Re: help with error message

2021-01-05 Thread Steve Litt
upstream. SteveT Steve Litt Autumn 2020 featured book: Thriving in Tough Times http://www.troubleshooters.com/thrive -- lyx-users mailing list lyx-users@lists.lyx.org http://lists.lyx.org/mailman/listinfo/lyx-users

Re: Has anybody lost their book's index when switching to lualatex?

2021-01-02 Thread Steve Litt
> > On 2020-12-31 18:24 , Steve Litt wrote: > > Hi all, > > > > I switched from compiling with LaTeX to compiling with LuaLaTeX, > > and my book's index went away. Upon further research, I found that > > I had forgotten to run makeindex between the first

Has anybody lost their book's index when switching to lualatex?

2020-12-31 Thread Steve Litt
in between your two compiles. SteveT Steve Litt Autumn 2020 featured book: Thriving in Tough Times http://www.troubleshooters.com/thrive -- lyx-users mailing list lyx-users@lists.lyx.org http://lists.lyx.org/mailman/listinfo/lyx-users

You might like texlive.sh

2020-12-18 Thread Steve Litt
ith texlive. I think by uninstalling my distro's texlive package, relying entirely on the one from cpan, and creating my texlive.sh shellscript, I've eliminated 90% of my problems with texlive. Thanks, SteveT Steve Litt Autumn 2020 featured book: Thriving in Tough Times http://www.troubleshooter

Re: How to make an A4 presentation with Beamer?

2020-12-13 Thread Steve Litt
On Sun, 13 Dec 2020 14:54:37 +0300 Baris Erkus wrote: > On 13-Dec-20 2:52 PM, Steve Litt wrote: > > Hi all, > > > > I live in the US, so all my computer's defaults are set to the US, > > including paper size. I have a customer in Europe for whom I need to > >

How to make an A4 presentation with Beamer?

2020-12-13 Thread Steve Litt
paper, some caused the printing to be portrait, when I could print landscape it printed upside down, what a mess. Does anyone have a way to use Beamer (not LyX/Beamer) to create a PDF that can print correctly on a European printer? Thanks, SteveT Steve Litt Autumn 2020 featured book: Thriving

Re: change superscript or subscript to normal font

2020-11-25 Thread Steve Litt
(I > know it's old but works for me.) > > Thanks, > > bcsikos Be sure to back up that file before trying any extraordinary measures! After backing it up, you could always try a text editor. SteveT Steve Litt Autumn 2020 featured book: Thriving in Tough Times http://www.trou

Re: Changes to LaTeX

2020-10-15 Thread Steve Litt
u were supposed to upgrade with tlmgr once a week. I've been upgrading only when things went wrong. Could you please tell me the exact tlmgr command to use in this once a week upgrade so I can do it too? Thanks, SteveT Steve Litt Autumn 2020 featured book: Thriving in Tough Times http://www.troubleshoo

Re: LyX --> markdown

2020-08-18 Thread Steve Litt
On Tue, 18 Aug 2020 16:49:14 +0200 Saša Janiška wrote: > On Tue, 18 Aug 2020 03:05:21 -0400 > Steve Litt wrote: > > > One man's opinion: If you don't need write once display everywhere, > > use LyX for PDF and Bluefish for HTML. > > Bluefish is still

Re: LyX --> markdown

2020-08-18 Thread Steve Litt
ed write once display everywhere, use LyX for PDF and Bluefish for HTML. Life will be much simpler, and your HTML will be much less junkified. SteveT Steve Litt Autumn 2020 featured book: Thriving in Tough Times http://www.troubleshooters.com/thrive -- lyx-users mailing list lyx-users@lists

Re: LyX --> markdown

2020-08-15 Thread Steve Litt
h you converted LyX to HTML via Pandoc and Markdown? I'll try it, and if it works well for my purposes, I'll use it and quit griping about LyX' horrible HTML export. Thanks, SteveT Steve Litt Autumn 2020 featured book: Thriving in Tough Times http://www.troubleshooters.com/thrive --

Re: LyX --> markdown

2020-08-15 Thread Steve Litt
ub, but it's readable, and IMHO a lot less pain than trying to make high quality ePubs with LyX in any part of the stack. SteveT Steve Litt Autumn 2020 featured book: Thriving in Tough Times http://www.troubleshooters.com/thrive -- lyx-users mailing list lyx-users@lists.lyx.org http://lists.lyx.org/mailman/listinfo/lyx-users

Re: A LyX success

2020-07-25 Thread Steve Litt
Nice! SteveT On Fri, 24 Jul 2020 10:55:37 -0500 Les wrote: > My memoir "Blizzards and Broken Grousers -- a Year of Antarctic > Glaciology" has been accepted in its final form for publication by the > Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). > > The form in which it has been accepted is a

Re: How to break long equations with LyX

2020-06-20 Thread Steve Litt
tion has distinct meaning > and how the equation is broken and aligned can help the reader > interpret it (e.g., breaking at "logical" places). One thing I've been known to do is to put in a lot of intermediate steps, so each equation is short. SteveT Steve Litt May 2020 fe

Re: How to change paragraph spacing of Standard paragraph style in UI only?

