kete | 18 Apr 21:25 2014

APA article document class DEB package

This may be a question for Debian or Debian derivative Lyx users. Can 
any of you tell me how to make the article APA or article APA6 document 
classes available in my document settings?

Anders Host-Madsen | 18 Apr 18:16 2014
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BiBTeX and LyX 2.1.0rc1

I would like to weigh in on this (not sure if this is the
right place). I really hope it would be possible to compile
in spite of bibtex errors. I have hundreds of
LyX files, and none of them compile any more.
Let's say I collaborate with a colleague (who uses
LaTeX). The colleague gives me a BiBTeX
file. I use a few references from there. But
the file has problems with other entries.
Now I have to go in and correct my colleagues
numerous (non-important) errors just
to get these few reference. 

One idea of LyX is that it's a front-end
to LaTeX. But now suddenly, things that
compile fine in LaTeX (many BibTeX errors
are non-essential) no longer works in
LyX. That makes it difficult to
collaborate with people who use LaTeX
(I certainly try to "sell" LyX to my colleagues,
but many are too used to pure LaTeX).

Stephen Buonopane | 17 Apr 13:39 2014

Fwd: How to enlarge a Graphic?


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Norbert Böhm <sternentanz <at> friedenswarte.de>
> Subject: Re: How to enlarge a Graphic?
> Date: April 17, 2014 6:00:12 AM EDT
> To: Stephen Buonopane <sbuonopa <at> bucknell.edu>
> 
> Am 17.04.2014 05:08, schrieb Stephen Buonopane:
>> 
>> On Apr 16, 2014, at 9:48 AM, Richard Heck wrote:
>> 
>>> On 04/16/2014 05:06 AM, Norbert Böhm wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> 
>>>> can I ask here to a Lyx - Problem with Graphics?
>>>> 
>>>> So, the Problem is, that I want to set a Graphic over the holy entire
>>>> of a A4 - Page. I may set of the margins for this site. I think there is a special TEX - command to do this, but
I searched yesterday for many hours and found different and unclear answers.
>>> 
>>> Just FYI for anyone who wants to answer this: What Norbert wants to do is have a graphic that covers the
entire page, and not just the page within the margins. For the horizontal aspect, one can center it. But how
to do it for the vertical aspect?
>>> 
>>> Richard
>>> 
>> 
>> Try using the pdfpages package as described here
>> http://www.bhalash.com/archives/13544791365
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Wolfgang Engelmann | 16 Apr 18:41 2014
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Re: umlaute in Lilypond Lyx file


Am 16.04.2014 16:32, schrieb stefano franchi:
> Hi Wolfgang,
>
> I'm appending below the lyx file and pdf file that came out of it. I
> installed texgyre bonum, BTW, and the pdf file seems correct.
>
>
> More comments:
>
>
> I did, what you suggested, except, that I took the fonts from my
>> texlive/2013/archive.
>>   I unpacked them in /usr/share/fonts/myfonts
>> by
>> unxz libertine.tar.xz
>> which gives libertine.tar
>> tar xvf libertine.tar
>> gives the unpacked pack
>>
>
> Did you move the fonts to a system-wide directory (e.g. /usr/share/fonts)?
>
>
>> Did as root fc-cache,
>> did additionally as root and as user texhash.
>>
>>
> That should not be bnecessary but it does no harm
>
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Sean Burke | 16 Apr 16:16 2014
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Re: How to enlarge a Graphic?

> On Apr 16, 2014, at 9:49 AM, Richard Heck <rgheck <at> lyx.org> wrote:
>
>> On 04/16/2014 05:06 AM, Norbert Böhm wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> can I ask here to a Lyx - Problem with Graphics?
>>
>> So, the Problem is, that I want to set a Graphic over the holy entire
>> of a A4 - Page. I may set of the margins for this site. I think there
>> is a special TEX - command to do this, but I searched yesterday for
>> many hours and found different and unclear answers.
>
> Just FYI for anyone who wants to answer this: What Norbert wants to do
> is have a graphic that covers the entire page, and not just the page
> within the margins. For the horizontal aspect, one can center it. But
> how to do it for the vertical aspect?
>
> Richard
>

This won't be a helpful response, but why are you using lyx to do
this? It seems like your basic run-of-the-mill previewer would be a
better tool. You might use gimp or Inkscape if you wanted to get a
little fancier.

Sean

Norbert Böhm | 16 Apr 11:06 2014
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How to enlarge a Graphic?


Hello,

can I ask here to a Lyx - Problem with Graphics?

