How to set off a subsection without using a heading

2012-02-20 Thread Eric Weir

In one section of an article I'm working on I have several subsections that I 
want to call attention to without using headings. Currently I'm using a 
centered 3 line between subsections. I don't like the look. It's too 
intrusive. 

One possibility would be to add an extra line between subsections, but I think 
I'd like to give the break a little more emphasis than that.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
--
Eric Weir
Decatur, GA  USA
eew...@bellsouth.net






Re: How to set off a subsection without using a heading

2012-02-20 Thread Steve Litt
On Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:21:02 -0500
Eric Weir eew...@bellsouth.net wrote:

 
 In one section of an article I'm working on I have several
 subsections that I want to call attention to without using headings.

On a structured document, I'd think long and hard about using
subsections without parent sections. That's just not right. It
misrepresents the document's structure, and confuses appearance with
structure.

If you want to call attention, make a new environment called
callattention and use that.


 Currently I'm using a centered 3 line between subsections. I don't
 like the look. It's too intrusive. 
 
 One possibility would be to add an extra line between subsections,
 but I think I'd like to give the break a little more emphasis than
 that.

The prior two paragraphs don't really say exactly what you're doing. Do
you mean the line is under the text below the (wrongly used)
subsection, or something else?

 
 Any suggestions?

Use/create environments and character styles that truly represent their
meaning -- don't use environments made for other purposes just because
they happen to look pretty good in the situation.

SteveT


Re: How to set off a subsection without using a heading

2012-02-20 Thread Alex Vergara Gil

Eric

  --I don't like the look. It's too intrusive.
Can you send a short example file to see what is your problem

Anyway I use to format a specific line as bold with bigger text size 
when I want an emphasis on a line which I don't want to set up as 
subchapter.


Saludos
~-o--{}--o-~
Alex Vergara Gil
MSc. Física Nuclear
Laboratorio Secundario de Calibración Dosimétrica
Centro de Protección e Higiene de las Radiaciones
Calle No. 4113 e/ 41 y 47  Playa, C de la Habana
C.P.11300 La Habana, Cuba
Dirección postal A.P.6195 C.P.10600
Telf: (537)6829681, (537)6821803
Fax: (537)2030165


El 20/02/2012 07:21 a.m., Eric Weir escribió:

In one section of an article I'm working on I have several subsections that I want 
to call attention to without using headings. Currently I'm using a centered 3 
line between subsections. I don't like the look. It's too intrusive.

One possibility would be to add an extra line between subsections, but I think 
I'd like to give the break a little more emphasis than that.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
--
Eric Weir
Decatur, GA  USA
eew...@bellsouth.net









Re: How to set off a subsection without using a heading

2012-02-20 Thread Eric Weir

On Feb 20, 2012, at 8:38 AM, Steve Litt wrote:

 On Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:21:02 -0500
 Eric Weir eew...@bellsouth.net wrote:
 
 In one section of an article I'm working on I have several
 subsections that I want to call attention to without using headings.
 
 On a structured document, I'd think long and hard about using
 subsections without parent sections. That's just not right. It
 misrepresents the document's structure, and confuses appearance with
 structure.

They are subsections of a parent section. I just don't want to give headings to 
them. The break in the flow of exposition and argument is not that severe.

 Currently I'm using a centered 3 line between subsections. I don't
 like the look. It's too intrusive. 
 
 One possibility would be to add an extra line between subsections,
 but I think I'd like to give the break a little more emphasis than
 that.
 
 The prior two paragraphs don't really say exactly what you're doing. Do
 you mean the line is under the text below the (wrongly used)
 subsection, or something else?

What I mean is that on a line between two subsections there appears a centered 
3 long line.

 Any suggestions?
 
 Use/create environments and character styles that truly represent their
 meaning -- don't use environments made for other purposes just because
 they happen to look pretty good in the situation.

