external material: xfig greek alpha

2010-02-11 Thread Wolfgang Engelmann
I am trying to use  the greek alpha in an illustration produced by XFig.
I used 
$\alpha$ 
in the text,
exported it from XFig as 
combined PS/LaTeX (both parts)
and inserted the fig-file in the lyx document.

the illustration in the pdf output of the document shows, however,
not a greek alpha, as expected,
but still
$\alpha$

What do I do wrong?

Wolfgang



cross-references missing when compiling child-document

2010-02-11 Thread Stefan Verhaegh
Hi

For the last two years I have been a very happy user of Lyx (currently
version 1.6.5 on Windows XP in combination with TexLive 2009) for writing my
PhD thesis.

But now I have stumbled across something strange in relation to
cross-references since I have split up my thesis into a master document with
child-documents for the different chapters:
* whenever I compile the child-documents into pdf, this results in
cross-references being replaced with ?? double question-marks.
* whenever I compile the masterdocument this results in correct references
to chapters, sections or pagenumbers.

Is this behaviour a bug, feature or user error?

Unfortunately I could not find the answer in the Help documentation.
The additional features, section 3.2.2 3.2.2 Cross-References Between
Files reads the following:
This section is somewhat out of date. Need to describe default master
documents and how children are opened when the master is. [[FIXME]]

Also searching the lyx-user list archives I could not find an answer.

Although using a one-big-document approach is an easy solution for correct
cross-references in the pdf-output, I would prefer the elegance of a modular
workflow based on a single master-document and multiple child-documents.
Especially as in this stage I am working with different people on different
chapters at the same time.

thanks in advance for any further suggestions,

Stefan Verhaegh


Re: cross-references missing when compiling child-document

2010-02-11 Thread Jürgen Spitzmüller
Stefan Verhaegh wrote:
 For the last two years I have been a very happy user of Lyx (currently
 version 1.6.5 on Windows XP in combination with TexLive 2009) for writing
 my PhD thesis.
 
 But now I have stumbled across something strange in relation to
 cross-references since I have split up my thesis into a master document
 with child-documents for the different chapters:
 * whenever I compile the child-documents into pdf, this results in
 cross-references being replaced with ?? double question-marks.
 * whenever I compile the masterdocument this results in correct references
 to chapters, sections or pagenumbers.
 
 Is this behaviour a bug, feature or user error?

If you are talking to references which point to labels outside the given 
child: yes, this is expected behaviour. LaTeX cannot know the exact references 
as long as only the child is compiled.

One solution to output only a child, but with correct references, is the LaTeX 
feature \includeonly (this requires compilation of the whole document as well, 
though). Alas, this does not work well with current LyX. The next major 
release (1.7 or 2.0) will have proper support for this. 

Jürgen


Re: external material: xfig gt;greek alpha

2010-02-11 Thread Wolfgang Engelmann
Am Thursday 11 February 2010 13:03:40 schrieb Ignacio Garcia:
Thanks,  Ignacio,

but:

 In Xfig 'Text Font' set 'Use Latex Font'
what I do here is:
After selecting in XFig T(ext) I click on 
Times-Roman in the lowermost right-most box called Text Font. 
The Font Menu pops up with many fonts. In the lowermost line is 

Use LaTex Fonts, which I click at. 
A small sub-fontmenu occurs with

default   Roman
Bold   Italic
Sans S. Typewriter
Cancel   Use Postscript Fonts

 If I click on 
 Use Postscript Fonts
it jumps back to the Font Menu
so that is of no value

if I click on Default, 
the submenu box dissappears,
Same with Roman..

exporting as either eps or .fig with Ps/LaTeX (both parts),
inserting it as 
eps in Lyx
or as
FileExternal Material, XFig template
in Lyx

does still not give the desired greek alpha.

I am either doing something wrong with your step 1
(therefore I described what I did in detail)

or I am missing something XFig needs 
or the LyX needs to proceed correctly



 Then in Xfig 'Text Flags' select 'Special' in 'Special Flags'
ok, done

 Insert your xfig file in LyX with InsertFileExternal Material, XFig
 template.
ok, done

 This should print the greek 'alpha' in your figure in LyX (if Instant
 Preview is on) or in the output.
still no greek alpha

Would appreciate your help (and patience)

Wolfgang


problems in mac's LyX 1.6.5

2010-02-11 Thread Ivan Werning
I have noticed the following problems with my Mac's LyX 1.6.5:

- I cannot select text pressing SHIFT and the cursor 
- I can no longer create a new row in a formula by pressing CMD enter

I recently upgraded to 1.6.5, I don't know if this problem occurred a result of 
this installation. I never know what the right thing to do answer during the 
installer script, when prompted about overwriting and such. Could that have 
created this problem? Maybe a key binding problem? I have mine tweaked the old 
style, from the file, but it never created problems before.

Just in case I downloaded 1.6.4.2, the previous version I was using and I found 
I now had the same problems.

Thanks

-Ivan

Re: problems in mac's LyX 1.6.5

2010-02-11 Thread BH
On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 9:04 AM, Ivan Werning
iwern...@economics.mit.edu wrote:
 I have noticed the following problems with my Mac's LyX 1.6.5:

 - I cannot select text pressing SHIFT and the cursor
 - I can no longer create a new row in a formula by pressing CMD enter

 I recently upgraded to 1.6.5, I don't know if this problem occurred a result 
 of this installation. I never know what the right thing to do answer during 
 the installer script, when prompted about overwriting and such. Could that 
 have created this problem? Maybe a key binding problem? I have mine tweaked 
 the old style, from the file, but it never created problems before.

 Just in case I downloaded 1.6.4.2, the previous version I was using and I 
 found I now had the same problems.

It certainly looks like a keybinding problem. Do things work properly
if you move aside your LyX User's directory (at ~/Library/Application
Support/LyX-1.6)?

 BH


Re: problems in mac's LyX 1.6.5

2010-02-11 Thread Ivan Werning

On Feb 11, 2010, at 9:09 AM, BH wrote:

 On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 9:04 AM, Ivan Werning
 iwern...@economics.mit.edu wrote:
 I have noticed the following problems with my Mac's LyX 1.6.5:
 
 - I cannot select text pressing SHIFT and the cursor
 - I can no longer create a new row in a formula by pressing CMD enter
 
 I recently upgraded to 1.6.5, I don't know if this problem occurred a result 
 of this installation. I never know what the right thing to do answer during 
 the installer script, when prompted about overwriting and such. Could that 
 have created this problem? Maybe a key binding problem? I have mine tweaked 
 the old style, from the file, but it never created problems before.
 
 Just in case I downloaded 1.6.4.2, the previous version I was using and I 
 found I now had the same problems.
 
 It certainly looks like a keybinding problem. Do things work properly
 if you move aside your LyX User's directory (at ~/Library/Application
 Support/LyX-1.6)?
 
 BH

Thanks for your suggestion BH.

I just moved my LyX user directory to the desktop. Started LyX back up. That 
created a new user directory in my library. On startup, I got the welcome 
screen (haven't seen that in ages). I starting a new file. Both problems 
disappeared. I notice that the bind file being used is now mac.bind but not the 
one in the (newly created) user directory, instead it is inside the LyX package 
content.

Realizing that this worked, I (deleted the newly created user directory and) 
copied back my user directory to my library, but then moved my old tweaked mac 
bind file from the subdirectory bind in my user directory to my desktop. When I 
loaded LyX it had selected the unaltered mac bind in the package content and 
things were also working fine.

So clearly the problem is my altered mac file. Attached is my old tweaked mac 
bind file. 

What is wrong with it? I know this isn't the proper way to do things anymore, 
but should it be causing a problem? I never had problems until recently (again, 
I don't know if it was 1.6.5 per se, or the upgrade to it).

