Re: I'm certain it has been discussed here previously..............

2012-06-04 Thread Charlie
 On Mon, 4 Jun 2012 09:42:25 +0800 Ray Rashif schivmeis...@gmail.com
 suggested this:

Did you try explicitly loading the url package in preamble?

I lied Ray, it didn't work after all. It worked on a bodgied version
of a url, but when I got home and tried it on the real thing. No didn't
work.

Tried it as an ERT - but wouldn't allow it.

I just thought I better clarify this as someone else might find it in
the archives try it and wonder why it worked for me and will not work
for them.

Doesn't matter. I'll just use the URL as plain text and the reader can
copy and paste it into their browser address bar.

Thanks again for your time.
Charlie
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testers needed for LyX\'s Windows installer

2012-06-04 Thread Rick Blok - LR
I can't seem to get the split indexes feature to work using Miktex portable on 
win7 w/o admin rights. If I disable multiple indices, pdf output shows an 
index, but it shows only my text when it's enabled.

Dutch spell check works.

Kind regards,
Rick Blok



Re: I'm certain it has been discussed here previously..............

2012-06-04 Thread Allen Barker

On 06/03/2012 05:38 AM, Charlie wrote:


I'm certain it's been discussed here before, but I can't find a
reference to it.

The way to stop a URL as an insert URL from running out over the
margins into infinity. This happens in various document classes.

The first line of the Insert URL has the right idea, but the second one
doesn't stop at any margin.

I know it can be done easily without using the insert URL application,
but then the URL can't just be clicked on in the .pdf version to take
the reader to the location. Instead it needs to be copied and pasted
into a browser address bar.

I think it should be possible to show the URL in a different way, even
if it's just a link to the correct page.

Just thought I would ask if someone can point me to the location of the
discussion.


There's a good discussion on the page
http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/3033/forcing-linebreaks-in-url

The solution to just add

\renewcommand{\UrlBreaks}{\do\/\do\a\do\b\do\c\do\d\do\e\do\f\do\g
\do\h\do\i\do\j\do\k\do\l\do\m\do\n\do\o\do\p\do\q\do\r\do\s\do\t
\do\u\do\v\do\w\do\x\do\y\do\z\do\A\do\B\do\C\do\D\do\E\do\F\do\G
\do\H\do\I\do\J\do\K\do\L\do\M\do\N\do\O\do\P\do\Q\do\R\do\S\do\T
\do\U\do\V\do\W\do\X\do\Y\do\Z\do\0\do\1\do\2\do\3\do\4\do\5\do\6
\do\7\do\8\do\9\do\_\do\%\do\\do\.\do\?}

to the preamble seems to work for me with pdfLatex, but not with
Postscript.  It lets Latex do a line break after a forward slash or
any alphabetic character.  I also added numbers and some punctuation
symbols, though a few are probably superfluous.  (Any character which
is not on the list but is in the URL seems to make the line breaks
overhang just slightly, by a character.)  The only downside seems to
be that the breaks are placed arbitrarily in the URL.

A different option would be to use \href directly in an ERT:

\def\ab{\allowbreak}
\href{http://longURL.com/thisIsALongStringWhichCanBreakBetweenWords}
{\texttt{http://longURL.com/this\ab Is\ab A\ab Long\ab String\ab
Which\ab Can\ab Break\ab Between\ab Words}}

Note that this allows breaks wherever the \ab is.  It also allows
for the text of the link to be different from the URL itself, so
you could just substitute some descriptive phrase in place of the
full URL in the second argument.  (Without \texttt it will be in
the same font as the surrounding text, just like a hyperlink.)
In pdfLatex the links are clickable, but even in Postscript they
seem to print and line-break OK.  Unfortunately, the Latex
\allowbreak command cannot be entered from the Insert  Hyperlink
dialog.







Re: I'm certain it has been discussed here previously..............