Not being argumentative. I'm genuinely curious. Not what I'm doing in this 
case, but have done in others--my title is assigned the section environment, 
because that makes it look like I want it to look and puts it where I want 
it--but why not use an environment made for one purpose for another purpose if 
it serves that purpose? [Probably have just committed total, unforgivable lyx 
heresy there. ;-)]

That aside, the suggestion is well-taken--at this point at least when there is 
no environment that suits my purpose. I'm newbie enough, though, that it's 
something I will need to study up on.

Thanks,
--
Eric Weir
Decatur, GA  USA
eew...@bellsouth.net






Re: How to set off a subsection without using a heading

2012-02-20 Thread Eric Weir

On Feb 20, 2012, at 9:40 AM, Alex Vergara Gil wrote:

  --I don't like the look. It's too intrusive.
 Can you send a short example file to see what is your problem

Thanks, Alex. Attached is the section with subsections set off by the the 3 
centered line.
 
 Anyway I use to format a specific line as bold with bigger text size when I 
 want an emphasis on a line which I don't want to set up as subchapter.

My sense is that that would set them apart more than I want to. Almost like 
giving them headings.

--
Eric Weir
Decatur, GA
eew...@bellsouth.net

A man should be in the world as though he were not in it 
so that it will be no worse because of his life. 

- Wendell Berry 



How to set off a subsection without using a heading

2012-02-20 Thread Eric Weir

In one section of an article I'm working on I have several subsections that I 
want to call attention to without using headings. Currently I'm using a 
centered 3 line between subsections. I don't like the look. It's too 
intrusive. 

One possibility would be to add an extra line between subsections, but I think 
I'd like to give the break a little more emphasis than that.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
--
Eric Weir
Decatur, GA  USA
eew...@bellsouth.net






Re: How to set off a subsection without using a heading

2012-02-20 Thread Steve Litt
On Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:21:02 -0500
Eric Weir eew...@bellsouth.net wrote:

 
 In one section of an article I'm working on I have several
 subsections that I want to call attention to without using headings.

On a structured document, I'd think long and hard about using
subsections without parent sections. That's just not right. It
misrepresents the document's structure, and confuses appearance with
structure.

If you want to call attention, make a new environment called
callattention and use that.


 Currently I'm using a centered 3 line between subsections. I don't
 like the look. It's too intrusive. 
 
 One possibility would be to add an extra line between subsections,
 but I think I'd like to give the break a little more emphasis than
 that.

The prior two paragraphs don't really say exactly what you're doing. Do
you mean the line is under the text below the (wrongly used)
subsection, or something else?

 
 Any suggestions?

Use/create environments and character styles that truly represent their
meaning -- don't use environments made for other purposes just because
they happen to look pretty good in the situation.

SteveT


Re: How to set off a subsection without using a heading

2012-02-20 Thread Alex Vergara Gil

Eric

  --I don't like the look. It's too intrusive.
Can you send a short example file to see what is your problem

Anyway I use to format a specific line as bold with bigger text size 
when I want an emphasis on a line which I don't want to set up as 
subchapter.


Saludos
~-o--{}--o-~
Alex Vergara Gil
MSc. Física Nuclear
Laboratorio Secundario de Calibración Dosimétrica
Centro de Protección e Higiene de las Radiaciones
Calle No. 4113 e/ 41 y 47  Playa, C de la Habana
C.P.11300 La Habana, Cuba
Dirección postal A.P.6195 C.P.10600
Telf: (537)6829681, (537)6821803
Fax: (537)2030165


El 20/02/2012 07:21 a.m., Eric Weir escribió:

In one section of an article I'm working on I have several subsections that I want 
to call attention to without using headings. Currently I'm using a centered 3 
line between subsections. I don't like the look. It's too intrusive.

