Re: Location of toolbar settings

2010-07-24 Thread E. Kaplan
 Inspired by your post, I tried to use getdeb to upgrade Lyx from 1.6.5 
(the current Ubuntu 10.04 version) to 1.6.7, but although I had 
installed getdeb, when I click on INSTALL THIS (Lyx) NOW, the browser 
opens a new tab but nothing happens.  I am running ubuntu 10.04 64 bit.  
Am I doing anything wrong?  Is the problem due to the 64 bit version?

Thanks,

Ehud Kaplan

On 7/22/2010 9:15 AM, Daniel CLEMENT wrote:

Hi,

Recently my LyX version has been upgraded to 1.6.7, thanks to the getdeb
repository (Ubuntu 10.04).

The update went fine, but I lost my toolbar settings in the process. It
did not take me very long to restore them, but I still would like to
know where they are stored, so that I can preserve them in future
upgrades.

TIA - regards,


Re: Location of toolbar settings

2010-07-24 Thread E. Kaplan
 Inspired by your post, I tried to use getdeb to upgrade Lyx from 1.6.5 
(the current Ubuntu 10.04 version) to 1.6.7, but although I had 
installed getdeb, when I click on INSTALL THIS (Lyx) NOW, the browser 
opens a new tab but nothing happens.  I am running ubuntu 10.04 64 bit.  
Am I doing anything wrong?  Is the problem due to the 64 bit version?

Thanks,

Ehud Kaplan

On 7/22/2010 9:15 AM, Daniel CLEMENT wrote:

Hi,

Recently my LyX version has been upgraded to 1.6.7, thanks to the getdeb
repository (Ubuntu 10.04).

The update went fine, but I lost my toolbar settings in the process. It
did not take me very long to restore them, but I still would like to
know where they are stored, so that I can preserve them in future
upgrades.

TIA - regards,


Re: Location of toolbar settings

2010-07-24 Thread E. Kaplan
 Inspired by your post, I tried to use getdeb to upgrade Lyx from 1.6.5 
(the current Ubuntu 10.04 version) to 1.6.7, but although I had 
installed getdeb, when I click on INSTALL THIS (Lyx) NOW, the browser 
opens a new tab but nothing happens.  I am running ubuntu 10.04 64 bit.  
Am I doing anything wrong?  Is the problem due to the 64 bit version?

Thanks,

Ehud Kaplan

On 7/22/2010 9:15 AM, Daniel CLEMENT wrote:

Hi,

Recently my LyX version has been upgraded to 1.6.7, thanks to the getdeb
repository (Ubuntu 10.04).

The update went fine, but I lost my toolbar settings in the process. It
did not take me very long to restore them, but I still would like to
know where they are stored, so that I can preserve them in future
upgrades.

TIA - regards,


Re: Lyx 2 WORD

2010-06-13 Thread E. Kaplan
Here is an example of what conversion to html did (viewed with 
OO-writer).  Selectivity (tuning) should have started a new paragraph, 
just like Cortical contrast gain control:


*Cortical contrast gain control *How cortical neurons adjust their 
contrast sensitivity and gain to cope with the broad range of stimulus 
intensities common in the environment is a topic of long standing 
theoretical and experimental interest (_Ohzawa et al. 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XOhzawa1982_, 
_1982 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XOhzawa1982_; 
_Albrecht and Hamilton 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XAlbrecht1982_, 
_1982 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XAlbrecht1982_; 
_Albrecht and Geisler 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XAlbrecht1994_, 
_1994 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XAlbrecht1994_; 
_Sanchez-Vives et al. 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XSanchez-Vives2000_, 
_2000 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XSanchez-Vives2000_; 
_Albrecht et al. 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XAlbrecht2002_, 
_2002 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XAlbrecht2002_). 
A prominent hypothesis is that spatial contrast is measured over some 
part of the receptive field, and the resultant signal is used to adjust 
the contrast gain of the cell, probably by a non-linear mechanism such 
as division (_Carandini and Heeger 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XCarandini1994_, 
_1994 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XCarandini1994_; 
_Carandini et al. 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XCarandini1997a_, 
_1997 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XCarandini1997a_). 
There is little doubt that synaptic interactions in the cortex play a 
major role in this crucial process, but the precise nature of the role, 
and whether chemical or electrical synapses are used, is still uncertain 
(_Heimel et al. 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XHeimel2010_, 
_2010 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XHeimel2010_). 
*Selectivity (tuning) *Cortical cells are tuned to particular features 
in the environment, such as orientation, spatial frequency or color. The 
mechanisms that participate in generating this selectivity from the 
non-selective thalamic input are only poorly and incompletely 
understood, and inhibition from cells that are tuned to the 
non-preferred features (such as cross-orientation inhibition) are 
thought to be important (_Morrone et al. 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XMorrone1982_, 
_1982 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XMorrone1982_; 
_Bonds 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XBonds1989_, 
_1989 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XBonds1989_). 
Thus the coupling among the inhibitory neurons in the cortex must affect 
one of the most fundamental properties of cortical neurons. **







Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029


On 6/12/2010 5:09 PM, Guenter Milde wrote:

On 2010-06-12, E. Kaplan wrote:
   

I know this is an often-discussed issue, but like the weather, it seems
to be always relevant.
 
   

In converting from Lyx to MS WORD I found the path through html to work
quite well

Re: Lyx 2 WORD

2010-06-13 Thread E. Kaplan
Here is an example of what conversion to html did (viewed with 
OO-writer).  Selectivity (tuning) should have started a new paragraph, 
just like Cortical contrast gain control:


*Cortical contrast gain control *How cortical neurons adjust their 
contrast sensitivity and gain to cope with the broad range of stimulus 
intensities common in the environment is a topic of long standing 
theoretical and experimental interest (_Ohzawa et al. 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XOhzawa1982_, 
_1982 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XOhzawa1982_; 
_Albrecht and Hamilton 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XAlbrecht1982_, 
_1982 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XAlbrecht1982_; 
_Albrecht and Geisler 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XAlbrecht1994_, 
_1994 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XAlbrecht1994_; 
_Sanchez-Vives et al. 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XSanchez-Vives2000_, 
_2000 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XSanchez-Vives2000_; 
_Albrecht et al. 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XAlbrecht2002_, 
_2002 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XAlbrecht2002_). 
A prominent hypothesis is that spatial contrast is measured over some 
part of the receptive field, and the resultant signal is used to adjust 
the contrast gain of the cell, probably by a non-linear mechanism such 
as division (_Carandini and Heeger 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XCarandini1994_, 
_1994 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XCarandini1994_; 
_Carandini et al. 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XCarandini1997a_, 
_1997 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XCarandini1997a_). 
There is little doubt that synaptic interactions in the cortex play a 
major role in this crucial process, but the precise nature of the role, 
and whether chemical or electrical synapses are used, is still uncertain 
(_Heimel et al. 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XHeimel2010_, 
_2010 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XHeimel2010_). 
*Selectivity (tuning) *Cortical cells are tuned to particular features 
in the environment, such as orientation, spatial frequency or color. The 
mechanisms that participate in generating this selectivity from the 
non-selective thalamic input are only poorly and incompletely 
understood, and inhibition from cells that are tuned to the 
non-preferred features (such as cross-orientation inhibition) are 
thought to be important (_Morrone et al. 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XMorrone1982_, 
_1982 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XMorrone1982_; 
_Bonds 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XBonds1989_, 
_1989 
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/EK/Local%20Settings/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp2164/lyx_tmpbuf0/GapJunctions-2010.html#XBonds1989_). 
Thus the coupling among the inhibitory neurons in the cortex must affect 
one of the most fundamental properties of cortical neurons. **







Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029


On 6/12/2010 5:09 PM, Guenter Milde wrote:

On 2010-06-12, E. Kaplan wrote:
   

I know this is an often-discussed issue, but like the weather, it seems
to be always relevant.
 
   

In converting from Lyx to MS WORD I found the path through html to work
quite well

Re: Lyx 2 WORD

2010-06-13 Thread E. Kaplan
Here is an example of what conversion to html did (viewed with 
OO-writer).  Selectivity (tuning) should have started a new paragraph, 
just like Cortical contrast gain control:


*Cortical contrast gain control *How cortical neurons adjust their 
contrast sensitivity and gain to cope with the broad range of stimulus 
intensities common in the environment is a topic of long standing 
theoretical and experimental interest (_Ohzawa et al. 
_, 
_1982 
_; 
_Albrecht and Hamilton 
_, 
_1982 
_; 
_Albrecht and Geisler 
_, 
_1994 
_; 
_Sanchez-Vives et al. 
_, 
_2000 
_; 
_Albrecht et al. 
_, 
_2002 
_). 
A prominent hypothesis is that spatial contrast is measured over some 
part of the receptive field, and the resultant signal is used to adjust 
the contrast gain of the cell, probably by a non-linear mechanism such 
as division (_Carandini and Heeger 
_, 
_1994 
_; 
_Carandini et al. 
_, 
_1997 
_). 
There is little doubt that synaptic interactions in the cortex play a 
major role in this crucial process, but the precise nature of the role, 
and whether chemical or electrical synapses are used, is still uncertain 
(_Heimel et al. 
_, 
_2010 
_). 
*Selectivity (tuning) *Cortical cells are tuned to particular features 
in the environment, such as orientation, spatial frequency or color. The 
mechanisms that participate in generating this selectivity from the 
non-selective thalamic input are only poorly and incompletely 
understood, and inhibition from cells that are tuned to the 
non-preferred features (such as cross-orientation inhibition) are 
thought to be important (_Morrone et al. 
_, 
_1982 
_; 
_Bonds 
_, 
_1989 
_). 
Thus the coupling among the inhibitory neurons in the cortex must affect 
one of the most fundamental properties of cortical neurons. **







Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual&  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical&  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029


On 6/12/2010 5:09 PM, Guenter Milde wrote:

On 2010-06-12, E. Kaplan wrote:
   

I know this is an often-discussed issue, but like the weather, it seems
to be always relevant.
 
   

In converting from Lyx to MS WORD I found the path through html to work
quite well, even for documents with figures, except for the paragraph
environment, which somehow is treated as regular text:  the paragraph
heading is in bold, but there is no new line before the paragraph heading.
 

No new line *before* the paragraph heading is indead somewhat strange.

No new line *after* tha paragraph heading is expected.

Or do you mean no vertical space (blank line)?

Günter

   


Lyx 2 WORD

2010-06-12 Thread E. Kaplan
I know this is an often-discussed issue, but like the weather, it seems 
to be always relevant.


In converting from Lyx to MS WORD I found the path through html to work 
quite well, even for documents with figures, except for the paragraph 
environment, which somehow is treated as regular text:  the paragraph 
heading is in bold, but there is no new line before the paragraph heading.


Is this a bug or the expected behavior?

Ehud
.



Lyx 2 WORD

2010-06-12 Thread E. Kaplan
I know this is an often-discussed issue, but like the weather, it seems 
to be always relevant.


In converting from Lyx to MS WORD I found the path through html to work 
quite well, even for documents with figures, except for the paragraph 
environment, which somehow is treated as regular text:  the paragraph 
heading is in bold, but there is no new line before the paragraph heading.


Is this a bug or the expected behavior?

Ehud
.



Lyx 2 WORD

2010-06-12 Thread E. Kaplan
I know this is an often-discussed issue, but like the weather, it seems 
to be always relevant.


In converting from Lyx to MS WORD I found the path through html to work 
quite well, even for documents with figures, except for the paragraph 
environment, which somehow is treated as regular text:  the paragraph 
heading is in bold, but there is no new line before the paragraph heading.


Is this a bug or the expected behavior?

Ehud
.



Re: Beamer multitude problems with lyx

2010-06-09 Thread E. Kaplan
All of this takes us away from Lyx and its usability as a slide 
presentations creator...


The two issues that Daniel brought up (absolute positioning ability on a 
slide and slide/package dependency) are very serious, and do not exist 
in Powerpoint-like programs.  The fact that Beamer suffers from them 
suggests that its creators have not produced enough real-life 
presentations-- otherwise they would have had to face (and fix) these 
obstacles.As for solutions:


  1. The first problem is really a Tex-Latex issue, and solving it will
 undermine the design philosophy of Tex. To me this suggests that
 using something like Scribus or Inkscape to generate a bunch of
 pdf pages as a presentation might be a better solution, although I
 find neither one particularly intuitive, and people who love
 dynamical visual effects (not me!) will need something else anyway.
  2. I can think of modifying Beamer to fix the second problem by
 somehow bundling the preamble with each slide as a (hidden) note,
 so it would travel with the slide, making each slide
 self-documenting.



Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029


On 6/9/2010 5:17 AM, Daniel Lohmann wrote:

On 08.06.2010, at 11:00, E. Kaplan wrote:

   

Thanks, Daniel, for sharing this solution.
 
   

Which style file are we talking about?
 

The beamer theme I have developed for my department. Its a complete own theme 
that is included with \usetheme{i4} in your preamble and has to be put 
somewhere in your texmf-tree (or side by side to the presentation). I have 
zipped it together with a small example:
   http://www4.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/~lohmann/download/i4beamer.zip

As a (somewhat bigger) example I have also provided the Puma-Talk:
   http://www4.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/~lohmann/download/puma-slides.zip

Here I have put the style side by side to the presentation, as I was 
collaborating with a colleague on that.
DISCLAIMER: As most of my talks, this one went through some last-minute 
optimization that partly lead to, well, not so nice code.

   

Since examples are the best teachers, could you please upload (or point to) a 
Lyx file to produce (part of?) the very nice presentation of PUMA that was 
showcased on your last message?
 

Sorry, there is no LyX file. I considered the discussion to be already at a 
point how to achieve such things with beamer at all.

I personally do not consider LyX to be the right front end for beamer. In my 
presentations, I tend to use a lot of visual effects and as little plain text 
as possible. The visual effects are mostly achieved with TikZ and some LaTeX (and 
sometimes even plain TeX) coding, which means that within LyX I would end up with 80% 
ERT, which would be a PITA. LyX is definitely not my editor of choice for LaTeX code.

Even though I never have tried it: the theme should be usable together with LyX 
as good (or as bad) as any Beamer theme, so feel free to experiment with it.


On 08.06.2010, at 20:29, Steve Litt wrote:

   

Daniel, your solution inspired me to solve the other Beamer problem I'd been
having. I enjoy having text blocks in my presentations where the text block is
maybe 60% of the width, and centered. The width of a Beamer block can be
altered by a \setlength{\textwidth}, but no matter what I did with \center,
\centering, \hskip, \leftskip, I couldn't center it.
 

