Re: How to install new packages to Lyx?

2009-09-04 Thread Agoldenquill


dirac14 wrote:
 
 Hello there!
 I am a relatively new lyx user and this is my first post so please forgive
 my total ignorance..
 
 I ve searched for at least 3 hours to give myself the answer to the
 subject's question . . .  what do i have to do in order to install a new
 package and make it work as if it were preinstalled in lyx?

I am in the same position as dirac14. I began using LyX about a month ago,
but in that time I have yet to figure out how to install new packages. I
searched everywhere, but all the LyX information seems written for
programmer-types, or people who know LaTeX. Yet the LyX webpages said one
does not need to know LaTeX in order to use LyX.

Does anyone have simple, regular, end-user English instructions for
installing new packages?
Any help is appreciated.

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Smart/curly quotes vs straight quotes

2009-09-04 Thread Agoldenquill

I'm a new LyX user needing to convert a novel manuscript to LyX format. I
managed to remove all but the barebones formatting from my
OpenOffice-formatted document (could not export directly to LyX -- didn't
work for some reason), but now I cannot seem to find any way to convert all
the quotes to smart, or curly, quotes. They're all straight quotes.

The only thing I've discovered so far is to manually go through and delete
the left-quote / right-quote and type in the new one. With over 400 pages
including extensive dialogue, this is a huge undertaking!

Does anyone know of a macro-type method or any other method to automatically
convert straight quotes to smart/curly quotes?

FYI, I've already tried search-and-replace, but this too is a time-consuming
task, having to go through and search each left straight quote and replace
it with a left smart quote, then do the same for the right. Twice through
400+ pages...not fun.

Any help is appreciated.
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Re: How to install new packages to Lyx?

2009-09-04 Thread Agoldenquill


dirac14 wrote:
 
 Hello there!
 I am a relatively new lyx user and this is my first post so please forgive
 my total ignorance..
 
 I ve searched for at least 3 hours to give myself the answer to the
 subject's question . . .  what do i have to do in order to install a new
 package and make it work as if it were preinstalled in lyx?

I am in the same position as dirac14. I began using LyX about a month ago,
but in that time I have yet to figure out how to install new packages. I
searched everywhere, but all the LyX information seems written for
programmer-types, or people who know LaTeX. Yet the LyX webpages said one
does not need to know LaTeX in order to use LyX.

Does anyone have simple, regular, end-user English instructions for
installing new packages?
Any help is appreciated.

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Smart/curly quotes vs straight quotes

2009-09-04 Thread Agoldenquill

I'm a new LyX user needing to convert a novel manuscript to LyX format. I
managed to remove all but the barebones formatting from my
OpenOffice-formatted document (could not export directly to LyX -- didn't
work for some reason), but now I cannot seem to find any way to convert all
the quotes to smart, or curly, quotes. They're all straight quotes.

The only thing I've discovered so far is to manually go through and delete
the left-quote / right-quote and type in the new one. With over 400 pages
including extensive dialogue, this is a huge undertaking!

Does anyone know of a macro-type method or any other method to automatically
convert straight quotes to smart/curly quotes?

FYI, I've already tried search-and-replace, but this too is a time-consuming
task, having to go through and search each left straight quote and replace
it with a left smart quote, then do the same for the right. Twice through
400+ pages...not fun.

Any help is appreciated.
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Re: How to install new packages to Lyx?

2009-09-04 Thread Agoldenquill


dirac14 wrote:
> 
> Hello there!
> I am a relatively new lyx user and this is my first post so please forgive
> my total ignorance..
> 
> I ve searched for at least 3 hours to give myself the answer to the
> subject's question . . .  what do i have to do in order to install a new
> package and make it work as if it were preinstalled in lyx?

I am in the same position as dirac14. I began using LyX about a month ago,
but in that time I have yet to figure out how to install new packages. I
searched everywhere, but all the LyX information seems written for
programmer-types, or people who know LaTeX. Yet the LyX webpages said one
does not need to know LaTeX in order to use LyX.

Does anyone have simple, regular, end-user English instructions for
installing new packages?
Any help is appreciated.

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Smart/curly quotes vs straight quotes

2009-09-04 Thread Agoldenquill

I'm a new LyX user needing to convert a novel manuscript to LyX format. I
managed to remove all but the barebones formatting from my
OpenOffice-formatted document (could not export directly to LyX -- didn't
work for some reason), but now I cannot seem to find any way to convert all
the quotes to smart, or curly, quotes. They're all straight quotes.

The only thing I've discovered so far is to manually go through and delete
the left-quote / right-quote and type in the new one. With over 400 pages
including extensive dialogue, this is a huge undertaking!

Does anyone know of a macro-type method or any other method to automatically
convert straight quotes to smart/curly quotes?

FYI, I've already tried search-and-replace, but this too is a time-consuming
task, having to go through and search each left straight quote and replace
it with a left smart quote, then do the same for the right. Twice through
400+ pages...not fun.

Any help is appreciated.
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