2020-06-11 Thread Steve Litt
Richard Kimberly Heck wrote: > On 6/12/20 12:07 AM, Steve Litt wrote: > > Hi all, > > > > I think I knew this once, but long since forgot. For the style of > > readability optimal for me, I need paragraphs of Standard paragraph > > style to be both indente

How to change paragraph spacing of Standard paragraph style in UI only?

2020-06-11 Thread Steve Litt
Standard ParSep -5ex End Is the preceding correct? It did the right thing in the UI while leaving the PDF unchanged. Was the use of CopyStyle necessary or even correct? Is there a better way to do it? Thanks, SteveT Steve Litt May 2020 featured book: Troubleshooting Techniques

Re: Let it run

2020-05-02 Thread Steve Litt
On Sat, 2 May 2020 07:16:25 +0200 Daniel wrote: > On 2020-05-01 21:18, Steve Litt wrote: > > On Fri, 1 May 2020 12:12:39 +0200 > > If doing all these things doesn't bring it down to under a minute, > > try to eyeball where in the compile it slows down, and investigate >

Re: Let it run

2020-05-01 Thread Steve Litt
On Fri, 1 May 2020 12:12:39 +0200 Daniel wrote: > On 2020-05-01 09:10, Steve Litt wrote: > > On Thu, 30 Apr 2020 22:29:04 +0200 > > Daniel wrote: > > > >> Hi > >> > >> I have a large document that takes more than 10 minutes to compile. > &g

Re: Let it run

2020-05-01 Thread Steve Litt
Void Linux. Not an ancient cripple, but by no means state of the art. I think your first question isn't "how can I turn off the dialog", but "why does this compile take so long, and what can I do about it?" SteveT Steve Litt March 2020 featured book: Troubleshooting: Why Bo

Re: Problem with quotes signs in Pandoc conversion

2020-02-06 Thread Steve Litt
. Perhaps it's pandoc's job to fix this problem. But if it's as simple as I think it is, it's just too easy to do it on the LyX end to wait for pandoc to do their job. SteveT Steve Litt February 2020 featured book: Thriving in Tough Times http://www.troubleshooters.com/thrive -- lyx-users mailing list lyx-users@lists.lyx.org http://lists.lyx.org/mailman/listinfo/lyx-users

Re: How to suppress blank page before graphic

2019-11-24 Thread Steve Litt
e-meaning-of-fussy-sloppy-emergencystretch-tolerance-hbadness . Experiment with exact placement of these codes. SteveT Steve Litt November 2019 featured book: Manager's Guide to Technical Troubleshooting Second edition http://www.troubleshooters.com/mgr -- lyx-users mailing list lyx-users@lists.lyx

Re: fixing tiny font on laptop

2019-11-16 Thread Steve Litt
uetrace mice Linux performs brilliantly. SteveT Steve Litt November 2019 featured book: Manager's Guide to Technical Troubleshooting Second edition http://www.troubleshooters.com/mgr -- lyx-users mailing list lyx-users@lists.lyx.org http://lists.lyx.org/mailman/listinfo/lyx-users

Re: Adding label to all headings automatically

2019-09-19 Thread Steve Litt
an intelligently named label to each heading that doesn't yet have a label. Such a program would probably take 1 to 4 seconds to run, depending on the size of the LyX file. Obviously, you'd need to close the document in LyX before running the external program on it. SteveT Steve Litt Author: The Key to Everyday Excellence http://www.troubleshooters.com/key Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/stevelitt

Re: Configuration of LyXHTML

2019-08-15 Thread Steve Litt
On Mon, 12 Aug 2019 07:28:27 + Baris Erkus wrote: > On 12-Aug-19 4:48 AM, Steve Litt wrote: > > On Sat, 10 Aug 2019 14:42:40 -0300 > > Rudi Gaelzer wrote: > > > >> I have just tested LyXHTML with a complex document (lots of childs, > >> cros