Yeah, this LaTeX center commands are all a bit strange wrt when they work and 
when not; I have never really understood it. The one that works for me is the 
center *environment*. I usually combine it with minipages to achieve the 
desired text width:

  \begin{center}\begin{minipage}{0.8\textwidth}
 BLOCK
\end{minipage}\end{center}


   

Ehud and Daniel, what other Beamer difficulties can you think of? I'm having a
lot of trouble getting onto the Beamer-Latex mailing list, so this is the most
authoritative Beamer knowledge source I have.
 


There is probably plenty to say that (even more probably) I have forgot 
meanwhile. So, to just get this started:

** absolute positioning of elements.
IMHO an essential for presentation slides, but not natively supported by 
beamer. I ended up with using TikZ pictures with the [overlay] option and the (current 
page) node to achieve this (see the puma-slides example). In fact, TikZ has come to my 
rescue in many more cases, so I use it quite a lot in conjunction with beamer. A major 
downside of employing TikZ quite a lot, is, however...

** long compilation times.
I use the comment package (\begin{comment} ... \end{comment} to uncomment 
during authoring those parts of a presentation I am currently not working

Re: Beamer multitude problems with lyx

2010-06-09 Thread E. Kaplan
All of this takes us away from Lyx and its usability as a slide 
presentations creator...


The two issues that Daniel brought up (absolute positioning ability on a 
slide and slide/package dependency) are very serious, and do not exist 
in Powerpoint-like programs.  The fact that Beamer suffers from them 
suggests that its creators have not produced enough real-life 
presentations-- otherwise they would have had to face (and fix) these 
obstacles.As for solutions:


  1. The first problem is really a Tex-Latex issue, and solving it will
 undermine the design philosophy of Tex. To me this suggests that
 using something like Scribus or Inkscape to generate a bunch of
 pdf pages as a presentation might be a better solution, although I
 find neither one particularly intuitive, and people who love
 dynamical visual effects (not me!) will need something else anyway.
  2. I can think of modifying Beamer to fix the second problem by
 somehow bundling the preamble with each slide as a (hidden) note,
 so it would travel with the slide, making each slide
 self-documenting.



Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029


On 6/9/2010 5:17 AM, Daniel Lohmann wrote:

On 08.06.2010, at 11:00, E. Kaplan wrote:

   

Thanks, Daniel, for sharing this solution.
 
   

Which style file are we talking about?
 

The beamer theme I have developed for my department. Its a complete own theme 
that is included with \usetheme{i4} in your preamble and has to be put 
somewhere in your texmf-tree (or side by side to the presentation). I have 
zipped it together with a small example:
   http://www4.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/~lohmann/download/i4beamer.zip

As a (somewhat bigger) example I have also provided the Puma-Talk:
   http://www4.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/~lohmann/download/puma-slides.zip

Here I have put the style side by side to the presentation, as I was 
collaborating with a colleague on that.
DISCLAIMER: As most of my talks, this one went through some last-minute 
optimization that partly lead to, well, not so nice code.

   

Since examples are the best teachers, could you please upload (or point to) a 
Lyx file to produce (part of?) the very nice presentation of PUMA that was 
showcased on your last message?
 

Sorry, there is no LyX file. I considered the discussion to be already at a 
point how to achieve such things with beamer at all.

I personally do not consider LyX to be the right front end for beamer. In my 
presentations, I tend to use a lot of visual effects and as little plain text 
as possible. The visual effects are mostly achieved with TikZ and some LaTeX (and 
sometimes even plain TeX) coding, which means that within LyX I would end up with 80% 
ERT, which would be a PITA. LyX is definitely not my editor of choice for LaTeX code.

Even though I never have tried it: the theme should be usable together with LyX 
as good (or as bad) as any Beamer theme, so feel free to experiment with it.


On 08.06.2010, at 20:29, Steve Litt wrote:

   

Daniel, your solution inspired me to solve the other Beamer problem I'd been
having. I enjoy having text blocks in my presentations where the text block is
maybe 60% of the width, and centered. The width of a Beamer block can be
altered by a \setlength{\textwidth}, but no matter what I did with \center,
\centering, \hskip, \leftskip, I couldn't center it.
 

Yeah, this LaTeX center commands are all a bit strange wrt when they work and 
when not; I have never really understood it. The one that works for me is the 
center *environment*. I usually combine it with minipages to achieve the 
desired text width:

  \begin{center}\begin{minipage}{0.8\textwidth}
 BLOCK
\end{minipage}\end{center}


   

Ehud and Daniel, what other Beamer difficulties can you think of? I'm having a
lot of trouble getting onto the Beamer-Latex mailing list, so this is the most
authoritative Beamer knowledge source I have.
 


There is probably plenty to say that (even more probably) I have forgot 
meanwhile. So, to just get this started:

** absolute positioning of elements.
IMHO an essential for presentation slides, but not natively supported by 
beamer. I ended up with using TikZ pictures with the [overlay] option and the (current 
page) node to achieve this (see the puma-slides example). In fact, TikZ has come to my 
rescue in many more cases, so I use it quite a lot in conjunction with beamer. A major 
downside of employing TikZ quite a lot, is, however...

** long compilation times.
I use the comment package (\begin{comment} ... \end{comment} to uncomment 
during authoring those parts of a presentation I am currently not working

Re: Beamer multitude problems with lyx

2010-06-09 Thread E. Kaplan
All of this takes us away from Lyx and its usability as a slide 
presentations creator...


The two issues that Daniel brought up (absolute positioning ability on a 
slide and slide/package dependency) are very serious, and do not exist 
in Powerpoint-like programs.  The fact that Beamer suffers from them 
suggests that its creators have not produced enough real-life 
presentations-- otherwise they would have had to face (and fix) these 
obstacles.As for solutions:


  1. The first problem is really a Tex-Latex issue, and solving it will
 undermine the design philosophy of Tex. To me this suggests that
 using something like Scribus or Inkscape to generate a bunch of
 pdf pages as a presentation might be a better solution, although I
 find neither one particularly intuitive, and people who love
 dynamical visual effects (not me!) will need something else anyway.
  2. I can think of modifying Beamer to fix the second problem by
 somehow bundling the preamble with each slide as a (hidden) note,
 so it would travel with the slide, making each slide
 self-documenting.



Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual&  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical&  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029


On 6/9/2010 5:17 AM, Daniel Lohmann wrote:

On 08.06.2010, at 11:00, E. Kaplan wrote:

   

Thanks, Daniel, for sharing this solution.
 
   

Which style file are we talking about?
 

The beamer theme I have developed for my department. Its a complete own theme 
that is included with \usetheme{i4} in your preamble and has to be put 
somewhere in your texmf-tree (or side by side to the presentation). I have 
zipped it together with a small example:
   http://www4.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/~lohmann/download/i4beamer.zip

As a (somewhat bigger) example I have also provided the Puma-Talk:
   http://www4.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/~lohmann/download/puma-slides.zip

Here I have put the style side by side to the presentation, as I was 
collaborating with a colleague on that.
DISCLAIMER: As most of my talks, this one went through some "last-minute 
optimization" that partly lead to, well, not so nice code.

   

Since examples are the best teachers, could you please upload (or point to) a 
Lyx file to produce (part of?) the very nice presentation of PUMA that was 
showcased on your last message?
 

Sorry, there is no LyX file. I considered the discussion to be already at a 
point how to achieve such things with beamer at all.

I personally do not consider LyX to be the right front end for beamer. In my 
presentations, I tend to use a lot of visual effects and as little "plain text" 
as possible. The visual effects are mostly achieved with TikZ and some LaTeX (and 
sometimes even plain TeX) coding, which means that within LyX I would end up with 80% 
ERT, which would be a PITA. LyX is definitely not my editor of choice for LaTeX code.

Even though I never have tried it: the theme should be usable together with LyX 
as good (or as bad) as any Beamer theme, so feel free to experiment with it.


On 08.06.2010, at 20:29, Steve Litt wrote:

   

Daniel, your solution inspired me to solve the other Beamer problem I'd been
having. I enjoy having text blocks in my presentations where the text block is
maybe 60% of the width, and centered. The width of a Beamer block can be
altered by a \setlength{\textwidth}, but no matter what I did with \center,
\centering, \hskip, \leftskip, I couldn't center it.
 

Yeah, this LaTeX center commands are all a bit strange wrt when they work and 
when not; I have never really understood it. The one that works for me is the 
center *environment*. I usually combine it with minipages to achieve the 
desired text width:

  \begin{center}\begin{minipage}{0.8\textwidth}
   <  BLOCK>
\end{minipage}\end{center}


   

Ehud and Daniel, what other Beamer difficulties can you think of? I'm having a
lot of trouble getting onto the Beamer-Latex mailing list, so this is the most
authoritative Beamer knowledge source I have.
 


There is probably plenty to say that (even more probably) I have forgot 
meanwhile. So, to just get this started:

** absolute positioning of elements.
IMHO an essential for presentation slides, but not "natively" supported by 
beamer. I ended up with using TikZ pictures with the [overlay] option and the (current 
page) node to achieve this (see the puma-slides example). In fact, TikZ has come to my 
rescue in many more cases, so I use it quite a lot in conjunction with beamer. A major 
downside of employing TikZ quite a lot, is, however...

** long compilation times.
I use the comment package (\begin{comment} ... \end{comment} to uncomment 
during authoring 

Re: Beamer multitude problems with lyx

2010-06-08 Thread E. Kaplan

Thanks, Daniel, for sharing this solution.
What do you mean by: 

In the style file this looks as follows:In the style file this looks as 
follows:
Which style file are we talking about?
Since examples are the best teachers, could you please upload (or point to) a 
Lyx file to produce (part of?) the very nice presentation of PUMA that was 
showcased on your last message?
Thanks,

--

Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.

Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029


On 6/8/2010 3:24 AM, Daniel Lohmann wrote:

On 07.06.2010, at 19:41, Steve Litt wrote:

   

On Wednesday 02 June 2010 19:18:37 Ehud Kaplan wrote:
 

Steve,
To place a logo (or any other element of a template)  with vfill, hfill,
etc. is way too much work, since you have to do it on every slide,
dodging the other important stuff that the slide is to carry-- that is
what a template is supposed to do.
I'd be pretty happy with Beamer if they only added to the \logo{}
statement, in addition to the [height=..] option, a position argument.
It seems like it should be a rather small thing for them.

EK
   

Ehud,

I'm trying to join the Beamer-LaTeX mailing list in order to find a solution
to this problem. As you correctly pointed out, there's no obvious way to use
\vskip within either \logo or \footer -- it won't compile. Unfortunately it's
a very hard list to join (yeah, I know that's weird).

You've identified a serious shortcoming of Beamer, and I'm trying very hard to
find a way around it, because I plan on using Beamer a lot.
 

Steve (and others),

I know that you a are a friend of pragmatic solutions (recalling the recurring 
discussion on how to do the front matter), so here is mine with respect to 
beamer, which kind of resembles your front-matter approach :-)

I tried for about a day to implement my group's slide style with beamer, 
including a logo on every slide, of course, but also some other graphical 
elements. (If there is one thing I really dislike about beamer than it are the 
standard styles. I have seen them just too many times, they look all the same. 
IMHO, it should not be overly obvious to the audience which tool the presenter 
has used to create her presentation!)

After fiddling around just too long with pgfimage and Co I gave up and went for the brute force 
approach. I draw the slide style with my graphics program of choice into an PDF image 
of exactly 128x96 mm (the dimensions of a beamer slide). Then I install this as the 
background image on every page. I do not use any additional beamer style stuff, and -- 
voila, there we are. In the style file this looks as follows:

%
% background image setup
%
% This is the real trick :-) All graphical elements of the i4-layout are just
% in the background image. To support the plain-option for frames, we actually
% need two different background images (and probably a third one for the title
% slide, don't know yet)
%
%
   \usebackgroundtemplate{
 \ifbea...@plainframe%
   \includegraphics[width=\paperwidth]{beamerthemei4_bgplain}%
 \else %
   \includegraphics[width=\paperwidth]{beamerthemei4_bg}
 \fi%
   }

Of course, this approach is not really the beamer philosophy. You cannot combine it as 
smoothly with outer styles, inner styles, and all this stuff ... but what the heck -- I do not need 
(pseudo-) variety, I need just ONE style done right.

Here is a link to an example presentation:

http://www4.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/Publications/2010/urban_10_aosd-slides.pdf

Daniel


Re: Beamer multitude problems with lyx

2010-06-08 Thread E. Kaplan

Thanks, Daniel, for sharing this solution.
What do you mean by: 

In the style file this looks as follows:In the style file this looks as 
follows:
Which style file are we talking about?
Since examples are the best teachers, could you please upload (or point to) a 
Lyx file to produce (part of?) the very nice presentation of PUMA that was 
showcased on your last message?
Thanks,

--

Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.

Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029


On 6/8/2010 3:24 AM, Daniel Lohmann wrote:

On 07.06.2010, at 19:41, Steve Litt wrote:

   

On Wednesday 02 June 2010 19:18:37 Ehud Kaplan wrote:
 

Steve,
To place a logo (or any other element of a template)  with vfill, hfill,
etc. is way too much work, since you have to do it on every slide,
dodging the other important stuff that the slide is to carry-- that is
what a template is supposed to do.
I'd be pretty happy with Beamer if they only added to the \logo{}
statement, in addition to the [height=..] option, a position argument.
It seems like it should be a rather small thing for them.

EK
   

Ehud,

I'm trying to join the Beamer-LaTeX mailing list in order to find a solution
to this problem. As you correctly pointed out, there's no obvious way to use
\vskip within either \logo or \footer -- it won't compile. Unfortunately it's
a very hard list to join (yeah, I know that's weird).

You've identified a serious shortcoming of Beamer, and I'm trying very hard to
find a way around it, because I plan on using Beamer a lot.
 

Steve (and others),

I know that you a are a friend of pragmatic solutions (recalling the recurring 
discussion on how to do the front matter), so here is mine with respect to 
beamer, which kind of resembles your front-matter approach :-)

I tried for about a day to implement my group's slide style with beamer, 
including a logo on every slide, of course, but also some other graphical 
elements. (If there is one thing I really dislike about beamer than it are the 
standard styles. I have seen them just too many times, they look all the same. 
IMHO, it should not be overly obvious to the audience which tool the presenter 
has used to create her presentation!)

