Re: helping Windows-user: document with lots of invalid characters

2012-04-09 Thread AJR
Hi, I might have a simple work around. Once the text has been copied from the pdf/ word doc into a lyx document export the lyx document as plain text. Open the plain text document in the simplest text editor you can find. Copy and paste the text back into a new lyx document and export to pdf in

Re: lyx 2.0.0 URL error unable to open external file on Ubuntu 11.10 . File path is correct!! Solved

2012-04-09 Thread AJR
I solved it, the solution was really simple, but not at all obvious to me given how careful one must usually be with file paths in any *nix application.Most apps do not fill in anything for you. Knocking the leading / off the file path solved the problem. Instead of putting /home/foo/bar.xls in

Re: helping Windows-user: document with lots of invalid characters

2012-04-09 Thread AJR
Hi, I might have a simple work around. Once the text has been copied from the pdf/ word doc into a lyx document export the lyx document as plain text. Open the plain text document in the simplest text editor you can find. Copy and paste the text back into a new lyx document and export to pdf in

Re: lyx 2.0.0 URL error unable to open external file on Ubuntu 11.10 . File path is correct!! Solved

2012-04-09 Thread AJR
I solved it, the solution was really simple, but not at all obvious to me given how careful one must usually be with file paths in any *nix application.Most apps do not fill in anything for you. Knocking the leading / off the file path solved the problem. Instead of putting /home/foo/bar.xls in

Re: helping Windows-user: document with lots of invalid characters

2012-04-09 Thread AJR
Hi, I might have a simple work around. Once the text has been copied from the pdf/ word doc into a lyx document export the lyx document as plain text. Open the plain text document in the simplest text editor you can find. Copy and paste the text back into a new lyx document and export to pdf in

Re: lyx 2.0.0 URL error "unable to open external file" on Ubuntu 11.10 . File path is correct!! Solved

2012-04-09 Thread AJR
I solved it, the solution was really simple, but not at all obvious to me given how careful one must usually be with file paths in any *nix application.Most apps do not fill in anything for you. Knocking the leading / off the file path solved the problem. Instead of putting /home/foo/bar.xls in