2012-06-04 Thread Charlie
 On Mon, 04 Jun 2012 08:43:50 -0400 Allen Barker
 allen.l.bar...@gmail.com suggested this:

There's a good discussion on the page
http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/3033/forcing-linebreaks-in-url

The solution to just add

\renewcommand{\UrlBreaks}{\do\/\do\a\do\b\do\c\do\d\do\e\do\f\do\g
\do\h\do\i\do\j\do\k\do\l\do\m\do\n\do\o\do\p\do\q\do\r\do\s\do\t
\do\u\do\v\do\w\do\x\do\y\do\z\do\A\do\B\do\C\do\D\do\E\do\F\do\G
\do\H\do\I\do\J\do\K\do\L\do\M\do\N\do\O\do\P\do\Q\do\R\do\S\do\T
\do\U\do\V\do\W\do\X\do\Y\do\Z\do\0\do\1\do\2\do\3\do\4\do\5\do\6
\do\7\do\8\do\9\do\_\do\%\do\\do\.\do\?}

to the preamble seems to work for me with pdfLatex, but not with
Postscript.

Thank you Allen. As you recommend, that is a good discussion. 

I tried various ways of getting it to work from the suggestions and
finally got it working with this from the discussion:

\renewcommand{\UrlBreaks}{\do\/\do\a\do\b\do\c\do\d\do\e\do\f\do\g\do\h\do\i\do\j\do\k\do\l\do\m\do\n\do\o\do\p\do\q\do\r\do\s\do\t\do\u\do\v\do\w\do\x\do\y\do\z\do\A\do\B\do\C\do\D\do\E\do\F\do\G\do\H\do\I\do\J\do\K\do\L\do\M\do\N\do\O\do\P\do\Q\do\R\do\S\do\T\do\U\do\V\do\W\do\X\do\Y\do\Z}

Like you, I see that it works correctly in the pdf document but not in
postscript.

But that works well enough for my purpose.

Thank you again. It's much appreciated.

Charlie
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Re: program listing of child documents with accents

2012-06-04 Thread Leandro Mattioli
Worked like a charm with LyX / TeXLive 2011.

Thanks!






Re: testers needed for LyX\'s Windows installer

2012-06-04 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Am 04.06.2012 11:23, schrieb Rick Blok - LR:


I can't seem to get the split indexes feature to work using Miktex portable on 
win7 w/o admin rights.


The installer in general still requires admin privileges. The problem is in one hand Imagemagick and 
on the other hand MiKTeX. For MiKTeX I did not yet find time to check the case that MiKTeX was 
installed as admin, but LyX not. Then it is impossible to enable splitindex and some other features 
because files like a Perl interpreter need to be added to MiKTeX's bin folder. If it was installed 
as admin, LyX installed as user can't write in this directory.


So does it work if you install the test release with admin privileges?

regards Uwe


LyX in APA format

2012-06-04 Thread Maaneli D
Hello. Does anyone have experience with writing APA format papers using Lyx? If 
so, I have a question about an error in the Lyx APA format example paper (found 
here):

http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/ApaLyX


When compiling the text into pdf format, the acknowledgments section does not 
appear in the pdf paper. Neither does the Note section. Any help someone can 
give to fix this would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Maaneli







 From: Uwe Stöhr uwesto...@web.de
To: LyX-Users lyx-users@lists.lyx.org 
Cc: Maaneli D maane...@yahoo.com 
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2010 9:03 AM
Subject: Re: LyX
 
Am 30.12.2010 08:11, schrieb Maaneli D:

 1. I would like to be able to modify my footnotes so that instead of being 
 labeled by numbers, they can be labeled by the star or diamond or clover 
 symbols, or any other symbol I prefer.

See sec. 4.2.1 Footnote Numbering of the EmbeddedObjects manual that you find 
in LyX's Help menu.

 2. I would like to be able to create the red box link on my footnotes so that 
 I can click on them in the main text, and they can send me directly to the 
 corresponding footnote text at the bottom of the page.

This is done when you enable hyperref in the menu Document-Settings-PDF 
Properties. Note that you then have to use the PDF export/view method pdflatex. 
The other variants don't support all hyperref features.
For more info about hyperref, see sec. 6.9 PDF Properties of the LyX 
UserGuide.

regards Uwe

Re: I'm certain it has been discussed here previously..............

2012-06-04 Thread Charlie
 On Mon, 4 Jun 2012 09:42:25 +0800 Ray Rashif schivmeis...@gmail.com
 suggested this:

Did you try explicitly loading the url package in preamble?