After fiddling around just too long with pgfimage and Co I gave up and went for the brute force 
approach. I draw the slide style with my graphics program of choice into an PDF image 
of exactly 128x96 mm (the dimensions of a beamer slide). Then I install this as the 
background image on every page. I do not use any additional beamer style stuff, and -- 
voila, there we are. In the style file this looks as follows:

%
% background image setup
%
% This is the real trick :-) All graphical elements of the i4-layout are just
% in the background image. To support the plain-option for frames, we actually
% need two different background images (and probably a third one for the title
% slide, don't know yet)
%
%
   \usebackgroundtemplate{
 \ifbea...@plainframe%
   \includegraphics[width=\paperwidth]{beamerthemei4_bgplain}%
 \else %
   \includegraphics[width=\paperwidth]{beamerthemei4_bg}
 \fi%
   }

Of course, this approach is not really the beamer philosophy. You cannot combine it as 
smoothly with outer styles, inner styles, and all this stuff ... but what the heck -- I do not need 
(pseudo-) variety, I need just ONE style done right.

Here is a link to an example presentation:

http://www4.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/Publications/2010/urban_10_aosd-slides.pdf

Daniel


Re: Beamer multitude problems with lyx

2010-06-08 Thread E. Kaplan

Thanks, Daniel, for sharing this solution.
What do you mean by: "

In the style file this looks as follows:"In the style file this looks as 
follows:"
Which style file are we talking about?
Since examples are the best teachers, could you please upload (or point to) a 
Lyx file to produce (part of?) the very nice presentation of PUMA that was 
showcased on your last message?
Thanks,

--

Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.

Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual&  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical&  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029


On 6/8/2010 3:24 AM, Daniel Lohmann wrote:

On 07.06.2010, at 19:41, Steve Litt wrote:

   

On Wednesday 02 June 2010 19:18:37 Ehud Kaplan wrote:
 

Steve,
To place a logo (or any other element of a template)  with vfill, hfill,
etc. is way too much work, since you have to do it on every slide,
dodging the other important stuff that the slide is to carry-- that is
what a template is supposed to do.
I'd be pretty happy with Beamer if they only added to the \logo{}
statement, in addition to the [height=..] option, a position argument.
It seems like it should be a rather small thing for them.

EK
   

Ehud,

I'm trying to join the Beamer-LaTeX mailing list in order to find a solution
to this problem. As you correctly pointed out, there's no obvious way to use
\vskip within either \logo or \footer -- it won't compile. Unfortunately it's
a very hard list to join (yeah, I know that's weird).

You've identified a serious shortcoming of Beamer, and I'm trying very hard to
find a way around it, because I plan on using Beamer a lot.
 

Steve (and others),

I know that you a are a friend of pragmatic solutions (recalling the recurring 
discussion on how to do the front matter), so here is mine with respect to 
beamer, which kind of resembles your front-matter approach :-)

I tried for about a day to implement my group's slide style with beamer, 
including a logo on every slide, of course, but also some other graphical 
elements. (If there is one thing I really dislike about beamer than it are the 
standard styles. I have seen them just too many times, they look all the same. 
IMHO, it should not be overly obvious to the audience which tool the presenter 
has used to create her presentation!)

After fiddling around just too long with pgfimage and Co I gave up and went for the brute force 
approach. I "draw" the slide style with my graphics program of choice into an PDF image 
of exactly 128x96 mm (the dimensions of a beamer slide). Then I install this as the 
"background" image on every page. I do not use any additional beamer style stuff, and -- 
voila, there we are. In the style file this looks as follows:

%
% background image setup
%
% This is the real trick :-) All graphical elements of the i4-layout are just
% in the background image. To support the "plain"-option for frames, we actually
% need two different background images (and probably a third one for the title
% slide, don't know yet)
%
%
   \usebackgroundtemplate{
 \ifbea...@plainframe%
   \includegraphics[width=\paperwidth]{beamerthemei4_bgplain}%
 \else %
   \includegraphics[width=\paperwidth]{beamerthemei4_bg}
 \fi%
   }

Of course, this approach is not really the "beamer philosophy". You cannot combine it as 
smoothly with outer styles, inner styles, and all this stuff ... but what the heck -- I do not need 
(pseudo-) variety, I need just ONE style "done right".

Here is a link to an example presentation:

http://www4.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/Publications/2010/urban_10_aosd-slides.pdf

Daniel


Re: Python Project: PDF Optimization

2010-06-05 Thread E. Kaplan
Perhaps it makes more sense to use something like TCL to pipe the pdf 
document through a program that already knows how to do all the things 
Bob wants done, such as /Irfanview /in the Windows world (my favorite 
image viewer).  I am not sure what is the nearest homologue to 
/Irfanview /in the Linux world.


UK

On 6/4/2010 3:15 PM, Rob Oakes wrote:

Hi Liviu,

Thanks for the link.  I wasn't even aware that this project existed.  (I 
sincerely hope that I will eventually overcome my own ignorance.)

Anything that will make pdftk easier to ease and more accessible to others is a 
worthy endeavor.  Unfortunately, I'm not sure that it meets the specific need I 
describe (direct manipulation of images, downsampling high resolution images, 
conversion of color space, etc. versus simple compression and optimization).  
For that matter, I don't think even the command line version of pdftk is 
capable of directly manipulating images.

I'll look into this option, though.  If it is possible to aid an existing (and 
maintained) project, I consider that vastly superior to dumping more alpha 
quality, unmaintained code into the world.

Cheers,

Rob

On Jun 4, 2010, at 12:57 PM, Liviu Andronic wrote:

   

Hello Rob

On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 7:42 PM, Rob Oakeslyx-de...@oak-tree.us  wrote:
 

I came up empty handed.

   

What about PDF chain [1], an alpha-stage GUI to pdftk [2]? It has a
compress/uncompress dialogue, but I'm not sure that it does what
you're looking for.

Regards
Liviu

[1] http://pdfchain.sourceforge.net/
[2] http://www.accesspdf.com/pdftk/
 
   


Re: Python Project: PDF Optimization

2010-06-05 Thread E. Kaplan
Perhaps it makes more sense to use something like TCL to pipe the pdf 
document through a program that already knows how to do all the things 
Bob wants done, such as /Irfanview /in the Windows world (my favorite 
image viewer).  I am not sure what is the nearest homologue to 
/Irfanview /in the Linux world.


UK

On 6/4/2010 3:15 PM, Rob Oakes wrote:

Hi Liviu,

Thanks for the link.  I wasn't even aware that this project existed.  (I 
sincerely hope that I will eventually overcome my own ignorance.)

Anything that will make pdftk easier to ease and more accessible to others is a 
worthy endeavor.  Unfortunately, I'm not sure that it meets the specific need I 
describe (direct manipulation of images, downsampling high resolution images, 
conversion of color space, etc. versus simple compression and optimization).  
For that matter, I don't think even the command line version of pdftk is 
capable of directly manipulating images.

I'll look into this option, though.  If it is possible to aid an existing (and 
maintained) project, I consider that vastly superior to dumping more alpha 
quality, unmaintained code into the world.

Cheers,

Rob

On Jun 4, 2010, at 12:57 PM, Liviu Andronic wrote:

   

Hello Rob

On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 7:42 PM, Rob Oakeslyx-de...@oak-tree.us  wrote:
 

I came up empty handed.

   

What about PDF chain [1], an alpha-stage GUI to pdftk [2]? It has a
compress/uncompress dialogue, but I'm not sure that it does what
you're looking for.

Regards
Liviu

[1] http://pdfchain.sourceforge.net/
[2] http://www.accesspdf.com/pdftk/
 
   


Re: Python Project: PDF Optimization

2010-06-05 Thread E. Kaplan
Perhaps it makes more sense to use something like TCL to pipe the pdf 
document through a program that already knows how to do all the things 
Bob wants done, such as /Irfanview /in the Windows world (my favorite 
image viewer).  I am not sure what is the nearest homologue to 
/Irfanview /in the Linux world.


UK

On 6/4/2010 3:15 PM, Rob Oakes wrote:

Hi Liviu,

Thanks for the link.  I wasn't even aware that this project existed.  (I 
sincerely hope that I will eventually overcome my own ignorance.)

Anything that will make pdftk easier to ease and more accessible to others is a 
worthy endeavor.  Unfortunately, I'm not sure that it meets the specific need I 
describe (direct manipulation of images, downsampling high resolution images, 
conversion of color space, etc. versus simple compression and optimization).  
For that matter, I don't think even the command line version of pdftk is 
capable of directly manipulating images.

I'll look into this option, though.  If it is possible to aid an existing (and 
maintained) project, I consider that vastly superior to dumping more alpha 
quality, unmaintained code into the world.

Cheers,

Rob

On Jun 4, 2010, at 12:57 PM, Liviu Andronic wrote:

   

Hello Rob

On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 7:42 PM, Rob Oakes  wrote:
 

I came up empty handed.

   

What about PDF chain [1], an alpha-stage GUI to pdftk [2]? It has a
compress/uncompress dialogue, but I'm not sure that it does what
you're looking for.

Regards
Liviu

[1] http://pdfchain.sourceforge.net/
[2] http://www.accesspdf.com/pdftk/
 
   


Re: Beamer multitude problems with lyx

2010-06-03 Thread E. Kaplan
I think that most of the slide transitions are not helpful, and serve no 
purpose, so I don't care about having them or not.  Converting PP 
presentations to pdf is easy, and the output looks fine, just as the pdf 
output of Lyx/Beamer presentations.
It is disappointing and frustrating that Impress, the OpenOffice clone 
of PowerPoint is so buggy and unstable-- it actually makes Powerpoint 
look good.


EK

On 6/2/2010 8:19 PM, Paul Rubin wrote:


Ehud KaplanEhud.Kaplanat  mssm.edu  writes:

   

I am not sure about that, but I suspect that if instead of using
PowePoint to present the slides, you create pdf from the PP presentation
and show it with Adobe acrobat or Reader, everything will be shown as it
was meant to.
EK
 

Possibly, but will you get transitions?  Beamer fakes transitions by using
multiple PDF pages to capture a slide at various stages.  Does PP know how to
write a PDF that way?  (I haven't used PP in years, and when I did I had no
reason to think about this.)

/Paul

   


Re: Beamer multitude problems with lyx

2010-06-03 Thread E. Kaplan
I think that most of the slide transitions are not helpful, and serve no 
purpose, so I don't care about having them or not.  Converting PP 
presentations to pdf is easy, and the output looks fine, just as the pdf 
output of Lyx/Beamer presentations.
It is disappointing and frustrating that Impress, the OpenOffice clone 
of PowerPoint is so buggy and unstable-- it actually makes Powerpoint 
look good.


EK

On 6/2/2010 8:19 PM, Paul Rubin wrote:


Ehud KaplanEhud.Kaplanat  mssm.edu  writes:

   

I am not sure about that, but I suspect that if instead of using
PowePoint to present the slides, you create pdf from the PP presentation
and show it with Adobe acrobat or Reader, everything will be shown as it
was meant to.
EK
 

Possibly, but will you get transitions?  Beamer fakes transitions by using
multiple PDF pages to capture a slide at various stages.  Does PP know how to
write a PDF that way?  (I haven't used PP in years, and when I did I had no
reason to think about this.)

/Paul

   


Re: Beamer multitude problems with lyx

2010-06-03 Thread E. Kaplan
I think that most of the slide transitions are not helpful, and serve no 
purpose, so I don't care about having them or not.  Converting PP 
presentations to pdf is easy, and the output looks fine, just as the pdf 
output of Lyx/Beamer presentations.
It is disappointing and frustrating that Impress, the OpenOffice "clone" 
of PowerPoint is so buggy and unstable-- it actually makes Powerpoint 
look good.


EK

On 6/2/2010 8:19 PM, Paul Rubin wrote:


Ehud Kaplan  writes:

   

I am not sure about that, but I suspect that if instead of using
PowePoint to present the slides, you create pdf from the PP presentation
and show it with Adobe acrobat or Reader, everything will be shown as it
was meant to.
EK
 

Possibly, but will you get transitions?  Beamer fakes transitions by using
multiple PDF pages to capture a slide at various stages.  Does PP know how to
write a PDF that way?  (I haven't used PP in years, and when I did I had no
reason to think about this.)

/Paul

   


Change tracking and the fate of deleted text

2010-05-31 Thread E. Kaplan
I realize that this is a BIG request, but it might reflect the wishes of 
others.
In MS WORD, when text is deleted (with /change tracking/ turned on), the 
deleted text is shown in the margin, and the newly-flowed or inserted 
text is shown in the body of the document.  This makes it easier to 
detect any missing spaces, judge space compliance etc.
In Lyx, the deleted and inserted text are shown together in both Lyx and 
the pdf output.
The WORD method is far superior.  I am not going to return to WORD 
because of it, but since the change tracking feature is one of the main 
reasons I use Lyx instead of plain Latex, it would be really nice if 
something like that could be implemented-- perhaps inserting the new 
text and making the deleted text appear as a comment.

Before you tell me how hard it is-- see my first sentence.



Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029



Re: Change tracking and the fate of deleted text

2010-05-31 Thread E. Kaplan
What is the use of having it in an (unfolded) comment ? Then it still 
obfuscates the text.
IMHO the ideal solution is the one WORD uses-- show the text as it would 
be after the changes, but do not discard the deleted text-- they keep it 
in the margins, which might be difficult to implement, so I suggested 
keeping it as comments.
I am aware that you can disable the Show changes in the output, but that 
is not what the user wants-- she wants to see the changed text without 
losing deleted text.


EK




Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029


On 5/31/2010 11:35 AM, Vincent van Ravesteijn wrote:

What is the use of having it in an (unfolded) comment ? Then it still
obfuscates the text.
   


Re: Change tracking and the fate of deleted text

2010-05-31 Thread E. Kaplan

I love it!  That's just what I had in mind.



Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029


On 5/31/2010 10:19 AM, Julien Rioux wrote:

On 31/05/2010 8:40 AM, E. Kaplan wrote:

I realize that this is a BIG request, but it might reflect the wishes of
others.
In MS WORD, when text is deleted (with /change tracking/ turned on), the
deleted text is shown in the margin, and the newly-flowed or inserted
text is shown in the body of the document.  This makes it easier to
detect any missing spaces, judge space compliance etc.
In Lyx, the deleted and inserted text are shown together in both Lyx and
the pdf output.
The WORD method is far superior.  I am not going to return to WORD
because of it, but since the change tracking feature is one of the main
reasons I use Lyx instead of plain Latex, it would be really nice if
something like that could be implemented-- perhaps inserting the new
text and making the deleted text appear as a comment.
Before you tell me how hard it is-- see my first sentence.


Hi,
It can be done in the LaTeX output by redefining the commands 
\lyxadded and \lyxdeleted to your liking. But you are right it would 
be much harder to implement inside the LyX editor.


