Re: Google Docs to LaTeX

2008-04-22 Thread Michael Thompson
Dear Charles, It is very cool grasping how to use sed in however a primitive way. But on further investigation it seems one needs it for a LyX friendly use of ``writer2latex'' only if the document has tables, math, images ... or French. With a fairly wide but unscientifically chosen variety of

Re: Google Docs to LaTeX

2008-04-22 Thread Michael Thompson
Dear Charles, It is very cool grasping how to use sed in however a primitive way. But on further investigation it seems one needs it for a LyX friendly use of ``writer2latex'' only if the document has tables, math, images ... or French. With a fairly wide but unscientifically chosen variety of

Re: Google Docs to LaTeX

2008-04-22 Thread Michael Thompson
Dear Charles, It is very cool grasping how to use sed in however a primitive way. But on further investigation it seems one needs it for a LyX friendly use of ``writer2latex'' only if the document has tables, math, images ... or French. With a fairly wide but unscientifically chosen variety of

Re: Google Docs to LaTeX

2008-04-21 Thread Michael Thompson
Charles de Miramon [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: It uses sed (a command line searchreplace that is standard on Unix). I guess it will work on Mac OS/X. sh w2lclean Myconvertedfile.tex will create a temp-Myconvertedfile.tex that you can then import into LyX. Dear Charles your naive confidence that

Re: Google Docs to LaTeX

2008-04-21 Thread Michael Thompson
Charles de Miramon [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: It uses sed (a command line searchreplace that is standard on Unix). I guess it will work on Mac OS/X. sh w2lclean Myconvertedfile.tex will create a temp-Myconvertedfile.tex that you can then import into LyX. Dear Charles your naive confidence that

Re: Google Docs to LaTeX

2008-04-21 Thread Michael Thompson
Charles de Miramon <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: >It uses sed (a command line search that is standard on > Unix). I guess it will work on Mac OS/X. > sh w2lclean Myconvertedfile.tex will create a temp-Myconvertedfile.tex that > you can then import into LyX. Dear Charles your naive confidence that

Re: Google Docs to LaTeX

2008-04-20 Thread Michael Thompson
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I would try to export to ODF and then use writer2latex to convert it to LaTeX. You clean the LaTeX with a script to take away all the Wysiwyg cruft and then convert it to LyX. I can't tell from the note whether you are a skillful composer of scripts, as Charles is

Re: Google Docs to LaTeX

2008-04-20 Thread Michael Thompson
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I would try to export to ODF and then use writer2latex to convert it to LaTeX. You clean the LaTeX with a script to take away all the Wysiwyg cruft and then convert it to LyX. I can't tell from the note whether you are a skillful composer of scripts, as Charles is

Re: Google Docs to LaTeX

2008-04-20 Thread Michael Thompson
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > I would try to export to ODF and then use writer2latex to convert it to > LaTeX. You clean the LaTeX with a script to take away all the Wysiwyg cruft > and then convert it to LyX. I can't tell from the note whether you are a skillful composer of scripts, as Charles

Re: Visual Tour (Was: New LyX website)

2008-03-31 Thread Michael Thompson
Man, the website is amazing! I just wish the cool playground block letters of the old website could replace this incoherent three lets-have-fun-colors + Times Roman silliness. On the question of screenshots, a) it bugs me that the illustrations are all in a serif font, which should never

Re: Visual Tour (Was: New LyX website)

2008-03-31 Thread Michael Thompson
Michael, feel free to re-create pictures in screenshot section and/or graphical tour. the screenshots you sent are fine, just use standard colors and composition of toolbars. pavel Sorry, the lyx background was the strong light, back porch version, which looks pretty goofy. I have been

Re: Visual Tour (Was: New LyX website)

2008-03-31 Thread Michael Thompson
Man, the website is amazing! I just wish the cool playground block letters of the old website could replace this incoherent three lets-have-fun-colors + Times Roman silliness. On the question of screenshots, a) it bugs me that the illustrations are all in a serif font, which should never