I lied Ray, it didn't work after all. It worked on a bodgied version
of a url, but when I got home and tried it on the real thing. No didn't
work.

Tried it as an ERT - but wouldn't allow it.

I just thought I better clarify this as someone else might find it in
the archives try it and wonder why it worked for me and will not work
for them.

Doesn't matter. I'll just use the URL as plain text and the reader can
copy and paste it into their browser address bar.

Thanks again for your time.
Charlie
-- 
**  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **
Registered Linux User:- 329524
***

Never doubt the potential of creative idleness being a way of life. Man
was elevated from the barbarian state by those who were idle, but
thought a lot. ---anon

***
Debian GNU/Linux - just the best way to create magic
___


testers needed for LyX\'s Windows installer

2012-06-04 Thread Rick Blok - LR
I can't seem to get the split indexes feature to work using Miktex portable on 
win7 w/o admin rights. If I disable multiple indices, pdf output shows an 
index, but it shows only my text when it's enabled.

Dutch spell check works.

Kind regards,
Rick Blok



Re: I'm certain it has been discussed here previously..............

2012-06-04 Thread Allen Barker

On 06/03/2012 05:38 AM, Charlie wrote:


I'm certain it's been discussed here before, but I can't find a
reference to it.

The way to stop a URL as an insert URL from running out over the
margins into infinity. This happens in various document classes.

The first line of the Insert URL has the right idea, but the second one
doesn't stop at any margin.

I know it can be done easily without using the insert URL application,
but then the URL can't just be clicked on in the .pdf version to take
the reader to the location. Instead it needs to be copied and pasted
into a browser address bar.

I think it should be possible to show the URL in a different way, even
if it's just a link to the correct page.

Just thought I would ask if someone can point me to the location of the
discussion.


There's a good discussion on the page
http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/3033/forcing-linebreaks-in-url

The solution to just add

\renewcommand{\UrlBreaks}{\do\/\do\a\do\b\do\c\do\d\do\e\do\f\do\g
\do\h\do\i\do\j\do\k\do\l\do\m\do\n\do\o\do\p\do\q\do\r\do\s\do\t
\do\u\do\v\do\w\do\x\do\y\do\z\do\A\do\B\do\C\do\D\do\E\do\F\do\G
\do\H\do\I\do\J\do\K\do\L\do\M\do\N\do\O\do\P\do\Q\do\R\do\S\do\T
\do\U\do\V\do\W\do\X\do\Y\do\Z\do\0\do\1\do\2\do\3\do\4\do\5\do\6
\do\7\do\8\do\9\do\_\do\%\do\\do\.\do\?}

to the preamble seems to work for me with pdfLatex, but not with
Postscript.  It lets Latex do a line break after a forward slash or
any alphabetic character.  I also added numbers and some punctuation
symbols, though a few are probably superfluous.  (Any character which
is not on the list but is in the URL seems to make the line breaks
overhang just slightly, by a character.)  The only downside seems to
be that the breaks are placed arbitrarily in the URL.

A different option would be to use \href directly in an ERT:

\def\ab{\allowbreak}
\href{http://longURL.com/thisIsALongStringWhichCanBreakBetweenWords}
{\texttt{http://longURL.com/this\ab Is\ab A\ab Long\ab String\ab
Which\ab Can\ab Break\ab Between\ab Words}}

Note that this allows breaks wherever the \ab is.  It also allows
for the text of the link to be different from the URL itself, so
you could just substitute some descriptive phrase in place of the
full URL in the second argument.  (Without \texttt it will be in
the same font as the surrounding text, just like a hyperlink.)
In pdfLatex the links are clickable, but even in Postscript they
seem to print and line-break OK.  Unfortunately, the Latex
\allowbreak command cannot be entered from the Insert  Hyperlink
dialog.







Re: I'm certain it has been discussed here previously..............

