Re: Why Lyx seems to arbitrarily align left margins in the officicial tutorial?

2009-10-05 Thread Helge Hafting

fabio de francesco wrote:
My interest for Lyx's philosophy has been caught up by a recent article on the 
power of WYSIWYM. So I am a perfect newbie asking for something that could be 
perfectly obvious to you all.


I started by opening the tutorial and making  pdf of it. I have immediately 
noticed that Lyx seems to arbitrarily align each line of entire pages of the 
document. There are pages where the text starts almost at a quarter of a page 
from the left.


Margins for odd and even pages are different. But print on a two-sided 
printer, and you'll see that the odd and even margins line up perfectly.


Two-sided printing saves paper, and look more professional too. It is 
possible to do this on a single-side printer too, by printing all the

odd pages first, and then print the even pages on the backsides.

If you simply find the margins too big for your taste:
Document-Settings-Page Margins
Note that more than 66 letters or so per line is not good
for readability, so you may want a bigger font to go
with wider margins:
Document-Settings-Fonts

On the other hand, if you simply want to spend
paper on a single-sided printout:
Document-Settings-Page Layout,
and uncheck Two-sided document

Helge Hafting


Re: Why Lyx seems to arbitrarily align left margins in the officicial tutorial?

2009-10-05 Thread Helge Hafting

fabio de francesco wrote:
My interest for Lyx's philosophy has been caught up by a recent article on the 
power of WYSIWYM. So I am a perfect newbie asking for something that could be 
perfectly obvious to you all.


I started by opening the tutorial and making  pdf of it. I have immediately 
noticed that Lyx seems to arbitrarily align each line of entire pages of the 
document. There are pages where the text starts almost at a quarter of a page 
from the left.


Margins for odd and even pages are different. But print on a two-sided 
printer, and you'll see that the odd and even margins line up perfectly.


Two-sided printing saves paper, and look more professional too. It is 
possible to do this on a single-side printer too, by printing all the

odd pages first, and then print the even pages on the backsides.

If you simply find the margins too big for your taste:
Document-Settings-Page Margins
Note that more than 66 letters or so per line is not good
for readability, so you may want a bigger font to go
with wider margins:
Document-Settings-Fonts

On the other hand, if you simply want to spend
paper on a single-sided printout:
Document-Settings-Page Layout,
and uncheck Two-sided document

Helge Hafting


Re: Why Lyx seems to arbitrarily align left margins in the officicial tutorial?

2009-10-05 Thread Helge Hafting

fabio de francesco wrote:
My interest for Lyx's philosophy has been caught up by a recent article on the 
power of WYSIWYM. So I am a perfect newbie asking for something that could be 
perfectly obvious to you all.


I started by opening the tutorial and making  pdf of it. I have immediately 
noticed that Lyx seems to arbitrarily align each line of entire pages of the 
document. There are pages where the text starts almost at a quarter of a page 
from the left.


Margins for odd and even pages are different. But print on a two-sided 
printer, and you'll see that the odd and even margins line up perfectly.


Two-sided printing saves paper, and look more professional too. It is 
possible to do this on a single-side printer too, by printing all the

odd pages first, and then print the even pages on the backsides.

If you simply find the margins too big for your taste:
Document->Settings->Page Margins
Note that more than 66 letters or so per line is not good
for readability, so you may want a bigger font to go
with wider margins:
Document->Settings->Fonts

On the other hand, if you simply want to spend
paper on a single-sided printout:
Document->Settings->Page Layout,
and uncheck "Two-sided document"

Helge Hafting


Why Lyx seems to arbitrarily align left margins in the officicial tutorial?

2009-09-28 Thread fabio de francesco
My interest for Lyx's philosophy has been caught up by a recent article on the 
power of WYSIWYM. So I am a perfect newbie asking for something that could be 
perfectly obvious to you all.

I started by opening the tutorial and making  pdf of it. I have immediately 
noticed that Lyx seems to arbitrarily align each line of entire pages of the 
document. There are pages where the text starts almost at a quarter of a page 
from the left.

I haven't yet understood how to solve this issue. I'd like to print the 
tutorial with the proper alignment formatting. Can someone help me to 
understand how to do that?

I wish to thank in advance anyone  who will reply.

fabio de francesco
  


Re: Why Lyx seems to arbitrarily align left margins in the officicial tutorial?