So, the Problem is, that I want to set a Graphic over the holy entire
of a A4 - Page. I may set of the margins for this site. I think there is 
a special TEX - command to do this, but I searched yesterday for many 
hours and found different and unclear answers.

Please help me this Way!

Greetings, Norbert

Steve Burnham | 15 Apr 23:34 2014
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Re: Thesis template and layout files

On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 5:44 PM, Jacob Bishop <bishop.jacob <at> gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Steve Burnham <danipo <at> gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for getting back to me, much more information and more helpful than I expected.  

Hi Steve,

If you don't mind, I'd like to keep this discussion on the list. This is because our discussion might eventually help someone with similar issues. I spent over a year using the mailing list archives to find solutions to problems I encountered before actually composing a message myself or subscribing to the list.
 
I have the thesis office minimal examples which unfortunately doesn’t compile.  I’m attaching the zipped file of the data that I can get from the office.  I started trying to modify the chap2.tex file to compile.  I added in the document class declaration, \begin{document}, and some text for the headings.  I get two errors, that I need to specify a style guild for which I cannot locate information on that error online.  The other is that it cannot find \begin{document} which is weird because it is there.  I’m guessing whatever the document guild error is has something to do with it since that is the first error listed.  If you have time you can take a look at the file and maybe help me figure out what is wrong.

After reverting your changes, I was able to get the example to compile (I didn't try to deal with the references, but we can do that later). To explain how, I think I should cover how the example is intended to work. There are several ways to write a LaTeX document. One is to write it all into a single document...a single file ending in *.tex An alternative method is to use a "parent" file with several "children" files. The children documents don't actually compile themselves. That's why when you try to compile "chap2.tex" it doesn't work. It doesn't have everything it needs to be a standalone .tex document. Child documents are intended only to be "included" in the main (parent) document. In the archive you sent, the parent file is called "MyThesis.tex" and each chapter and appendix has its own file. These can be seen in the main document. They are included with the \include{} statement. Incidentally, it is also possible to use child documents with LyX in the same way, but I think that is a discussion for another day.

After getting a successful compile using "pdflatex MyThesis.tex" at the command line, I decided to roll the "included" files right into the main document. That seems simpler to me in a way. See attached. That completes step 2!

I also got ambitious and started on the conversion. The steps for that basically involved (a) creating a simple .layout file, (b) copying most of what appears in MyThesis.tex ( the part before \begin{document} ) into the preamble of LyX (c) re-creating the document within LyX. For (a), your layout file actually worked. You can see the results (a) and (b) in the attached (MyThesisR1.lyx). That gets us through step 5 outlined previously. I even worked on step 6 a bit. The latest of those results are in MyThesisR3.lyx. Why don't you see if you can duplicate my results and let us know how it went?

It seems that LyX is a good way to write LaTeX documents if you don’t have a lot of knowledge about LaTeX but importing custom classes and styles appears to be quite a chore.  

I fully agree. In my opinion, the difficulty in creating and importing a custom class/style is one of the biggest hurdles we face. As long as there is an existing template that works, things are pretty smooth. The nice thing about it, though, is that just one person needs to create and import a template. It only has to be done once. Thesis/dissertation templates is one case where this effort makes quite a lot of sense IMHO. Custom formats for one-time 1-5 page documents much less so.
 
In any case, it should be worth it especially since I am starting my PhD this summer and will need the same style guide.

I agree.
 
 Thanks again for your help, it’s just too bad you moved a little too far north for your PhD!

Either that, or you didn't move far enough north for yours! :)

-Jacob

OK, so overall success.  I was able to modify the files myself and get them to compile in LaTeX.  I found the whole parent/child document thing a little confusing at first.  Not the concept so much but just syntax and how they are structured.  Should anybody else be looking for help in the future I found the following video where you can actually see somebody create a parent/child document and it cleared it up for me (https://www.sharelatex.com/blog/latex-guides/beginners-tutorial/longer-documents-in-latex.html#.U02Qt-ZdVIY).  So now when I open up LyX I can go File>Import>LaTeX(plain) and import MyThesis.tex and it opens and compiles just fine in LyX.  I think now my questions are:

1.  What is the difference between MyThesis.lyx and MyThesisR3.lyx.  From what I can tell R3 has the ERT cleaned up in the preamble as well as notes signifying the different heading levels

2.  From what I can gather it is the .layout file that will get rid of the ERT in the LyX file.  I tried to follow an example thesis .layout file from the LyX site (see here: http://wiki.lyx.org/Layouts/UCThesis) but when I modify the file I can no longer get anything to compile.  (See attached .layout file to see what I did.) 