-Ivan

Re: problems in mac's LyX 1.6.5

2010-02-11 Thread Ivan Werning

On Feb 11, 2010, at 9:47 AM, Ivan Werning wrote:

 
 On Feb 11, 2010, at 9:09 AM, BH wrote:
 
 On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 9:04 AM, Ivan Werning
 iwern...@economics.mit.edu wrote:
 I have noticed the following problems with my Mac's LyX 1.6.5:
 
 - I cannot select text pressing SHIFT and the cursor
 - I can no longer create a new row in a formula by pressing CMD enter
 
 I recently upgraded to 1.6.5, I don't know if this problem occurred a 
 result of this installation. I never know what the right thing to do answer 
 during the installer script, when prompted about overwriting and such. 
 Could that have created this problem? Maybe a key binding problem? I have 
 mine tweaked the old style, from the file, but it never created problems 
 before.
 
 Just in case I downloaded 1.6.4.2, the previous version I was using and I 
 found I now had the same problems.
 
 It certainly looks like a keybinding problem. Do things work properly
 if you move aside your LyX User's directory (at ~/Library/Application
 Support/LyX-1.6)?
 
 BH
 
 Thanks for your suggestion BH.
 
 I just moved my LyX user directory to the desktop. Started LyX back up. That 
 created a new user directory in my library. On startup, I got the welcome 
 screen (haven't seen that in ages). I starting a new file. Both problems 
 disappeared. I notice that the bind file being used is now mac.bind but not 
 the one in the (newly created) user directory, instead it is inside the LyX 
 package content.
 
 Realizing that this worked, I (deleted the newly created user directory and) 
 copied back my user directory to my library, but then moved my old tweaked 
 mac bind file from the subdirectory bind in my user directory to my desktop. 
 When I loaded LyX it had selected the unaltered mac bind in the package 
 content and things were also working fine.
 
 So clearly the problem is my altered mac file. Attached is my old tweaked mac 
 bind file. 
 
 What is wrong with it? I know this isn't the proper way to do things anymore, 
 but should it be causing a problem? I never had problems until recently 
 (again, I don't know if it was 1.6.5 per se, or the upgrade to it).
 
 -Ivan


Sorry, I forgot the attachment. Here it is.



mac.bind
Description: Binary data


Re: problems in mac's LyX 1.6.5

2010-02-11 Thread BH
On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 10:52 AM, Ivan Werning
iwern...@economics.mit.edu wrote:

 On Feb 11, 2010, at 9:47 AM, Ivan Werning wrote:


 On Feb 11, 2010, at 9:09 AM, BH wrote:

 On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 9:04 AM, Ivan Werning
 iwern...@economics.mit.edu wrote:
 I have noticed the following problems with my Mac's LyX 1.6.5:

 - I cannot select text pressing SHIFT and the cursor
 - I can no longer create a new row in a formula by pressing CMD enter

 I recently upgraded to 1.6.5, I don't know if this problem occurred a 
 result of this installation. I never know what the right thing to do 
 answer during the installer script, when prompted about overwriting and 
 such. Could that have created this problem? Maybe a key binding problem? I 
 have mine tweaked the old style, from the file, but it never created 
 problems before.

 Just in case I downloaded 1.6.4.2, the previous version I was using and I 
 found I now had the same problems.

 It certainly looks like a keybinding problem. Do things work properly
 if you move aside your LyX User's directory (at ~/Library/Application
 Support/LyX-1.6)?

 BH

 Thanks for your suggestion BH.

 I just moved my LyX user directory to the desktop. Started LyX back up. That 
 created a new user directory in my library. On startup, I got the welcome 
 screen (haven't seen that in ages). I starting a new file. Both problems 
 disappeared. I notice that the bind file being used is now mac.bind but not 
 the one in the (newly created) user directory, instead it is inside the LyX 
 package content.

 Realizing that this worked, I (deleted the newly created user directory and) 
 copied back my user directory to my library, but then moved my old tweaked 
 mac bind file from the subdirectory bind in my user directory to my desktop. 
 When I loaded LyX it had selected the unaltered mac bind in the package 
 content and things were also working fine.

 So clearly the problem is my altered mac file. Attached is my old tweaked 
 mac bind file.

 What is wrong with it? I know this isn't the proper way to do things 
 anymore, but should it be causing a problem? I never had problems until 
 recently (again, I don't know if it was 1.6.5 per se, or the upgrade to it).

 -Ivan


 Sorry, I forgot the attachment. Here it is.

The keybindings you're using refer to obsolete command names. For
example, instead of word-forward you should use word-right.

The proper solution here is not to edit your modified .bind file, but
rather to use Preferences  Editing  Shortcuts to tweak things. That
way you won't have to worry about updating your .bind file when
command names change.

BH


Re: problems in mac's LyX 1.6.5

2010-02-11 Thread Jean-Marc Lasgouttes
BH bewih...@gmail.com writes:
 The keybindings you're using refer to obsolete command names. For
 example, instead of word-forward you should use word-right.

And clearly, we should have a machanism in place for 'upgrading' users'
file (like we do for layout files and, of course, lyx file). It may
happen in next major version.

JMarc


Re: external material: xfig amp;gt;greek alpha

2010-02-11 Thread Ignacio Garcia
Wolfgang Engelmann engelm...@... writes:

  In Xfig 'Text Font' set 'Use Latex Font'
 what I do here is:
 After selecting in XFig T(ext) I click on 
 Times-Roman in the lowermost right-most box called Text Font. 
 The Font Menu pops up with many fonts. In the lowermost line is 
 
 Use LaTex Fonts, which I click at. 
 A small sub-fontmenu occurs with
 ... 
 if I click on Default, 
 the submenu box dissappears,
 Same with Roman..

It's right by now, but

 
 exporting as either eps or .fig with Ps/LaTeX (both parts),
 inserting it as 
 eps in Lyx
 or as
 FileExternal Material, XFig template
 in Lyx
 
 does still not give the desired greek alpha.

_Before_ of save the file.fig and insert it in LyX 
you must set the Special Flags Text  

 
 
  Then in Xfig 'Text Flags' select 'Special' in 'Special Flags'
 ok, done

Then you can try again to insert the fig in LyX
 
  Insert your xfig file in LyX with InsertFileExternal Material, XFig
  template.
 ok, done

Now?

Regards
Ignacio






dvi preview problem

2010-02-11 Thread j. w.

dear all, 

i am running into a weird problem for lyx dvi output.
my working platform:
vistas home premium
lyx 1.6.5 + texlive 2009 + jabref

error messages are like below:

Paragraph ended before \...@paragraph was complete.
 \contentsline {paragraph}{\par
\vfil \penalty -...@m {}}{27}
I suspect you've forgotten a `}', causing me to apply this
control sequence to too much text. How can we recover?
My plan is to forget the whole thing and hope for the best.
Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup.
  ...e {paragraph}{\par \vfil \penalty -...@m {}}
  {27}
I've deleted a group-closing symbol because it seems to be
spurious, as in `$x}$'. But perhaps the } is legitimate and
you forgot something else, as in `\hbox{$x}'. In such cases
the way to recover is to insert both the forgotten and the
deleted material, e.g., by typing `I$}'.
the error area is my name!
i checked LaTeX source, everything looks fine. 
my name is keyed in with no fancy font or setting. plain plain standard 
environment. and it can be viewed dozen times before till now. i can't 
comprehend the problem. so, i turn to you for help... is there anyone can 
advise me where the actual problem is?

thanks,
jackie
  
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Re: dvi preview problem

2010-02-11 Thread Paul A. Rubin

j. w. wrote:
dear all, 


i am running into a weird problem for lyx dvi output.
my working platform:
vistas home premium
lyx 1.6.5 + texlive 2009 + jabref

error messages are like below:

Paragraph ended before \...@paragraph was complete.
 \contentsline {paragraph}{\par
\vfil \penalty -...@m {}}{27}
I suspect you've forgotten a `}', causing me to apply this
control sequence to too much text. How can we recover?
My plan is to forget the whole thing and hope for the best.
Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup.
  ...e {paragraph}{\par \vfil \penalty -...@m {}}
  {27}
I've deleted a group-closing symbol because it seems to be
spurious, as in `$x}$'. But perhaps the } is legitimate and
you forgot something else, as in `\hbox{$x}'. In such cases
the way to recover is to insert both the forgotten and the
deleted material, e.g., by typing `I$}'.
the error area is my name!
i checked LaTeX source, everything looks fine. 
my name is keyed in with no fancy font or setting. plain plain standard environment. and it can be viewed dozen times before till now. i can't comprehend the problem. so, i turn to you for help... is there anyone can advise me where the actual problem is?


thanks,
jackie
 		 	   		  


Quick hack:  If you're using a BibTeX blbliography, try making a copy of 
the document and deleting the bibliography from the copy.  If it 
compiles (with lots of [?] references), the problem is probably in the 
.bib file.