Re: Configuration of LyXHTML

2019-08-11 Thread Steve Litt
On Sat, 10 Aug 2019 14:42:40 -0300 Rudi Gaelzer wrote: > I have just tested LyXHTML with a complex document (lots of childs, > cross- references, listings, etc) and found that the result is fairly > good. However, all the files that were generated were stored in the > same directory as the

Re: pdfoutput user guide error

2019-07-17 Thread Steve Litt
erhaul to bring it up to the next year's code. I'll leave it to others on this list to give the tlmgr commands to make that happen. SteveT Steve Litt July 2019 featured book: Troubleshooting Techniques of the Successful Technologist http://www.troubleshooters.com/techniques

Re: Does LyX have an xhtml *import*?

2019-06-17 Thread Steve Litt
yle I create can be represented, as a style and not as an appearance, in Markdown? How? SteveT Steve Litt June 2019 featured book: Thriving in Tough Times http://www.troubleshooters.com/thrive

Does LyX have an xhtml *import*?

2019-06-15 Thread Steve Litt
Hi all, Does LyX have an xhtml import? If so, does it keep styles as styles, or does it try to apply appearances to those styles on the way in? Thanks, SteveT Steve Litt June 2019 featured book: Thriving in Tough Times http://www.troubleshooters.com/thrive

Re: foldable sections

2019-05-28 Thread Steve Litt
Roberto That's an excellent idea! Vim and VimOutliner have section folding, and it's very, very handy. Of course, I have no idea how difficult it would be to implement. SteveT Steve Litt June 2019 featured book: Thriving in Tough Times http://www.troubleshooters.com/thrive

Re: One more thing about LyX compile speed

2019-04-26 Thread Steve Litt
On Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:00:16 + Baris Erkus wrote: > On 25-Apr-19 2:55 PM, Steve Litt wrote: > > Hi all, > > > > My 377 page "Troubleshooting Techniques of the Successful > > Technologist", compiled from a shellscript that starts by adding > > cu

Re: One more thing about LyX compile speed

2019-04-26 Thread Steve Litt
On Thu, 25 Apr 2019 21:30:54 - (UTC) Guenter Milde wrote: > On 2019-04-25, Steve Litt wrote: > > Hi all, > > > My 377 page "Troubleshooting Techniques of the Successful > > Technologist", compiled from a shellscript that starts by adding > > custo

One more thing about LyX compile speed

2019-04-25 Thread Steve Litt
Hi all, My 377 page "Troubleshooting Techniques of the Successful Technologist", compiled from a shellscript that starts by adding customization material and ends by displaying the finished PDF, takes 18 seconds on my 16GB RAM, AMD A6-6400K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, dual core at 3.9Ghz.

Re: Quicker build

2019-04-24 Thread Steve Litt
On Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:54:10 +0200 Daniel wrote: > On 23/04/2019 14:09, Steve Litt wrote: > > On Sat, 20 Apr 2019 15:51:11 +0200 > > Daniel wrote: > > > >> Hi, > >> > >> My manuscript takes very long to fully compile, a couple of > >>

Re: Quicker build

2019-04-23 Thread Steve Litt
On Sat, 20 Apr 2019 15:51:11 +0200 Daniel wrote: > Hi, > > My manuscript takes very long to fully compile, a couple of minutes. We don't know how long it is. If it's a thousand pages, 2 minutes sounds about right on my computer. > I have already tried to only compile parts of it but there was

Re: Module allocating variable in preable

2019-02-26 Thread Steve Litt
On Tue, 26 Feb 2019 11:22:37 -0500 Richard Kimberly Heck wrote: > Please reply to the list. Please also do not top post, but append your > response where it naturally goes. And one more thing: Delete all irrelevant quoted text. Before your final response replace any deleted text with [snip].

Re: Module allocating variable in preable

2019-02-25 Thread Steve Litt
On Tue, 26 Feb 2019 01:35:52 -0500 Christian wrote: > Sorry, but I don't see how this solves the problem. This solution > assumes that the variable allocation is always fixed, so that loading > the module would be equivalent to have a set of variables > automatically allocated by "% some stuff

Re: Question: how to run Reconfigure without GUI

2019-02-05 Thread Steve Litt
bash is just too big an attack surface to use for shellscripts. In more lightweight shells, it's done more like this: #!/bin/sh orgdir=`pwd` cd /home/you/application/directory ./my_special_application arg1 arg2 arg3 cd $orgdir SteveT -- Steve Litt January 2019 featured book: Troubleshooting: Just the Facts http://www.troubleshooters.com/tjust

Re: Would LyX be a lot more popular if it were marketed as a note taking app?