One possibility would be to add an extra line between subsections, but I think 
I'd like to give the break a little more emphasis than that.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
--
Eric Weir
Decatur, GA  USA
eew...@bellsouth.net









Re: How to set off a subsection without using a heading

2012-02-20 Thread Eric Weir

On Feb 20, 2012, at 8:38 AM, Steve Litt wrote:

 On Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:21:02 -0500
 Eric Weir eew...@bellsouth.net wrote:
 
 In one section of an article I'm working on I have several
 subsections that I want to call attention to without using headings.
 
 On a structured document, I'd think long and hard about using
 subsections without parent sections. That's just not right. It
 misrepresents the document's structure, and confuses appearance with
 structure.

They are subsections of a parent section. I just don't want to give headings to 
them. The break in the flow of exposition and argument is not that severe.

 Currently I'm using a centered 3 line between subsections. I don't
 like the look. It's too intrusive. 
 
 One possibility would be to add an extra line between subsections,
 but I think I'd like to give the break a little more emphasis than
 that.
 
 The prior two paragraphs don't really say exactly what you're doing. Do
 you mean the line is under the text below the (wrongly used)
 subsection, or something else?

What I mean is that on a line between two subsections there appears a centered 
3 long line.

 Any suggestions?
 
 Use/create environments and character styles that truly represent their
 meaning -- don't use environments made for other purposes just because
 they happen to look pretty good in the situation.

Not being argumentative. I'm genuinely curious. Not what I'm doing in this 
case, but have done in others--my title is assigned the section environment, 
because that makes it look like I want it to look and puts it where I want 
it--but why not use an environment made for one purpose for another purpose if 
it serves that purpose? [Probably have just committed total, unforgivable lyx 
heresy there. ;-)]

That aside, the suggestion is well-taken--at this point at least when there is 
no environment that suits my purpose. I'm newbie enough, though, that it's 
something I will need to study up on.

Thanks,
--
Eric Weir
Decatur, GA  USA
eew...@bellsouth.net






Re: How to set off a subsection without using a heading

2012-02-20 Thread Eric Weir

On Feb 20, 2012, at 9:40 AM, Alex Vergara Gil wrote:

  --I don't like the look. It's too intrusive.
 Can you send a short example file to see what is your problem

Thanks, Alex. Attached is the section with subsections set off by the the 3 
centered line.
 
 Anyway I use to format a specific line as bold with bigger text size when I 
 want an emphasis on a line which I don't want to set up as subchapter.

My sense is that that would set them apart more than I want to. Almost like 
giving them headings.

--
Eric Weir
Decatur, GA
eew...@bellsouth.net

A man should be in the world as though he were not in it 
so that it will be no worse because of his life. 

- Wendell Berry 



How to set off a subsection without using a heading

2012-02-20 Thread Eric Weir

In one section of an article I'm working on I have several subsections that I 
want to call attention to without using headings. Currently I'm using a 
centered 3" line between subsections. I don't like the look. It's too 
intrusive. 

One possibility would be to add an extra line between subsections, but I think 
I'd like to give the break a little more emphasis than that.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
--
Eric Weir
Decatur, GA  USA
eew...@bellsouth.net






Re: How to set off a subsection without using a heading

2012-02-20 Thread Steve Litt
On Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:21:02 -0500
Eric Weir  wrote:

> 
> In one section of an article I'm working on I have several
> subsections that I want to call attention to without using headings.

On a structured document, I'd think long and hard about using
subsections without parent sections. That's just not right. It
misrepresents the document's structure, and confuses appearance with
structure.

If you want to call attention, make a new environment called
"callattention" and use that.


> Currently I'm using a centered 3" line between subsections. I don't
> like the look. It's too intrusive. 
> 
> One possibility would be to add an extra line between subsections,
> but I think I'd like to give the break a little more emphasis than
> that.

The prior two paragraphs don't really say exactly what you're doing. Do
you mean the line is under the text below the (wrongly used)
subsection, or something else?

> 
> Any suggestions?