Cheers,
Julien


Change tracking and the fate of deleted text

2010-05-31 Thread E. Kaplan
I realize that this is a BIG request, but it might reflect the wishes of 
others.
In MS WORD, when text is deleted (with /change tracking/ turned on), the 
deleted text is shown in the margin, and the newly-flowed or inserted 
text is shown in the body of the document.  This makes it easier to 
detect any missing spaces, judge space compliance etc.
In Lyx, the deleted and inserted text are shown together in both Lyx and 
the pdf output.
The WORD method is far superior.  I am not going to return to WORD 
because of it, but since the change tracking feature is one of the main 
reasons I use Lyx instead of plain Latex, it would be really nice if 
something like that could be implemented-- perhaps inserting the new 
text and making the deleted text appear as a comment.

Before you tell me how hard it is-- see my first sentence.



Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029



Re: Change tracking and the fate of deleted text

2010-05-31 Thread E. Kaplan
What is the use of having it in an (unfolded) comment ? Then it still 
obfuscates the text.
IMHO the ideal solution is the one WORD uses-- show the text as it would 
be after the changes, but do not discard the deleted text-- they keep it 
in the margins, which might be difficult to implement, so I suggested 
keeping it as comments.
I am aware that you can disable the Show changes in the output, but that 
is not what the user wants-- she wants to see the changed text without 
losing deleted text.


EK




Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029


On 5/31/2010 11:35 AM, Vincent van Ravesteijn wrote:

What is the use of having it in an (unfolded) comment ? Then it still
obfuscates the text.
   


Re: Change tracking and the fate of deleted text

2010-05-31 Thread E. Kaplan

I love it!  That's just what I had in mind.



Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029


On 5/31/2010 10:19 AM, Julien Rioux wrote:

On 31/05/2010 8:40 AM, E. Kaplan wrote:

I realize that this is a BIG request, but it might reflect the wishes of
others.
In MS WORD, when text is deleted (with /change tracking/ turned on), the
deleted text is shown in the margin, and the newly-flowed or inserted
text is shown in the body of the document.  This makes it easier to
detect any missing spaces, judge space compliance etc.
In Lyx, the deleted and inserted text are shown together in both Lyx and
the pdf output.
The WORD method is far superior.  I am not going to return to WORD
because of it, but since the change tracking feature is one of the main
reasons I use Lyx instead of plain Latex, it would be really nice if
something like that could be implemented-- perhaps inserting the new
text and making the deleted text appear as a comment.
Before you tell me how hard it is-- see my first sentence.


Hi,
It can be done in the LaTeX output by redefining the commands 
\lyxadded and \lyxdeleted to your liking. But you are right it would 
be much harder to implement inside the LyX editor.


Cheers,
Julien


Change tracking and the fate of deleted text

2010-05-31 Thread E. Kaplan
I realize that this is a BIG request, but it might reflect the wishes of 
others.
In MS WORD, when text is deleted (with /change tracking/ turned on), the 
deleted text is shown in the margin, and the newly-flowed or inserted 
text is shown in the body of the document.  This makes it easier to 
detect any missing spaces, judge space compliance etc.
In Lyx, the deleted and inserted text are shown together in both Lyx and 
the pdf output.
The WORD method is far superior.  I am not going to return to WORD 
because of it, but since the change tracking feature is one of the main 
reasons I use Lyx instead of plain Latex, it would be really nice if 
something like that could be implemented-- perhaps inserting the new 
text and making the deleted text appear as a comment.

Before you tell me how hard it is-- see my first sentence.



Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual&  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical&  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029



Re: Change tracking and the fate of deleted text

2010-05-31 Thread E. Kaplan
"What is the use of having it in an (unfolded) comment ? Then it still 
obfuscates the text."
IMHO the ideal solution is the one WORD uses-- show the text as it would 
be after the changes, but do not discard the deleted text-- they keep it 
in the margins, which might be difficult to implement, so I suggested 
keeping it as comments.
I am aware that you can disable the Show changes in the output, but that 
is not what the user wants-- she wants to see the changed text without 
losing deleted text.


EK




Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual&  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical&  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029


On 5/31/2010 11:35 AM, Vincent van Ravesteijn wrote:

What is the use of having it in an (unfolded) comment ? Then it still
obfuscates the text.
   


Re: Change tracking and the fate of deleted text

2010-05-31 Thread E. Kaplan

I love it!  That's just what I had in mind.



Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual&  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical&  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029


On 5/31/2010 10:19 AM, Julien Rioux wrote:

On 31/05/2010 8:40 AM, E. Kaplan wrote:

I realize that this is a BIG request, but it might reflect the wishes of
others.
In MS WORD, when text is deleted (with /change tracking/ turned on), the
deleted text is shown in the margin, and the newly-flowed or inserted
text is shown in the body of the document.  This makes it easier to
detect any missing spaces, judge space compliance etc.
In Lyx, the deleted and inserted text are shown together in both Lyx and
the pdf output.
The WORD method is far superior.  I am not going to return to WORD
because of it, but since the change tracking feature is one of the main
reasons I use Lyx instead of plain Latex, it would be really nice if
something like that could be implemented-- perhaps inserting the new
text and making the deleted text appear as a comment.
Before you tell me how hard it is-- see my first sentence.


Hi,
It can be done in the LaTeX output by redefining the commands 
\lyxadded and \lyxdeleted to your liking. But you are right it would 
be much harder to implement inside the LyX editor.


Cheers,
Julien


Logo with Lyx-Beamer

2010-05-18 Thread E. Kaplan
I am trying to embed a logo on each slide of a presentation I created 
with Lyx and Beamer.

When I use the following lines from the example (using ERT):
\pgfdeclareimage[height=0.5cm]{institution-logo}{institution-logo-filename.jpg}
\logo{\pgfuseimage{institution-logo}}
I get pgf errors, and the logo does not show up.
What am I doing wrong?
I am using Lyx 1.6.5 under Linux (Kubuntu 10.04), with Texlive 2009.

Thanks,
EK




Logo with Lyx-Beamer

2010-05-18 Thread E. Kaplan
I am trying to embed a logo on each slide of a presentation I created 
with Lyx and Beamer.

When I use the following lines from the example (using ERT):
\pgfdeclareimage[height=0.5cm]{institution-logo}{institution-logo-filename.jpg}
\logo{\pgfuseimage{institution-logo}}
I get pgf errors, and the logo does not show up.
What am I doing wrong?
I am using Lyx 1.6.5 under Linux (Kubuntu 10.04), with Texlive 2009.

Thanks,
EK




Logo with Lyx-Beamer

2010-05-18 Thread E. Kaplan
I am trying to embed a logo on each slide of a presentation I created 
with Lyx and Beamer.

When I use the following lines from the example (using ERT):
\pgfdeclareimage[height=0.5cm]{institution-logo}{institution-logo-filename.jpg}
\logo{\pgfuseimage{institution-logo}}
I get pgf errors, and the logo does not show up.
What am I doing wrong?
I am using Lyx 1.6.5 under Linux (Kubuntu 10.04), with Texlive 2009.

Thanks,
EK




Logo with Lyx-Beamer

2010-05-17 Thread E. Kaplan
I am trying to embed a logo on each slide of a presentation I created 
with Lyx and Beamer.

When I use the following lines from the example (using ERT):
\pgfdeclareimage[height=0.5cm]{institution-logo}{institution-logo-filename.jpg}
\logo{\pgfuseimage{institution-logo}}
I get pgf errors, and the logo does not show up.
What am I doing wrong?
I am using Lyx 1.6.5 under Linux (Kubuntu 10.04), with Texlive 2009.

Thanks,
EK




Logo with Lyx-Beamer

2010-05-17 Thread E. Kaplan
I am trying to embed a logo on each slide of a presentation I created 
with Lyx and Beamer.

When I use the following lines from the example (using ERT):
\pgfdeclareimage[height=0.5cm]{institution-logo}{institution-logo-filename.jpg}
\logo{\pgfuseimage{institution-logo}}
I get pgf errors, and the logo does not show up.
What am I doing wrong?
I am using Lyx 1.6.5 under Linux (Kubuntu 10.04), with Texlive 2009.

Thanks,
EK




Logo with Lyx-Beamer

2010-05-17 Thread E. Kaplan
I am trying to embed a logo on each slide of a presentation I created 
with Lyx and Beamer.

When I use the following lines from the example (using ERT):
\pgfdeclareimage[height=0.5cm]{institution-logo}{institution-logo-filename.jpg}
\logo{\pgfuseimage{institution-logo}}
I get pgf errors, and the logo does not show up.
What am I doing wrong?
I am using Lyx 1.6.5 under Linux (Kubuntu 10.04), with Texlive 2009.

Thanks,
EK




Fwd: SENSELESS (caption outside float)

2010-04-20 Thread E. Kaplan



 Original Message 
Subject:SENSELESS (caption outside float)
Date:   Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:12:11 +0200
From:   Patricio Berbel Cifuentes patricio.berbelcifuen...@eu.optimi.com
To: ehud.kap...@mssm.edu



I am using long tables and when I add a caption in a long table row Lyx 
show me warning Senseless!!!. It's not a problem when I export to pdf 
because is all right. But when I export to *.chm numeration caption is 
not showed. How can I solved?


This is the code:

\begin{longtable}{|{\centering}p{0.25\textwidth}|{\centering}p{0.5cm}|c|c|{\centering}p{0.05\textwidth}|c|{\centering}p{0.35\textwidth}|}

\caption{Optimization Control Tab \label{tab:Optimization-Control-Tab-RNC}}

\tabularnewline

\hline

\textbf{\tiny Name}  \textbf{\tiny Min}  \textbf{\tiny Max}  
\textbf{\tiny Step}  \textbf{\tiny Enum}  \textbf{\tiny Default}  
\textbf{\tiny Description}\tabularnewline


\hline

\endhead

\caption{Optimization Control Tab \label{tab:Optimization-Control-Tab-RNC}}

\tabularnewline

\hline

\textbf{\tiny Name}  \textbf{\tiny Min}  \textbf{\tiny Max}  
\textbf{\tiny Step}  \textbf{\tiny Enum}  \textbf{\tiny Default}  
\textbf{\tiny Description}\tabularnewline


\hline

\hline

\endfirsthead

\hline

{\tiny Available FMCS Ids}  {\tiny 5}  {\tiny 100} \tabularnewline

\hline

{\tiny Available HOPG Ids}  {\tiny 10}  {\tiny 100} 
\tabularnewline


\hline

\end{longtable}

Thanks



Fwd: SENSELESS (caption outside float)

2010-04-20 Thread E. Kaplan



 Original Message 
Subject:SENSELESS (caption outside float)
Date:   Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:12:11 +0200
From:   Patricio Berbel Cifuentes patricio.berbelcifuen...@eu.optimi.com
To: ehud.kap...@mssm.edu



I am using long tables and when I add a caption in a long table row Lyx 
show me warning Senseless!!!. It's not a problem when I export to pdf 
because is all right. But when I export to *.chm numeration caption is 
not showed. How can I solved?


This is the code:

\begin{longtable}{|{\centering}p{0.25\textwidth}|{\centering}p{0.5cm}|c|c|{\centering}p{0.05\textwidth}|c|{\centering}p{0.35\textwidth}|}

\caption{Optimization Control Tab \label{tab:Optimization-Control-Tab-RNC}}

\tabularnewline

\hline

\textbf{\tiny Name}  \textbf{\tiny Min}  \textbf{\tiny Max}  
\textbf{\tiny Step}  \textbf{\tiny Enum}  \textbf{\tiny Default}  
\textbf{\tiny Description}\tabularnewline


\hline

\endhead

\caption{Optimization Control Tab \label{tab:Optimization-Control-Tab-RNC}}

\tabularnewline

\hline

\textbf{\tiny Name}  \textbf{\tiny Min}  \textbf{\tiny Max}  
\textbf{\tiny Step}  \textbf{\tiny Enum}  \textbf{\tiny Default}  
\textbf{\tiny Description}\tabularnewline


\hline

\hline

\endfirsthead

\hline

{\tiny Available FMCS Ids}  {\tiny 5}  {\tiny 100} \tabularnewline

\hline

{\tiny Available HOPG Ids}  {\tiny 10}  {\tiny 100} 
\tabularnewline


\hline

\end{longtable}

Thanks



Fwd: >SENSELESS (caption outside float)

2010-04-20 Thread E. Kaplan



 Original Message 
Subject:>SENSELESS (caption outside float)
Date:   Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:12:11 +0200
From:   Patricio Berbel Cifuentes 
To: ehud.kap...@mssm.edu



I am using long tables and when I add a caption in a long table row Lyx 
show me warning Senseless!!!. It's not a problem when I export to pdf 
because is all right. But when I export to *.chm numeration caption is 
not showed. How can I solved?


This is the code:

\begin{longtable}{|>{\centering}p{0.25\textwidth}|>{\centering}p{0.5cm}|c|c|>{\centering}p{0.05\textwidth}|c|>{\centering}p{0.35\textwidth}|}

\caption{Optimization Control Tab \label{tab:Optimization-Control-Tab-RNC}}

\tabularnewline

\hline

\textbf{\tiny Name} & \textbf{\tiny Min} & \textbf{\tiny Max} & 
\textbf{\tiny Step} & \textbf{\tiny Enum} & \textbf{\tiny Default} & 
\textbf{\tiny Description}\tabularnewline


\hline

\endhead

\caption{Optimization Control Tab \label{tab:Optimization-Control-Tab-RNC}}

\tabularnewline

\hline

\textbf{\tiny Name} & \textbf{\tiny Min} & \textbf{\tiny Max} & 
\textbf{\tiny Step} & \textbf{\tiny Enum} & \textbf{\tiny Default} & 
\textbf{\tiny Description}\tabularnewline


\hline

\hline

\endfirsthead

\hline

{\tiny Available FMCS Ids} & {\tiny 5} & {\tiny 100} & & & & \tabularnewline

\hline

{\tiny Available HOPG Ids} & {\tiny 10} & {\tiny 100} & & & & 
\tabularnewline


\hline

\end{longtable}

Thanks



Re: Using pdfsync with LyX

2010-04-02 Thread E. Kaplan

Are you using SumatraPDF on Linux?  I thought it ran only on Windows.
EK

On 4/2/2010 5:54 AM, Julio Rojas wrote:

There is a way using Sumatra as shown here:
http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/LyXOnCygwin#toc6

What is your OS?
-
Julio Rojas
jcredbe...@gmail.com



On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 10:47 AM, Amie9kewpuyp...@meltmail.com  wrote:
   

pdfsync
 


Re: Using pdfsync with LyX

2010-04-02 Thread E. Kaplan

Are you using SumatraPDF on Linux?  I thought it ran only on Windows.
EK

On 4/2/2010 5:54 AM, Julio Rojas wrote:

There is a way using Sumatra as shown here:
http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/LyXOnCygwin#toc6

What is your OS?
-
Julio Rojas
jcredbe...@gmail.com



On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 10:47 AM, Amie9kewpuyp...@meltmail.com  wrote:
   

pdfsync
 


Re: Using pdfsync with LyX

2010-04-02 Thread E. Kaplan

Are you using SumatraPDF on Linux?  I thought it ran only on Windows.
EK

On 4/2/2010 5:54 AM, Julio Rojas wrote:

There is a way using Sumatra as shown here:
http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/LyXOnCygwin#toc6

What is your OS?
-
Julio Rojas
jcredbe...@gmail.com



On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 10:47 AM, Ami  wrote:
   

pdfsync
 


Re: Importing doc documents

2010-03-28 Thread E. Kaplan

From where can I download  Word2Lyx?



Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029


On 3/27/2010 2:41 PM, Claudio Beccari wrote:

Dear all,
those using LyX or direct LaTeX (pdflatex) often need to convert 
sources in MS Word .doc format into .lix format.
On Linux platforms there are at least AbiWord and Kword that can open 
doc files and save them in various other formats, .tex included. 
Unfortunately the LaTeX file thus obtained is pittyful.
From the wiki page of LyX it is possible to download of a 
Word2LyXMacro that works well for on Windows platformas, but I did not 
succeed to make it work on a Mac with MSOffice2004. On Windows the 
macro performs very well and the LyX code produced allows LyX to view 
the file without problems and possibly to save it in .lyx format, of 
course but also in a pretty good LaTeX format, which in general 
requires just a few minor adjustments, for language, input encoding, 
output font encoding, font usage (Latin Modern would be a better 
default then EC if the pdflatex option is selected), and few other 
small things.
Somewhere on the package description for the Debian/Ubuntu package the 
wv software is suggested; apparently this software has so many 
dependencies that even on a Ubuntu platform it's difficult to compile 
and install it, even if the wv libraries are already installed.
I would kindly suggest to examine the possibility of integrating into 
LyX the necessary code to open, read, edit  a .doc file on any LyX 
implementation (Linux, Mac, Windows), so as to be able to save it in 
.lyx format. Any user can reopen the .lyx file and do with it anything 
LyX is capable of.


Thanks for your attention
Claudio Beccari

PS, as a member of the Italian TeX Users Group (GuIT) I edited (in 
Italian) a Guide for the usage of LaTeX as a typesetting tool; see the 
GuIT web site http://www.guit.sssup.it; I wrote a specific paragraph 
on LyX; I would be pleased if I could add the information that LyX is 
the /*only* instrument for converting, editing and typesetting/ a 
source document originally in doc format. ;-)  CB




Re: Importing doc documents

2010-03-28 Thread E. Kaplan

From where can I download  Word2Lyx?



Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029


On 3/27/2010 2:41 PM, Claudio Beccari wrote:

Dear all,
those using LyX or direct LaTeX (pdflatex) often need to convert 
sources in MS Word .doc format into .lix format.
On Linux platforms there are at least AbiWord and Kword that can open 
doc files and save them in various other formats, .tex included. 
Unfortunately the LaTeX file thus obtained is pittyful.
From the wiki page of LyX it is possible to download of a 
Word2LyXMacro that works well for on Windows platformas, but I did not 
succeed to make it work on a Mac with MSOffice2004. On Windows the 
macro performs very well and the LyX code produced allows LyX to view 
the file without problems and possibly to save it in .lyx format, of 
course but also in a pretty good LaTeX format, which in general 
requires just a few minor adjustments, for language, input encoding, 
output font encoding, font usage (Latin Modern would be a better 
default then EC if the pdflatex option is selected), and few other 
small things.
Somewhere on the package description for the Debian/Ubuntu package the 
wv software is suggested; apparently this software has so many 
dependencies that even on a Ubuntu platform it's difficult to compile 
and install it, even if the wv libraries are already installed.
I would kindly suggest to examine the possibility of integrating into 
LyX the necessary code to open, read, edit  a .doc file on any LyX 
implementation (Linux, Mac, Windows), so as to be able to save it in 
.lyx format. Any user can reopen the .lyx file and do with it anything 
LyX is capable of.


Thanks for your attention
Claudio Beccari

PS, as a member of the Italian TeX Users Group (GuIT) I edited (in 
Italian) a Guide for the usage of LaTeX as a typesetting tool; see the 
GuIT web site http://www.guit.sssup.it; I wrote a specific paragraph 
on LyX; I would be pleased if I could add the information that LyX is 
the /*only* instrument for converting, editing and typesetting/ a 
source document originally in doc format. ;-)  CB




Re: Importing doc documents

2010-03-28 Thread E. Kaplan

From where can I download  Word2Lyx?



Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual&  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical&  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029


On 3/27/2010 2:41 PM, Claudio Beccari wrote:

Dear all,
those using LyX or direct LaTeX (pdflatex) often need to convert 
sources in MS Word .doc format into .lix format.
On Linux platforms there are at least AbiWord and Kword that can open 
doc files and save them in various other formats, .tex included. 
Unfortunately the LaTeX file thus obtained is pittyful.
>From the wiki page of LyX it is possible to download of a 
Word2LyXMacro that works well for on Windows platformas, but I did not 
succeed to make it work on a Mac with MSOffice2004. On Windows the 
macro performs very well and the LyX code produced allows LyX to view 
the file without problems and possibly to save it in .lyx format, of 
course but also in a pretty good LaTeX format, which in general 
requires just a few minor adjustments, for language, input encoding, 
output font encoding, font usage (Latin Modern would be a better 
default then EC if the pdflatex option is selected), and few other 
small things.
Somewhere on the package description for the Debian/Ubuntu package the 
wv software is suggested; apparently this software has so many 
dependencies that even on a Ubuntu platform it's difficult to compile 
and install it, even if the wv libraries are already installed.
I would kindly suggest to examine the possibility of integrating into 
LyX the necessary code to open, read, edit  a .doc file on any LyX 
implementation (Linux, Mac, Windows), so as to be able to save it in 
.lyx format. Any user can reopen the .lyx file and do with it anything 
LyX is capable of.


Thanks for your attention
Claudio Beccari

PS, as a member of the Italian TeX Users Group (GuIT) I edited (in 
Italian) a Guide for the usage of LaTeX as a typesetting tool; see the 
GuIT web site http://www.guit.sssup.it; I wrote a specific paragraph 
on LyX; I would be pleased if I could add the information that LyX is 
the /*only* instrument for converting, editing and typesetting/ a 
source document originally in doc format. ;-)  CB




Re: references to labels on starred sections

2010-03-24 Thread E. Kaplan

I thought my post stated exactly what the problem was:
I attach a label (say:foo) to something (say, a starred section*).  That 
label should now be available for cross-reference, so I could say 
elsewhere: In section foo we discuss the matter further.  Somehow this 
does not work, although the manual suggests that it should.


(I am using Lyx 1.6.4 [TexLive] on Kubuntu 9.10 64 bit).

EK


On 3/24/2010 3:46 AM, Julio Rojas wrote:

This seems kind of weird: how can you refer to something that is not
numbered? I think you should refer to the page with
\pageref{marker}.
-
Julio Rojas
jcredbe...@gmail.com



On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 10:54 PM, Ehud Kaplanehud.kap...@mssm.edu  wrote:
   

If I want to refer to a label attached to a starred section (or subsection,
etc.), how do I do it?
The pdf output comes out blank.
Thanks,
EK


 


Re: references to labels on starred sections

2010-03-24 Thread E. Kaplan

I thought my post stated exactly what the problem was:
I attach a label (say:foo) to something (say, a starred section*).  That 
label should now be available for cross-reference, so I could say 
elsewhere: In section foo we discuss the matter further.  Somehow this 
does not work, although the manual suggests that it should.


(I am using Lyx 1.6.4 [TexLive] on Kubuntu 9.10 64 bit).

EK


On 3/24/2010 3:46 AM, Julio Rojas wrote:

This seems kind of weird: how can you refer to something that is not
numbered? I think you should refer to the page with
\pageref{marker}.
-
Julio Rojas
jcredbe...@gmail.com



On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 10:54 PM, Ehud Kaplanehud.kap...@mssm.edu  wrote:
   

If I want to refer to a label attached to a starred section (or subsection,
etc.), how do I do it?
The pdf output comes out blank.
Thanks,
EK


 


Re: references to labels on starred sections

2010-03-24 Thread E. Kaplan

I thought my post stated exactly what the problem was:
I attach a label (say:foo) to something (say, a starred section*).  That 
label should now be available for cross-reference, so I could say 
elsewhere: In section foo we discuss the matter further.  Somehow this 
does not work, although the manual suggests that it should.


(I am using Lyx 1.6.4 [TexLive] on Kubuntu 9.10 64 bit).

EK


On 3/24/2010 3:46 AM, Julio Rojas wrote:

This seems kind of weird: how can you refer to something that is not
numbered? I think you should refer to the page with
"\pageref{marker}".
-
Julio Rojas
jcredbe...@gmail.com



On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 10:54 PM, Ehud Kaplan  wrote:
   

If I want to refer to a label attached to a starred section (or subsection,
etc.), how do I do it?
The pdf output comes out blank.
Thanks,
EK


 


Lyx 2 and chnage tracking issue

2010-02-27 Thread E. Kaplan
With all the recent buzz about Lyx 2.0 I am curious to try it.  I don't 
like running two versions in parallel, and 1.6.5 works, but if Lyx 2 had 
solved the very annoying problem with Change Tracking making it so messy 
to move figures around a manuscript, I would be eager to install Lyx 2.
Can anyone tell us whether this problem had been addressed in the 
new version?
(The problem I refer to is that when Change Tracking is turned on, when 
you move a figure its label is changed and all the references to it must 
be repaired manually).

Thanks,
EK
--



Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029



Lyx 2 and chnage tracking issue

2010-02-27 Thread E. Kaplan
With all the recent buzz about Lyx 2.0 I am curious to try it.  I don't 
like running two versions in parallel, and 1.6.5 works, but if Lyx 2 had 
solved the very annoying problem with Change Tracking making it so messy 
to move figures around a manuscript, I would be eager to install Lyx 2.
Can anyone tell us whether this problem had been addressed in the 
new version?
(The problem I refer to is that when Change Tracking is turned on, when 
you move a figure its label is changed and all the references to it must 
be repaired manually).

Thanks,
EK
--



Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029



> Lyx 2 and chnage tracking issue

2010-02-27 Thread E. Kaplan
With all the recent buzz about Lyx 2.0 I am curious to try it.  I don't 
like running two versions in parallel, and 1.6.5 works, but if Lyx 2 had 
solved the very annoying problem with Change Tracking making it so messy 
to move figures around a manuscript, I would be eager to install Lyx 2.
Can anyone tell us whether this problem had been addressed in the 
new version?
(The problem I refer to is that when Change Tracking is turned on, when 
you move a figure its label is changed and all the references to it must 
be repaired manually).

Thanks,
EK
--



Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein/Research to Prevent Blindness/  Professor
*The laboratory of Visual&  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical&  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029



Re: Export latex - any way to inline bibtex formatted refs?

2010-02-20 Thread E. Kaplan
This issue comes up so often that it is surprising indeed that there is 
no built-in Lyx method of doing that.  What I do in such cases (every 
time I send out a manuscript to a journal, for example), is to:


  1. Export from Lyx to plain Latex
  2. Run Latex on the file, to generate correct references AND a .bbl
 file related to my manuscript
  3. Open the Latex file with an ASCII editor and paste the .bbl file
 into it.
  4. Save the file, and send it to the journal.

EK

On 2/20/2010 11:55 AM, Manoj Rajagopalan wrote:

Hi all,

A journal I am planning to submit a paper to wants all references to be
inlined into the main .tex file - they don't accept separate bibtex files
or .bbl files. Is there any way to achieve this with LyX when I export to
latex? If not with lyx only, is there any other way to achieve the same
effect using a combination of lyx and shell scripts? My platform is KUbuntu
8.04 / i686

Thanks,
Manoj
   


Re: Export latex - any way to inline bibtex formatted refs?

2010-02-20 Thread E. Kaplan
This issue comes up so often that it is surprising indeed that there is 
no built-in Lyx method of doing that.  What I do in such cases (every 
time I send out a manuscript to a journal, for example), is to:


  1. Export from Lyx to plain Latex
  2. Run Latex on the file, to generate correct references AND a .bbl
 file related to my manuscript
  3. Open the Latex file with an ASCII editor and paste the .bbl file
 into it.
  4. Save the file, and send it to the journal.

EK

On 2/20/2010 11:55 AM, Manoj Rajagopalan wrote:

Hi all,

A journal I am planning to submit a paper to wants all references to be
inlined into the main .tex file - they don't accept separate bibtex files
or .bbl files. Is there any way to achieve this with LyX when I export to
latex? If not with lyx only, is there any other way to achieve the same
effect using a combination of lyx and shell scripts? My platform is KUbuntu
8.04 / i686

Thanks,
Manoj
   


Re: Export latex - any way to inline bibtex formatted refs?

2010-02-20 Thread E. Kaplan
This issue comes up so often that it is surprising indeed that there is 
no built-in Lyx method of doing that.  What I do in such cases (every 
time I send out a manuscript to a journal, for example), is to:


  1. Export from Lyx to plain Latex
  2. Run Latex on the file, to generate correct references AND a .bbl
 file related to my manuscript
  3. Open the Latex file with an ASCII editor and paste the .bbl file
 into it.
  4. Save the file, and send it to the journal.

EK

On 2/20/2010 11:55 AM, Manoj Rajagopalan wrote:

Hi all,

A journal I am planning to submit a paper to wants all references to be
inlined into the main .tex file - they don't accept separate bibtex files
or .bbl files. Is there any way to achieve this with LyX when I export to
latex? If not with lyx only, is there any other way to achieve the same
effect using a combination of lyx and shell scripts? My platform is KUbuntu
8.04 / i686

Thanks,
Manoj
   


Change tracking

2010-01-23 Thread E. Kaplan
It seems that inserting notes into a Lyx file while tracking changes 
modifies the color of some parts of the text in the pdf output to blue, 
misleading the reader to believe that the blue text is new insertions, 
while it is not.  This is true of both 1.6.4 (on Kubuntu 9.10, 64 bit) 
and 1.6.5 (Windows XP).