2009-09-28 Thread Paul A. Rubin

fabio de francesco wrote:
My interest for Lyx's philosophy has been caught up by a recent article on the 
power of WYSIWYM. So I am a perfect newbie asking for something that could be 
perfectly obvious to you all.


I started by opening the tutorial and making  pdf of it. I have immediately 
noticed that Lyx seems to arbitrarily align each line of entire pages of the 
document. There are pages where the text starts almost at a quarter of a page 
from the left.


I haven't yet understood how to solve this issue. I'd like to print the 
tutorial with the proper alignment formatting. Can someone help me to 
understand how to do that?


I wish to thank in advance anyone  who will reply.

fabio de francesco
  



I think you will find that left margins are wide on even-numbered pages 
and right margins are wide on odd-numbered pages.  This is because LyX 
uses the book class for the tutorial, which provides extra space for 
binding.


/Paul



Why Lyx seems to arbitrarily align left margins in the officicial tutorial?

2009-09-28 Thread fabio de francesco
My interest for Lyx's philosophy has been caught up by a recent article on the 
power of WYSIWYM. So I am a perfect newbie asking for something that could be 
perfectly obvious to you all.

I started by opening the tutorial and making  pdf of it. I have immediately 
noticed that Lyx seems to arbitrarily align each line of entire pages of the 
document. There are pages where the text starts almost at a quarter of a page 
from the left.

I haven't yet understood how to solve this issue. I'd like to print the 
tutorial with the proper alignment formatting. Can someone help me to 
understand how to do that?

I wish to thank in advance anyone  who will reply.

fabio de francesco
  


Re: Why Lyx seems to arbitrarily align left margins in the officicial tutorial?

2009-09-28 Thread Paul A. Rubin

fabio de francesco wrote:
My interest for Lyx's philosophy has been caught up by a recent article on the 
power of WYSIWYM. So I am a perfect newbie asking for something that could be 
perfectly obvious to you all.


I started by opening the tutorial and making  pdf of it. I have immediately 
noticed that Lyx seems to arbitrarily align each line of entire pages of the 
document. There are pages where the text starts almost at a quarter of a page 
from the left.


I haven't yet understood how to solve this issue. I'd like to print the 
tutorial with the proper alignment formatting. Can someone help me to 
understand how to do that?


I wish to thank in advance anyone  who will reply.

fabio de francesco
  



I think you will find that left margins are wide on even-numbered pages 
and right margins are wide on odd-numbered pages.  This is because LyX 
uses the book class for the tutorial, which provides extra space for 
binding.


/Paul



Why Lyx seems to arbitrarily align left margins in the officicial tutorial?

2009-09-28 Thread fabio de francesco
My interest for Lyx's philosophy has been caught up by a recent article on the 
power of WYSIWYM. So I am a perfect newbie asking for something that could be 
perfectly obvious to you all.

I started by opening the tutorial and making  pdf of it. I have immediately 
noticed that Lyx seems to arbitrarily align each line of entire pages of the 
document. There are pages where the text starts almost at a quarter of a page 
from the left.

I haven't yet understood how to solve this issue. I'd like to print the 
tutorial with the proper alignment formatting. Can someone help me to 
understand how to do that?

I wish to thank in advance anyone  who will reply.

fabio de francesco
  


Re: Why Lyx seems to arbitrarily align left margins in the officicial tutorial?

2009-09-28 Thread Paul A. Rubin

fabio de francesco wrote:
My interest for Lyx's philosophy has been caught up by a recent article on the 
power of WYSIWYM. So I am a perfect newbie asking for something that could be 
perfectly obvious to you all.


I started by opening the tutorial and making  pdf of it. I have immediately 
noticed that Lyx seems to arbitrarily align each line of entire pages of the 
document. There are pages where the text starts almost at a quarter of a page 
from the left.


I haven't yet understood how to solve this issue. I'd like to print the 
tutorial with the proper alignment formatting. Can someone help me to 
understand how to do that?


I wish to thank in advance anyone  who will reply.

fabio de francesco
  



I think you will find that left margins are wide on even-numbered pages 
and right margins are wide on odd-numbered pages.  This is because LyX 
uses the book class for the tutorial, which provides extra space for 
binding.


/Paul