Re: MacTeX/XeTeX pdf setting problems

2011-08-08 Thread Jürgen Spitzmüller
Maria Gouskova wrote:
 LaTeX Error: Command \B already defined.
 LaTeX Error: Command \T already defined.
 
 
 \newcommand{\B}[2][0]{\Bk{#1}{0}{#2}}

This line is from xyling.sty. I suppose it conflicts with some other package, 
which defines \B before xyling is loaded.

You can try to find out more by adding \show\B in the preamble before xyling 
is loaded. This outputs the current definition of the macro to the preamble, 
by which you can search (via spotlight) the responsible package.

HTH,
Jürgen


Re: I guess I found a bug

2011-08-08 Thread Ganesh
Paul Smith phhs80@... writes:
 
 On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 1:12 AM, Mehmet Bicak bicakme@... wrote:
  Hi,
  I am getting following weird errors,
  Latex error: Command \iint already defined
..
 
  What should I do?
  I am using windows binary distribution 1.6.5
 
 Could you please send us a minimal LyX document 
exhibiting the reported problem?
 
 Paul
 
 


Please see

http://www.latex-community.org/
forum/viewtopic.php?f=19t=13186p=54273#p54273

Even though the discussion if for Lyx 2, 
I think the same applies to Lyx 1.6.5
as well.

Ganesh




changing counter in enumeration environment

2011-08-08 Thread Tino Langer
Hello,

I try to start an enumeration with a number  1. Is it possible to do this in 
lyx? The only way I found was to add die enumaration as plain latex (ERZ) and 
to use \setcounter{enumi}{2}

the goal is:

(3) first item
(4) second item
...

Many thanks for help! - Tino


BibTeX

2011-08-08 Thread melise heyns
To whom it may concern

I am a student learning to use LyX for the first time, without any help. I
am not familiar with TeX and LaTeX at all.

The user's manual explains that you need to download a program with which to
create a database to do referencing. I have found a few sites where I'm
supposed to be able to download these programs, but every time I select a
'download' button, either nothing happens and the site just uploads itself
again, or the app that I downloaded missed a basic file. Explanations of how
to use the programs on these sites are also a bit confusing to me - the
authors mostly assume that you are familiar with TeX and LaTeX.

I am completely lost! Can somebody please advise me on where to find
information that explains how to use LyX, or at least how to get going with
a 'referencing database', in basic terms? Also, can I please be referred to
a good link where I can obtain such a 'database program'? I use Windows.

I have read the tutorial and gone on to the user's manual, but for a
complete newbie these are still proving to be too cryptic sometimes. I am at
my wit's end and not even sure of what questions I should be asking here...
:( I am, however, eager to learn how to use LyX because it is such a
time-saver.

Thank you very much.
M. Heyns


Re: BibTeX

2011-08-08 Thread Eisa Ayed
though I am relatively new to Lyx but I think it's easy to do references on 
this awesome app.
1.maintain a file with Bibtex references. 
(you can just copy/paste the Bibtex in the website where you get the paper/book)
2.name the file and save it with .bib extension 
3. in Lyx, go insert-List/TOC-Bibtex Bibliography
A window will appear, click Add then Browse
4. Locate your .bib file then click add then ok 

now you are ready to cite all the references in your file by choosing 
insert-citation 

Cheers, 

On 2011-08-07, at 2:39 PM, melise heyns wrote:

 To whom it may concern
 
 I am a student learning to use LyX for the first time, without any help. I am 
 not familiar with TeX and LaTeX at all.
 
 The user's manual explains that you need to download a program with which to 
 create a database to do referencing. I have found a few sites where I'm 
 supposed to be able to download these programs, but every time I select a 
 'download' button, either nothing happens and the site just uploads itself 
 again, or the app that I downloaded missed a basic file. Explanations of how 
 to use the programs on these sites are also a bit confusing to me - the 
 authors mostly assume that you are familiar with TeX and LaTeX.
 
 I am completely lost! Can somebody please advise me on where to find 
 information that explains how to use LyX, or at least how to get going with a 
 'referencing database', in basic terms? Also, can I please be referred to a 
 good link where I can obtain such a 'database program'? I use Windows.
 
