Paul Smith | 1 Jan 18:23 2004
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Two problems with float:tables

Dear All

I am trying to insert a table in a document, but I do not know how to:

1.diminish the horizontal length of the caption;

2.force the float to be in the same place in the DVI file as it appears 
in the LyX file.

Could somebody here please help me?

Thank you a lot in advance!

Paul

Paul Smith | 1 Jan 18:38 2004
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Boxing a number with a circle

Dear All

Is it possible boxing a number with a circle?

Thank you a lot in advance!

Paul

Angus Leeming | 1 Jan 19:08 2004

Re: Two problems with float:tables

Paul Smith wrote:

> Dear All
> 
> I am trying to insert a table in a document, but I do not know how
> to:
> 
> 1.diminish the horizontal length of the caption;

Place the float in a minipage?

> 2.force the float to be in the same place in the DVI file as it
> appears in the LyX file.

Then it isn't a 'float'...
...right click on the 'Float: table' button and select 'Here, 
definitely'.

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-- 
Angus

viveksharma | 1 Jan 19:27 2004
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thin space, default space and protected space

The doculment Lyx12.pdf mentions the possibility of using the protected 
space, thin space, default space for say 100\,% or 100\,K;e.g.; and 
Figure~1.3
I am using Lyx 1.3.1 in Cygwin and Lyx 1.33 for Win32 but do not see 
this in the menu for insert>Special Character> ...
This only has the protected blank as a possibility
Can any one advice how to use this functionality
thanks
vivek

Herbert Voss | 1 Jan 19:32 2004
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Re: Two problems with float:tables

Angus Leeming wrote:

>>1.diminish the horizontal length of the caption;
> 
> 
> Place the float in a minipage?

it is not possible to have a float inside a minipage.
It's the other way round: the caption can be inside
the float.

Herbert

Paul Smith | 1 Jan 19:39 2004
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Re: Two problems with float:tables

>>> 1.diminish the horizontal length of the caption;
>>
>>
>>
>> Place the float in a minipage?
> 
> 
> it is not possible to have a float inside a minipage.
> It's the other way round: the caption can be inside
> the float.

I thank both (Angus and Herbert) for your help! I have just tried the 
way suggested by Angus (putting the float table inside a minipage) and 
it works fine. Probably, my table is not a pure float, since I have 
selected the "here definitely placement".

Paul

Herbert Voss | 1 Jan 19:35 2004
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Re: Boxing a number with a circle

Paul Smith wrote:

> Is it possible boxing a number with a circle?

http://tinyurl.com/r4aj/symbols/symbols.phtml#circle

Herbert

Juergen Spitzmueller | 1 Jan 19:40 2004
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Re: thin space, default space and protected space

viveksharma wrote:
> The doculment Lyx12.pdf mentions the possibility of using the protected
> space, thin space, default space for say 100\,% or 100\,K;e.g.; and
> Figure~1.3
> I am using Lyx 1.3.1 in Cygwin and Lyx 1.33 for Win32 but do not see
> this in the menu for insert>Special Character> ...
> This only has the protected blank as a possibility
> Can any one advice how to use this functionality

LyX 1.3.x does not yet support this feature. It will be introduced with LyX 
1.4.0. You have to use ERT until then.

Jürgen.

Herbert Voss | 1 Jan 19:46 2004
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Re: Two problems with float:tables

Paul Smith wrote:

> I thank both (Angus and Herbert) for your help! I have just tried the 
> way suggested by Angus (putting the float table inside a minipage) and 
> it works fine. Probably, my table is not a pure float, since I have 
> selected the "here definitely placement".

This is not a good idea. You need a minipage only for the caption,
not for the "float". Otherwise it makes no sense, because the
tabular may be of a larger size than the minipage and then
the tabular is not horizontally centered.

Herbert

Herbert Voss | 1 Jan 19:50 2004
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Re: thin space, default space and protected space

viveksharma wrote:
> The doculment Lyx12.pdf mentions the possibility of using the protected 
> space, thin space, default space for say 100\,% or 100\,K;e.g.; and 
> Figure~1.3
> I am using Lyx 1.3.1 in Cygwin and Lyx 1.33 for Win32 but do not see 
> this in the menu for insert>Special Character> ...
> This only has the protected blank as a possibility
> Can any one advice how to use this functionality

- Ctrl-space gives a protected space
- in mathmode you can insert \, and you'll get a thinspace
   as a symbol. You can also insert
   100\,\%
   mark it with the cursor and then hit ctrl-m

Herbert


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