\textwidth]%
{Figures/figure.png}% picture filename   
\caption{ Captiony stuff } 
\end{SCfigure} 

to include the figure.  individual.lyx compiles to pdf fine.

However, when I try to compile (to pdf) the compile.lyx file, I get the error:

File does not exist:
/var/folders/fq/fqrxQlvk2P8KFE+BYnDQyU+++Tl/-Tmp-/lyx_tmpdir.L10932/lyx_tmpfub0/Compile.pdf

I have included \usepackage{sidecap} in the preamble of the compile.lyx file as 
well.  When I comment out \begin{SCfigure}...\end{SCfigure} in the 
individual.lyx, compile.lyx compiles successfully (sadly, obviously, minus the 
figure).

(Side note: In the case of compiling DVI or PS, I get a LaTeX error claiming it 
can't find the figure when compiling either the individual.lyx or compile.lyx 
files - Does that have to do with my use of Figures/figure.png in the 
\includegraphics tag?)

Is there any way for me to get side captions working using this format of a 
compile.lyx file which includes the individual chapters of my thesis?

Thanks for any help, and let me know if there is any additional information 
which I should provide.
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moderncv no longer working in 1.5.6?

2009-03-25 Thread B. Bogart
Hey all,

After much effort getting my moderncv CV to work in Lyx 1.5.3, I just
tried making some changes (now running 1.5.6 on intrepid) and LyX will
no longer generate a PDF.

The first error is:

 \moderncvtheme
   [grey,final]{classic}
The control sequence at the end of the top line
of your error message was never \def'ed. If you have
misspelled it (e.g., `\hobx'), type `I' and the correct
spelling (e.g., `I\hbox'). Otherwise just continue,
and I'll forget about whatever was undefined.
 \moderncvtheme[
grey,final]{classic}
You're in trouble here.  Try typing  return  to proceed.
If that doesn't work, type  X return  to quit.


Then for each section this error:

 \subsection{Research Projects}

You have given more \span or  marks than there were
in the preamble to the \halign or \valign now in progress.
So I'll assume that you meant to type \cr instead.

I've attached the LyX file up to the first section error.

What has changed so much in Lyx between these versions?

Thanks,
B. Bogart



tmp.lyx
Description: application/lyx


Re: Help for paper about LaTeX/LyX and the meaning of life

2009-03-25 Thread Manveru
2009/3/25 Les Denham lden...@hal-pc.org

 [...]  The Press ceased operations because Morris ran out of
 money.  It never made a profit, never broke even, in spite of the high
 prices
 charged for its books.


What I can say in that case... Economy against traditions. Traditions
against economy. There is nothing wrong with handling typography by oneself
while author has knowledge about rules. Often not.

Software like LaTeX and LyX allows non-experts to approximate some of the
 goals of typographers like Morris without incurring his costs.  The
 software
 solutions do not reach the standards of the best book designers and
 typographers, but they can get closer than many (most?) published books do.


I would like to limit this get closer... I like reading book, one of
pleasures is taking nicely typeset and printed book, with all the art on the
covers and so on. Here in Poland we have quite large number of nice editions
and most e-books are received as poor quality guides to life - in our
culture such kind of publication often do not fit to needs. They become
somehow popular, as its quality is growing. Lot of them are published and
sold by companies specialized with such publication. I do not know any
example of such business model in Poland, as Steve successful have with his
book for couple of years. I cannot tell from scientific point of view as I
personally do not publish anything scientific related (some engineering
stuff is published inside corporation I work for - in Word certainly), but
belletristic book are available only through professional publishers and
they become popular (if become) as effect of publications in press or by
good marketing. Every county has different model, different traditions,
different culture.

I personally prefer books printed on paper. I used to be a passionate of
Desktop Publishing some time ago, that is way I like to protect the
typesetting traditions. It is important to me as though good music.

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LyX to HTML?

2009-03-25 Thread Anders Host-Madsen
Is there any good way to convert LyX (or LaTeX perhaps 
more to the point) to HTML? I do know LyX can export 
to HTML, but the result is not pretty; it looks so
last century. Also, many packages seems to be
stripped away (such as enumitem). There is no
options to format the HTML to look nice.
I tried to google for LaTeX to HTML
converters, but it seems few are actively maintained.
Perhaps hyperlatex would be an option? There is also
elyxer, which produces nice looking output, but has
too many missing features. Any ideas?

I want to move all my word processing from MS Word
to LyX, but one of the things that keeps me with Word
is that it can do fair (not great, but fair) HTML conversion.



Re: LyX to HTML?

2009-03-25 Thread witek . firlej
On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 21:16, Anders Host-Madsen ahostmad...@yahoo.com wrote:
 Is there any good way to convert LyX (or LaTeX perhaps
 more to the point) to HTML? I do know LyX can export
 to HTML, but the result is not pretty; it looks so
 last century. Also, many packages seems to be
 stripped away (such as enumitem). There is no
 options to format the HTML to look nice.
 I tried to google for LaTeX to HTML
 converters, but it seems few are actively maintained.
 Perhaps hyperlatex would be an option? There is also
 elyxer, which produces nice looking output, but has
 too many missing features. Any ideas?

 I want to move all my word processing from MS Word
 to LyX, but one of the things that keeps me with Word
 is that it can do fair (not great, but fair) HTML conversion.


http://wiki.lyx.org/Tools/ELyXer



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