 I have read the tutorial and gone on to the user's manual, but for a complete 
 newbie these are still proving to be too cryptic sometimes. I am at my wit's 
 end and not even sure of what questions I should be asking here... :( I am, 
 however, eager to learn how to use LyX because it is such a time-saver.
 
 Thank you very much.
 M. Heyns



Re: changing counter in enumeration environment

2011-08-08 Thread Richard Heck
On 08/08/2011 08:39 AM, Tino Langer wrote:
 Hello,

 I try to start an enumeration with a number  1. Is it possible to do this in 
 lyx? The only way I found was to add die enumaration as plain latex (ERZ) and 
 to use \setcounter{enumi}{2}

 the goal is:

 (3) first item
 (4) second item
 ...

No, there's no way to do this directly in LyX. That said, if the reason
is that you are trying to continue an earlier enumeration, then use the
Customizable Lists module, which allows you to do this the enumitem way.

Richard




Re: BibTeX

2011-08-08 Thread Richard Heck
On 08/07/2011 04:39 PM, melise heyns wrote:
 To whom it may concern

 I am a student learning to use LyX for the first time, without any
 help. I am not familiar with TeX and LaTeX at all.

 The user's manual explains that you need to download a program with
 which to create a database to do referencing. I have found a few sites
 where I'm supposed to be able to download these programs, but every
 time I select a 'download' button, either nothing happens and the site
 just uploads itself again, or the app that I downloaded missed a basic
 file. Explanations of how to use the programs on these sites are also
 a bit confusing to me - the authors mostly assume that you are
 familiar with TeX and LaTeX.

 I am completely lost! Can somebody please advise me on where to find
 information that explains how to use LyX, or at least how to get going
 with a 'referencing database', in basic terms? Also, can I please be
 referred to a good link where I can obtain such a 'database program'?
 I use Windows.

There's a list of such programs here:
http://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/BibTeX
I'd suggest you try JabRef, which you can download here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/jabref/files/jabref/2.6/
You want the one that ends setup.exe, for Windows. You will also need
to make sure you have Java installed. If not, you can get it here:
http://www.java.com/en/download/
As someone else said, though, these databases are just text files. In
principle, you can create and edit them with Notepad. But it's much
easier to use a program like JabRef.

 I have read the tutorial and gone on to the user's manual, but for a
 complete newbie these are still proving to be too cryptic sometimes. I
 am at my wit's end and not even sure of what questions I should be
 asking here... :( I am, however, eager to learn how to use LyX because
 it is such a time-saver.

Feel free to ask lots of questions.

Richard



a bit of extra height for a particular page

2011-08-08 Thread Kulkarni Shantanu
Hi,
I am stuck at this for hours now. I have a 30 page book in Tufte-book
class. On one of the pages, I require a little bit extra height to fit
in a single line. How do I do it?

Thanks.
Shantanu
www.shantanukulkarni.org
-- 



Re: a bit of extra height for a particular page

2011-08-08 Thread Richard Heck
On 08/08/2011 10:40 AM, Kulkarni Shantanu wrote:
 Hi,
 I am stuck at this for hours now. I have a 30 page book in Tufte-book
 class. On one of the pages, I require a little bit extra height to fit
 in a single line. How do I do it?

http://latex.computersci.org/Reference/LineAndPageBreaking#toc5

rh



Re: a bit of extra height for a particular page

2011-08-08 Thread Kulkarni Shantanu
* Richard Heck rgh...@comcast.net [110808 20:32]:
 On 08/08/2011 10:40 AM, Kulkarni Shantanu wrote:
  Hi,
  I am stuck at this for hours now. I have a 30 page book in Tufte-book
  class. On one of the pages, I require a little bit extra height to fit
  in a single line. How do I do it?
 
 http://latex.computersci.org/Reference/LineAndPageBreaking#toc5

Thanks a lot. Just what I needed.

Shantanu
www.shantanukulkarni.org
-- 



Error reading theorem modules.

2011-08-08 Thread Rudi Gaelzer
I've just upgraded my laptop box to Fedora 15, with texlive 2010-fc15.