More time-consuming:  Try a bisection search.  Cut out the second half 
of the document and try to compile.  If the bug persists, restore the 
second half and cut out half of the first half, ad nauseum.


/Paul



RE: dvi preview problem

2010-02-11 Thread j. w.

hi paul,

thanks for the tips.

i tired following steps, but seems 
can't solve the issue.

copy doc and took off the bibliography.copy doc and took off the bibliography, 
removed all the citations, 
note, footnote, margin note etc.tried bisection copy and paste to new file, and 
each section(with citation) 
can stand alone(be viewed) with no problem.tried to take away all the language 
potential conflict, just plain
 english.
none of above attempt can bring it back to normal view. it would be easy
 if bibtex problem, when removed bibliography, no really any 
question marks came up.
any other possible solution i can try?
rds, jackie


  
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Re: Good layout for note taking for class?

2010-02-11 Thread James C. Sutherland

On Feb 11, 2010, at 7:54 PM, Chris Rackauckas wrote:
 
 What's a good layout for this? 
 I've looked through many but they were all a bit odd.

I don't know if there is any great layout for this, but one thing that will 
help a lot is if you create math macros (see the LyX user manual).  This can 
really speed up equation creation, particularly in situations where you have 
repetitive symbols...
 
 Also, are there any themes for the typing 
 end like there is for something like Emacs and Notepad++? 
 I love doing my typing on a dark background with light text 
 and was just hoping I could configure it to look like my text editors.
 
It isn't as configurable as emacs, but you can change color schemes easily from 
LyX - Preferences - Look  Feel - Colors

Reverse Indentation That I do Not Want

2010-02-11 Thread Chris Rackauckas
Hey, so the only major problem I've been having with Lyx
is that I have this weird reverse indentation. It appears
on all of my files and does not appear in the User Guide
files. I've tried matching my settings to the User Guide
but I cannot find out why every paragraph listed under
standard is tabbed moving to the left. The style is 
book(KOMA-SCRIPT).

Thank you.




Re: Reverse Indentation That I do Not Want

2010-02-11 Thread Chris Rackauckas


Nevermind. Problem solved.





Re: external material: xfig amp;gt;greek alpha

2010-02-11 Thread Wolfgang Engelmann
Am Thursday 11 February 2010 18:30:00 schrieb Ignacio Garcia:

Thanks, Ignacio,
but that is what I did (same sequence). 

I do some more experimentation, and will ask my son on the weekend. He might 
find out. I guess I am missing something, either a usepackage in the 
preamble, or I might be needing the new TeXLive2009. I will report, if I have 
found out.

Wolfgang


 Wolfgang Engelmann engelm...@... writes:
   In Xfig 'Text Font' set 'Use Latex Font'
 
  what I do here is:
  After selecting in XFig T(ext) I click on
  Times-Roman in the lowermost right-most box called Text Font.
  The Font Menu pops up with many fonts. In the lowermost line is
 
  Use LaTex Fonts, which I click at.
  A small sub-fontmenu occurs with
  ...
  if I click on Default,
  the submenu box dissappears,
  Same with Roman..

 It's right by now, but

  exporting as either eps or .fig with Ps/LaTeX (both parts),
  inserting it as
  eps in Lyx
  or as
  FileExternal Material, XFig template
  in Lyx
 
  does still not give the desired greek alpha.

 _Before_ of save the file.fig and insert it in LyX
 you must set the Special Flags Text

   Then in Xfig 'Text Flags' select 'Special' in 'Special Flags'
 
  ok, done

 Then you can try again to insert the fig in LyX

   Insert your xfig file in LyX with InsertFileExternal Material, XFig
   template.
 
  ok, done

 Now?

 Regards
 Ignacio


Re: Reverse Indentation That I do Not Want

2010-02-11 Thread Wolfgang Engelmann
Am Friday 12 February 2010 04:52:27 schrieb Chris Rackauckas:
 Nevermind. Problem solved.

what went wrong?


external material: xfig greek alpha

2010-02-11 Thread Wolfgang Engelmann
I am trying to use  the greek alpha in an illustration produced by XFig.
I used 
$\alpha$ 
in the text,
exported it from XFig as 
combined PS/LaTeX (both parts)
and inserted the fig-file in the lyx document.

the illustration in the pdf output of the document shows, however,
not a greek alpha, as expected,
but still
$\alpha$

What do I do wrong?

Wolfgang



cross-references missing when compiling child-document

2010-02-11 Thread Stefan Verhaegh
Hi

For the last two years I have been a very happy user of Lyx (currently
version 1.6.5 on Windows XP in combination with TexLive 2009) for writing my
PhD thesis.

But now I have stumbled across something strange in relation to
cross-references since I have split up my thesis into a master document with
child-documents for the different chapters:
* whenever I compile the child-documents into pdf, this results in
cross-references being replaced with ?? double question-marks.
* whenever I compile the masterdocument this results in correct references
to chapters, sections or pagenumbers.

Is this behaviour a bug, feature or user error?

Unfortunately I could not find the answer in the Help documentation.
The additional features, section 3.2.2 3.2.2 Cross-References Between
Files reads the following:
This section is somewhat out of date. Need to describe default master
documents and how children are opened when the master is. [[FIXME]]

Also searching the lyx-user list archives I could not find an answer.

Although using a one-big-document approach is an easy solution for correct
cross-references in the pdf-output, I would prefer the elegance of a modular
workflow based on a single master-document and multiple child-documents.
Especially as in this stage I am working with different people on different
chapters at the same time.

thanks in advance for any further suggestions,

Stefan Verhaegh


Re: cross-references missing when compiling child-document

2010-02-11 Thread Jürgen Spitzmüller
Stefan Verhaegh wrote:
 For the last two years I have been a very happy user of Lyx (currently
 version 1.6.5 on Windows XP in combination with TexLive 2009) for writing
 my PhD thesis.
 
 But now I have stumbled across something strange in relation to
 cross-references since I have split up my thesis into a master document
 with child-documents for the different chapters:
 * whenever I compile the child-documents into pdf, this results in
 cross-references being replaced with ?? double question-marks.
 * whenever I compile the masterdocument this results in correct references
 to chapters, sections or pagenumbers.
 
 Is this behaviour a bug, feature or user error?

If you are talking to references which point to labels outside the given 
child: yes, this is expected behaviour. LaTeX cannot know the exact references 
as long as only the child is compiled.

One solution to output only a child, but with correct references, is the LaTeX 
feature \includeonly (this requires compilation of the whole document as well, 
though). Alas, this does not work well with current LyX. The next major 
release (1.7 or 2.0) will have proper support for this. 