2019-01-11 Thread Steve Litt
other outliner has gone before. Not as fast in authoring as VO, but very complete, and probably as fast for notetaking as LyX. SteveT Steve Litt January 2019 featured book: Troubleshooting: Just the Facts http://www.troubleshooters.com/tjust

Re: Breaking long URL

2019-01-03 Thread Steve Litt
the paper is wide. Getting it to actually be pretty is lt as an exercise to the readder , but never forget legible trumps pretty every time. I'm attaching a 2.8K MWE (Minimum Working Example) with the preceding accommodations. SteveT Steve Litt January 2019 featured book: Troubleshooting: J

Re: Use LARGE font size for entire document

2018-12-11 Thread Steve Litt
th body text larger than 12 point? > > Rich > Standard document classes Book, Report, Article and Letter all have versions that are "with extra font sizes". Choose one of those extra font size document classes and you have what you need. SteveT Steve Litt December 201

Re: LyX & svg files

2018-11-26 Thread Steve Litt
mage. Whenever I have problems with text not fitting in boxes in the ultimate viewer (a web page or PDF), I always convert text to curves and then once again clean up and save as plain. SteveT Steve Litt November 2018 featured book: Manager's Guide to Technical Troubleshooting Brand new, second edition http://www.troubleshooters.com/mgr

Re: LyX on iPad

2018-11-08 Thread Steve Litt
On Tue, 6 Nov 2018 18:51:50 +0200 Dr Eberhard Lisse wrote: > On 2018-11-05 23:45 , Steve Litt wrote: > > Retina display and iOS and all this Apple compatibility is nice, but > > I'll repeat, it's not 2008 and PDF is no longer the only game in > > town, and I think prio

Re: LyX on iPad

2018-11-06 Thread Steve Litt
On Mon, 5 Nov 2018 18:55:34 -0600 Christopher Menzel wrote: > I might well just be naive but I'm not getting this line of criticism > at all. LyX has always been a frontend to LaTeX, right? That's it's > raison d'etre. It's still the only game in town to that end, and it's > fabulous at it.

Re: LyX on iPad

2018-11-06 Thread Steve Litt
cally correct ePub or xhtml or html5 that's well formed xml. > > Cheers, > Alan > > On Tue, 6 Nov 2018 at 08:46, Steve Litt > wrote: > > > On Mon, 5 Nov 2018 00:36:13 +0200 > > Dr Eberhard Lisse wrote: > > > > > Steve, > > > > >

Re: LyX on iPad

2018-11-05 Thread Steve Litt
On Mon, 5 Nov 2018 00:36:13 +0200 Dr Eberhard Lisse wrote: > Steve, > > I fundamentally disagree about the relevance. > > LyX is a front end for LaTeX, not a document format. And it is a > FANTASTIC front end, which can be twsited to do a lot of things :-)-O Sure, but LaTeX isn't the only

Re: LyX on iPad

2018-11-04 Thread Steve Litt
On Fri, 2 Nov 2018 21:48:56 -0700 "Daniel Kian Mc Kiernan (the best Daniel of the bunch)" wrote: > On 11/2/18 9:57 AM, Steve Litt wrote: > > > > Perhaps this is why LyX becomes less relevant every year. > > I don't think that peer-reviewed academic publicati

Re: LyX on iPad

2018-11-02 Thread Steve Litt
On Thu, 1 Nov 2018 19:41:00 + (UTC) Anders Host-Madsen wrote: > Perhaps beating a dead horse, but I really wish there would be a LyX > for iPad. Perhaps this is why LyX becomes less relevant every year. Here, in 2018, LyX *still* cannot produce an semantically reasonable ePub, and even

Re: Replace list x by list y

2018-10-11 Thread Steve Litt
f the latter, tweak the appearance of the of enumerate to look how you want. SteveT Steve Litt September 2018 featured book: Quit Joblessness: Start Your Own Business http://www.troubleshooters.com/startbiz

Re: New CC Book about LyX (PDF)

2018-10-03 Thread Steve Litt
On Wed, 3 Oct 2018 11:19:05 -0400 Scott Kostyshak wrote: > On Wed, Oct 03, 2018 at 03:59:44AM -0400, Steve Litt wrote: > > > but LyX' html and xhtml exporters > > export pidgeon xhtml and html that requires all sorts of human > > intervention and garbage removal. >

Re: New CC Book about LyX (PDF)

2018-10-03 Thread Steve Litt
of HTML is semantically sound, this might be a possibility. See chapter 10 of http://ctan.math.washington.edu/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/lwarp/lwarp.pdf SteveT Steve Litt September 2018 featured book: Quit Joblessness: Start Your Own Business http://www.troubleshooters.com/startbiz

Re: New CC Book about LyX (PDF)

2018-10-02 Thread Steve Litt
ment or consideration to write my opinions. ===== SteveT Steve Litt September 2018 featured book: Quit Joblessness: Start Your Own Business http://www.troubleshooters.com/startbiz

Re: you say install latest version of MiKTeX before installing LyX - what is the minimal version needed?