Since then, when I try to load the Theorem-AMS-Bytype modules (using book 
layout and 
class), I get the error messages:

Error reading module theorem-ams-bytype

The strange thing is that the usual Theorems (AMS) module works with no 
troubles.  It's 
just when I try to load instead the Theorems (AMS, Numbered by Type) module 
that I get the 
error messages.

Is it possible that the texlive 2010 version in F15 is lacking the needed 
packages?  I 
have the F14 version of texlive 2010 installed in another workstation and that 
works all 
right.
-- 
Rudi Gaelzer
Department of Physics
Institute of Physics and Mathematics
Federal University of Pelotas
BRAZIL
Registered linux user # 153741


Re: changing counter in enumeration environment

2011-08-08 Thread Paul Rubin
Richard Heck rgheck at comcast.net writes:

  Is it possible to do this
  in lyx? The only way I found was to add
  die enumaration as plain latex (ERZ) and to use \setcounter{enumi}{2}
 
  the goal is:
 
  (3) first item
  (4) second item
  ...
 
 No, there's no way to do this directly in LyX.

I think you can (but it's a tad ugly). Insert the enumeration as usual. 
At the beginning of the first item, insert the following in ERT 
(including the brackets):

[\setcounter{enumi}{2}(2)]

The (2) will be the number for the first item, and needs to be formatted
as it will appear in the text.  The numbering will be off in the LyX GUI 
but should be correct in the output file.

 That said, if the reason
 is that you are trying to continue an earlier enumeration, then use the
 Customizable Lists module, which allows you to do this the enumitem way.

Definitely the preferred route for an interrupted enumeration.

Paul




Re: Error reading theorem modules.

2011-08-08 Thread Paul Rubin
Rudi Gaelzer rgaelzer at gmail.com writes:

 Is it possible that the texlive 2010 version in F15 is lacking the 
 needed packages?  I 
 have the F14 version of texlive 2010 installed in another workstation 
 and that works all right.

I don't think so; the only packages by type uses are amsmath.sty and
amsthm.sty, and without those all the AMS theorem modules should be borked.

I just tried on my laptop (Linux Mint, TeXLive 2010) and got the same error you
did.  Then I looked in ~/.lyx/layouts and saw that I had old versions of some of
the .inc files used by the theorem modules.  I deleted those, reconfigured LyX
and the module is now working.  So you might check there.

Paul





shortcuts problem

2011-08-08 Thread zhaoyunsong
I am wondering if it is possible that the same shortcut have different 
functions in different environment

Re: shortcuts problem

2011-08-08 Thread Richard Heck
On 08/08/2011 10:57 PM, zhaoyunsong wrote:
 I am wondering if it is possible that the same shortcut have different
 functions in different environment

Sort of, yes, but only if the function assigned first isn't available at
all in that other environment. Look at the command-alternatives LFUN and
how it is used in some of the existing shortcuts.

Richard




Re: MacTeX/XeTeX pdf setting problems

2011-08-08 Thread Jürgen Spitzmüller
Maria Gouskova wrote:
 LaTeX Error: Command \B already defined.
 LaTeX Error: Command \T already defined.
 
 
 \newcommand{\B}[2][0]{\Bk{#1}{0}{#2}}

This line is from xyling.sty. I suppose it conflicts with some other package, 
which defines \B before xyling is loaded.

You can try to find out more by adding \show\B in the preamble before xyling 
is loaded. This outputs the current definition of the macro to the preamble, 
by which you can search (via spotlight) the responsible package.

HTH,
Jürgen


Re: I guess I found a bug

2011-08-08 Thread Ganesh
Paul Smith phhs80@... writes:
 
 On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 1:12 AM, Mehmet Bicak bicakme@... wrote:
  Hi,
  I am getting following weird errors,
  Latex error: Command \iint already defined
..
 
  What should I do?
  I am using windows binary distribution 1.6.5
 
 Could you please send us a minimal LyX document 
exhibiting the reported problem?
 
 Paul
 
 


Please see

http://www.latex-community.org/
forum/viewtopic.php?f=19t=13186p=54273#p54273

Even though the discussion if for Lyx 2, 
I think the same applies to Lyx 1.6.5
as well.