Jürgen


Re: external material: xfig gt;greek alpha

2010-02-11 Thread Wolfgang Engelmann
Am Thursday 11 February 2010 13:03:40 schrieb Ignacio Garcia:
Thanks,  Ignacio,

but:

 In Xfig 'Text Font' set 'Use Latex Font'
what I do here is:
After selecting in XFig T(ext) I click on 
Times-Roman in the lowermost right-most box called Text Font. 
The Font Menu pops up with many fonts. In the lowermost line is 

Use LaTex Fonts, which I click at. 
A small sub-fontmenu occurs with

default   Roman
Bold   Italic
Sans S. Typewriter
Cancel   Use Postscript Fonts

 If I click on 
 Use Postscript Fonts
it jumps back to the Font Menu
so that is of no value

if I click on Default, 
the submenu box dissappears,
Same with Roman..

exporting as either eps or .fig with Ps/LaTeX (both parts),
inserting it as 
eps in Lyx
or as
FileExternal Material, XFig template
in Lyx

does still not give the desired greek alpha.

I am either doing something wrong with your step 1
(therefore I described what I did in detail)

or I am missing something XFig needs 
or the LyX needs to proceed correctly



 Then in Xfig 'Text Flags' select 'Special' in 'Special Flags'
ok, done

 Insert your xfig file in LyX with InsertFileExternal Material, XFig
 template.
ok, done

 This should print the greek 'alpha' in your figure in LyX (if Instant
 Preview is on) or in the output.
still no greek alpha

Would appreciate your help (and patience)

Wolfgang


problems in mac's LyX 1.6.5

2010-02-11 Thread Ivan Werning
I have noticed the following problems with my Mac's LyX 1.6.5:

- I cannot select text pressing SHIFT and the cursor 
- I can no longer create a new row in a formula by pressing CMD enter

I recently upgraded to 1.6.5, I don't know if this problem occurred a result of 
this installation. I never know what the right thing to do answer during the 
installer script, when prompted about overwriting and such. Could that have 
created this problem? Maybe a key binding problem? I have mine tweaked the old 
style, from the file, but it never created problems before.

Just in case I downloaded 1.6.4.2, the previous version I was using and I found 
I now had the same problems.

Thanks

-Ivan

Re: problems in mac's LyX 1.6.5

2010-02-11 Thread BH
On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 9:04 AM, Ivan Werning
iwern...@economics.mit.edu wrote:
 I have noticed the following problems with my Mac's LyX 1.6.5:

 - I cannot select text pressing SHIFT and the cursor
 - I can no longer create a new row in a formula by pressing CMD enter

 I recently upgraded to 1.6.5, I don't know if this problem occurred a result 
 of this installation. I never know what the right thing to do answer during 
 the installer script, when prompted about overwriting and such. Could that 
 have created this problem? Maybe a key binding problem? I have mine tweaked 
 the old style, from the file, but it never created problems before.

 Just in case I downloaded 1.6.4.2, the previous version I was using and I 
 found I now had the same problems.

It certainly looks like a keybinding problem. Do things work properly
if you move aside your LyX User's directory (at ~/Library/Application
Support/LyX-1.6)?

 BH


Re: problems in mac's LyX 1.6.5

2010-02-11 Thread Ivan Werning

On Feb 11, 2010, at 9:09 AM, BH wrote:

 On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 9:04 AM, Ivan Werning
 iwern...@economics.mit.edu wrote:
 I have noticed the following problems with my Mac's LyX 1.6.5:
 
 - I cannot select text pressing SHIFT and the cursor
 - I can no longer create a new row in a formula by pressing CMD enter
 
 I recently upgraded to 1.6.5, I don't know if this problem occurred a result 
 of this installation. I never know what the right thing to do answer during 
 the installer script, when prompted about overwriting and such. Could that 
 have created this problem? Maybe a key binding problem? I have mine tweaked 
 the old style, from the file, but it never created problems before.
 
 Just in case I downloaded 1.6.4.2, the previous version I was using and I 
 found I now had the same problems.
 
 It certainly looks like a keybinding problem. Do things work properly
 if you move aside your LyX User's directory (at ~/Library/Application
 Support/LyX-1.6)?
 
 BH

Thanks for your suggestion BH.

I just moved my LyX user directory to the desktop. Started LyX back up. That 
created a new user directory in my library. On startup, I got the welcome 
screen (haven't seen that in ages). I starting a new file. Both problems 
disappeared. I notice that the bind file being used is now mac.bind but not the 
one in the (newly created) user directory, instead it is inside the LyX package 
content.

Realizing that this worked, I (deleted the newly created user directory and) 
copied back my user directory to my library, but then moved my old tweaked mac 
bind file from the subdirectory bind in my user directory to my desktop. When I 
loaded LyX it had selected the unaltered mac bind in the package content and 
things were also working fine.

So clearly the problem is my altered mac file. Attached is my old tweaked mac 
bind file. 

What is wrong with it? I know this isn't the proper way to do things anymore, 
but should it be causing a problem? I never had problems until recently (again, 
I don't know if it was 1.6.5 per se, or the upgrade to it).

-Ivan

Re: problems in mac's LyX 1.6.5

2010-02-11 Thread Ivan Werning

On Feb 11, 2010, at 9:47 AM, Ivan Werning wrote:

 
 On Feb 11, 2010, at 9:09 AM, BH wrote:
 
 On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 9:04 AM, Ivan Werning
 iwern...@economics.mit.edu wrote:
 I have noticed the following problems with my Mac's LyX 1.6.5:
 
 - I cannot select text pressing SHIFT and the cursor
 - I can no longer create a new row in a formula by pressing CMD enter
 
 I recently upgraded to 1.6.5, I don't know if this problem occurred a 
 result of this installation. I never know what the right thing to do answer 
 during the installer script, when prompted about overwriting and such. 
 Could that have created this problem? Maybe a key binding problem? I have 
 mine tweaked the old style, from the file, but it never created problems 
 before.
 
 Just in case I downloaded 1.6.4.2, the previous version I was using and I 
 found I now had the same problems.
 
 It certainly looks like a keybinding problem. Do things work properly
 if you move aside your LyX User's directory (at ~/Library/Application
 Support/LyX-1.6)?
 
 BH
 
 Thanks for your suggestion BH.
 
 I just moved my LyX user directory to the desktop. Started LyX back up. That 
 created a new user directory in my library. On startup, I got the welcome 
 screen (haven't seen that in ages). I starting a new file. Both problems 
 disappeared. I notice that the bind file being used is now mac.bind but not 
 the one in the (newly created) user directory, instead it is inside the LyX 
 package content.
 
 Realizing that this worked, I (deleted the newly created user directory and) 
 copied back my user directory to my library, but then moved my old tweaked 
 mac bind file from the subdirectory bind in my user directory to my desktop. 
 When I loaded LyX it had selected the unaltered mac bind in the package 
 content and things were also working fine.
 
 So clearly the problem is my altered mac file. Attached is my old tweaked mac 
 bind file. 
 
 What is wrong with it? I know this isn't the proper way to do things anymore, 
 but should it be causing a problem? I never had problems until recently 
 (again, I don't know if it was 1.6.5 per se, or the upgrade to it).
 
 -Ivan


Sorry, I forgot the attachment. Here it is.



mac.bind
Description: Binary data


Re: problems in mac's LyX 1.6.5

2010-02-11 Thread BH
On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 10:52 AM, Ivan Werning
iwern...@economics.mit.edu wrote:

 On Feb 11, 2010, at 9:47 AM, Ivan Werning wrote:


 On Feb 11, 2010, at 9:09 AM, BH wrote:

 On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 9:04 AM, Ivan Werning
 iwern...@economics.mit.edu wrote:
 I have noticed the following problems with my Mac's LyX 1.6.5:

 - I cannot select text pressing SHIFT and the cursor
 - I can no longer create a new row in a formula by pressing CMD enter

 I recently upgraded to 1.6.5, I don't know if this problem occurred a 
 result of this installation. I never know what the right thing to do 
 answer during the installer script, when prompted about overwriting and 
 such. Could that have created this problem? Maybe a key binding problem? I 
 have mine tweaked the old style, from the file, but it never created 
 problems before.

