Re: LyX Promotion

2011-03-22 Thread Manolo Martínez
There is something that might help: wouldn't it be possible to add a made with LyX tag alongside TeX and pdfTeX in the properties of the resulting pdf? It'd be an easy way to communicate that a nice document -that gets you looking into its properties- was made with LyX. M

Re: LyX Promotion

2011-03-22 Thread Liviu Andronic
On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 5:04 PM, Manolo Martínez man...@austrohungaro.com wrote: There is something that might help: wouldn't it be possible to add a made with LyX tag alongside TeX and pdfTeX in the properties of the resulting pdf? Yes, I always thought that LyX should tag PDFs by 'Created

tutorials / slides for seminars or workshops (was: 'Re: LyX Promotion')

2011-03-22 Thread Liviu Andronic
Dear all I think this is a very good idea. On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Rob Oakes lyx-de...@oak-tree.us wrote: 4.) It seems that there are people willing to help promote/evangelize LyX, but I'm not sure we offer much in the way of promotional materials to help. Would it be worthwhile to

Re: LyX Promotion

2011-03-22 Thread Steve Litt
On Tuesday 22 March 2011 11:58:22 Rich Shepard wrote: On Tue, 22 Mar 2011, Rob Oakes wrote: When I talk to people about LyX, they seem to think of it as a specialized academic writing tool. Basically, a program which helps professors and students write a thesis or articles. (To be even more

Re: LyX Promotion - use outside academia

2011-03-22 Thread Paul Sutton
On 22/03/11 15:51, Rob Oakes wrote: Dear Users and Developers, Thank you to both Pavel and Stefano for ollowing up with Google about why the GSoC application was turned down. Is there any way that I could help in that review? Stefano, will you be attending the IRC meeting to be held later

Re: LyX Promotion

2011-03-22 Thread Paul Sutton
The next major revision of my courseware will be All-Beamer-All-The-Time (no LyX, just Beamer LaTeX). It's 1000 times easier to maintain and personalize than OOImpress viewed on MS Powerpoint. Nowadays, all my letters are LyX letter template. Yeah, it's a PITA, and I think it's a silly

Re: LyX Promotion

2011-03-22 Thread Vincent van Ravesteijn
Op 22-3-2011 17:59, Steve Litt schreef: The next major revision of my courseware will be All-Beamer-All-The-Time (no LyX, just Beamer LaTeX). It's 1000 times easier to maintain and personalize than OOImpress viewed on MS Powerpoint. You would have loved the new LyX Presentation Mode:

Re: tutorials / slides for seminars or workshops (was: 'Re: LyX Promotion')

2011-03-22 Thread Paul Sutton
On 22/03/11 16:38, Liviu Andronic wrote: Dear all I think this is a very good idea. On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Rob Oakes lyx-de...@oak-tree.us wrote: 4.) It seems that there are people willing to help promote/evangelize LyX, but I'm not sure we offer much in the way of promotional

Re: tutorials / slides for seminars or workshops (was: 'Re: LyX Promotion')

2011-03-22 Thread Ronen Abravanel
How long should it be? A year ago I had one hour workshop on LyX in my department, and I started with very short into on LaTeX and in what scene LyX is different from word, and then about 40 minutes of demonstration of what can I do and how can I do that. If there is nothing better, I can

Re: tutorials / slides for seminars or workshops (was: 'Re: LyX Promotion')

2011-03-22 Thread Liviu Andronic
On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 10:23 PM, Ronen Abravanel ron...@gmail.com wrote: How long should it be? A year ago I had one hour workshop on LyX in my I highly doubt that it would exceed an hour. department, and I started with very short into on LaTeX and in what scene LyX is different from word,

Re: LyX Promotion

2011-03-22 Thread John McCabe-Dansted
On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 11:51 PM, Rob Oakes lyx-de...@oak-tree.us wrote: While I have some ideas about why it may have happened, I think that Pavel hit the nail on the head. When I talk to people about LyX, they seem to think of it as a specialized academic writing tool. Basically, a program

Re: LyX Promotion

2011-03-22 Thread David L. Johnson
On 03/22/2011 10:58 PM, John McCabe-Dansted wrote: 1) Compile Errors. Normal users aren't used to dealing with compile errors and shouldn't be expected to fix them. Even I don't like dealing with compile errors all that much. With LyX you should not get compile errors unless you are doing

LyX Promotion

2011-03-22 Thread Rob Oakes
Dear Users and Developers, Thank you to both Pavel and Stefano for ollowing up with Google about why the GSoC application was turned down. Is there any way that I could help in that review? Stefano, will you be attending the IRC meeting to be held later today? I think it's very important that