Ganesh




changing counter in enumeration environment

2011-08-08 Thread Tino Langer
Hello,

I try to start an enumeration with a number  1. Is it possible to do this in 
lyx? The only way I found was to add die enumaration as plain latex (ERZ) and 
to use \setcounter{enumi}{2}

the goal is:

(3) first item
(4) second item
...

Many thanks for help! - Tino


BibTeX

2011-08-08 Thread melise heyns
To whom it may concern

I am a student learning to use LyX for the first time, without any help. I
am not familiar with TeX and LaTeX at all.

The user's manual explains that you need to download a program with which to
create a database to do referencing. I have found a few sites where I'm
supposed to be able to download these programs, but every time I select a
'download' button, either nothing happens and the site just uploads itself
again, or the app that I downloaded missed a basic file. Explanations of how
to use the programs on these sites are also a bit confusing to me - the
authors mostly assume that you are familiar with TeX and LaTeX.

I am completely lost! Can somebody please advise me on where to find
information that explains how to use LyX, or at least how to get going with
a 'referencing database', in basic terms? Also, can I please be referred to
a good link where I can obtain such a 'database program'? I use Windows.

I have read the tutorial and gone on to the user's manual, but for a
complete newbie these are still proving to be too cryptic sometimes. I am at
my wit's end and not even sure of what questions I should be asking here...
:( I am, however, eager to learn how to use LyX because it is such a
time-saver.

Thank you very much.
M. Heyns


Re: BibTeX

2011-08-08 Thread Eisa Ayed
though I am relatively new to Lyx but I think it's easy to do references on 
this awesome app.
1.maintain a file with Bibtex references. 
(you can just copy/paste the Bibtex in the website where you get the paper/book)
2.name the file and save it with .bib extension 
3. in Lyx, go insert-List/TOC-Bibtex Bibliography
A window will appear, click Add then Browse
4. Locate your .bib file then click add then ok 

now you are ready to cite all the references in your file by choosing 
insert-citation 

Cheers, 

On 2011-08-07, at 2:39 PM, melise heyns wrote:

 To whom it may concern
 
 I am a student learning to use LyX for the first time, without any help. I am 
 not familiar with TeX and LaTeX at all.
 
 The user's manual explains that you need to download a program with which to 
 create a database to do referencing. I have found a few sites where I'm 
 supposed to be able to download these programs, but every time I select a 
 'download' button, either nothing happens and the site just uploads itself 
 again, or the app that I downloaded missed a basic file. Explanations of how 
 to use the programs on these sites are also a bit confusing to me - the 
 authors mostly assume that you are familiar with TeX and LaTeX.
 
 I am completely lost! Can somebody please advise me on where to find 
 information that explains how to use LyX, or at least how to get going with a 
 'referencing database', in basic terms? Also, can I please be referred to a 
 good link where I can obtain such a 'database program'? I use Windows.
 
 I have read the tutorial and gone on to the user's manual, but for a complete 
 newbie these are still proving to be too cryptic sometimes. I am at my wit's 
 end and not even sure of what questions I should be asking here... :( I am, 
 however, eager to learn how to use LyX because it is such a time-saver.
 
 Thank you very much.
 M. Heyns



Re: changing counter in enumeration environment

2011-08-08 Thread Richard Heck
On 08/08/2011 08:39 AM, Tino Langer wrote:
 Hello,

 I try to start an enumeration with a number  1. Is it possible to do this in 
 lyx? The only way I found was to add die enumaration as plain latex (ERZ) and 
 to use \setcounter{enumi}{2}

 the goal is:

 (3) first item
 (4) second item
 ...

No, there's no way to do this directly in LyX. That said, if the reason
is that you are trying to continue an earlier enumeration, then use the
Customizable Lists module, which allows you to do this the enumitem way.

Richard




Re: BibTeX

2011-08-08 Thread Richard Heck
On 08/07/2011 04:39 PM, melise heyns wrote:
 To whom it may concern

 I am a student learning to use LyX for the first time, without any
 help. I am not familiar with TeX and LaTeX at all.

 The user's manual explains that you need to download a program with
 which to create a database to do referencing. I have found a few sites
 where I'm supposed to be able to download these programs, but every
 time I select a 'download' button, either nothing happens and the site
 just uploads itself again, or the app that I downloaded missed a basic
 file. Explanations of how to use the programs on these sites are also
 a bit confusing to me - the authors mostly assume that you are
 familiar with TeX and LaTeX.

