Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Manveru
2010/8/11 Dino Vliet dino_vl...@yahoo.com [...] I need to do to get this working, makes me thinkis it all worthwile the hassle? It depends whether you esteem elegant look of your document... however I would not expect fireworks with graphics from OpenOffice... -- Manveru jabber:

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Jürgen Spitzmüller
Dino Vliet wrote: Which Document class do you recommend? A) report or B) Book? If you want your chapters to start a new page, use book. Else, use report. I'd recommend KOMA book/report, since it comes with sensible default, but is nevertheless very flexible, if you need it. What other

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Steve Litt
On Wednesday 11 August 2010 11:23:56 Dino Vliet wrote: Dear Lyx users, I'm stressed by time (lack of it) because I need to write my thesis. However, due to the fact that Lyx produces nice quality documents I really want to do this. I'm new to Lyx and I therefore don't want to fiddle with

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Liviu Andronic
On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 08:23:56 -0700 (PDT) Dino Vliet dino_vl...@yahoo.com wrote: graphics from excel or openoffice Unfortunately I can only echo Manveru, Excel and OOo graphs are not the way to go. But if you're in a hurry, it should be fine; just beware of bitmap graphics. Personally I prefer R.

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Liviu Andronic
On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:19:43 -0400 Steve Litt sl...@troubleshooters.com wrote: This is a minority opinion and a lot don't subscribe to it, but in my opinion you save time by fingerpainting your front matter. In other words, use embedded LaTeX, historically called ERT in the LyX community, to

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Rob Oakes
I also, couldn't agree more. I tend to hide my modifications as new document classes ... but front-matter should be finger painted. After that, though, I don't want to see or think about ERT. On 08/11/2010 12:40 PM, Liviu Andronic wrote: On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:19:43 -0400 Steve

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Julio Rojas
I'm writing mine as we speak. I have chosen memoir and never turned back. Basic stuff is basic, works perfectly with LyX and its layout is very nice. A big library on chapter title styles is a plus. I have tried Koma before, but never liked it completely. R is a must for nice plots, as well as

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx: Font derail

2010-08-11 Thread Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejér
Since this discussion is turning to matters of taste, what do you think about the font choices? The default font is obviously dated, if elegant. What do you people use? Yours, Morten On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 21:23:55 +0200 Julio Rojas jcredbe...@gmail.com wrote: I'm writing mine as we speak. I have

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx: Font derail

2010-08-11 Thread Julio Rojas
I have chosen Mathpazo. You can check some sample at http://www.mengensatz.de/blog/wp-content/uploads/mathpazo.png CTAN's page: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/mathpazo.html - Julio Rojas jcredbe...@gmail.com On Wed, Aug

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx: Font derail

2010-08-11 Thread Liviu Andronic
On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 15:30:00 -0400 Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejér mj...@syntaktisk.dk wrote: Since this discussion is turning to matters of taste, what do you think about the font choices? The default font is obviously dated, if elegant. What do you people use? Personally I've settled with

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Manveru
2010/8/11 Dino Vliet dino_vl...@yahoo.com [...] I need to do to get this working, makes me thinkis it all worthwile the hassle? It depends whether you esteem elegant look of your document... however I would not expect fireworks with graphics from OpenOffice... -- Manveru jabber:

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Jürgen Spitzmüller
Dino Vliet wrote: Which Document class do you recommend? A) report or B) Book? If you want your chapters to start a new page, use book. Else, use report. I'd recommend KOMA book/report, since it comes with sensible default, but is nevertheless very flexible, if you need it. What other

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Steve Litt
On Wednesday 11 August 2010 11:23:56 Dino Vliet wrote: Dear Lyx users, I'm stressed by time (lack of it) because I need to write my thesis. However, due to the fact that Lyx produces nice quality documents I really want to do this. I'm new to Lyx and I therefore don't want to fiddle with

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Liviu Andronic
On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 08:23:56 -0700 (PDT) Dino Vliet dino_vl...@yahoo.com wrote: graphics from excel or openoffice Unfortunately I can only echo Manveru, Excel and OOo graphs are not the way to go. But if you're in a hurry, it should be fine; just beware of bitmap graphics. Personally I prefer R.