2012-06-04 Thread Charlie
 On Mon, 04 Jun 2012 08:43:50 -0400 Allen Barker
 allen.l.bar...@gmail.com suggested this:

There's a good discussion on the page
http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/3033/forcing-linebreaks-in-url

The solution to just add

\renewcommand{\UrlBreaks}{\do\/\do\a\do\b\do\c\do\d\do\e\do\f\do\g
\do\h\do\i\do\j\do\k\do\l\do\m\do\n\do\o\do\p\do\q\do\r\do\s\do\t
\do\u\do\v\do\w\do\x\do\y\do\z\do\A\do\B\do\C\do\D\do\E\do\F\do\G
\do\H\do\I\do\J\do\K\do\L\do\M\do\N\do\O\do\P\do\Q\do\R\do\S\do\T
\do\U\do\V\do\W\do\X\do\Y\do\Z\do\0\do\1\do\2\do\3\do\4\do\5\do\6
\do\7\do\8\do\9\do\_\do\%\do\\do\.\do\?}

to the preamble seems to work for me with pdfLatex, but not with
Postscript.

Thank you Allen. As you recommend, that is a good discussion. 

I tried various ways of getting it to work from the suggestions and
finally got it working with this from the discussion:

\renewcommand{\UrlBreaks}{\do\/\do\a\do\b\do\c\do\d\do\e\do\f\do\g\do\h\do\i\do\j\do\k\do\l\do\m\do\n\do\o\do\p\do\q\do\r\do\s\do\t\do\u\do\v\do\w\do\x\do\y\do\z\do\A\do\B\do\C\do\D\do\E\do\F\do\G\do\H\do\I\do\J\do\K\do\L\do\M\do\N\do\O\do\P\do\Q\do\R\do\S\do\T\do\U\do\V\do\W\do\X\do\Y\do\Z}

Like you, I see that it works correctly in the pdf document but not in
postscript.

But that works well enough for my purpose.

Thank you again. It's much appreciated.

Charlie
-- 
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Registered Linux User:- 329524
***

After the ecstasy, the laundry.  Zen Saying

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___


Re: program listing of child documents with accents

2012-06-04 Thread Leandro Mattioli
Worked like a charm with LyX / TeXLive 2011.

Thanks!






Re: testers needed for LyX\'s Windows installer

2012-06-04 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Am 04.06.2012 11:23, schrieb Rick Blok - LR:


I can't seem to get the split indexes feature to work using Miktex portable on 
win7 w/o admin rights.


The installer in general still requires admin privileges. The problem is in one hand Imagemagick and 
on the other hand MiKTeX. For MiKTeX I did not yet find time to check the case that MiKTeX was 
installed as admin, but LyX not. Then it is impossible to enable splitindex and some other features 
because files like a Perl interpreter need to be added to MiKTeX's bin folder. If it was installed 
as admin, LyX installed as user can't write in this directory.


So does it work if you install the test release with admin privileges?

regards Uwe


LyX in APA format

2012-06-04 Thread Maaneli D
Hello. Does anyone have experience with writing APA format papers using Lyx? If 
so, I have a question about an error in the Lyx APA format example paper (found 
here):

http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/ApaLyX


When compiling the text into pdf format, the acknowledgments section does not 
appear in the pdf paper. Neither does the Note section. Any help someone can 
give to fix this would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Maaneli







 From: Uwe Stöhr uwesto...@web.de
To: LyX-Users lyx-users@lists.lyx.org 
Cc: Maaneli D maane...@yahoo.com 
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2010 9:03 AM
Subject: Re: LyX
 
Am 30.12.2010 08:11, schrieb Maaneli D:

 1. I would like to be able to modify my footnotes so that instead of being 
 labeled by numbers, they can be labeled by the star or diamond or clover 
 symbols, or any other symbol I prefer.

See sec. 4.2.1 Footnote Numbering of the EmbeddedObjects manual that you find 
in LyX's Help menu.

 2. I would like to be able to create the red box link on my footnotes so that 
 I can click on them in the main text, and they can send me directly to the 
 corresponding footnote text at the bottom of the page.

This is done when you enable hyperref in the menu Document-Settings-PDF 
Properties. Note that you then have to use the PDF export/view method pdflatex. 
The other variants don't support all hyperref features.
For more info about hyperref, see sec. 6.9 PDF Properties of the LyX 
UserGuide.

regards Uwe

Re: I'm certain it has been discussed here previously..............

2012-06-04 Thread Charlie
 On Mon, 4 Jun 2012 09:42:25 +0800 "Ray Rashif schivmeis...@gmail.com"
 suggested this:

>Did you try explicitly loading the url package in preamble?