 I am completely lost! Can somebody please advise me on where to find
 information that explains how to use LyX, or at least how to get going
 with a 'referencing database', in basic terms? Also, can I please be
 referred to a good link where I can obtain such a 'database program'?
 I use Windows.

There's a list of such programs here:
http://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/BibTeX
I'd suggest you try JabRef, which you can download here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/jabref/files/jabref/2.6/
You want the one that ends setup.exe, for Windows. You will also need
to make sure you have Java installed. If not, you can get it here:
http://www.java.com/en/download/
As someone else said, though, these databases are just text files. In
principle, you can create and edit them with Notepad. But it's much
easier to use a program like JabRef.

 I have read the tutorial and gone on to the user's manual, but for a
 complete newbie these are still proving to be too cryptic sometimes. I
 am at my wit's end and not even sure of what questions I should be
 asking here... :( I am, however, eager to learn how to use LyX because
 it is such a time-saver.

Feel free to ask lots of questions.

Richard



a bit of extra height for a particular page

2011-08-08 Thread Kulkarni Shantanu
Hi,
I am stuck at this for hours now. I have a 30 page book in Tufte-book
class. On one of the pages, I require a little bit extra height to fit
in a single line. How do I do it?

Thanks.
Shantanu
www.shantanukulkarni.org
-- 



Re: a bit of extra height for a particular page

2011-08-08 Thread Richard Heck
On 08/08/2011 10:40 AM, Kulkarni Shantanu wrote:
 Hi,
 I am stuck at this for hours now. I have a 30 page book in Tufte-book
 class. On one of the pages, I require a little bit extra height to fit
 in a single line. How do I do it?

http://latex.computersci.org/Reference/LineAndPageBreaking#toc5

rh



Re: a bit of extra height for a particular page

2011-08-08 Thread Kulkarni Shantanu
* Richard Heck rgh...@comcast.net [110808 20:32]:
 On 08/08/2011 10:40 AM, Kulkarni Shantanu wrote:
  Hi,
  I am stuck at this for hours now. I have a 30 page book in Tufte-book
  class. On one of the pages, I require a little bit extra height to fit
  in a single line. How do I do it?
 
 http://latex.computersci.org/Reference/LineAndPageBreaking#toc5

Thanks a lot. Just what I needed.

Shantanu
www.shantanukulkarni.org
-- 



Error reading theorem modules.

2011-08-08 Thread Rudi Gaelzer
I've just upgraded my laptop box to Fedora 15, with texlive 2010-fc15.

Since then, when I try to load the Theorem-AMS-Bytype modules (using book 
layout and 
class), I get the error messages:

Error reading module theorem-ams-bytype

The strange thing is that the usual Theorems (AMS) module works with no 
troubles.  It's 
just when I try to load instead the Theorems (AMS, Numbered by Type) module 
that I get the 
error messages.

Is it possible that the texlive 2010 version in F15 is lacking the needed 
packages?  I 
have the F14 version of texlive 2010 installed in another workstation and that 
works all 
right.
-- 
Rudi Gaelzer
Department of Physics
Institute of Physics and Mathematics
Federal University of Pelotas
BRAZIL
Registered linux user # 153741


Re: changing counter in enumeration environment

2011-08-08 Thread Paul Rubin
Richard Heck rgheck at comcast.net writes:

  Is it possible to do this
  in lyx? The only way I found was to add
  die enumaration as plain latex (ERZ) and to use \setcounter{enumi}{2}
 
  the goal is:
 
  (3) first item
  (4) second item
  ...
 
 No, there's no way to do this directly in LyX.

I think you can (but it's a tad ugly). Insert the enumeration as usual. 
At the beginning of the first item, insert the following in ERT 
(including the brackets):

[\setcounter{enumi}{2}(2)]

The (2) will be the number for the first item, and needs to be formatted
as it will appear in the text.  The numbering will be off in the LyX GUI 
but should be correct in the output file.

 That said, if the reason
 is that you are trying to continue an earlier enumeration, then use the
 Customizable Lists module, which allows you to do this the enumitem way.