2018-09-14 Thread Steve Litt
sooo many addon packages, or to jump through some amazing hoops to undo some of LaTeX' defaults. Also, if one learns Plain-TeX, one is in a much better position to learn the ins and outs of LaTeX. SteveT Steve Litt September 2018 featured book: Quit Joblessness: Start Your Own Business http://www.troubleshooters.com/startbiz

Re: you say install latest version of MiKTeX before installing LyX - what is the minimal version needed?

2018-09-09 Thread Steve Litt
slitt@mydesk linux]$ latex -v pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.19 (TeX Live 2018) kpathsea version 6.3.0 Copyright 2018 Han The Thanh (pdfTeX) et al. There is NO warranty. Redistribution of this software is covered by the terms of both the pdfTeX copyright and the Lesser GNU General Public License. For more in

How to populate ~/.texlive2018/texmf-var/fonts

2018-07-21 Thread Steve Litt
My new computer has $HOME/.texlive2018/texmf-var but not $HOME/.texlive2018/texmf-var/fonts . What do I do to install and populate $HOME/.texlive2018/texmf-var/fonts? I'm using TeXLive 2018 on 64 bit Void Linux. Thanks, SteveT Steve Litt Author: The Key to Everyday Excellence http

Re: graphics question

2018-06-24 Thread Steve Litt
ong as I use absolute paths. > > Paul IMHO using absolute paths is a bad solution. Some of my books are in git now, and sometimes I clone them into laptop directories with paths different from the one on my desktop. I'd greatly prefer that a document's dependencies travel with it. SteveT Steve Litt June 2018 featured book: Twenty Eight Tales of Troubleshooting http://www.troubleshooters.com/28

Re: Figure captions

2018-06-09 Thread Steve Litt
process pretty much in English. But I don't begin to understand how people can hear a need and instantly know "you need the XYZ package." That process should be articulated so that all of us can do it. Thanks, SteveT Steve Litt June 2018 featured book: Twenty Eight Tales of Troubleshooting http://www.troubleshooters.com/28

Re: Pleading Paper / TOC question

2018-06-03 Thread Steve Litt
t; > John Hi John, If you can do it in LaTeX, why not author your pleadings in LaTeX? Is the problem that people with less technical chops than you will be typing in the content of the pleadings? LyX is spectacular for writing books, but there are some usages better addressed by LaTeX, or even Plain TeX, or Asciidoc or Stylz or who knows what. SteveT Steve Litt June 2018 featured book: Twenty Eight Tales of Troubleshooting http://www.troubleshooters.com/28

Where is the Plain-TeX IRC channel and mailing list?

2018-05-27 Thread Steve Litt
sufficient to tell you how to achieve simple things. I'm sorry to have to ask this here. Twice I've asked on Freenode #latex, and twice nobody answered. Thanks, SteveT Steve Litt June 2018 featured book: Twenty Eight Tales of Troubleshooting http://www.troubleshooters.com/28

How do I join the Freenode #lyx channel?

2018-05-27 Thread Steve Litt
Hi all, I tried to join the #lyx IRC channel on Freenode, but when I joined, the channel was labeled "unavailable" and I couldn't post to it. Is there a different IRC channel for LyX? If not, what special techniques do I need to do to join the #lyx IRC channel on Freenode? Thanks, Ste

Split documents: was: problems with documents produced with earlier

2018-05-25 Thread Steve Litt
/children documents appears on this list. Why would one try master/children? SteveT Steve Litt June 2018 featured book: Twenty Eight Tales of Troubleshooting http://www.troubleshooters.com/28

Re: Help: Latex stack size limit

2018-05-15 Thread Steve Litt
t and somebody will instantly diagnose the problem. One thing I do is compile early and often, so that the number of causes is limited. When working on a long term project like a book, I usually compile via a shellscript (or if you're Windows, I think it's called Powerscript). Much faster, easier, and informative. HTH, SteveT Steve Litt June 2018 featured book: Twenty Eight Tales of Troubleshooting http://www.troubleshooters.com/28