Re: Visual Tour (Was: New LyX website)

2008-03-31 Thread Michael Thompson
Michael, feel free to re-create pictures in screenshot section and/or graphical tour. the screenshots you sent are fine, just use standard colors and composition of toolbars. pavel Sorry, the lyx background was the strong light, back porch version, which looks pretty goofy. I have been

Re: Visual Tour (Was: New LyX website)

2008-03-31 Thread Michael Thompson
Man, the website is amazing! I just wish the cool playground block letters of the old website could replace this incoherent three lets-have-fun-colors + Times Roman silliness. On the question of screenshots, a) it bugs me that the illustrations are all in a serif font, which should never

Re: Visual Tour (Was: New LyX website)

2008-03-31 Thread Michael Thompson
> Michael, feel free to re-create pictures in screenshot section and/or > graphical tour. the screenshots you sent are fine, just use standard > colors and composition of toolbars. > > pavel > Sorry, the lyx background was the strong light, back porch version, which looks pretty goofy. I have

Re: Name of the Mascot (Was: New splash screen (Was: LyX logo))

2008-03-27 Thread Michael Thompson
I dont know what the name of the mascot critter is, but its species was identified by Donn Ingle http://article.gmane.org/gmane.editors.lyx.general/45224/ It is an ERT-eater best, Michael T, ERT- and ERROR-maker

Re: Name of the Mascot (Was: New splash screen (Was: LyX logo))

2008-03-27 Thread Michael Thompson
I dont know what the name of the mascot critter is, but its species was identified by Donn Ingle http://article.gmane.org/gmane.editors.lyx.general/45224/ It is an ERT-eater best, Michael T, ERT- and ERROR-maker

Re: Name of the Mascot (Was: New splash screen (Was: LyX logo))

2008-03-27 Thread Michael Thompson
I dont know what the name of the mascot critter is, but its species was identified by Donn Ingle http://article.gmane.org/gmane.editors.lyx.general/45224/ It is an ERT-eater best, Michael T, ERT- and ERROR-maker

Re: LyX won't compile my document any more

2008-02-29 Thread Michael Thompson
I am having similar problems with the lyx/tex connection. For example if I export a default article to tex, which shows up in Texshop as this: %% LyX 1.5.4 created this file. For more info, see http://www.lyx.org/. %% Do not edit unless you really know what you are doing.

Re: LyX won't compile my document any more

2008-02-29 Thread Michael Thompson
I am having similar problems with the lyx/tex connection. For example if I export a default article to tex, which shows up in Texshop as this: %% LyX 1.5.4 created this file. For more info, see http://www.lyx.org/. %% Do not edit unless you really know what you are doing.

Re: LyX won't compile my document any more

2008-02-29 Thread Michael Thompson
I am having similar problems with the lyx/tex connection. For example if I export a default article to tex, which shows up in Texshop as this: %% LyX 1.5.4 created this file. For more info, see http://www.lyx.org/. %% Do not edit unless you really know what you are doing.

Re: Initial Newbie Questions

2008-01-12 Thread Michael Thompson
(Fellow semi-beginner's response:) I tried this with the different ways of viewing text available to me on the mac with no problem. I notice the LyX manual says, discussing the text styles dialogue, (3.6.4): Color: You can adjust the color of the text with this control. Notice that not all

Re: Initial Newbie Questions

2008-01-12 Thread Michael Thompson
I see that you were trying to change the color of a Chapter Heading, in particular. This does seem like a mess, easily reproducible by me; titles and sections seem to work, though. Evidently a problem for the masters.