 Just in case I downloaded 1.6.4.2, the previous version I was using and I 
 found I now had the same problems.

 It certainly looks like a keybinding problem. Do things work properly
 if you move aside your LyX User's directory (at ~/Library/Application
 Support/LyX-1.6)?

 BH

 Thanks for your suggestion BH.

 I just moved my LyX user directory to the desktop. Started LyX back up. That 
 created a new user directory in my library. On startup, I got the welcome 
 screen (haven't seen that in ages). I starting a new file. Both problems 
 disappeared. I notice that the bind file being used is now mac.bind but not 
 the one in the (newly created) user directory, instead it is inside the LyX 
 package content.

 Realizing that this worked, I (deleted the newly created user directory and) 
 copied back my user directory to my library, but then moved my old tweaked 
 mac bind file from the subdirectory bind in my user directory to my desktop. 
 When I loaded LyX it had selected the unaltered mac bind in the package 
 content and things were also working fine.

 So clearly the problem is my altered mac file. Attached is my old tweaked 
 mac bind file.

 What is wrong with it? I know this isn't the proper way to do things 
 anymore, but should it be causing a problem? I never had problems until 
 recently (again, I don't know if it was 1.6.5 per se, or the upgrade to it).

 -Ivan


 Sorry, I forgot the attachment. Here it is.

The keybindings you're using refer to obsolete command names. For
example, instead of word-forward you should use word-right.

The proper solution here is not to edit your modified .bind file, but
rather to use Preferences  Editing  Shortcuts to tweak things. That
way you won't have to worry about updating your .bind file when
command names change.

BH


Re: problems in mac's LyX 1.6.5

2010-02-11 Thread Jean-Marc Lasgouttes
BH bewih...@gmail.com writes:
 The keybindings you're using refer to obsolete command names. For
 example, instead of word-forward you should use word-right.

And clearly, we should have a machanism in place for 'upgrading' users'
file (like we do for layout files and, of course, lyx file). It may
happen in next major version.

JMarc


Re: external material: xfig amp;gt;greek alpha

2010-02-11 Thread Ignacio Garcia
Wolfgang Engelmann engelm...@... writes:

  In Xfig 'Text Font' set 'Use Latex Font'
 what I do here is:
 After selecting in XFig T(ext) I click on 
 Times-Roman in the lowermost right-most box called Text Font. 
 The Font Menu pops up with many fonts. In the lowermost line is 
 
 Use LaTex Fonts, which I click at. 
 A small sub-fontmenu occurs with
 ... 
 if I click on Default, 
 the submenu box dissappears,
 Same with Roman..

It's right by now, but

 
 exporting as either eps or .fig with Ps/LaTeX (both parts),
 inserting it as 
 eps in Lyx
 or as
 FileExternal Material, XFig template
 in Lyx
 
 does still not give the desired greek alpha.

_Before_ of save the file.fig and insert it in LyX 
you must set the Special Flags Text  

 
 
  Then in Xfig 'Text Flags' select 'Special' in 'Special Flags'
 ok, done

Then you can try again to insert the fig in LyX
 
  Insert your xfig file in LyX with InsertFileExternal Material, XFig
  template.
 ok, done

Now?

Regards
Ignacio






dvi preview problem

2010-02-11 Thread j. w.

dear all, 

i am running into a weird problem for lyx dvi output.
my working platform:
vistas home premium
lyx 1.6.5 + texlive 2009 + jabref

error messages are like below:

Paragraph ended before \...@paragraph was complete.
 \contentsline {paragraph}{\par
\vfil \penalty -...@m {}}{27}
I suspect you've forgotten a `}', causing me to apply this
control sequence to too much text. How can we recover?
My plan is to forget the whole thing and hope for the best.
Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup.
  ...e {paragraph}{\par \vfil \penalty -...@m {}}
  {27}
I've deleted a group-closing symbol because it seems to be
spurious, as in `$x}$'. But perhaps the } is legitimate and
you forgot something else, as in `\hbox{$x}'. In such cases
the way to recover is to insert both the forgotten and the
deleted material, e.g., by typing `I$}'.
the error area is my name!
i checked LaTeX source, everything looks fine. 
my name is keyed in with no fancy font or setting. plain plain standard 
environment. and it can be viewed dozen times before till now. i can't 
comprehend the problem. so, i turn to you for help... is there anyone can 
advise me where the actual problem is?

thanks,
jackie
  
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Re: dvi preview problem

2010-02-11 Thread Paul A. Rubin

j. w. wrote:
dear all, 


i am running into a weird problem for lyx dvi output.
my working platform:
vistas home premium
lyx 1.6.5 + texlive 2009 + jabref

error messages are like below:

Paragraph ended before \...@paragraph was complete.
 \contentsline {paragraph}{\par
\vfil \penalty -...@m {}}{27}
I suspect you've forgotten a `}', causing me to apply this
control sequence to too much text. How can we recover?
My plan is to forget the whole thing and hope for the best.
Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup.
  ...e {paragraph}{\par \vfil \penalty -...@m {}}
  {27}
I've deleted a group-closing symbol because it seems to be
spurious, as in `$x}$'. But perhaps the } is legitimate and
you forgot something else, as in `\hbox{$x}'. In such cases
the way to recover is to insert both the forgotten and the
deleted material, e.g., by typing `I$}'.
the error area is my name!
i checked LaTeX source, everything looks fine. 
my name is keyed in with no fancy font or setting. plain plain standard environment. and it can be viewed dozen times before till now. i can't comprehend the problem. so, i turn to you for help... is there anyone can advise me where the actual problem is?


thanks,
jackie
 		 	   		  


Quick hack:  If you're using a BibTeX blbliography, try making a copy of 
the document and deleting the bibliography from the copy.  If it 
compiles (with lots of [?] references), the problem is probably in the 
.bib file.


More time-consuming:  Try a bisection search.  Cut out the second half 
of the document and try to compile.  If the bug persists, restore the 
second half and cut out half of the first half, ad nauseum.


/Paul



RE: dvi preview problem

2010-02-11 Thread j. w.

hi paul,

thanks for the tips.

i tired following steps, but seems 
can't solve the issue.

copy doc and took off the bibliography.copy doc and took off the bibliography, 
removed all the citations, 
note, footnote, margin note etc.tried bisection copy and paste to new file, and 
each section(with citation) 
can stand alone(be viewed) with no problem.tried to take away all the language 
potential conflict, just plain
 english.
none of above attempt can bring it back to normal view. it would be easy
 if bibtex problem, when removed bibliography, no really any 
question marks came up.
any other possible solution i can try?
rds, jackie


  
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Re: Good layout for note taking for class?

2010-02-11 Thread James C. Sutherland

On Feb 11, 2010, at 7:54 PM, Chris Rackauckas wrote:
 
 What's a good layout for this? 
 I've looked through many but they were all a bit odd.

I don't know if there is any great layout for this, but one thing that will 
help a lot is if you create math macros (see the LyX user manual).  This can 
really speed up equation creation, particularly in situations where you have 
repetitive symbols...
 
 Also, are there any themes for the typing 
 end like there is for something like Emacs and Notepad++? 
 I love doing my typing on a dark background with light text 
 and was just hoping I could configure it to look like my text editors.
 