3.  I also cannot figure out where both LyX and LaTeX are getting the front matter pages like the title page, copyright page, and abstract.  All I can find is in the preamble are entries like \titlepage, \copyrightpage

-Steve
Attachment (uuthesis.layout): application/octet-stream, 1657 bytes
stefano franchi | 15 Apr 16:13 2014
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Re: umlaute in Lilypond Lyx file




On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 8:39 AM, Wolfgang Engelmann <engelmann <at> uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:

Am 15.04.2014 15:34, schrieb stefano franchi:

On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 7:01 AM, Wolfgang Engelmann <
engelmann <at> uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:

Am 14.04.2014 16:52, schrieb stefano franchi:

  Wolfgang,
could you send a minimal example showing your problem?

I tried compiling Lyx's help file on lilypond with xetex and libertine and
it works fine. I even scattered a few umlaute at random with no problems.
So it looks like there are no issues preventing lilypond to work with
either system fonts and xetex.


Cheers,

Stefano




  Stefano, how did you get libertine?  I can't  find it in the drop down
of the settings>fonts after
choosing nonTex fonts.



That probably means you don't have Libertine installed as a system-wide
font. Which system are you on (Mac/Linux (if so which distro)?Windows)?

May I send you this file directly, and could you try

with your libertine
and with my TexGyreBonum


Sure, send me the file and I'll have a go.

Cheers,


Stefano


Thanks, Stefano, here it is

 
It seems to work fine with Libertine and XeTeX (see enclosed pdf) . I don't have Tex Gyre Bonum installed, so I could not try it with that font. But I would expect errors similar to what you got if I try compilation with an uninstalled font.

So the question is: Are you sure you have TeX Gyre Bonum installed? Can you try to open another application (e.g. Libreoffice or Microsoft Word) and check whether you can select if as a font? If not, then you have to install those fonts for your platform (instructions will vary from platform to platfor and even from distro to distro, for Unix).


Cheers,

Stefano




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Richard Heck | 14 Apr 16:57 2014

Re: A question on Lyx

On 04/14/2014 10:24 AM, Norbert Böhm wrote:
> Am 14.04.2014 16:09, schrieb Richard Heck:
>> On 04/14/2014 08:45 AM, Norbert Böhm wrote:
>>> Hello!
>>>
>>>
>>> I want to set a graphic over the holy DIN A4- side.
>>>
>>> But Lyx sets it only on the Top- and Sidemargins,
>>>
>>> so the Grafic comes to small or wandering out.
>>>
>>> Please, have you a good tip for me?
>>
>> It would probably be best if you could post a *small* example
>> file showing what you want to do and how you are trying to do it.
>>
>> Richard
>>
>
>
> Hello Richard, thank you for the fast answer.
>
>
> Since 6 years I write ab large book with 800 sites - now on Lyx.
>
> Of cause I did set the sites-, top- & bottom- margins.
>
> Wenn I input a Graphic, this margins render the visuable field now.
>
> I´m not a Latex - specialist, it means, I try out the possibilities of
>
> Lyx: Graphicinput, as Slideobject, click on the Graphic, scale it...
>
> but I can´t make it visible behind the borders of the margins.
>
> I have jpg - Graphics, which should rich over the hole A4 - site.
>
> May I shoult use a Latex - or Tex- command?

So you want the graphic to cover the entire page, and not to be restricted
to the margins? If so, then I am no graphics expert, but a quick look at
Google suggests centering the graphic. Then it will not start at the left
margin. If you want it to start above the top margin, though, that will not
help. I am not sure how to do that.

Richard

PS Please keep replies on the list. That way other people can help as well.

stefano franchi | 14 Apr 16:16 2014
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Requirements for Lilypond?

I wanted to take a look at the recent issue concerning lilypond and umlauts, but I cannot even load the lilypond manual cleanly.

The lilypond-book module complains that I am missing "lilypond-book-->Latex"

So I guess I am missing a converter. But what are the converter's parameters?
Obviously I know nothing about lilypond....


Cheers,

Stefano

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__________________________________________________
Stefano Franchi
Associate Research Professor
Department of Hispanic Studies         Ph:   +1 (979) 845-2125
Texas A&M University                          Fax:  +1 (979) 845-6421
College Station, Texas, USA

stefano <at> tamu.edu
http://stefano.cleinias.org
Norbert Böhm | 14 Apr 14:45 2014
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A question on Lyx


Hello!

I want to set a graphic over the holy DIN A4- side.

But Lyx sets it only on the Top- and Sidemargins,

so the Grafic comes to small or wandering out.

Please, have you a good tip for me?

Best Greetings, Norbert


Gmane