I lied Ray, it didn't work after all. It worked on a bodgied version
of a url, but when I got home and tried it on the real thing. No didn't
work.

Tried it as an ERT - but wouldn't allow it.

I just thought I better clarify this as someone else might find it in
the archives try it and wonder why it worked for me and will not work
for them.

Doesn't matter. I'll just use the URL as plain text and the reader can
copy and paste it into their browser address bar.

Thanks again for your time.
Charlie
-- 
**  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **
Registered Linux User:- 329524
***

Never doubt the potential of creative idleness being a way of life. Man
was elevated from the barbarian state by those who were idle, but
thought a lot. ---anon

***
Debian GNU/Linux - just the best way to create magic
___


testers needed for LyX\'s Windows installer

2012-06-04 Thread Rick Blok - LR
I can't seem to get the split indexes feature to work using Miktex portable on 
win7 w/o admin rights. If I disable multiple indices, pdf output shows an 
index, but it shows only my text when it's enabled.

Dutch spell check works.

Kind regards,
Rick Blok



Re: I'm certain it has been discussed here previously..............

2012-06-04 Thread Allen Barker

On 06/03/2012 05:38 AM, Charlie wrote:


I'm certain it's been discussed here before, but I can't find a
reference to it.

The way to stop a URL as an "insert URL" from running out over the
margins into infinity. This happens in various document classes.

The first line of the Insert URL has the right idea, but the second one
doesn't stop at any margin.

I know it can be done easily without using the insert URL application,
but then the URL can't just be clicked on in the .pdf version to take
the reader to the location. Instead it needs to be copied and pasted
into a browser address bar.

I think it should be possible to show the URL in a different way, even
if it's just a link to the correct page.

Just thought I would ask if someone can point me to the location of the
discussion.


There's a good discussion on the page
http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/3033/forcing-linebreaks-in-url

The solution to just add

\renewcommand{\UrlBreaks}{\do\/\do\a\do\b\do\c\do\d\do\e\do\f\do\g
\do\h\do\i\do\j\do\k\do\l\do\m\do\n\do\o\do\p\do\q\do\r\do\s\do\t
\do\u\do\v\do\w\do\x\do\y\do\z\do\A\do\B\do\C\do\D\do\E\do\F\do\G
\do\H\do\I\do\J\do\K\do\L\do\M\do\N\do\O\do\P\do\Q\do\R\do\S\do\T
\do\U\do\V\do\W\do\X\do\Y\do\Z\do\0\do\1\do\2\do\3\do\4\do\5\do\6
\do\7\do\8\do\9\do\_\do\%\do\&\do\.\do\?}

to the preamble seems to work for me with pdfLatex, but not with
Postscript.  It lets Latex do a line break after a forward slash or
any alphabetic character.  I also added numbers and some punctuation
symbols, though a few are probably superfluous.  (Any character which
is not on the list but is in the URL seems to make the line breaks
overhang just slightly, by a character.)  The only downside seems to
be that the breaks are placed arbitrarily in the URL.

A different option would be to use \href directly in an ERT:

\def\ab{\allowbreak}
\href{http://longURL.com/thisIsALongStringWhichCanBreakBetweenWords}
{\texttt{http://longURL.com/this\ab Is\ab A\ab Long\ab String\ab
Which\ab Can\ab Break\ab Between\ab Words}}

Note that this allows breaks wherever the \ab is.  It also allows
for the text of the link to be different from the URL itself, so
you could just substitute some descriptive phrase in place of the
full URL in the second argument.  (Without \texttt it will be in
the same font as the surrounding text, just like a hyperlink.)
In pdfLatex the links are clickable, but even in Postscript they
seem to print and line-break OK.  Unfortunately, the Latex
\allowbreak command cannot be entered from the Insert > Hyperlink
dialog.







Re: I'm certain it has been discussed here previously..............