Use/create environments and character styles that truly represent their
meaning -- don't use environments made for other purposes just because
they happen to look pretty good in the situation.

SteveT


Re: How to set off a subsection without using a heading

2012-02-20 Thread Alex Vergara Gil

Eric

  --"I don't like the look. It's too intrusive."
Can you send a short example file to see what is your problem

Anyway I use to format a specific line as bold with bigger text size 
when I want an emphasis on a line which I don't want to set up as 
subchapter.


Saludos
~-o--{}--o-~
Alex Vergara Gil
MSc. Física Nuclear
Laboratorio Secundario de Calibración Dosimétrica
Centro de Protección e Higiene de las Radiaciones
Calle No. 4113 e/ 41 y 47  Playa, C de la Habana
C.P.11300 La Habana, Cuba
Dirección postal A.P.6195 C.P.10600
Telf: (537)6829681, (537)6821803
Fax: (537)2030165


El 20/02/2012 07:21 a.m., Eric Weir escribió:

In one section of an article I'm working on I have several subsections that I want 
to call attention to without using headings. Currently I'm using a centered 3" 
line between subsections. I don't like the look. It's too intrusive.

One possibility would be to add an extra line between subsections, but I think 
I'd like to give the break a little more emphasis than that.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
--
Eric Weir
Decatur, GA  USA
eew...@bellsouth.net









Re: How to set off a subsection without using a heading

2012-02-20 Thread Eric Weir

On Feb 20, 2012, at 8:38 AM, Steve Litt wrote:

> On Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:21:02 -0500
> Eric Weir  wrote:
> 
>> In one section of an article I'm working on I have several
>> subsections that I want to call attention to without using headings.
> 
> On a structured document, I'd think long and hard about using
> subsections without parent sections. That's just not right. It
> misrepresents the document's structure, and confuses appearance with
> structure.

They are subsections of a parent section. I just don't want to give headings to 
them. The break in the flow of exposition and argument is not that severe.

>> Currently I'm using a centered 3" line between subsections. I don't
>> like the look. It's too intrusive. 
>> 
>> One possibility would be to add an extra line between subsections,
>> but I think I'd like to give the break a little more emphasis than
>> that.
> 
> The prior two paragraphs don't really say exactly what you're doing. Do
> you mean the line is under the text below the (wrongly used)
> subsection, or something else?

What I mean is that on a line between two subsections there appears a centered 
3" long line.

>> Any suggestions?
> 
> Use/create environments and character styles that truly represent their
> meaning -- don't use environments made for other purposes just because
> they happen to look pretty good in the situation.

Not being argumentative. I'm genuinely curious. Not what I'm doing in this 
case, but have done in others--my title is assigned the section environment, 
because that makes it look like I want it to look and puts it where I want 
it--but why not use an environment made for one purpose for another purpose if 
it serves that purpose? [Probably have just committed total, unforgivable lyx 
heresy there. ;-)]

That aside, the suggestion is well-taken--at this point at least when there is 
no environment that suits my purpose. I'm newbie enough, though, that it's 
something I will need to study up on.

Thanks,
--
Eric Weir
Decatur, GA  USA
eew...@bellsouth.net






Re: How to set off a subsection without using a heading

2012-02-20 Thread Eric Weir

On Feb 20, 2012, at 9:40 AM, Alex Vergara Gil wrote:

>  --"I don't like the look. It's too intrusive."
> Can you send a short example file to see what is your problem

Thanks, Alex. Attached is the section with subsections set off by the the 3" 
centered line.
 
> Anyway I use to format a specific line as bold with bigger text size when I 
> want an emphasis on a line which I don't want to set up as subchapter.

My sense is that that would set them apart more than I want to. Almost like 
giving them headings.

--
Eric Weir
Decatur, GA
eew...@bellsouth.net

"A man should be in the world as though he were not in it 
so that it will be no worse because of his life." 

- Wendell Berry