Re: LyX Promotion

2011-03-22 Thread Rich Shepard
On Tue, 22 Mar 2011, Rob Oakes wrote: When I talk to people about LyX, they seem to think of it as a specialized academic writing tool. Basically, a program which helps professors and students write a thesis or articles. (To be even more narrow, it seems like many think it is for math and

Re: LyX Promotion

2011-03-22 Thread Manolo Martínez
There is something that might help: wouldn't it be possible to add a "made with LyX" tag alongside TeX and pdfTeX in the properties of the resulting pdf? It'd be an easy way to communicate that a nice document -that gets you looking into its properties- was made with LyX. M

Re: LyX Promotion

2011-03-22 Thread Liviu Andronic
On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 5:04 PM, Manolo Martínez wrote: > There is something that might help: wouldn't it be possible to add a > "made with LyX" tag alongside TeX and pdfTeX in the properties of the > resulting pdf? > Yes, I always thought that LyX should tag PDFs by

tutorials / slides for seminars or workshops (was: 'Re: LyX Promotion')

2011-03-22 Thread Liviu Andronic
Dear all I think this is a very good idea. On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Rob Oakes wrote: > 4.) It seems that there are people willing to help promote/evangelize LyX, > but I'm not sure we offer much in the way of promotional materials to help. > Would it be

Re: LyX Promotion

2011-03-22 Thread Steve Litt
On Tuesday 22 March 2011 11:58:22 Rich Shepard wrote: > On Tue, 22 Mar 2011, Rob Oakes wrote: > > When I talk to people about LyX, they seem to think of it as a > > specialized academic writing tool. Basically, a program which helps > > professors and students write a thesis or articles. (To be

Re: LyX Promotion - use outside academia

2011-03-22 Thread Paul Sutton
On 22/03/11 15:51, Rob Oakes wrote: > Dear Users and Developers, > > Thank you to both Pavel and Stefano for ollowing up with Google about why the > GSoC application was turned down. Is there any way that I could help in that > review? Stefano, will you be attending the IRC meeting to be held

Re: LyX Promotion

2011-03-22 Thread Paul Sutton
> The next major revision of my courseware will be All-Beamer-All-The-Time (no > LyX, just Beamer LaTeX). It's 1000 times easier to maintain and personalize > than OOImpress viewed on MS Powerpoint. > > Nowadays, all my letters are LyX letter template. Yeah, it's a PITA, and I > think it's a

Re: LyX Promotion

2011-03-22 Thread Vincent van Ravesteijn
Op 22-3-2011 17:59, Steve Litt schreef: The next major revision of my courseware will be All-Beamer-All-The-Time (no LyX, just Beamer LaTeX). It's 1000 times easier to maintain and personalize than OOImpress viewed on MS Powerpoint. You would have loved the new "LyX Presentation Mode":

Re: tutorials / slides for seminars or workshops (was: 'Re: LyX Promotion')

2011-03-22 Thread Paul Sutton
On 22/03/11 16:38, Liviu Andronic wrote: > Dear all > I think this is a very good idea. > > > On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Rob Oakes wrote: >> 4.) It seems that there are people willing to help promote/evangelize LyX, >> but I'm not sure we offer much in the way of

Re: tutorials / slides for seminars or workshops (was: 'Re: LyX Promotion')

2011-03-22 Thread Ronen Abravanel
How long should it be? A year ago I had one hour workshop on LyX in my department, and I started with very short into on LaTeX and "in what scene LyX is different from word", and then about 40 minutes of demonstration of what can I do and how can I do that. If there is nothing better, I can

Re: tutorials / slides for seminars or workshops (was: 'Re: LyX Promotion')

2011-03-22 Thread Liviu Andronic
On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 10:23 PM, Ronen Abravanel wrote: > How long should it be? A year ago I had one hour workshop on LyX in my > I highly doubt that it would exceed an hour. > department, and I started with very short into on LaTeX and "in what scene > LyX is different from

Re: LyX Promotion

2011-03-22 Thread John McCabe-Dansted
On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 11:51 PM, Rob Oakes wrote: > While I have some ideas about why it may have happened, I think that Pavel > hit the nail on the head. When I talk to people about LyX, they seem to think > of it as a specialized academic writing tool. Basically, a

Re: LyX Promotion

2011-03-22 Thread David L. Johnson
On 03/22/2011 10:58 PM, John McCabe-Dansted wrote: 1) Compile Errors. Normal users aren't used to dealing with compile errors and shouldn't be expected to fix them. Even I don't like dealing with compile errors all that much. With LyX you should not get compile errors unless you are doing

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