Is this a bug?  It certainly is not a helpful feature!
EK




Change tracking

2010-01-23 Thread E. Kaplan
It seems that inserting notes into a Lyx file while tracking changes 
modifies the color of some parts of the text in the pdf output to blue, 
misleading the reader to believe that the blue text is new insertions, 
while it is not.  This is true of both 1.6.4 (on Kubuntu 9.10, 64 bit) 
and 1.6.5 (Windows XP).

Is this a bug?  It certainly is not a helpful feature!
EK




Change tracking

2010-01-23 Thread E. Kaplan
It seems that inserting notes into a Lyx file while tracking changes 
modifies the color of some parts of the text in the pdf output to blue, 
misleading the reader to believe that the blue text is new insertions, 
while it is not.  This is true of both 1.6.4 (on Kubuntu 9.10, 64 bit) 
and 1.6.5 (Windows XP).

Is this a bug?  It certainly is not a helpful feature!
EK




Re: Lyx 1.6.5

2010-01-18 Thread E. Kaplan
Thanks.  I was following the advice I got here, and it is good to know 
about the incompatibility between *ubuntu and Debian.


EK



Sven Hoexter wrote:

On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 09:22:42PM -0500, rgheck wrote:

Hi,

  

You should report this kind of issue to the debian lists. Though I
think the debian maintainers read this list, they manage the
packages, not us.



Please don't! *buntu and Debian are not binary compatible so you'll
always run into such problems if you try to install packages from the Debian
archive on your *ubuntu.

Sven
  


Re: Lyx 1.6.5

2010-01-18 Thread E. Kaplan
Thanks.  I was following the advice I got here, and it is good to know 
about the incompatibility between *ubuntu and Debian.


EK



Sven Hoexter wrote:

On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 09:22:42PM -0500, rgheck wrote:

Hi,

  

You should report this kind of issue to the debian lists. Though I
think the debian maintainers read this list, they manage the
packages, not us.



Please don't! *buntu and Debian are not binary compatible so you'll
always run into such problems if you try to install packages from the Debian
archive on your *ubuntu.

Sven
  


Re: > Lyx 1.6.5

2010-01-18 Thread E. Kaplan
Thanks.  I was following the advice I got here, and it is good to know 
about the incompatibility between *ubuntu and Debian.


EK



Sven Hoexter wrote:

On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 09:22:42PM -0500, rgheck wrote:

Hi,

  

You should report this kind of issue to the debian lists. Though I
think the debian maintainers read this list, they manage the
packages, not us.



Please don't! *buntu and Debian are not binary compatible so you'll
always run into such problems if you try to install packages from the Debian
archive on your *ubuntu.

Sven
  


Lyx 1.6.5

2010-01-17 Thread E. Kaplan

What am I doing wrong?

I tried to install Lyx 1.6.5.1 for Kubuntu 64 bits using the deb package 
from Debian.
I uninstalled 1.6.4, and installed the two deb packages: lyx 1.6.5.1 and 
lyx-common 1.6.5.1.

I kept getting an error message: Dependency is not satisfiable: libqtcore4
I reinstalled libqtcore4, but it did not help.  I had to re-install lyx 
1.6.4  ;-(


EK




Lyx 1.6.5

2010-01-17 Thread E. Kaplan

What am I doing wrong?

I tried to install Lyx 1.6.5.1 for Kubuntu 64 bits using the deb package 
from Debian.
I uninstalled 1.6.4, and installed the two deb packages: lyx 1.6.5.1 and 
lyx-common 1.6.5.1.

I kept getting an error message: Dependency is not satisfiable: libqtcore4
I reinstalled libqtcore4, but it did not help.  I had to re-install lyx 
1.6.4  ;-(


EK




> Lyx 1.6.5

2010-01-17 Thread E. Kaplan

What am I doing wrong?

I tried to install Lyx 1.6.5.1 for Kubuntu 64 bits using the deb package 
from Debian.
I uninstalled 1.6.4, and installed the two deb packages: lyx 1.6.5.1 and 
lyx-common 1.6.5.1.

I kept getting an error message: Dependency is not satisfiable: libqtcore4
I reinstalled libqtcore4, but it did not help.  I had to re-install lyx 
1.6.4  ;-(


EK




on equation numbering in an Appendix

2010-01-15 Thread E. Kaplan

I solved my problem by inserting ERT just before the appendix starts:

\renewcommand{\theequation}{A.\arabic{equation}}
\setcounter{equation}{0}


However, I would still like to do this with the features of Lyx, if 
possible.


Thanks,
EK



on equation numbering in an Appendix

2010-01-15 Thread E. Kaplan

I solved my problem by inserting ERT just before the appendix starts:

\renewcommand{\theequation}{A.\arabic{equation}}
\setcounter{equation}{0}


However, I would still like to do this with the features of Lyx, if 
possible.


Thanks,
EK



> on equation numbering in an Appendix

2010-01-15 Thread E. Kaplan

I solved my problem by inserting ERT just before the appendix starts:

\renewcommand{\theequation}{A.\arabic{equation}}
\setcounter{equation}{0}


However, I would still like to do this with the features of Lyx, if 
possible.


Thanks,
EK



equation numbering in an appendix

2010-01-14 Thread E. Kaplan
I am using an article document class, and have equations in the body of 
the article and in the appendix.  I would like the equations to be 
numbered sequentially, and the numbering restarted in the appendix and 
appear as: A1, A2, etc.
How do I do that?  I tried the various suggestions on the archive, but 
none worked.  I do not really want to number all the equations by 
section, as provided in 1.6.5 by the new modules (that got the appendix 
equations to appear as .1, .2 etc.).


Thanks,
EK


equation numbering in an appendix

2010-01-14 Thread E. Kaplan
I am using an article document class, and have equations in the body of 
the article and in the appendix.  I would like the equations to be 
numbered sequentially, and the numbering restarted in the appendix and 
appear as: A1, A2, etc.
How do I do that?  I tried the various suggestions on the archive, but 
none worked.  I do not really want to number all the equations by 
section, as provided in 1.6.5 by the new modules (that got the appendix 
equations to appear as .1, .2 etc.).


Thanks,
EK


equation numbering in an appendix

2010-01-14 Thread E. Kaplan
I am using an article document class, and have equations in the body of 
the article and in the appendix.  I would like the equations to be 
numbered sequentially, and the numbering restarted in the appendix and 
appear as: A1, A2, etc.
How do I do that?  I tried the various suggestions on the archive, but 
none worked.  I do not really want to number all the equations by 
section, as provided in 1.6.5 by the new modules (that got the appendix 
equations to appear as .1, .2 etc.).


Thanks,
EK


Re: launching LyX 1.6.5

2009-12-12 Thread E. Kaplan

Dear Uwe,
Thanks for your help.

  1. I got the error when I was in the C:\program files\Lyx 1.6.5\bin
 directory.
  2. Lyx.exe resides in that same directory
  3. As far as I know, no other Lyx is installed on either one of the
 two XP systems where the alitnstaller fails (I removed Lyx before
 the installation using the Windows Add or Remove Programs tool)
  4. I tried to redirect the output of the cmd window to a file, but
 even though the file opens, nothing is ever written to it, so I
 cannot send you the log-- it is empty.  The Task manager shows the
 Lyxlauncher to be running, but it seems to be doing nothing.
  5. Miktex was originally installed on my machine and worked without
 any problems (using Lyx, Winedt, etc.)  I removed and reinstalled
 it when the altinstaller failed. 
  6. The path to latex.exe is: c:\program files\miktex 2.8\miktex\bin


EK


Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein /Research to Prevent Blindness/ Professor
*The laboratory of Visual  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029



Uwe Stöhr wrote:

EK schrieb:


It still did /*not */work.  The response from running:
lyx -dbg 3 was: Lyx is not recognized as an internal or external 
command.. etc.


When calling
lyx -dbg 3
from the console, are you already in the folder where the lyx.exe file 
resides?
Lyx is not recognized as an internal or external command is the 
error message when you e.g. called lyx from C:\hello while lyx.exe is 
e.g. in C:\Programs\LyX 1.6.4
Can you please try it again and send me the whole log you get in the 
console when calling LyX?


Where does the lyx.exe reside?

Some general questions: Are you sure that no other LyX version is 
installed on your system? Where is MiKTeX 2.8 installed (what is the 
path to the latex.exe)?


regards Uwe


Re: launching LyX 1.6.5

2009-12-12 Thread E. Kaplan
Good news-- I saw Uwe's note that the standard installer for 1.6.5 for 
Windows is now finally available.  So I uninstalled Lyx once again, and 
using the standard installer was able to install and run Lyx on both 
Windows XP machines, on which the altinstaller was giving me such a hard 
time.
I now have Lyx working again on both machines, and all is well.  What 
is/was the source of the problem with the altinstaller might be a 
subject for further research, but for now I have a working system again.

EK



Uwe Stöhr wrote:

EK schrieb:


It still did /*not */work.  The response from running:
lyx -dbg 3 was: Lyx is not recognized as an internal or external 
command.. etc.


When calling
lyx -dbg 3
from the console, are you already in the folder where the lyx.exe file 
resides?
Lyx is not recognized as an internal or external command is the 
error message when you e.g. called lyx from C:\hello while lyx.exe is 
e.g. in C:\Programs\LyX 1.6.4
Can you please try it again and send me the whole log you get in the 
console when calling LyX?


Where does the lyx.exe reside?

Some general questions: Are you sure that no other LyX version is 
installed on your system? Where is MiKTeX 2.8 installed (what is the 
path to the latex.exe)?


regards Uwe


Re: launching LyX 1.6.5

2009-12-12 Thread E. Kaplan

Dear Uwe,
Thanks for your help.

  1. I got the error when I was in the C:\program files\Lyx 1.6.5\bin
 directory.
  2. Lyx.exe resides in that same directory
  3. As far as I know, no other Lyx is installed on either one of the
 two XP systems where the alitnstaller fails (I removed Lyx before
 the installation using the Windows Add or Remove Programs tool)
  4. I tried to redirect the output of the cmd window to a file, but
 even though the file opens, nothing is ever written to it, so I
 cannot send you the log-- it is empty.  The Task manager shows the
 Lyxlauncher to be running, but it seems to be doing nothing.
  5. Miktex was originally installed on my machine and worked without
 any problems (using Lyx, Winedt, etc.)  I removed and reinstalled
 it when the altinstaller failed. 
  6. The path to latex.exe is: c:\program files\miktex 2.8\miktex\bin


EK


Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein /Research to Prevent Blindness/ Professor
*The laboratory of Visual  Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical  Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029



Uwe Stöhr wrote:

EK schrieb:


It still did /*not */work.  The response from running:
lyx -dbg 3 was: Lyx is not recognized as an internal or external 
command.. etc.


When calling
lyx -dbg 3
from the console, are you already in the folder where the lyx.exe file 
resides?
Lyx is not recognized as an internal or external command is the 
error message when you e.g. called lyx from C:\hello while lyx.exe is 
e.g. in C:\Programs\LyX 1.6.4
Can you please try it again and send me the whole log you get in the 
console when calling LyX?


Where does the lyx.exe reside?

Some general questions: Are you sure that no other LyX version is 
installed on your system? Where is MiKTeX 2.8 installed (what is the 
path to the latex.exe)?


regards Uwe


Re: launching LyX 1.6.5

2009-12-12 Thread E. Kaplan
Good news-- I saw Uwe's note that the standard installer for 1.6.5 for 
Windows is now finally available.  So I uninstalled Lyx once again, and 
using the standard installer was able to install and run Lyx on both 
Windows XP machines, on which the altinstaller was giving me such a hard 
time.
I now have Lyx working again on both machines, and all is well.  What 
is/was the source of the problem with the altinstaller might be a 
subject for further research, but for now I have a working system again.

EK



Uwe Stöhr wrote:

EK schrieb:


It still did /*not */work.  The response from running:
lyx -dbg 3 was: Lyx is not recognized as an internal or external 
command.. etc.


When calling
lyx -dbg 3
from the console, are you already in the folder where the lyx.exe file 
resides?
Lyx is not recognized as an internal or external command is the 
error message when you e.g. called lyx from C:\hello while lyx.exe is 
e.g. in C:\Programs\LyX 1.6.4
Can you please try it again and send me the whole log you get in the 
console when calling LyX?


Where does the lyx.exe reside?

Some general questions: Are you sure that no other LyX version is 
installed on your system? Where is MiKTeX 2.8 installed (what is the 
path to the latex.exe)?


regards Uwe


Re: launching LyX 1.6.5

2009-12-12 Thread E. Kaplan

Dear Uwe,
Thanks for your help.

  1. I got the error when I was in the C:\program files\Lyx 1.6.5\bin
 directory.
  2. Lyx.exe resides in that same directory
  3. As far as I know, no other Lyx is installed on either one of the
 two XP systems where the alitnstaller fails (I removed Lyx before
 the installation using the Windows Add or Remove Programs tool)
  4. I tried to redirect the output of the cmd window to a file, but
 even though the file opens, nothing is ever written to it, so I
 cannot send you the log-- it is empty.  The Task manager shows the
 Lyxlauncher to be running, but it seems to be doing nothing.
  5. Miktex was originally installed on my machine and worked without
 any problems (using Lyx, Winedt, etc.)  I removed and reinstalled
 it when the altinstaller failed. 
  6. The path to latex.exe is: c:\program files\miktex 2.8\miktex\bin


EK


Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D.
Jules and Doris Stein /Research to Prevent Blindness/ Professor
*The laboratory of Visual & Computational Neuroscience*
Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical & Structural Biology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY, 10029



Uwe Stöhr wrote:

EK schrieb:


It still did /*not */work.  The response from running:
lyx -dbg 3 was: Lyx is not recognized as an internal or external 
command.. etc.


When calling
lyx -dbg 3
from the console, are you already in the folder where the lyx.exe file 
resides?
"Lyx is not recognized as an internal or external command" is the 
error message when you e.g. called lyx from C:\hello while lyx.exe is 
e.g. in C:\Programs\LyX 1.6.4
Can you please try it again and send me the whole log you get in the 
console when calling LyX?


Where does the lyx.exe reside?

Some general questions: Are you sure that no other LyX version is 
installed on your system? Where is MiKTeX 2.8 installed (what is the 
path to the latex.exe)?


regards Uwe


Re: launching LyX 1.6.5

2009-12-12 Thread E. Kaplan
Good news-- I saw Uwe's note that the standard installer for 1.6.5 for 
Windows is now finally available.  So I uninstalled Lyx once again, and 
using the standard installer was able to install and run Lyx on both 
Windows XP machines, on which the altinstaller was giving me such a hard 
time.
I now have Lyx working again on both machines, and all is well.  What 
is/was the source of the problem with the altinstaller might be a 
subject for further research, but for now I have a working system again.