Definitely the preferred route for an interrupted enumeration.

Paul




Re: Error reading theorem modules.

2011-08-08 Thread Paul Rubin
Rudi Gaelzer rgaelzer at gmail.com writes:

 Is it possible that the texlive 2010 version in F15 is lacking the 
 needed packages?  I 
 have the F14 version of texlive 2010 installed in another workstation 
 and that works all right.

I don't think so; the only packages by type uses are amsmath.sty and
amsthm.sty, and without those all the AMS theorem modules should be borked.

I just tried on my laptop (Linux Mint, TeXLive 2010) and got the same error you
did.  Then I looked in ~/.lyx/layouts and saw that I had old versions of some of
the .inc files used by the theorem modules.  I deleted those, reconfigured LyX
and the module is now working.  So you might check there.

Paul





shortcuts problem

2011-08-08 Thread zhaoyunsong
I am wondering if it is possible that the same shortcut have different 
functions in different environment

Re: shortcuts problem

2011-08-08 Thread Richard Heck
On 08/08/2011 10:57 PM, zhaoyunsong wrote:
 I am wondering if it is possible that the same shortcut have different
 functions in different environment

Sort of, yes, but only if the function assigned first isn't available at
all in that other environment. Look at the command-alternatives LFUN and
how it is used in some of the existing shortcuts.

Richard




Re: MacTeX/XeTeX pdf setting problems

2011-08-08 Thread Jürgen Spitzmüller
Maria Gouskova wrote:
> LaTeX Error: Command \B already defined.
> LaTeX Error: Command \T already defined.
> 
> 
> \newcommand{\B}[2][0]{\Bk{#1}{0}{#2}}

This line is from xyling.sty. I suppose it conflicts with some other package, 
which defines \B before xyling is loaded.

You can try to find out more by adding \show\B in the preamble before xyling 
is loaded. This outputs the current definition of the macro to the preamble, 
by which you can search (via spotlight) the responsible package.

HTH,
Jürgen


Re: I guess I found a bug

2011-08-08 Thread Ganesh
Paul Smith  writes:
> 
> On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 1:12 AM, Mehmet Bicak  wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am getting following weird errors,
> > Latex error: Command \iint already defined
..
> >
> > What should I do?
> > I am using windows binary distribution 1.6.5
> 
> Could you please send us a minimal LyX document 
exhibiting the reported problem?
> 
> Paul
> 
> 


Please see

http://www.latex-community.org/
forum/viewtopic.php?f=19=13186=54273#p54273

Even though the discussion if for Lyx 2, 
I think the same applies to Lyx 1.6.5
as well.

Ganesh




changing counter in enumeration environment

2011-08-08 Thread Tino Langer
Hello,

I try to start an enumeration with a number > 1. Is it possible to do this in 
lyx? The only way I found was to add die enumaration as plain latex (ERZ) and 
to use \setcounter{enumi}{2}

the goal is:

(3) first item
(4) second item
...

Many thanks for help! - Tino


BibTeX

2011-08-08 Thread melise heyns
To whom it may concern

I am a student learning to use LyX for the first time, without any help. I
am not familiar with TeX and LaTeX at all.

The user's manual explains that you need to download a program with which to
create a database to do referencing. I have found a few sites where I'm
supposed to be able to download these programs, but every time I select a
'download' button, either nothing happens and the site just uploads itself
again, or the app that I downloaded missed a basic file. Explanations of how
to use the programs on these sites are also a bit confusing to me - the
authors mostly assume that you are familiar with TeX and LaTeX.

I am completely lost! Can somebody please advise me on where to find
information that explains how to use LyX, or at least how to get going with
a 'referencing database', in basic terms? Also, can I please be referred to
a good link where I can obtain such a 'database program'? I use Windows.

I have read the tutorial and gone on to the user's manual, but for a
complete newbie these are still proving to be too cryptic sometimes. I am at
my wit's end and not even sure of what questions I should be asking here...
:( I am, however, eager to learn how to use LyX because it is such a
time-saver.

