Re: Can I use lyx for a shopping list

2011-08-15 Thread Les Denham
On Fri, 12 Aug 2011 22:08:39 -0700
Monty Zukowski mo...@codetransform.com wrote:

 I'd like to lay out a 3x5 card shopping list in 3 columns.  I'm not
 sure what document class to use for something so basic, everything I
 tried likes to have a lot of space at the top.
 
 Thanks for any pointers,
 
Monty,

I use LyX for almost everything written, but it really isn't the best
tool for doing this. But you can make it work.

I'd suggest getting the columns by setting up a table with fixed
column widths. Use article class, and center the table using the
paragraph settings. Adjust the margins (Document-Settings-Page
Margins) and if you still have too much space at the top of the page
you can use Insert-Formatting-Vertical Space to put in a negative
space at the top of the page.

But I'd use a spreadsheet such as Gnumeric or LibreOffice Calc to do
the job.

Les



Re: Can I use lyx for a shopping list

2011-08-15 Thread Les Denham
On Fri, 12 Aug 2011 22:08:39 -0700
Monty Zukowski mo...@codetransform.com wrote:

 I'd like to lay out a 3x5 card shopping list in 3 columns.  I'm not
 sure what document class to use for something so basic, everything I
 tried likes to have a lot of space at the top.
 
 Thanks for any pointers,
 
Monty,

I use LyX for almost everything written, but it really isn't the best
tool for doing this. But you can make it work.

I'd suggest getting the columns by setting up a table with fixed
column widths. Use article class, and center the table using the
paragraph settings. Adjust the margins (Document-Settings-Page
Margins) and if you still have too much space at the top of the page
you can use Insert-Formatting-Vertical Space to put in a negative
space at the top of the page.

But I'd use a spreadsheet such as Gnumeric or LibreOffice Calc to do
the job.

Les



Re: Can I use lyx for a shopping list

2011-08-15 Thread Les Denham
On Fri, 12 Aug 2011 22:08:39 -0700
Monty Zukowski  wrote:

> I'd like to lay out a 3x5 card shopping list in 3 columns.  I'm not
> sure what document class to use for something so basic, everything I
> tried likes to have a lot of space at the top.
> 
> Thanks for any pointers,
> 
Monty,

I use LyX for almost everything written, but it really isn't the best
tool for doing this. But you can make it work.

I'd suggest getting the columns by setting up a table with fixed
column widths. Use article class, and center the table using the
paragraph settings. Adjust the margins (Document->Settings->Page
Margins) and if you still have too much space at the top of the page
you can use Insert->Formatting->Vertical Space to put in a negative
space at the top of the page.

But I'd use a spreadsheet such as Gnumeric or LibreOffice Calc to do
the job.

Les



Re: Can I use lyx for a shopping list

2011-08-14 Thread Jean-Pierre Chrétien
Monty Zukowski monty at codetransform.com writes:

 
 I'd like to lay out a 3x5 card shopping list in 3 columns.  I'm not
 sure what document class to use for something so basic, everything I
 tried likes to have a lot of space at the top.

You may take a look at OpenExamplesmulticol.lyx file.

-- 
Jean-Pierre




Re: Can I use lyx for a shopping list

2011-08-14 Thread Jean-Pierre Chrétien
Monty Zukowski monty at codetransform.com writes:

 
 I'd like to lay out a 3x5 card shopping list in 3 columns.  I'm not
 sure what document class to use for something so basic, everything I
 tried likes to have a lot of space at the top.

You may take a look at OpenExamplesmulticol.lyx file.

-- 
Jean-Pierre




Re: Can I use lyx for a shopping list

2011-08-14 Thread Jean-Pierre Chrétien
Monty Zukowski  codetransform.com> writes:

> 
> I'd like to lay out a 3x5 card shopping list in 3 columns.  I'm not
> sure what document class to use for something so basic, everything I
> tried likes to have a lot of space at the top.

You may take a look at Open>Examples>multicol.lyx file.

-- 
Jean-Pierre




Re: Can I use lyx for a shopping list

2011-08-13 Thread David L. Johnson

On 08/13/2011 01:49 AM, Liviu Andronic wrote:

On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 7:08 AM, Monty Zukowskimo...@codetransform.com  wrote:

I'd like to lay out a 3x5 card shopping list in 3 columns.  I'm not


I have never played with multiple column documents, but you have at
least Document  Settings  Page layout  Two sided document and
Orientation  Landscape. Look in the modules and on the wiki on how
LaTeX allows several columns on one page.
Two-sided will not give you multiple columns.  It changes the default 
margins and placement of page numbers so the document can be printed up 
double-sided, bound on the left, and have the page numbers and margins 
appropriately arranged.


What you want is the multicolumn package.  I do this with ERT, but 
perhaps it could be added to LyX -- although I don't think you would 
want to display it that way within LyX; it'd be a mess with the margins.


There is a setting within LyX to set the entire document as a two 
column document, in Document  Settings  Text Layout, but I use the 
ERT to set parts of the document as multi-column, and this way you can 
set up as many columns as you want.