EK



Uwe Stöhr wrote:

EK schrieb:


It still did /*not */work.  The response from running:
lyx -dbg 3 was: Lyx is not recognized as an internal or external 
command.. etc.


When calling
lyx -dbg 3
from the console, are you already in the folder where the lyx.exe file 
resides?
"Lyx is not recognized as an internal or external command" is the 
error message when you e.g. called lyx from C:\hello while lyx.exe is 
e.g. in C:\Programs\LyX 1.6.4
Can you please try it again and send me the whole log you get in the 
console when calling LyX?


Where does the lyx.exe reside?

Some general questions: Are you sure that no other LyX version is 
installed on your system? Where is MiKTeX 2.8 installed (what is the 
path to the latex.exe)?


regards Uwe


launching Lyx 1.6.5

2009-12-09 Thread E. Kaplan
I installed Lyx 1.6.5 on a Windows XP laptop, using the altinstaller 
(the only one I could find for Windows that had 1.6.5).  Before I 
installed it, I uninstalled the  previous version, 1.6.4.  When I try to 
launch Lyx, a DOS window flashes once or twice, and disappears.  Lyx 
never appears.

It shouldn't be THAT  tricky, should it?
Help, please!
EK





launching Lyx 1.6.5

2009-12-09 Thread E. Kaplan
I installed Lyx 1.6.5 on a Windows XP laptop, using the altinstaller 
(the only one I could find for Windows that had 1.6.5).  Before I 
installed it, I uninstalled the  previous version, 1.6.4.  When I try to 
launch Lyx, a DOS window flashes once or twice, and disappears.  Lyx 
never appears.

It shouldn't be THAT  tricky, should it?
Help, please!
EK





launching Lyx 1.6.5

2009-12-09 Thread E. Kaplan
I installed Lyx 1.6.5 on a Windows XP laptop, using the altinstaller 
(the only one I could find for Windows that had 1.6.5).  Before I 
installed it, I uninstalled the  previous version, 1.6.4.  When I try to 
launch Lyx, a DOS window flashes once or twice, and disappears.  Lyx 
never appears.

It shouldn't be THAT  tricky, should it?
Help, please!
EK





Beamer portrait mode

2009-09-28 Thread E. Kaplan
Still no clue as to how to force Beamer to make slides in PORTRAIT mode, 
and whether it is possible to do it for individual slides in an 
otherwise landscape presentation...


EK





Beamer portrait mode

2009-09-28 Thread E. Kaplan
Still no clue as to how to force Beamer to make slides in PORTRAIT mode, 
and whether it is possible to do it for individual slides in an 
otherwise landscape presentation...


EK





Beamer portrait mode

2009-09-28 Thread E. Kaplan
Still no clue as to how to force Beamer to make slides in PORTRAIT mode, 
and whether it is possible to do it for individual slides in an 
otherwise landscape presentation...


EK





portrait mode

2009-09-27 Thread E. Kaplan
How do you switch to portrait (rather than landscape) in Beamer?  Can 
you do it for an individual slide? The documentation is a bit obscure on 
that.

EK





portrait mode

2009-09-27 Thread E. Kaplan
How do you switch to portrait (rather than landscape) in Beamer?  Can 
you do it for an individual slide? The documentation is a bit obscure on 
that.

EK





portrait mode

2009-09-27 Thread E. Kaplan
How do you switch to portrait (rather than landscape) in Beamer?  Can 
you do it for an individual slide? The documentation is a bit obscure on 
that.

EK





[Fwd: Re: How many use Linux:]

2009-09-11 Thread E. Kaplan



 Original Message 
Subject:Re: How many use Linux:
Date:   Fri, 11 Sep 2009 15:07:30 -0600
From:   Richard Talley rich.tal...@gmail.com
To: Ehud Kaplan ehud.kap...@mssm.edu
References: 
fd59e9e7090917h291f54b4r3b40dfeeba508...@mail.gmail.com 
79312.32775...@web65612.mail.ac4.yahoo.com 
388de9300909111207v415571afp3db0a4707fae4...@mail.gmail.com 
4aaab635.7060...@mssm.edu




I use LyX on OS X.

However, I was able to get it added to 350 university lab PCs (Windows) 
that already had LaTeX on them due to a departmental request.


Now any time I get asked, How did you make that pdf? or You don't use 
Word? What do you use?, I can say, Let me show you something 
interesting.


Besides, it really doesn't matter what fraction of LyX users are using 
this or that platform. What matters is what fraction of the techies, 
those people that others turn to for advice. More and more these people 
use Linux or OS X. Only the hard-core gamers continue to cling to 
Windows. (And those people who have to use a Windows-only program for 
professional reasons. They're not clinging to Windows but stuck with it.)


My mantra these days is Do you value your time and security? Then leave 
Windows behind. Let me tell you about the alternatives...


-- Rich

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 2:42 PM, Ehud Kaplan ehud.kap...@mssm.edu 
mailto:ehud.kap...@mssm.edu wrote:


   I use it on Kubuntu 9.04 and on Windows XP.  I also got several (~5)
   people working with me to use it on Windows and a Mac.
   EK


   Luca De Marini wrote:

   I use it on Linux mainly and on MacOSX some times.

   2009/9/11 curtis osterhoudt flutz...@yahoo.com
   mailto:flutz...@yahoo.com




   I also use it predominantly on Linux, but occasionally use
   it on Windows,
   too. Have used LyX since, about, oh, 2000, for letters,
   articles, notes, and
   a dissertation.

/
   Down with categorical imperative!
   flutz...@yahoo.com mailto:flutz...@yahoo.com
   /




   
   From: Ralph Boland rpbol...@gmail.com
   mailto:rpbol...@gmail.com
   To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org mailto:lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
   Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 12:17:25 PM
   Subject: Re: How many use Linux:

  


   I've always assumed that fraction was about 4/5 but
   never examined that
   assumption. Does anyone know the percentages of LyX
   users on:

   Linux
   Windows
   Mac
   BSD
   Other

   Just to start the ball rolling, I've always used LyX on
   Linux (since



   2001) and
  


   am currently using it on Ubuntu 9.0.4.



   I've used Lyx on Linux since 1999.  Wrote a thesis, a few
   papers, and
   numerous
   resumes and cover letters.


   Ralph Boland

   --
   When a woman becomes sexually aroused the necessary blood
   flows from her
   heart.
   When a man becomes sexually aroused, the necessary blood is
   removed
   from his brain.





  










--



Ehud Kaplan, 



[Fwd: Re: How many use Linux:]

2009-09-11 Thread E. Kaplan



 Original Message 
Subject:Re: How many use Linux:
Date:   Fri, 11 Sep 2009 15:07:30 -0600
From:   Richard Talley rich.tal...@gmail.com
To: Ehud Kaplan ehud.kap...@mssm.edu
References: 
fd59e9e7090917h291f54b4r3b40dfeeba508...@mail.gmail.com 
79312.32775...@web65612.mail.ac4.yahoo.com 
388de9300909111207v415571afp3db0a4707fae4...@mail.gmail.com 
4aaab635.7060...@mssm.edu




I use LyX on OS X.

However, I was able to get it added to 350 university lab PCs (Windows) 
that already had LaTeX on them due to a departmental request.


Now any time I get asked, How did you make that pdf? or You don't use 
Word? What do you use?, I can say, Let me show you something 
interesting.


Besides, it really doesn't matter what fraction of LyX users are using 
this or that platform. What matters is what fraction of the techies, 
those people that others turn to for advice. More and more these people 
use Linux or OS X. Only the hard-core gamers continue to cling to 
Windows. (And those people who have to use a Windows-only program for 
professional reasons. They're not clinging to Windows but stuck with it.)


My mantra these days is Do you value your time and security? Then leave 
Windows behind. Let me tell you about the alternatives...


-- Rich

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 2:42 PM, Ehud Kaplan ehud.kap...@mssm.edu 
mailto:ehud.kap...@mssm.edu wrote:


   I use it on Kubuntu 9.04 and on Windows XP.  I also got several (~5)
   people working with me to use it on Windows and a Mac.
   EK


   Luca De Marini wrote:

   I use it on Linux mainly and on MacOSX some times.

   2009/9/11 curtis osterhoudt flutz...@yahoo.com
   mailto:flutz...@yahoo.com




   I also use it predominantly on Linux, but occasionally use
   it on Windows,
   too. Have used LyX since, about, oh, 2000, for letters,
   articles, notes, and
   a dissertation.

/
   Down with categorical imperative!
   flutz...@yahoo.com mailto:flutz...@yahoo.com
   /




   
   From: Ralph Boland rpbol...@gmail.com
   mailto:rpbol...@gmail.com
   To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org mailto:lyx-users@lists.lyx.org
   Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 12:17:25 PM
   Subject: Re: How many use Linux:

  


   I've always assumed that fraction was about 4/5 but
   never examined that
   assumption. Does anyone know the percentages of LyX
   users on:

   Linux
   Windows
   Mac
   BSD
   Other

   Just to start the ball rolling, I've always used LyX on
   Linux (since



   2001) and
  


   am currently using it on Ubuntu 9.0.4.



   I've used Lyx on Linux since 1999.  Wrote a thesis, a few
   papers, and
   numerous
   resumes and cover letters.


   Ralph Boland

   --
   When a woman becomes sexually aroused the necessary blood
   flows from her
   heart.
   When a man becomes sexually aroused, the necessary blood is
   removed
   from his brain.





  










--



Ehud Kaplan, 



[Fwd: Re: How many use Linux:]

2009-09-11 Thread E. Kaplan



 Original Message 
Subject:Re: How many use Linux:
Date:   Fri, 11 Sep 2009 15:07:30 -0600
From:   Richard Talley 
To: Ehud Kaplan 
References: 
 
<79312.32775...@web65612.mail.ac4.yahoo.com> 
<388de9300909111207v415571afp3db0a4707fae4...@mail.gmail.com> 
<4aaab635.7060...@mssm.edu>




I use LyX on OS X.

However, I was able to get it added to 350 university lab PCs (Windows) 
that already had LaTeX on them due to a departmental request.


Now any time I get asked, "How did you make that pdf?" or "You don't use 
Word? What do you use?", I can say, "Let me show you something 
interesting."


Besides, it really doesn't matter what fraction of LyX users are using 
this or that platform. What matters is what fraction of the techies, 
those people that others turn to for advice. More and more these people 
use Linux or OS X. Only the hard-core gamers continue to cling to 
Windows. (And those people who have to use a Windows-only program for 
professional reasons. They're not clinging to Windows but stuck with it.)


My mantra these days is "Do you value your time and security? Then leave 
Windows behind. Let me tell you about the alternatives..."


-- Rich

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 2:42 PM, Ehud Kaplan > wrote:


   I use it on Kubuntu 9.04 and on Windows XP.  I also got several (~5)
   people working with me to use it on Windows and a Mac.
   EK


   Luca De Marini wrote:

   I use it on Linux mainly and on MacOSX some times.

   2009/9/11 curtis osterhoudt >




   I also use it predominantly on Linux, but occasionally use
   it on Windows,
   too. Have used LyX since, about, oh, 2000, for letters,
   articles, notes, and
   a dissertation.

/
   Down with categorical imperative!
   flutz...@yahoo.com 
   /




   
   From: Ralph Boland >
   To: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org 
   Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 12:17:25 PM
   Subject: Re: How many use Linux:

  


   I've always assumed that fraction was about 4/5 but
   never examined that
   assumption. Does anyone know the percentages of LyX
   users on:

   Linux
   Windows
   Mac
   BSD
   Other

   Just to start the ball rolling, I've always used LyX on
   Linux (since



   2001) and
  


   am currently using it on Ubuntu 9.0.4.



   I've used Lyx on Linux since 1999.  Wrote a thesis, a few
   papers, and
   numerous
   resumes and cover letters.


   Ralph Boland

   --
   When a woman becomes sexually aroused the necessary blood
   flows from her
   heart.
   When a man becomes sexually aroused, the necessary blood is
   removed
   from his brain.





  










--



Ehud Kaplan, 



1.6.4 for Ubuntu 64?

2009-08-27 Thread E. Kaplan
Is there any way of getting Lyx 1.6.4 for Kubuntu 64 bits?  The version 
in that is in the repositories is 1.6.2, I think.  Compiling from 
sources does not appeal to me.

Thanks,
EK




1.6.4 for Ubuntu 64?

2009-08-27 Thread E. Kaplan
Is there any way of getting Lyx 1.6.4 for Kubuntu 64 bits?  The version 
in that is in the repositories is 1.6.2, I think.  Compiling from 
sources does not appeal to me.

Thanks,
EK




1.6.4 for Ubuntu 64?

2009-08-27 Thread E. Kaplan
Is there any way of getting Lyx 1.6.4 for Kubuntu 64 bits?  The version 
in that is in the repositories is 1.6.2, I think.  Compiling from 
sources does not appeal to me.

Thanks,
EK




Re: [ANNOUNCE] LyX 1.6.4 is released

2009-08-26 Thread E. Kaplan
I would also love to use this version, but I must admit that I am 
totally confused by what I found-- the links that are mentioned in 
Jurgen's announcement seem to contain sources that need to be compiled-- 
I could not find anything like setup.exe, etc.
Can someone post a clear set of instructions as to how one might install 
the new version?

Thanks,



Ehud Kaplan, 




Matthias Bußjäger wrote:

Great!

I would really like to use this version because of more stability. Currently
I use Lyx 1.6.3 to write my thesis.
Thereby I am very careful and would like to know if it might result in any
problem if I change my current version of Lyx?

Thanks in advance, Matthias



On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 1:28 PM, Jürgen Spitzmüller sp...@lyx.org wrote:

  

Public release of LyX version 1.6.4
===

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.6.4. This is the fourth
maintenance release in the 1.6.x series. This release covers, amongst
many minor improvements, fixes to some rather severe issues, such as:

* A workaround to a nasty problem in recent Qt versions (Qt 4.5.0 up to
 4.5.2) that made LyX crash if the document included images that were
 scaled to certain sizes in the work area.
* Fixes to problems that might result in the loss of data.
* Many other stability improvements, thanks to a new debugging script that
 helped to reveal uncovered critical bugs.
* Further fixes to the LaTeX importer (tex2lyx) and the conversion of
 older LyX documents (lyx2lyx).

A detailed list of changes is appended below, remaining known problems
are listed in the file RELEASE-NOTES.

All users and distributors are urged to upgrade to this version.