Outputting LaTeX from XML

2018-05-14 Thread Steve Litt
, I mean taking an XML parser (probably Python's xml.etree.ElementTree) to parse the intermediate XML, which has every single bit of the book's information, and outputting LaTeX. If anybody has experience doing this, please email me offlist. Thanks, SteveT Steve Litt June 2018 featured book

Re: The tortured release of 2.3.0 Windows binaries

2018-05-14 Thread Steve Litt
On Mon, 14 May 2018 06:58:30 + Baris Erkus wrote: > On 13-May-18 3:16 PM, Bernt Lie wrote: > 1: I agree, and I didn't say so. Essentially, my point is that > developers can not do that without compromising its OS agnostics. For > various reasons, I use Windows myself.

Re: The tortured release of 2.3.0 Windows binaries

2018-05-12 Thread Steve Litt
ROFLMAO, I ask myself this all the time, on multiple mailing lists. On the bright side, 90% of the heartache doesn't apply to me. SteveT On Sat, 12 May 2018 20:03:09 -0700 John White wrote: > Why are people still using Windows? My firm gets along without Gates >

Re: Formatting of Outline view: Intentional or side-effect of native themes?

2018-04-26 Thread Steve Litt
ate that, lineless doesn't. Of course, I could be called a hipocryt because the VimOutliner software I originated doesn't have lines. But that decision was made for simplicity's sake, and LyX long ago left the simplicity track. I very much prefer the lines. SteveT Steve Litt A

Re: Metadiscussion

2018-04-24 Thread Steve Litt
id. Personally, I reply only to the mailing list, which is getting harder and harder as time goes on. But by replying only to the mailing list, I guarantee nobody gets dupes of my messages, and therefore nobody is called stupid and mistaken. SteveT Steve Litt April 2018 featured book: Troubles

Re: How to properly rotate float sideways

2018-04-17 Thread Steve Litt
ake try to make sure nothing I use is more than 300 to 500 pixels wide. By filtering the big stuff out at the authoring stage, I don't need to jump through hoops at the publishing stage. SteveT Steve Litt April 2018 featured book: Troubleshooting Techniques of the Successf

Re: Formatting name/date to be filled by others

2018-04-11 Thread Steve Litt
lace these appropriately. > What I seek is a way to add the solid underline for a defined length > and at a specified place. Would \hfill{} be the appropriate macro? > I've used it to place spaces but not baselines. Why not use sixteen consecutive underscores? SteveT Steve Litt Apri

Re: which document class?

2018-04-11 Thread Steve Litt
riting an article, use Article. If you're writing a letter, use Letter (or better yet imho use LibreOffice). If your documentation is more than 50K words, I'd recommend the Book class, with your own customizations as specified by those your handing your documentation to. SteveT Steve Litt

Re: Recommendations for metadata storage in Stylz

2018-04-02 Thread Steve Litt
hose files into a big, deeply nested dict that can run the program. Also, it will probably output a JSON file of the big, deeply nested dict, so all the other programs can use it. Thanks, SteveT Steve Litt April 2018 featured book: Troubleshooting Techniques of the Success

Recommendations for metadata storage in Stylz

2018-04-01 Thread Steve Litt
refer JSON or Yaml? I used key/value directory trees on UMENU2, and as a practical matter they turn out to be very tedious to author. Any other ideas besides JSON and Yaml? Thanks, SteveT Steve Litt April 2018 featured book: Troubleshooting Techniques of the Successful Technol

How to add/change/delete styles, the new way?

2018-03-05 Thread Steve Litt
Hi all, I've used LyX since 2001 so I got used to adding, changing and deleting environments and paragraph styles by using a separate layout file to create a new document class based on the document class I want to modify (typically Book). It works. But now I'm presenting Linux Content Editing

Re: Long preview compilation due to unnecessarily often calling pdflatex?