It isn't as configurable as emacs, but you can change color schemes easily from 
LyX - Preferences - Look  Feel - Colors

Reverse Indentation That I do Not Want

2010-02-11 Thread Chris Rackauckas
Hey, so the only major problem I've been having with Lyx
is that I have this weird reverse indentation. It appears
on all of my files and does not appear in the User Guide
files. I've tried matching my settings to the User Guide
but I cannot find out why every paragraph listed under
standard is tabbed moving to the left. The style is 
book(KOMA-SCRIPT).

Thank you.




Re: Reverse Indentation That I do Not Want

2010-02-11 Thread Chris Rackauckas


Nevermind. Problem solved.





Re: external material: xfig amp;gt;greek alpha

2010-02-11 Thread Wolfgang Engelmann
Am Thursday 11 February 2010 18:30:00 schrieb Ignacio Garcia:

Thanks, Ignacio,
but that is what I did (same sequence). 

I do some more experimentation, and will ask my son on the weekend. He might 
find out. I guess I am missing something, either a usepackage in the 
preamble, or I might be needing the new TeXLive2009. I will report, if I have 
found out.

Wolfgang


 Wolfgang Engelmann engelm...@... writes:
   In Xfig 'Text Font' set 'Use Latex Font'
 
  what I do here is:
  After selecting in XFig T(ext) I click on
  Times-Roman in the lowermost right-most box called Text Font.
  The Font Menu pops up with many fonts. In the lowermost line is
 
  Use LaTex Fonts, which I click at.
  A small sub-fontmenu occurs with
  ...
  if I click on Default,
  the submenu box dissappears,
  Same with Roman..

 It's right by now, but

  exporting as either eps or .fig with Ps/LaTeX (both parts),
  inserting it as
  eps in Lyx
  or as
  FileExternal Material, XFig template
  in Lyx
 
  does still not give the desired greek alpha.

 _Before_ of save the file.fig and insert it in LyX
 you must set the Special Flags Text

   Then in Xfig 'Text Flags' select 'Special' in 'Special Flags'
 
  ok, done

 Then you can try again to insert the fig in LyX

   Insert your xfig file in LyX with InsertFileExternal Material, XFig
   template.
 
  ok, done

 Now?

 Regards
 Ignacio


Re: Reverse Indentation That I do Not Want

2010-02-11 Thread Wolfgang Engelmann
Am Friday 12 February 2010 04:52:27 schrieb Chris Rackauckas:
 Nevermind. Problem solved.

what went wrong?


external material: xfig >greek alpha

2010-02-11 Thread Wolfgang Engelmann
I am trying to use  the greek alpha in an illustration produced by XFig.
I used 
$\alpha$ 
in the text,
exported it from XFig as 
combined PS/LaTeX (both parts)
and inserted the fig-file in the lyx document.

the illustration in the pdf output of the document shows, however,
not a greek alpha, as expected,
but still
$\alpha$

What do I do wrong?

Wolfgang



cross-references missing when compiling child-document

2010-02-11 Thread Stefan Verhaegh
Hi

For the last two years I have been a very happy user of Lyx (currently
version 1.6.5 on Windows XP in combination with TexLive 2009) for writing my
PhD thesis.

But now I have stumbled across something strange in relation to
cross-references since I have split up my thesis into a master document with
child-documents for the different chapters:
* whenever I compile the child-documents into pdf, this results in
cross-references being replaced with "??" double question-marks.
* whenever I compile the masterdocument this results in correct references
to chapters, sections or pagenumbers.

Is this behaviour a bug, feature or user error?

Unfortunately I could not find the answer in the Help documentation.
The "additional features", section 3.2.2 "3.2.2 Cross-References Between
Files" reads the following:
"This section is somewhat out of date. Need to describe default master
documents and how children are opened when the master is. [[FIXME]]"

Also searching the lyx-user list archives I could not find an answer.

Although using a "one-big-document" approach is an easy solution for correct
cross-references in the pdf-output, I would prefer the elegance of a modular
workflow based on a single master-document and multiple child-documents.
Especially as in this stage I am working with different people on different
chapters at the same time.

thanks in advance for any further suggestions,

Stefan Verhaegh


Re: cross-references missing when compiling child-document

2010-02-11 Thread Jürgen Spitzmüller
Stefan Verhaegh wrote:
> For the last two years I have been a very happy user of Lyx (currently
> version 1.6.5 on Windows XP in combination with TexLive 2009) for writing
> my PhD thesis.
> 
> But now I have stumbled across something strange in relation to
> cross-references since I have split up my thesis into a master document
> with child-documents for the different chapters:
> * whenever I compile the child-documents into pdf, this results in
> cross-references being replaced with "??" double question-marks.
> * whenever I compile the masterdocument this results in correct references
> to chapters, sections or pagenumbers.
> 
> Is this behaviour a bug, feature or user error?

If you are talking to references which point to labels outside the given 
child: yes, this is expected behaviour. LaTeX cannot know the exact references 
as long as only the child is compiled.

One solution to output only a child, but with correct references, is the LaTeX 
feature \includeonly (this requires compilation of the whole document as well, 
though). Alas, this does not work well with current LyX. The next major 
release (1.7 or 2.0) will have proper support for this. 

Jürgen


Re: external material: xfig greek alpha

2010-02-11 Thread Wolfgang Engelmann
Am Thursday 11 February 2010 13:03:40 schrieb Ignacio Garcia:
Thanks,  Ignacio,

but:

> In Xfig 'Text Font' set 'Use Latex Font'
what I do here is:
After selecting in XFig T(ext) I click on 
Times-Roman in the lowermost right-most box called Text Font. 
The Font Menu pops up with many fonts. In the lowermost line is 

Use LaTex Fonts, which I click at. 
A small sub-fontmenu occurs with

default   Roman
Bold   Italic
Sans S. Typewriter
Cancel   Use Postscript Fonts

 If I click on 
 Use Postscript Fonts
it jumps back to the Font Menu
so that is of no value

if I click on Default, 
the submenu box dissappears,
Same with Roman..

exporting as either eps or .fig with Ps/LaTeX (both parts),
inserting it as 
eps in Lyx
or as
File>External Material, XFig template
in Lyx

does still not give the desired greek alpha.

I am either doing something wrong with your step 1
(therefore I described what I did in detail)

or I am missing something XFig needs 
or the LyX needs to proceed correctly


>
> Then in Xfig 'Text Flags' select 'Special' in 'Special Flags'
ok, done
>
> Insert your xfig file in LyX with Insert>File>External Material, XFig
> template.
ok, done
>
> This should print the greek 'alpha' in your figure in LyX (if Instant
> Preview is on) or in the output.
still no greek alpha

Would appreciate your help (and patience)

Wolfgang


problems in mac's LyX 1.6.5

2010-02-11 Thread Ivan Werning
I have noticed the following problems with my Mac's LyX 1.6.5:

- I cannot select text pressing SHIFT and the cursor 
- I can no longer create a new row in a formula by pressing CMD enter

I recently upgraded to 1.6.5, I don't know if this problem occurred a result of 
this installation. I never know what the right thing to do answer during the 
installer script, when prompted about overwriting and such. Could that have 
created this problem? Maybe a key binding problem? I have mine tweaked the old 
style, from the file, but it never created problems before.

Just in case I downloaded 1.6.4.2, the previous version I was using and I found 
I now had the same problems.

Thanks

-Ivan

Re: problems in mac's LyX 1.6.5

2010-02-11 Thread BH
On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 9:04 AM, Ivan Werning
 wrote:
> I have noticed the following problems with my Mac's LyX 1.6.5:
>
> - I cannot select text pressing SHIFT and the cursor
> - I can no longer create a new row in a formula by pressing CMD enter
>
> I recently upgraded to 1.6.5, I don't know if this problem occurred a result 
> of this installation. I never know what the right thing to do answer during 
> the installer script, when prompted about overwriting and such. Could that 
> have created this problem? Maybe a key binding problem? I have mine tweaked 
> the old style, from the file, but it never created problems before.
>
> Just in case I downloaded 1.6.4.2, the previous version I was using and I 
> found I now had the same problems.