Thank you very much.
M. Heyns


Re: BibTeX

2011-08-08 Thread Eisa Ayed
though I am relatively new to Lyx but I think it's easy to do references on 
this awesome app.
1.maintain a file with Bibtex references. 
(you can just copy/paste the Bibtex in the website where you get the paper/book)
2.name the file and save it with .bib extension 
3. in Lyx, go insert->List/TOC->Bibtex Bibliography
A window will appear, click Add then Browse
4. Locate your .bib file then click add then ok 

now you are ready to cite all the references in your file by choosing 
insert->citation 

Cheers, 

On 2011-08-07, at 2:39 PM, melise heyns wrote:

> To whom it may concern
> 
> I am a student learning to use LyX for the first time, without any help. I am 
> not familiar with TeX and LaTeX at all.
> 
> The user's manual explains that you need to download a program with which to 
> create a database to do referencing. I have found a few sites where I'm 
> supposed to be able to download these programs, but every time I select a 
> 'download' button, either nothing happens and the site just uploads itself 
> again, or the app that I downloaded missed a basic file. Explanations of how 
> to use the programs on these sites are also a bit confusing to me - the 
> authors mostly assume that you are familiar with TeX and LaTeX.
> 
> I am completely lost! Can somebody please advise me on where to find 
> information that explains how to use LyX, or at least how to get going with a 
> 'referencing database', in basic terms? Also, can I please be referred to a 
> good link where I can obtain such a 'database program'? I use Windows.
> 
> I have read the tutorial and gone on to the user's manual, but for a complete 
> newbie these are still proving to be too cryptic sometimes. I am at my wit's 
> end and not even sure of what questions I should be asking here... :( I am, 
> however, eager to learn how to use LyX because it is such a time-saver.
> 
> Thank you very much.
> M. Heyns



Re: changing counter in enumeration environment

2011-08-08 Thread Richard Heck
On 08/08/2011 08:39 AM, Tino Langer wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I try to start an enumeration with a number > 1. Is it possible to do this in 
> lyx? The only way I found was to add die enumaration as plain latex (ERZ) and 
> to use \setcounter{enumi}{2}
>
> the goal is:
>
> (3) first item
> (4) second item
> ...
>
No, there's no way to do this directly in LyX. That said, if the reason
is that you are trying to continue an earlier enumeration, then use the
Customizable Lists module, which allows you to do this the enumitem way.

Richard




Re: BibTeX

2011-08-08 Thread Richard Heck
On 08/07/2011 04:39 PM, melise heyns wrote:
> To whom it may concern
>
> I am a student learning to use LyX for the first time, without any
> help. I am not familiar with TeX and LaTeX at all.
>
> The user's manual explains that you need to download a program with
> which to create a database to do referencing. I have found a few sites
> where I'm supposed to be able to download these programs, but every
> time I select a 'download' button, either nothing happens and the site
> just uploads itself again, or the app that I downloaded missed a basic
> file. Explanations of how to use the programs on these sites are also
> a bit confusing to me - the authors mostly assume that you are
> familiar with TeX and LaTeX.
>
> I am completely lost! Can somebody please advise me on where to find
> information that explains how to use LyX, or at least how to get going
> with a 'referencing database', in basic terms? Also, can I please be
> referred to a good link where I can obtain such a 'database program'?
> I use Windows.
>
There's a list of such programs here:
http://wiki.lyx.org/Windows/BibTeX
I'd suggest you try JabRef, which you can download here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/jabref/files/jabref/2.6/
You want the one that ends "setup.exe", for Windows. You will also need
to make sure you have Java installed. If not, you can get it here:
http://www.java.com/en/download/
As someone else said, though, these "databases" are just text files. In
principle, you can create and edit them with Notepad. But it's much
easier to use a program like JabRef.

> I have read the tutorial and gone on to the user's manual, but for a
> complete newbie these are still proving to be too cryptic sometimes. I
> am at my wit's end and not even sure of what questions I should be
> asking here... :( I am, however, eager to learn how to use LyX because
> it is such a time-saver.
>
Feel free to ask lots of questions.

Richard



a bit of extra height for a particular page

2011-08-08 Thread Kulkarni Shantanu
Hi,
I am stuck at this for hours now. I have a 30 page book in Tufte-book
class. On one of the pages, I require a little bit extra height to fit
in a single line. How do I do it?