2018-02-28 Thread Steve Litt
On Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:59:54 +0100 Klaus-Dieter Bauer wrote: > Hello! > > I'm recently having problems with LyX compiling exceptionally slowly > (compared to plain latex editors). Checking the log, I noticed that > LyX calls pdflatex a full 5 times for my thesis

Re: Problem: version control suddenly no longer works in LyX 2.2 and 2.3rc1

2018-02-20 Thread Steve Litt
On Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:12:01 -0800 (PST) Rich Shepard wrote: > On Wed, 21 Feb 2018, Dr Eberhard Lisse wrote: > > > Maybe one can take the time to look at one of the already existing > > converters from RCS (CVS?) to SVN/GIT or whatever else LyX can > > handle, but to

Re: LyX: LaTeX failed

2018-02-16 Thread Steve Litt
On Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:49:59 -0800 Daniel Kian Mc Kiernan wrote: > [I don't know why this person posts this query repeatedly, without > apparently reading any of the responses. I have CC'd this message to > him, but his handler or server may be configured such that

Re: Chicago-Style Citations and Bibliography

2018-02-14 Thread Steve Litt
On Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:35:04 -0800 Daniel Kian Mc Kiernan <daniel@oeconomist.com> wrote: > On 02/14/2018 06:43 PM, Steve Litt wrote: > > On Wed, 14 Feb 2018 03:30:13 -0800 > > Mc Kiernan Daniel Kian <mc_kier...@oeconomist.com> wrote: > > > >>

Re: Chicago-Style Citations and Bibliography

2018-02-14 Thread Steve Litt
On Wed, 14 Feb 2018 03:30:13 -0800 Mc Kiernan Daniel Kian wrote: > >> I've an article, prepared in LyX, whose citations and bibliography > >> I need to have rendered in Chicago style. (Indeed, If I can get > >> the sections titles to conform automatically to

MWE isolation: was Puzzling compile error

2017-12-28 Thread Steve Litt
ly. Besides being the best and most considerate way to ask for help, the MWE is a powerful troubleshooting tactic. SteveT Steve Litt December 2017 featured book: Thriving in Tough Times http://www.troubleshooters.com/thrive

F/OSS software choices: was Creating a statement of account

2017-12-24 Thread Steve Litt
this customization opportunity to implement my choice of workflow and product is what makes F/OSS so wonderful. SteveT Steve Litt December 2017 featured book: Thriving in Tough Times http://www.troubleshooters.com/thrive

Re: Creating a statement of account

2017-12-24 Thread Steve Litt
ar. But of course, if you already have it done in LyX and like it that way, well, that's the way you should do it. SteveT Steve Litt December 2017 featured book: Thriving in Tough Times http://www.troubleshooters.com/thrive

Re: chktex [RESOLVED]

2017-12-24 Thread Steve Litt
rect way to do it in American English), and the one saying I terminated a command with a space. I can suppress any warning number with -n: Did you suppress some warnings? Anyway, how strictly are you taking all these warnings? SteveT Steve Litt December 2017 featured book: Thriving in Tough Times http://www.troubleshooters.com/thrive

Re: Creating a statement of account [RESOVED]L

2017-12-23 Thread Steve Litt
Probably took me 3 hours to write 10 years ago, still working perfectly today. SteveT Steve Litt December 2017 featured book: Thriving in Tough Times http://www.troubleshooters.com/thrive

Re: Creating a statement of account

2017-12-20 Thread Steve Litt
ise and specific task of writing a report or invoice. When you're creating your company's accounting statements for stockholders within your yearly report, THAT's the time to use LyX (probably with plenty of replacement tokens). SteveT Steve Litt December 2017 featured book: Thrivin

Re: Cannot get Externam Material: Inkscape figure to work

2017-10-10 Thread Steve Litt
echo "$orgname doesn't exist: Aborting." exit 1 fi inkscape --export-background=#ff \ --export-text-to-path \ --export-use-hints \ --export-plain-svg=$newname $orgname gpicview $newname ====== SteveT Stev

Re: Error File '/var/folders/lw/lwhvvr995qd496m04pr11sp80000gn/T/lyx_tmpdir.zuVLBxb13258/lyx_tmpbuf0/Diss121.tex' was not closed properly.

2017-08-27 Thread Steve Litt
On Sun, 27 Aug 2017 13:15:41 +0200 Mark Hempelmann wrote: > Dear Lyx-Wizards, > > I researched on above error and the closest I got was the discussion > between Wolfgang and Jürgen in 2010. However, my text compiled fine > with Lyx 2.1.5, now with the 2.2.3 update I

Re: texlive2017 and lyx

2017-08-25 Thread Steve Litt
On Fri, 25 Aug 2017 11:34:25 +0200 Wolfgang Engelmann wrote: > Two questions: > > What do I have to do to get the texlive2017 working If your older texlive is working (like 2016), I'd imagine there's a tlmgr command to bring everything up to 2017. > > I have