It certainly looks like a keybinding problem. Do things work properly
if you move aside your LyX User's directory (at ~/Library/Application
Support/LyX-1.6)?

 BH


Re: problems in mac's LyX 1.6.5

2010-02-11 Thread Ivan Werning

On Feb 11, 2010, at 9:09 AM, BH wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 9:04 AM, Ivan Werning
>  wrote:
>> I have noticed the following problems with my Mac's LyX 1.6.5:
>> 
>> - I cannot select text pressing SHIFT and the cursor
>> - I can no longer create a new row in a formula by pressing CMD enter
>> 
>> I recently upgraded to 1.6.5, I don't know if this problem occurred a result 
>> of this installation. I never know what the right thing to do answer during 
>> the installer script, when prompted about overwriting and such. Could that 
>> have created this problem? Maybe a key binding problem? I have mine tweaked 
>> the old style, from the file, but it never created problems before.
>> 
>> Just in case I downloaded 1.6.4.2, the previous version I was using and I 
>> found I now had the same problems.
> 
> It certainly looks like a keybinding problem. Do things work properly
> if you move aside your LyX User's directory (at ~/Library/Application
> Support/LyX-1.6)?
> 
> BH

Thanks for your suggestion BH.

I just moved my LyX user directory to the desktop. Started LyX back up. That 
created a new user directory in my library. On startup, I got the welcome 
screen (haven't seen that in ages). I starting a new file. Both problems 
disappeared. I notice that the bind file being used is now mac.bind but not the 
one in the (newly created) user directory, instead it is inside the LyX package 
content.

Realizing that this worked, I (deleted the newly created user directory and) 
copied back my user directory to my library, but then moved my old tweaked mac 
bind file from the subdirectory bind in my user directory to my desktop. When I 
loaded LyX it had selected the unaltered mac bind in the package content and 
things were also working fine.

So clearly the problem is my altered mac file. Attached is my old tweaked mac 
bind file. 

What is wrong with it? I know this isn't the proper way to do things anymore, 
but should it be causing a problem? I never had problems until recently (again, 
I don't know if it was 1.6.5 per se, or the upgrade to it).

-Ivan

Re: problems in mac's LyX 1.6.5

2010-02-11 Thread Ivan Werning

On Feb 11, 2010, at 9:47 AM, Ivan Werning wrote:

> 
> On Feb 11, 2010, at 9:09 AM, BH wrote:
> 
>> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 9:04 AM, Ivan Werning
>>  wrote:
>>> I have noticed the following problems with my Mac's LyX 1.6.5:
>>> 
>>> - I cannot select text pressing SHIFT and the cursor
>>> - I can no longer create a new row in a formula by pressing CMD enter
>>> 
>>> I recently upgraded to 1.6.5, I don't know if this problem occurred a 
>>> result of this installation. I never know what the right thing to do answer 
>>> during the installer script, when prompted about overwriting and such. 
>>> Could that have created this problem? Maybe a key binding problem? I have 
>>> mine tweaked the old style, from the file, but it never created problems 
>>> before.
>>> 
>>> Just in case I downloaded 1.6.4.2, the previous version I was using and I 
>>> found I now had the same problems.
>> 
>> It certainly looks like a keybinding problem. Do things work properly
>> if you move aside your LyX User's directory (at ~/Library/Application
>> Support/LyX-1.6)?
>> 
>> BH
> 
> Thanks for your suggestion BH.
> 
> I just moved my LyX user directory to the desktop. Started LyX back up. That 
> created a new user directory in my library. On startup, I got the welcome 
> screen (haven't seen that in ages). I starting a new file. Both problems 
> disappeared. I notice that the bind file being used is now mac.bind but not 
> the one in the (newly created) user directory, instead it is inside the LyX 
> package content.
> 
> Realizing that this worked, I (deleted the newly created user directory and) 
> copied back my user directory to my library, but then moved my old tweaked 
> mac bind file from the subdirectory bind in my user directory to my desktop. 
> When I loaded LyX it had selected the unaltered mac bind in the package 
> content and things were also working fine.
> 
> So clearly the problem is my altered mac file. Attached is my old tweaked mac 
> bind file. 
> 
> What is wrong with it? I know this isn't the proper way to do things anymore, 
> but should it be causing a problem? I never had problems until recently 
> (again, I don't know if it was 1.6.5 per se, or the upgrade to it).
> 
> -Ivan


Sorry, I forgot the attachment. Here it is.



mac.bind
Description: Binary data


Re: problems in mac's LyX 1.6.5

2010-02-11 Thread BH
On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 10:52 AM, Ivan Werning
 wrote:
>
> On Feb 11, 2010, at 9:47 AM, Ivan Werning wrote:
>
>>
>> On Feb 11, 2010, at 9:09 AM, BH wrote:
>>
>>> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 9:04 AM, Ivan Werning
>>>  wrote:
 I have noticed the following problems with my Mac's LyX 1.6.5:

 - I cannot select text pressing SHIFT and the cursor
 - I can no longer create a new row in a formula by pressing CMD enter

 I recently upgraded to 1.6.5, I don't know if this problem occurred a 
 result of this installation. I never know what the right thing to do 
 answer during the installer script, when prompted about overwriting and 
 such. Could that have created this problem? Maybe a key binding problem? I 
 have mine tweaked the old style, from the file, but it never created 
 problems before.

 Just in case I downloaded 1.6.4.2, the previous version I was using and I 
 found I now had the same problems.
>>>
>>> It certainly looks like a keybinding problem. Do things work properly
>>> if you move aside your LyX User's directory (at ~/Library/Application
>>> Support/LyX-1.6)?
>>>
>>> BH
>>
>> Thanks for your suggestion BH.
>>
>> I just moved my LyX user directory to the desktop. Started LyX back up. That 
>> created a new user directory in my library. On startup, I got the welcome 
>> screen (haven't seen that in ages). I starting a new file. Both problems 
>> disappeared. I notice that the bind file being used is now mac.bind but not 
>> the one in the (newly created) user directory, instead it is inside the LyX 
>> package content.
>>
>> Realizing that this worked, I (deleted the newly created user directory and) 
>> copied back my user directory to my library, but then moved my old tweaked 
>> mac bind file from the subdirectory bind in my user directory to my desktop. 
>> When I loaded LyX it had selected the unaltered mac bind in the package 
>> content and things were also working fine.
>>
>> So clearly the problem is my altered mac file. Attached is my old tweaked 
>> mac bind file.
>>
>> What is wrong with it? I know this isn't the proper way to do things 
>> anymore, but should it be causing a problem? I never had problems until 
>> recently (again, I don't know if it was 1.6.5 per se, or the upgrade to it).
>>
>> -Ivan
>
>
> Sorry, I forgot the attachment. Here it is.

The keybindings you're using refer to obsolete command names. For
example, instead of "word-forward" you should use "word-right".

The proper solution here is not to edit your modified .bind file, but
rather to use Preferences > Editing > Shortcuts to tweak things. That
way you won't have to worry about updating your .bind file when
command names change.

BH


Re: problems in mac's LyX 1.6.5

2010-02-11 Thread Jean-Marc Lasgouttes
BH  writes:
> The keybindings you're using refer to obsolete command names. For
> example, instead of "word-forward" you should use "word-right".

And clearly, we should have a machanism in place for 'upgrading' users'
file (like we do for layout files and, of course, lyx file). It may
happen in next major version.