Re: Initial Newbie Questions

2008-01-12 Thread Michael Thompson
(Fellow semi-beginner's response:) I tried this with the different ways of viewing text available to me on the mac with no problem. I notice the LyX manual says, discussing the text styles dialogue, (3.6.4): Color: You can adjust the color of the text with this control. Notice that not all

Re: Initial Newbie Questions

2008-01-12 Thread Michael Thompson
I see that you were trying to change the color of a Chapter Heading, in particular. This does seem like a mess, easily reproducible by me; titles and sections seem to work, though. Evidently a problem for the masters.

Re: Initial Newbie Questions

2008-01-12 Thread Michael Thompson
(Fellow semi-beginner's response:) I tried this with the different ways of viewing text available to me on the mac with no problem. I notice the LyX manual says, discussing the text styles dialogue, (3.6.4): Color: You can adjust the color of the text with this control. Notice that not all

Re: Initial Newbie Questions

2008-01-12 Thread Michael Thompson
I see that you were trying to change the color of a Chapter Heading, in particular. This does seem like a mess, easily reproducible by me; titles and sections seem to work, though. Evidently a problem for the masters.

Re: smarten up quotation marks

2007-12-20 Thread Michael Thompson
I import a lot of text from online sources and databases, and often end up with straight quotation marks. Can anyone suggest an efficient searchreplace or macro to replace them all with proper quotation marks (i.e., 66 and 99)? If your problem is the one familiar to me, then it isn't

Re: smarten up quotation marks

2007-12-20 Thread Michael Thompson
I import a lot of text from online sources and databases, and often end up with straight quotation marks. Can anyone suggest an efficient searchreplace or macro to replace them all with proper quotation marks (i.e., 66 and 99)? If your problem is the one familiar to me, then it isn't

Re: smarten up quotation marks

2007-12-20 Thread Michael Thompson
I import a lot of text from online sources and databases, and often end > up with straight quotation marks. > > Can anyone suggest an efficient search or macro to replace them > all with proper quotation marks (i.e., 66 and 99)? If your problem is the one familiar to me, then it isn't really

Re: A few other issues

2007-12-06 Thread Michael Thompson
Richard Heck [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: bigblop wrote: 1) I am using justified text, which I prefer when I print. But I get seasick when all the text moves when I write. Is there someway to disable justification in LyX, but still keep it in the final pdf? No. But you can set left

Re: A few other issues

2007-12-06 Thread Michael Thompson
Hmm, yes, I see. Well, here's a better way, perhaps, and it might even solve your problem more globally. Find the file stdclass.inc and copy it to your local LyX directory. Then change the line that says Align Block, under Style Standard, to Align Left. This may just get you exactly the

Re: A few other issues

2007-12-06 Thread Michael Thompson
Richard Heck [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: bigblop wrote: 1) I am using justified text, which I prefer when I print. But I get seasick when all the text moves when I write. Is there someway to disable justification in LyX, but still keep it in the final pdf? No. But you can set left

Re: A few other issues

2007-12-06 Thread Michael Thompson
Hmm, yes, I see. Well, here's a better way, perhaps, and it might even solve your problem more globally. Find the file stdclass.inc and copy it to your local LyX directory. Then change the line that says Align Block, under Style Standard, to Align Left. This may just get you exactly the

Re: A few other issues

2007-12-06 Thread Michael Thompson
Richard Heck <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > bigblop wrote: > > 1) I am using justified text, which I prefer when I print. But I get seasick > > when all the text moves when I write. Is there someway to disable > > justification in LyX, but still keep it in the final pdf? > > > No. But you

Re: A few other issues

2007-12-06 Thread Michael Thompson
> Hmm, yes, I see. Well, here's a better way, perhaps, and it might even > solve your problem more globally. Find the file stdclass.inc and copy it > to your local LyX directory. Then change the line that says "Align > Block", under Style Standard, to "Align Left". This may just get you >

LyX 1.5.2 on intel Macbook, as on iBookG4 - Problems

2007-11-09 Thread Michael Thompson
Dear Bennett, (Sorry, this is not in sequence, I couldnt evade accusations of 'top posting' I have had the same problem with Lyx 1.5..2 on an Intel macbook. I didn't have this problem with the earlier 1.5 When I open most of the help documents I get: No information for converting xpm format