Re: Grammar checking

2017-08-22 Thread Steve Litt
On Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:35:38 +0200 "Patrick Dupre" wrote: > Hello, > > lyx offers a language checker, but not a grammar checker. > I installed the check-Tex option, but the results are not convincing > (at least in English). The suggestion are really poor. > Is there any way to

Re: all-inclusive file format

2017-08-17 Thread Steve Litt
On Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:41:17 +0200 Roberto wrote: > On 04/08/2017 17:35, Cris Fuhrman wrote: > > I support abstracting file details because it makes using LyX > > easier, but at the same time I would not like to give up control > > over the modular aspects, such as the

Re: LyX native format stuck in the middle

2017-08-12 Thread Steve Litt
On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:23:06 +0100 José Abílio Matos <jama...@lyx.org> wrote: > On Monday, 31 July 2017 18.30.31 WEST Steve Litt wrote: > > I know what I'm asking for is monsterously difficult, and I know I > > certainly don't have the technical chops to do it. But when

Re: Tips on LaTeX addons

2017-08-10 Thread Steve Litt
On Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:37:21 +0100 Dr Eberhard Lisse wrote: > Steve, > > so you upgraded TeX and lost some packages? No, I just sat down to work one day and my books didn't compile. I hadn't upgraded TeX. The day before I'd suffered a big data loss on a different partition,

Re: Tips on LaTeX addons

2017-08-10 Thread Steve Litt
On Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:37:21 +0100 Dr Eberhard Lisse wrote: > > Before I ever upgrade I do something like > > tlmgr list --only-installed \ > | awk '{gsub(/:/, ""); print $2}' > tl.installed Nice! > > and after upgrade > > tlmgr install $(cat

Tips on LaTeX addons

2017-08-09 Thread Steve Litt
One of the worst things about LyX back in the day was getting your texlive situation squared away, but today doing so is much easier. SteveT Steve Litt July 2017 featured book: Quit Joblessness: Start Your Own Business http://www.troubleshooters.com/startbiz

Re: all-inclusive file format

2017-08-01 Thread Steve Litt
On Tue, 1 Aug 2017 21:56:33 +0200 Roberto <foice.n...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 31/07/2017 19:10, Steve Litt wrote: > > The ability to directly edit graphics within a LyX file would be a > > nice *option*: > Hi Steve, I hope I am quoting you correctly by only reportin

LyX native format stuck in the middle

2017-07-31 Thread Steve Litt
ical chops to do it. But when it gets done, LyX will be a brand new world, finally living up to its promise of write once, deploy everywhere. Thanks, SteveT Steve Litt July 2017 featured book: Quit Joblessness: Start Your Own Business http://www.troubleshooters.com/startbiz

Re: all-inclusive file format

2017-07-31 Thread Steve Litt
mes to GUIizing the program, try Python Kivy: VERY fast development. Or you could make it a browser app with Python Bottle. SteveT Steve Litt July 2017 featured book: Quit Joblessness: Start Your Own Business http://www.troubleshooters.com/startbiz

Re: cache

2017-07-16 Thread Steve Litt
own cd command doesn't cause you to delete all sorts of stuff outside that directory. SteveT Steve Litt July 2017 featured book: Quit Joblessness: Start Your Own Business http://www.troubleshooters.com/startbiz

Re: Issues using lyx

2017-06-18 Thread Steve Litt
, I'd recommend you take a System Rescue CD and run all the hardware tests on your Win10 computer. Be sure to test the RAM and the disk. SteveT Steve Litt June 2017 featured book: The Key to Everyday Excellence http://www.troubleshooters.com/key

Re: how to add new environment to LyX

2017-06-16 Thread Steve Litt
user directory) and then include it from the Document > > Settings... > Modules menu. > > Paul > Yes! This is a newer way that what I suggested, creating a layout file. I've never used modules so I can't speak to which is better. SteveT Steve Litt June 2017 featured book: The Key to Everyday Excellence http://www.troubleshooters.com/key

Re: how to add new environment to LyX

2017-06-16 Thread Steve Litt
t doesn't prematurely convert styles to appearance and create different paragraph types (class=) just to specify which body text doesn't get indented, LyX would be the perfect overall authoring machine. HTH, SteveT Steve Litt June 2017 featured book: The Key to Everyday Excellence http://www.troubleshooters.com/key

Re: Extra long chapter title causing problems in TOC

2017-04-28 Thread Steve Litt
the answer I was going to give on 4/23), this monument of modern netiquette asks the same question again. Maybe some day he'll think to check the archives. Nahh. SteveT Steve Litt April 2017 featured book: Troubleshooting Techniques of the Successful Technologist http://www.troubleshooters.com/techniques

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