2012-06-04 Thread Charlie
 On Mon, 04 Jun 2012 08:43:50 -0400 "Allen Barker
 allen.l.bar...@gmail.com" suggested this:

>There's a good discussion on the page
>http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/3033/forcing-linebreaks-in-url
>
>The solution to just add
>
>\renewcommand{\UrlBreaks}{\do\/\do\a\do\b\do\c\do\d\do\e\do\f\do\g
>\do\h\do\i\do\j\do\k\do\l\do\m\do\n\do\o\do\p\do\q\do\r\do\s\do\t
>\do\u\do\v\do\w\do\x\do\y\do\z\do\A\do\B\do\C\do\D\do\E\do\F\do\G
>\do\H\do\I\do\J\do\K\do\L\do\M\do\N\do\O\do\P\do\Q\do\R\do\S\do\T
>\do\U\do\V\do\W\do\X\do\Y\do\Z\do\0\do\1\do\2\do\3\do\4\do\5\do\6
>\do\7\do\8\do\9\do\_\do\%\do\&\do\.\do\?}
>
>to the preamble seems to work for me with pdfLatex, but not with
>Postscript.

Thank you Allen. As you recommend, that is a good discussion. 

I tried various ways of getting it to work from the suggestions and
finally got it working with this from the discussion:

\renewcommand{\UrlBreaks}{\do\/\do\a\do\b\do\c\do\d\do\e\do\f\do\g\do\h\do\i\do\j\do\k\do\l\do\m\do\n\do\o\do\p\do\q\do\r\do\s\do\t\do\u\do\v\do\w\do\x\do\y\do\z\do\A\do\B\do\C\do\D\do\E\do\F\do\G\do\H\do\I\do\J\do\K\do\L\do\M\do\N\do\O\do\P\do\Q\do\R\do\S\do\T\do\U\do\V\do\W\do\X\do\Y\do\Z}

Like you, I see that it works correctly in the pdf document but not in
postscript.

But that works well enough for my purpose.

Thank you again. It's much appreciated.

Charlie
-- 
**  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **
Registered Linux User:- 329524
***

After the ecstasy, the laundry.  Zen Saying

***
Debian GNU/Linux - just the best way to create magic
___


Re: program listing of child documents with accents

2012-06-04 Thread Leandro Mattioli
Worked like a charm with LyX / TeXLive 2011.

Thanks!






Re: testers needed for LyX\'s Windows installer

2012-06-04 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Am 04.06.2012 11:23, schrieb Rick Blok - LR:


I can't seem to get the split indexes feature to work using Miktex portable on 
win7 w/o admin rights.


The installer in general still requires admin privileges. The problem is in one hand Imagemagick and 
on the other hand MiKTeX. For MiKTeX I did not yet find time to check the case that MiKTeX was 
installed as admin, but LyX not. Then it is impossible to enable splitindex and some other features 
because files like a Perl interpreter need to be added to MiKTeX's bin folder. If it was installed 
as admin, LyX installed as user can't write in this directory.


So does it work if you install the test release with admin privileges?

regards Uwe


LyX in APA format

2012-06-04 Thread Maaneli D
Hello. Does anyone have experience with writing APA format papers using Lyx? If 
so, I have a question about an error in the Lyx APA format example paper (found 
here):

http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/ApaLyX


When compiling the text into pdf format, the acknowledgments section does not 
appear in the pdf paper. Neither does the "Note" section. Any help someone can 
give to fix this would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Maaneli







 From: Uwe Stöhr 
To: LyX-Users  
Cc: Maaneli D  
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2010 9:03 AM
Subject: Re: LyX
 
Am 30.12.2010 08:11, schrieb Maaneli D:

> 1. I would like to be able to modify my footnotes so that instead of being 
> labeled by numbers, they can be labeled by the star or diamond or clover 
> symbols, or any other symbol I prefer.

See sec. 4.2.1 "Footnote Numbering" of the EmbeddedObjects manual that you find 
in LyX's Help menu.

> 2. I would like to be able to create the red box link on my footnotes so that 
> I can click on them in the main text, and they can send me directly to the 
> corresponding footnote text at the bottom of the page.

This is done when you enable hyperref in the menu Document->Settings->PDF 
Properties. Note that you then have to use the PDF export/view method pdflatex. 
The other variants don't support all hyperref features.
For more info about hyperref, see sec. 6.9 "PDF Properties" of the LyX 
UserGuide.

regards Uwe