LyX 1.5.2 on intel Macbook - same Problems

2007-11-09 Thread Michael Thompson
Bjorn and Bennett: In my brief moment of joy with well-working converters, I tried to see if the trouble I had had with rtf2latex2e had disappeared. It hadn't, but when I closed LyX and reopened, all of Bjorn's and my trouble came back. This time, my method of just trying them all seems

LyX 1.5.2 on intel Macbook, as on iBookG4 - Problems

2007-11-09 Thread Michael Thompson
Dear Bennett, (Sorry, this is not in sequence, I couldnt evade accusations of 'top posting' I have had the same problem with Lyx 1.5..2 on an Intel macbook. I didn't have this problem with the earlier 1.5 When I open most of the help documents I get: No information for converting xpm format

LyX 1.5.2 on intel Macbook - same Problems

2007-11-09 Thread Michael Thompson
Bjorn and Bennett: In my brief moment of joy with well-working converters, I tried to see if the trouble I had had with rtf2latex2e had disappeared. It hadn't, but when I closed LyX and reopened, all of Bjorn's and my trouble came back. This time, my method of just trying them all seems

LyX 1.5.2 on intel Macbook, as on iBookG4 - Problems

2007-11-09 Thread Michael Thompson
Dear Bennett, (Sorry, this is not in sequence, I couldnt evade accusations of 'top posting' I have had the same problem with Lyx 1.5..2 on an Intel macbook. I didn't have this problem with the earlier 1.5 When I open most of the help documents I get: No information for converting xpm format

LyX 1.5.2 on intel Macbook - same Problems

2007-11-09 Thread Michael Thompson
Bjorn and Bennett: In my brief moment of joy with well-working converters, I tried to see if the trouble I had had with rtf2latex2e had disappeared. It hadn't, but when I closed LyX and reopened, all of Bjorn's and my trouble came back. This time, my method of just trying them all seems

Re: two questions on numbering - NEWBIE

2007-11-07 Thread Michael Thompson
Yitzhak Zangi [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: 1) How to number the paragrphs without order (e.g. answer question 2 before question 1) such that the paragraphs will look like in the Enumarate environment? In the default Article class, the standard indentation for List is pretty deep. You can also

Re: two questions on numbering - NEWBIE

2007-11-07 Thread Michael Thompson
Yitzhak Zangi [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: 1) How to number the paragrphs without order (e.g. answer question 2 before question 1) such that the paragraphs will look like in the Enumarate environment? In the default Article class, the standard indentation for List is pretty deep. You can also

Re: two questions on numbering - NEWBIE

2007-11-07 Thread Michael Thompson
Yitzhak Zangi <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > 1) How to number the paragrphs without order (e.g. answer question 2 before > question 1) such that the paragraphs will look like in the "Enumarate" > environment? In the default Article class, the standard indentation for List is pretty deep. You

justification vs. 'ragged right' in the user interface?

2007-08-26 Thread Michael Thompson
Dear comrades I am a subliterate user, and was wondering if it was possible to set user preferences so that the screen one is working on is not justified on the right, but rather ragged. I noticed much discussion of justification in the past for the printed material, but none for the screen.

justification vs. 'ragged right' in the user interface?

2007-08-26 Thread Michael Thompson
Dear comrades I am a subliterate user, and was wondering if it was possible to set user preferences so that the screen one is working on is not justified on the right, but rather ragged. I noticed much discussion of justification in the past for the printed material, but none for the screen.

justification vs. 'ragged right' in the user interface?

2007-08-26 Thread Michael Thompson
Dear comrades I am a subliterate user, and was wondering if it was possible to set user preferences so that the screen one is working on is not justified on the right, but rather "ragged". I noticed much discussion of justification in the past for the printed material, but none for the