Add \usepackage{multicol} to your preamble.  Then, when you want to turn 
on multi-column (3 column in this case) text, enter  
\begin{multicols}{3}  in ERT, and then \end{multicols} to return to 
single-column layout.


--

David L. Johnson

Accept risk.  Accept responsibility.  Put a lawyer out of business.



Re: Can I use lyx for a shopping list

2011-08-13 Thread David L. Johnson

On 08/13/2011 01:49 AM, Liviu Andronic wrote:

On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 7:08 AM, Monty Zukowskimo...@codetransform.com  wrote:

I'd like to lay out a 3x5 card shopping list in 3 columns.  I'm not


I have never played with multiple column documents, but you have at
least Document  Settings  Page layout  Two sided document and
Orientation  Landscape. Look in the modules and on the wiki on how
LaTeX allows several columns on one page.
Two-sided will not give you multiple columns.  It changes the default 
margins and placement of page numbers so the document can be printed up 
double-sided, bound on the left, and have the page numbers and margins 
appropriately arranged.


What you want is the multicolumn package.  I do this with ERT, but 
perhaps it could be added to LyX -- although I don't think you would 
want to display it that way within LyX; it'd be a mess with the margins.


There is a setting within LyX to set the entire document as a two 
column document, in Document  Settings  Text Layout, but I use the 
ERT to set parts of the document as multi-column, and this way you can 
set up as many columns as you want.


Add \usepackage{multicol} to your preamble.  Then, when you want to turn 
on multi-column (3 column in this case) text, enter  
\begin{multicols}{3}  in ERT, and then \end{multicols} to return to 
single-column layout.


--

David L. Johnson

Accept risk.  Accept responsibility.  Put a lawyer out of business.



Re: Can I use lyx for a shopping list

2011-08-13 Thread David L. Johnson

On 08/13/2011 01:49 AM, Liviu Andronic wrote:

On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 7:08 AM, Monty Zukowski  wrote:

I'd like to lay out a 3x5 card shopping list in 3 columns.  I'm not


I have never played with multiple column documents, but you have at
least Document>  Settings>  Page layout>  Two sided document and
Orientation>  Landscape. Look in the modules and on the wiki on how
LaTeX allows several columns on one page.
"Two-sided" will not give you multiple columns.  It changes the default 
margins and placement of page numbers so the document can be printed up 
double-sided, bound on the left, and have the page numbers and margins 
appropriately arranged.


What you want is the multicolumn package.  I do this with ERT, but 
perhaps it could be added to LyX -- although I don't think you would 
want to display it that way within LyX; it'd be a mess with the margins.


There is a setting within LyX to set the entire document as a "two 
column document", in Document > Settings > Text Layout, but I use the 
ERT to set parts of the document as multi-column, and this way you can 
set up as many columns as you want.


Add \usepackage{multicol} to your preamble.  Then, when you want to turn 
on multi-column (3 column in this case) text, enter  
\begin{multicols}{3}  in ERT, and then \end{multicols} to return to 
single-column layout.


--

David L. Johnson

Accept risk.  Accept responsibility.  Put a lawyer out of business.



Re: Can I use lyx for a shopping list

2011-08-12 Thread Liviu Andronic
On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 7:08 AM, Monty Zukowski mo...@codetransform.com wrote:
 I'd like to lay out a 3x5 card shopping list in 3 columns.  I'm not

I have never played with multiple column documents, but you have at
least Document  Settings  Page layout  Two sided document and
Orientation  Landscape. Look in the modules and on the wiki on how
LaTeX allows several columns on one page.


 sure what document class to use for something so basic, everything I
 tried likes to have a lot of space at the top.

This can be easily fixed: Document  Settings  Page margins and
experiment with non-default margins.

Regards
Liviu


 Thanks for any pointers,

 Monty




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Re: Can I use lyx for a shopping list

2011-08-12 Thread Liviu Andronic
On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 7:08 AM, Monty Zukowski mo...@codetransform.com wrote:
 I'd like to lay out a 3x5 card shopping list in 3 columns.  I'm not

I have never played with multiple column documents, but you have at
least Document  Settings  Page layout  Two sided document and
Orientation  Landscape. Look in the modules and on the wiki on how
LaTeX allows several columns on one page.


 sure what document class to use for something so basic, everything I
 tried likes to have a lot of space at the top.

This can be easily fixed: Document  Settings  Page margins and
experiment with non-default margins.

Regards
Liviu


 Thanks for any pointers,

 Monty




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Re: Can I use lyx for a shopping list

2011-08-12 Thread Liviu Andronic
On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 7:08 AM, Monty Zukowski  wrote:
> I'd like to lay out a 3x5 card shopping list in 3 columns.  I'm not
>
I have never played with multiple column documents, but you have at
least Document > Settings > Page layout > Two sided document and
Orientation > Landscape. Look in the modules and on the wiki on how
LaTeX allows several columns on one page.


> sure what document class to use for something so basic, everything I
> tried likes to have a lot of space at the top.
>
This can be easily fixed: Document > Settings > Page margins and
experiment with non-default margins.

Regards
Liviu


> Thanks for any pointers,
>
> Monty
>



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