Re: Boxes in books

2010-05-18 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2010-05-17, Ian Holliday wrote:

 I'm involved in writing an academic textbook and we are wanting to use
 'Boxes' to highlight aspects of topics. We are inserting a box then
 formating it from the context menu, but we have not found an elegant way to
 reference the boxes. The documentation says boxes are unnumbered, so what we
 are doing is placing a label at the start of the box text, and hoping that
 will provide sufficient functionality. Ideally we would like to be able to
 build a table of Boxes and insert cross references to boxes in the text.

 Has anyone else devised a nice solution to this? Also are boxes
 automatically 'float' items, or should we be placing them in floats as well?

Normal boxes do not float, so you should place them in a float
element. If you do not need floating tables or images, you can (ab)use
one of these floats.  Otherwise, you need to define a new float type,
either with custom code in the LaTeX preamble and ERT in the document or
with a custom LyX module. (There should be some LaTeX package for
such a task, but I cannot help with details.)

Günter



Re: Boxes in books

2010-05-18 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2010-05-17, Ian Holliday wrote:

 I'm involved in writing an academic textbook and we are wanting to use
 'Boxes' to highlight aspects of topics. We are inserting a box then
 formating it from the context menu, but we have not found an elegant way to
 reference the boxes. The documentation says boxes are unnumbered, so what we
 are doing is placing a label at the start of the box text, and hoping that
 will provide sufficient functionality. Ideally we would like to be able to
 build a table of Boxes and insert cross references to boxes in the text.

 Has anyone else devised a nice solution to this? Also are boxes
 automatically 'float' items, or should we be placing them in floats as well?

Normal boxes do not float, so you should place them in a float
element. If you do not need floating tables or images, you can (ab)use
one of these floats.  Otherwise, you need to define a new float type,
either with custom code in the LaTeX preamble and ERT in the document or
with a custom LyX module. (There should be some LaTeX package for
such a task, but I cannot help with details.)

Günter



Re: Boxes in books

2010-05-18 Thread Guenter Milde
On 2010-05-17, Ian Holliday wrote:

> I'm involved in writing an academic textbook and we are wanting to use
> 'Boxes' to highlight aspects of topics. We are inserting a box then
> formating it from the context menu, but we have not found an elegant way to
> reference the boxes. The documentation says boxes are unnumbered, so what we
> are doing is placing a label at the start of the box text, and hoping that
> will provide sufficient functionality. Ideally we would like to be able to
> build a table of Boxes and insert cross references to boxes in the text.

> Has anyone else devised a nice solution to this? Also are boxes
> automatically 'float' items, or should we be placing them in floats as well?

"Normal" boxes do not float, so you should place them in a "float
element". If you do not need floating tables or images, you can (ab)use
one of these floats.  Otherwise, you need to define a new float type,
either with custom code in the LaTeX preamble and ERT in the document or
with a custom LyX module. (There should be some LaTeX package for
such a task, but I cannot help with details.)

Günter



Boxes in books

2010-05-17 Thread Ian Holliday
Hi All,

I'm involved in writing an academic textbook and we are wanting to use
'Boxes' to highlight aspects of topics. We are inserting a box then
formating it from the context menu, but we have not found an elegant way to
reference the boxes. The documentation says boxes are unnumbered, so what we
are doing is placing a label at the start of the box text, and hoping that
will provide sufficient functionality. Ideally we would like to be able to
build a table of Boxes and insert cross references to boxes in the text.

Has anyone else devised a nice solution to this? Also are boxes
automatically 'float' items, or should we be placing them in floats as well?

We are currently using the Cambridge University Press latex style
cupbook.sty but this is not essential to the project.

Regards

Ian
(Ian Holliday)






Boxes in books

2010-05-17 Thread Ian Holliday
Hi All,

I'm involved in writing an academic textbook and we are wanting to use
'Boxes' to highlight aspects of topics. We are inserting a box then
formating it from the context menu, but we have not found an elegant way to
reference the boxes. The documentation says boxes are unnumbered, so what we
are doing is placing a label at the start of the box text, and hoping that
will provide sufficient functionality. Ideally we would like to be able to
build a table of Boxes and insert cross references to boxes in the text.

Has anyone else devised a nice solution to this? Also are boxes
automatically 'float' items, or should we be placing them in floats as well?

We are currently using the Cambridge University Press latex style
cupbook.sty but this is not essential to the project.

Regards

Ian
(Ian Holliday)






Boxes in books

2010-05-17 Thread Ian Holliday
Hi All,

I'm involved in writing an academic textbook and we are wanting to use
'Boxes' to highlight aspects of topics. We are inserting a box then
formating it from the context menu, but we have not found an elegant way to
reference the boxes. The documentation says boxes are unnumbered, so what we
are doing is placing a label at the start of the box text, and hoping that
will provide sufficient functionality. Ideally we would like to be able to
build a table of Boxes and insert cross references to boxes in the text.

Has anyone else devised a nice solution to this? Also are boxes
automatically 'float' items, or should we be placing them in floats as well?

We are currently using the Cambridge University Press latex style
cupbook.sty but this is not essential to the project.

Regards

Ian
(Ian Holliday)