Thanks.
Shantanu
www.shantanukulkarni.org
-- 



Re: a bit of extra height for a particular page

2011-08-08 Thread Richard Heck
On 08/08/2011 10:40 AM, Kulkarni Shantanu wrote:
> Hi,
> I am stuck at this for hours now. I have a 30 page book in Tufte-book
> class. On one of the pages, I require a little bit extra height to fit
> in a single line. How do I do it?
>
http://latex.computersci.org/Reference/LineAndPageBreaking#toc5

rh



Re: a bit of extra height for a particular page

2011-08-08 Thread Kulkarni Shantanu
* Richard Heck  [110808 20:32]:
> On 08/08/2011 10:40 AM, Kulkarni Shantanu wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am stuck at this for hours now. I have a 30 page book in Tufte-book
> > class. On one of the pages, I require a little bit extra height to fit
> > in a single line. How do I do it?
> >
> http://latex.computersci.org/Reference/LineAndPageBreaking#toc5

Thanks a lot. Just what I needed.

Shantanu
www.shantanukulkarni.org
-- 



Error reading theorem modules.

2011-08-08 Thread Rudi Gaelzer
I've just upgraded my laptop box to Fedora 15, with texlive 2010-fc15.

Since then, when I try to load the Theorem-AMS-Bytype modules (using book 
layout and 
class), I get the error messages:

"Error reading module theorem-ams-bytype"

The strange thing is that the usual Theorems (AMS) module works with no 
troubles.  It's 
just when I try to load instead the Theorems (AMS, Numbered by Type) module 
that I get the 
error messages.

Is it possible that the texlive 2010 version in F15 is lacking the needed 
packages?  I 
have the F14 version of texlive 2010 installed in another workstation and that 
works all 
right.
-- 
Rudi Gaelzer
Department of Physics
Institute of Physics and Mathematics
Federal University of Pelotas
BRAZIL
Registered linux user # 153741


Re: changing counter in enumeration environment

2011-08-08 Thread Paul Rubin
Richard Heck  comcast.net> writes:

> > Is it possible to do this
> > in lyx? The only way I found was to add
> > die enumaration as plain latex (ERZ) and to use \setcounter{enumi}{2}
> >
> > the goal is:
> >
> > (3) first item
> > (4) second item
> > ...
> >
> No, there's no way to do this directly in LyX.

I think you can (but it's a tad ugly). Insert the enumeration as usual. 
At the beginning of the first item, insert the following in ERT 
(including the brackets):

[\setcounter{enumi}{2}(2)]

The "(2)" will be the number for the first item, and needs to be formatted
as it will appear in the text.  The numbering will be off in the LyX GUI 
but should be correct in the output file.

> That said, if the reason
> is that you are trying to continue an earlier enumeration, then use the
> Customizable Lists module, which allows you to do this the enumitem way.

Definitely the preferred route for an interrupted enumeration.

Paul




Re: Error reading theorem modules.

2011-08-08 Thread Paul Rubin
Rudi Gaelzer  gmail.com> writes:

> Is it possible that the texlive 2010 version in F15 is lacking the 
> needed packages?  I 
> have the F14 version of texlive 2010 installed in another workstation 
> and that works all right.

I don't think so; the only packages "by type" uses are amsmath.sty and
amsthm.sty, and without those all the AMS theorem modules should be borked.

I just tried on my laptop (Linux Mint, TeXLive 2010) and got the same error you
did.  Then I looked in ~/.lyx/layouts and saw that I had old versions of some of
the .inc files used by the theorem modules.  I deleted those, reconfigured LyX
and the module is now working.  So you might check there.

Paul





shortcuts problem

2011-08-08 Thread zhaoyunsong
I am wondering if it is possible that the same shortcut have different 
functions in different environment

Re: shortcuts problem

2011-08-08 Thread Richard Heck
On 08/08/2011 10:57 PM, zhaoyunsong wrote:
> I am wondering if it is possible that the same shortcut have different
> functions in different environment
>
Sort of, yes, but only if the function assigned first isn't available at
all in that other environment. Look at the command-alternatives LFUN and
how it is used in some of the existing shortcuts.

Richard