JMarc


Re: external material: xfig gt;greek alpha

2010-02-11 Thread Ignacio Garcia
Wolfgang Engelmann  writes:

> > In Xfig 'Text Font' set 'Use Latex Font'
> what I do here is:
> After selecting in XFig T(ext) I click on 
> Times-Roman in the lowermost right-most box called Text Font. 
> The Font Menu pops up with many fonts. In the lowermost line is 
> 
> Use LaTex Fonts, which I click at. 
> A small sub-fontmenu occurs with
> ... 
> if I click on Default, 
> the submenu box dissappears,
> Same with Roman..

It's right by now, but

> 
> exporting as either eps or .fig with Ps/LaTeX (both parts),
> inserting it as 
> eps in Lyx
> or as
> File>External Material, XFig template
> in Lyx
> 
> does still not give the desired greek alpha.

_Before_ of save the file.fig and insert it in LyX 
you must set the Special Flags Text  

> 
> >
> > Then in Xfig 'Text Flags' select 'Special' in 'Special Flags'
> ok, done

Then you can try again to insert the fig in LyX
> >
> > Insert your xfig file in LyX with Insert>File>External Material, XFig
> > template.
> ok, done

Now?

Regards
Ignacio






dvi preview problem

2010-02-11 Thread j. w.

dear all, 

i am running into a weird problem for lyx dvi output.
my working platform:
vistas home premium
lyx 1.6.5 + texlive 2009 + jabref

error messages are like below:

Paragraph ended before \...@paragraph was complete.
 \contentsline {paragraph}{\par
\vfil \penalty -...@m {}}{27}
I suspect you've forgotten a `}', causing me to apply this
control sequence to too much text. How can we recover?
My plan is to forget the whole thing and hope for the best.
Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup.
  ...e {paragraph}{\par \vfil \penalty -...@m {}}
  {27}
I've deleted a group-closing symbol because it seems to be
spurious, as in `$x}$'. But perhaps the } is legitimate and
you forgot something else, as in `\hbox{$x}'. In such cases
the way to recover is to insert both the forgotten and the
deleted material, e.g., by typing `I$}'.
the error area is my ""name""!
i checked LaTeX source, everything looks fine. 
my name is keyed in with no fancy font or setting. plain plain standard 
environment. and it can be viewed dozen times before till now. i can't 
comprehend the problem. so, i turn to you for help... is there anyone can 
advise me where the actual problem is?

thanks,
jackie
  
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Re: dvi preview problem

2010-02-11 Thread Paul A. Rubin

j. w. wrote:
dear all, 


i am running into a weird problem for lyx dvi output.
my working platform:
vistas home premium
lyx 1.6.5 + texlive 2009 + jabref

error messages are like below:

Paragraph ended before \...@paragraph was complete.
 \contentsline {paragraph}{\par
\vfil \penalty -...@m {}}{27}
I suspect you've forgotten a `}', causing me to apply this
control sequence to too much text. How can we recover?
My plan is to forget the whole thing and hope for the best.
Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup.
  ...e {paragraph}{\par \vfil \penalty -...@m {}}
  {27}
I've deleted a group-closing symbol because it seems to be
spurious, as in `$x}$'. But perhaps the } is legitimate and
you forgot something else, as in `\hbox{$x}'. In such cases
the way to recover is to insert both the forgotten and the
deleted material, e.g., by typing `I$}'.
the error area is my ""name""!
i checked LaTeX source, everything looks fine. 
my name is keyed in with no fancy font or setting. plain plain standard environment. and it can be viewed dozen times before till now. i can't comprehend the problem. so, i turn to you for help... is there anyone can advise me where the actual problem is?


thanks,
jackie
 		 	   		  


Quick hack:  If you're using a BibTeX blbliography, try making a copy of 
the document and deleting the bibliography from the copy.  If it 
compiles (with lots of [?] references), the problem is probably in the 
.bib file.


More time-consuming:  Try a bisection search.  Cut out the second half 
of the document and try to compile.  If the bug persists, restore the 
second half and cut out half of the first half, ad nauseum.


/Paul



RE: dvi preview problem

2010-02-11 Thread j. w.

hi paul,

thanks for the tips.

i tired following steps, but seems 
can't solve the issue.

copy doc and took off the bibliography.copy doc and took off the bibliography, 
removed all the citations, 
note, footnote, margin note etc.tried bisection copy and paste to new file, and 
each section(with citation) 
can stand alone(be viewed) with no problem.tried to take away all the language 
potential conflict, just plain
 english.
none of above attempt can bring it back to normal view. it would be easy
 if bibtex problem, when removed bibliography, no really any 
question marks came up.
any other possible solution i can try?
rds, jackie


  
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Re: Good layout for note taking for class?

2010-02-11 Thread James C. Sutherland

On Feb 11, 2010, at 7:54 PM, Chris Rackauckas wrote:
> 
> What's a good layout for this? 
> I've looked through many but they were all a bit odd.

I don't know if there is any "great" layout for this, but one thing that will 
help a lot is if you create math macros (see the LyX user manual).  This can 
really speed up equation creation, particularly in situations where you have 
repetitive symbols...
> 
> Also, are there any themes for the typing 
> end like there is for something like Emacs and Notepad++? 
> I love doing my typing on a dark background with light text 
> and was just hoping I could configure it to look like my text editors.
> 
It isn't as configurable as emacs, but you can change color schemes easily from 
LyX -> Preferences -> Look & Feel -> Colors

Reverse Indentation That I do Not Want

2010-02-11 Thread Chris Rackauckas
Hey, so the only major problem I've been having with Lyx
is that I have this weird reverse indentation. It appears
on all of my files and does not appear in the User Guide
files. I've tried matching my settings to the User Guide
but I cannot find out why every paragraph listed under
standard is tabbed moving to the left. The style is 
book(KOMA-SCRIPT).

Thank you.




Re: Reverse Indentation That I do Not Want

2010-02-11 Thread Chris Rackauckas


Nevermind. Problem solved.





Re: external material: xfig gt;greek alpha

2010-02-11 Thread Wolfgang Engelmann
Am Thursday 11 February 2010 18:30:00 schrieb Ignacio Garcia:

Thanks, Ignacio,
but that is what I did (same sequence). 

I do some more experimentation, and will ask my son on the weekend. He might 
find out. I guess I am missing something, either a usepackage in the 
preamble, or I might be needing the new TeXLive2009. I will report, if I have 
found out.

Wolfgang


> Wolfgang Engelmann  writes:
> > > In Xfig 'Text Font' set 'Use Latex Font'
> >
> > what I do here is:
> > After selecting in XFig T(ext) I click on
> > Times-Roman in the lowermost right-most box called Text Font.
> > The Font Menu pops up with many fonts. In the lowermost line is
> >
> > Use LaTex Fonts, which I click at.
> > A small sub-fontmenu occurs with
> > ...
> > if I click on Default,
> > the submenu box dissappears,
> > Same with Roman..
>
> It's right by now, but
>
> > exporting as either eps or .fig with Ps/LaTeX (both parts),
> > inserting it as
> > eps in Lyx
> > or as
> > File>External Material, XFig template
> > in Lyx
> >
> > does still not give the desired greek alpha.
>
> _Before_ of save the file.fig and insert it in LyX
> you must set the Special Flags Text
>
> > > Then in Xfig 'Text Flags' select 'Special' in 'Special Flags'
> >
> > ok, done
>
> Then you can try again to insert the fig in LyX
>
> > > Insert your xfig file in LyX with Insert>File>External Material, XFig
> > > template.
> >
> > ok, done
>
> Now?
>
> Regards
> Ignacio


Re: Reverse Indentation That I do Not Want

2010-02-11 Thread Wolfgang Engelmann
Am Friday 12 February 2010 04:52:27 schrieb Chris Rackauckas:
> Nevermind. Problem solved.

what went wrong?