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Liviu Andronic
On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:19:43 -0400 Steve Litt sl...@troubleshooters.com wrote: This is a minority opinion and a lot don't subscribe to it, but in my opinion you save time by fingerpainting your front matter. In other words, use embedded LaTeX, historically called ERT in the LyX community, to

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Rob Oakes
I also, couldn't agree more. I tend to hide my modifications as new document classes ... but front-matter should be finger painted. After that, though, I don't want to see or think about ERT. On 08/11/2010 12:40 PM, Liviu Andronic wrote: On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:19:43 -0400 Steve

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Julio Rojas
I'm writing mine as we speak. I have chosen memoir and never turned back. Basic stuff is basic, works perfectly with LyX and its layout is very nice. A big library on chapter title styles is a plus. I have tried Koma before, but never liked it completely. R is a must for nice plots, as well as

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx: Font derail

2010-08-11 Thread Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejér
Since this discussion is turning to matters of taste, what do you think about the font choices? The default font is obviously dated, if elegant. What do you people use? Yours, Morten On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 21:23:55 +0200 Julio Rojas jcredbe...@gmail.com wrote: I'm writing mine as we speak. I have

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx: Font derail

2010-08-11 Thread Julio Rojas
I have chosen Mathpazo. You can check some sample at http://www.mengensatz.de/blog/wp-content/uploads/mathpazo.png CTAN's page: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/mathpazo.html - Julio Rojas jcredbe...@gmail.com On Wed, Aug

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx: Font derail

2010-08-11 Thread Liviu Andronic
On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 15:30:00 -0400 Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejér mj...@syntaktisk.dk wrote: Since this discussion is turning to matters of taste, what do you think about the font choices? The default font is obviously dated, if elegant. What do you people use? Personally I've settled with

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Manveru
2010/8/11 Dino Vliet > [...] > I need to do to get this working, makes me thinkis it all worthwile > the hassle? > > > It depends whether you esteem elegant look of your document... however I would not expect fireworks with graphics from OpenOffice... -- Manveru

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Jürgen Spitzmüller
Dino Vliet wrote: > Which Document class do you recommend? > > A) report or B) Book? If you want your chapters to start a new page, use book. Else, use report. I'd recommend KOMA book/report, since it comes with sensible default, but is nevertheless very flexible, if you need it. > What

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Steve Litt
On Wednesday 11 August 2010 11:23:56 Dino Vliet wrote: > Dear Lyx users, > I'm stressed by time (lack of it) because I need to write my thesis. > However, due to the fact that Lyx produces nice quality documents I really > want to do this. I'm new to Lyx and I therefore don't want to fiddle with

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Liviu Andronic
On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 08:23:56 -0700 (PDT) Dino Vliet wrote: > graphics from excel or openoffice > Unfortunately I can only echo Manveru, Excel and OOo graphs are not the way to go. But if you're in a hurry, it should be fine; just beware of bitmap graphics. Personally I

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Liviu Andronic
On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:19:43 -0400 Steve Litt wrote: > This is a minority opinion and a lot don't subscribe to it, but in my > opinion you save time by fingerpainting your front matter. In other > words, use embedded LaTeX, historically called ERT in the LyX >

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Rob Oakes
I also, couldn't agree more. I tend to hide my modifications as new document classes ... but front-matter should be finger painted. After that, though, I don't want to see or think about ERT. On 08/11/2010 12:40 PM, Liviu Andronic wrote: On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:19:43 -0400 Steve

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx

2010-08-11 Thread Julio Rojas
I'm writing mine as we speak. I have chosen memoir and never turned back. Basic stuff is basic, works perfectly with LyX and its layout is very nice. A big library on chapter title styles is a plus. I have tried Koma before, but never liked it completely. R is a must for nice plots, as well as

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx: Font derail

2010-08-11 Thread Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejér
Since this discussion is turning to matters of taste, what do you think about the font choices? The default font is obviously dated, if elegant. What do you people use? Yours, Morten On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 21:23:55 +0200 Julio Rojas wrote: > I'm writing mine as we speak. I

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx: Font derail

2010-08-11 Thread Julio Rojas
I have chosen Mathpazo. You can check some sample at http://www.mengensatz.de/blog/wp-content/uploads/mathpazo.png CTAN's page: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/mathpazo.html - Julio Rojas jcredbe...@gmail.com On Wed, Aug

Re: writing my Thesis with lyx: Font derail

2010-08-11 Thread Liviu Andronic
On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 15:30:00 -0400 Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejér wrote: > Since this discussion is turning to matters of taste, what do you > think about the font choices? The default font is obviously dated, if > elegant. > What do you people use? > Personally I've