In case you are wondering what LyX is, here is what
http://www.lyx.org/ has to say on the subject:

  LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing
  based on the structure of your documents, not their appearance. It
  is released under a Free Software/Open Source license.

  LyX is for people that write and want their writing to look great,
  right out of the box. No more endless tinkering with formatting
  details, 'finger painting' font attributes or futzing around with
  page boundaries. You just write. In the background, Prof. Knuth's
  legendary TeX typesetting engine makes you look good.

  On screen, LyX looks like any word processor; its printed output --
  or richly cross-referenced PDF, just as readily produced -- looks
  like nothing else. Gone are the days of industrially bland .docs,
  all looking similarly not-quite-right, yet coming out unpredictably
  different on different printer drivers. Gone are the crashes
  'eating' your dissertation the evening before going to press.

  LyX is stable and fully featured. It is a multi-platform, fully
  internationalized application running natively on Unix/Linux, the
  Macintosh and modern Windows platforms.

You can download LyX 1.6.4 here (the .bz2 are compressed with bzip2,
which yields smaller files):

   ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz
   ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.bz2
   ftp://ftp.devel.lyx.org/pub/lyx/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz
   ftp://ftp.devel.lyx.org/pub/lyx/lyx-1.6.4.tar.bz2

and it should propagate shortly to the following mirrors (which will
also host the .bz2 versions):

   ftp://ftp.lip6.fr/pub/lyx/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz
   http://lyx.cybermirror.org/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz

ftp://gd.tuwien.ac.at/publishing/tex/lyx/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz
   ftp://ftp.ntua.gr/pub/X11/LyX/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz

http://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/pub/unix/editors/lyx/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz
   http://lyx.mirror.fr/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz

Prebuilt binaries (rpms for Linux distributions, and Windows
installers) should soon be available at
   ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/bin/1.6.4/

NOTE that no Mac OS X binaries will be provided for this release, due to
a regression on this platform that was detected after 1.6.4 was released.
Expect a minor update that addresses this problem to be released soon.

If you already have the sources of the previous release, you may want to
apply
one of the following patches instead
   ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/stable/1.6.x/patch-1.6.4.gz
   ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/stable/1.6.x/patch-1.6.4.bz2

If you find what you think is a bug in LyX 1.6.4, you may either
e-mail the LyX developers' mailing list (lyx-devel at lists.lyx.org),
or open a bug report at http://bugzilla.lyx.org

If you're having trouble using the new version of LyX, or have a
question, first check out http://www.lyx.org/help/. If you can't find
the answer there, e-mail the LyX users' list (lyx-users at lists.lyx.org
).

Enjoy!

The LyX team.


What's new in version 1.6.4?


** Updates:
***

* DOCUMENT INPUT/OUTPUT

- LaTeX import (tex2lyx) was updated and now also supports:
 

Re: [ANNOUNCE] LyX 1.6.4 is released

2009-08-26 Thread E. Kaplan
I would also love to use this version, but I must admit that I am 
totally confused by what I found-- the links that are mentioned in 
Jurgen's announcement seem to contain sources that need to be compiled-- 
I could not find anything like setup.exe, etc.
Can someone post a clear set of instructions as to how one might install 
the new version?

Thanks,



Ehud Kaplan, 




Matthias Bußjäger wrote:

Great!

I would really like to use this version because of more stability. Currently
I use Lyx 1.6.3 to write my thesis.
Thereby I am very careful and would like to know if it might result in any
problem if I change my current version of Lyx?

Thanks in advance, Matthias



On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 1:28 PM, Jürgen Spitzmüller sp...@lyx.org wrote:

  

Public release of LyX version 1.6.4
===

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.6.4. This is the fourth
maintenance release in the 1.6.x series. This release covers, amongst
many minor improvements, fixes to some rather severe issues, such as:

* A workaround to a nasty problem in recent Qt versions (Qt 4.5.0 up to
 4.5.2) that made LyX crash if the document included images that were
 scaled to certain sizes in the work area.
* Fixes to problems that might result in the loss of data.
* Many other stability improvements, thanks to a new debugging script that
 helped to reveal uncovered critical bugs.
* Further fixes to the LaTeX importer (tex2lyx) and the conversion of
 older LyX documents (lyx2lyx).

A detailed list of changes is appended below, remaining known problems
are listed in the file RELEASE-NOTES.

All users and distributors are urged to upgrade to this version.

In case you are wondering what LyX is, here is what
http://www.lyx.org/ has to say on the subject:

  LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing
  based on the structure of your documents, not their appearance. It
  is released under a Free Software/Open Source license.

  LyX is for people that write and want their writing to look great,
  right out of the box. No more endless tinkering with formatting
  details, 'finger painting' font attributes or futzing around with
  page boundaries. You just write. In the background, Prof. Knuth's
  legendary TeX typesetting engine makes you look good.

  On screen, LyX looks like any word processor; its printed output --
  or richly cross-referenced PDF, just as readily produced -- looks
  like nothing else. Gone are the days of industrially bland .docs,
  all looking similarly not-quite-right, yet coming out unpredictably
  different on different printer drivers. Gone are the crashes
  'eating' your dissertation the evening before going to press.

  LyX is stable and fully featured. It is a multi-platform, fully
  internationalized application running natively on Unix/Linux, the
  Macintosh and modern Windows platforms.

You can download LyX 1.6.4 here (the .bz2 are compressed with bzip2,
which yields smaller files):

   ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz
   ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.bz2
   ftp://ftp.devel.lyx.org/pub/lyx/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz
   ftp://ftp.devel.lyx.org/pub/lyx/lyx-1.6.4.tar.bz2

and it should propagate shortly to the following mirrors (which will
also host the .bz2 versions):

   ftp://ftp.lip6.fr/pub/lyx/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz
   http://lyx.cybermirror.org/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz

ftp://gd.tuwien.ac.at/publishing/tex/lyx/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz
   ftp://ftp.ntua.gr/pub/X11/LyX/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz

http://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/pub/unix/editors/lyx/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz
   http://lyx.mirror.fr/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz

Prebuilt binaries (rpms for Linux distributions, and Windows
installers) should soon be available at
   ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/bin/1.6.4/

NOTE that no Mac OS X binaries will be provided for this release, due to
a regression on this platform that was detected after 1.6.4 was released.
Expect a minor update that addresses this problem to be released soon.

If you already have the sources of the previous release, you may want to
apply
one of the following patches instead
   ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/stable/1.6.x/patch-1.6.4.gz
   ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/stable/1.6.x/patch-1.6.4.bz2

If you find what you think is a bug in LyX 1.6.4, you may either
e-mail the LyX developers' mailing list (lyx-devel at lists.lyx.org),
or open a bug report at http://bugzilla.lyx.org

If you're having trouble using the new version of LyX, or have a
question, first check out http://www.lyx.org/help/. If you can't find
the answer there, e-mail the LyX users' list (lyx-users at lists.lyx.org
).

Enjoy!

The LyX team.


What's new in version 1.6.4?


** Updates:
***

* DOCUMENT INPUT/OUTPUT

- LaTeX import (tex2lyx) was updated and now also supports:
 

Re: [ANNOUNCE] LyX 1.6.4 is released

2009-08-26 Thread E. Kaplan
I would also love to use this version, but I must admit that I am 
totally confused by what I found-- the links that are mentioned in 
Jurgen's announcement seem to contain sources that need to be compiled-- 
I could not find anything like setup.exe, etc.
Can someone post a clear set of instructions as to how one might install 
the new version?

Thanks,



Ehud Kaplan, 




Matthias Bußjäger wrote:

Great!

I would really like to use this version because of more stability. Currently
I use Lyx 1.6.3 to write my thesis.
Thereby I am very careful and would like to know if it might result in any
problem if I change my current version of Lyx?

Thanks in advance, Matthias



On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 1:28 PM, Jürgen Spitzmüller  wrote:

  

Public release of LyX version 1.6.4
===

We are pleased to announce the release of LyX 1.6.4. This is the fourth
maintenance release in the 1.6.x series. This release covers, amongst
many minor improvements, fixes to some rather severe issues, such as:

* A workaround to a nasty problem in recent Qt versions (Qt 4.5.0 up to
 4.5.2) that made LyX crash if the document included images that were
 scaled to certain sizes in the work area.
* Fixes to problems that might result in the loss of data.
* Many other stability improvements, thanks to a new debugging script that
 helped to reveal uncovered critical bugs.
* Further fixes to the LaTeX importer (tex2lyx) and the conversion of
 older LyX documents (lyx2lyx).

A detailed list of changes is appended below, remaining known problems
are listed in the file RELEASE-NOTES.

All users and distributors are urged to upgrade to this version.

In case you are wondering what LyX is, here is what
http://www.lyx.org/ has to say on the subject:

  LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing
  based on the structure of your documents, not their appearance. It
  is released under a Free Software/Open Source license.

  LyX is for people that write and want their writing to look great,
  right out of the box. No more endless tinkering with formatting
  details, 'finger painting' font attributes or futzing around with
  page boundaries. You just write. In the background, Prof. Knuth's
  legendary TeX typesetting engine makes you look good.

  On screen, LyX looks like any word processor; its printed output --
  or richly cross-referenced PDF, just as readily produced -- looks
  like nothing else. Gone are the days of industrially bland .docs,
  all looking similarly not-quite-right, yet coming out unpredictably
  different on different printer drivers. Gone are the crashes
  'eating' your dissertation the evening before going to press.

  LyX is stable and fully featured. It is a multi-platform, fully
  internationalized application running natively on Unix/Linux, the
  Macintosh and modern Windows platforms.

You can download LyX 1.6.4 here (the .bz2 are compressed with bzip2,
which yields smaller files):

   ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz
   ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.bz2
   ftp://ftp.devel.lyx.org/pub/lyx/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz
   ftp://ftp.devel.lyx.org/pub/lyx/lyx-1.6.4.tar.bz2

and it should propagate shortly to the following mirrors (which will
also host the .bz2 versions):

   ftp://ftp.lip6.fr/pub/lyx/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz
   http://lyx.cybermirror.org/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz

ftp://gd.tuwien.ac.at/publishing/tex/lyx/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz
   ftp://ftp.ntua.gr/pub/X11/LyX/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz

http://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/pub/unix/editors/lyx/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz
   http://lyx.mirror.fr/stable/1.6.x/lyx-1.6.4.tar.gz

Prebuilt binaries (rpms for Linux distributions, and Windows
installers) should soon be available at
   ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/bin/1.6.4/

NOTE that no Mac OS X binaries will be provided for this release, due to
a regression on this platform that was detected after 1.6.4 was released.
Expect a minor update that addresses this problem to be released soon.

If you already have the sources of the previous release, you may want to
apply
one of the following patches instead
   ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/stable/1.6.x/patch-1.6.4.gz
   ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/stable/1.6.x/patch-1.6.4.bz2

If you find what you think is a bug in LyX 1.6.4, you may either
e-mail the LyX developers' mailing list (lyx-devel  lists.lyx.org),
or open a bug report at http://bugzilla.lyx.org

If you're having trouble using the new version of LyX, or have a
question, first check out http://www.lyx.org/help/. If you can't find
the answer there, e-mail the LyX users' list (lyx-users  lists.lyx.org
).

Enjoy!

The LyX team.


What's new in version 1.6.4?


** Updates:
***

* DOCUMENT INPUT/OUTPUT

- LaTeX import (tex2lyx) was updated and now also supports:
 * 

bibLatex with Lyx

2009-08-10 Thread E. Kaplan
I followed the Wiki instructions to install biblatex with Lyx 1.6.3 and 
reconfigured, but when I try to compile a document I get:

LaTeX Error: File `biblatex.sty' not found.
I had copied the biblatex.sty file into a Miktex/tex/latex/biblatex 
folder  and rehashed the latex package database, but I am still getting 
the same error.
In addition, I do not find the biblatex module in  the 
Document/settings/module list.

What am I doing wrong?
Thanks
EK




bibLatex with Lyx

2009-08-10 Thread E. Kaplan
I followed the Wiki instructions to install biblatex with Lyx 1.6.3 and 
reconfigured, but when I try to compile a document I get:

LaTeX Error: File `biblatex.sty' not found.
I had copied the biblatex.sty file into a Miktex/tex/latex/biblatex 
folder  and rehashed the latex package database, but I am still getting 
the same error.
In addition, I do not find the biblatex module in  the 
Document/settings/module list.

What am I doing wrong?
Thanks
EK




bibLatex with Lyx

2009-08-10 Thread E. Kaplan
I followed the Wiki instructions to install biblatex with Lyx 1.6.3 and 
reconfigured, but when I try to compile a document I get:

LaTeX Error: File `biblatex.sty' not found.
I had copied the biblatex.sty file into a Miktex/tex/latex/biblatex 
folder  and rehashed the latex package database, but I am still getting 
the same error.
In addition, I do not find the biblatex module in  the 
Document/settings/module list.

What am I doing wrong?
Thanks
EK




multiple calls for the same package

2009-08-04 Thread E. Kaplan
When I export a Lyx file to plain latex, I often find several calls for 
the same package (Babel, for instance).

Why is that?  Is it OK to remove the multiple calls and leave only one?
Thanks
EK





multiple calls for the same package

2009-08-04 Thread E. Kaplan
When I export a Lyx file to plain latex, I often find several calls for 
the same package (Babel, for instance).

Why is that?  Is it OK to remove the multiple calls and leave only one?
Thanks
EK





multiple calls for the same package

2009-08-04 Thread E. Kaplan
When I export a Lyx file to plain latex, I often find several calls for 
the same package (Babel, for instance).

Why is that?  Is it OK to remove the multiple calls and leave only one?
Thanks
EK





Re: Multiple author affiliations

2009-07-17 Thread E. Kaplan
Thanks.  However, in many journals the authors are listed, sensibly, 
under the title, and not in footnotes.




Ehud Kaplan



I Wayan Warmada wrote:

--- On Fri, 7/17/09, Rich Shepard rshep...@appl-ecosys.com wrote:

  

E. Kaplan:

Rather than superscript placement/sizing, why not
use footnotes? You can
have multiple authors listed and define a footnote for each
one's employer.
LyX will happily digest this.




use authblk.sty from preprint package. The authblk.sty can handle up to 6 
affiliation. I have use by putting this package in preamble like:

\usepackage[auth-lg]{authblk}
   \author[1]{name of author 1}
   \author[1,2]{name of author 2 with two affiliation}
   \affil[1]{affiliation 1}
   \affil[2]{affiliation 2}

etc, please read the documentation.
Btw, you don't need to put the author in editing area, because it already 
define in preamble.

Regards,
Wayan






  
  


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