_____/ On Fri 18 Nov 2005 19:38:34 GMT, [Sanda Pavel] wrote : \_____
i'm trying to import some latex files into lyx, but lyx
plays funny games with me.
My personal experience has shown that import of LaTeX into LyX suffers
from a few incompatibilities (or gaps), especially when mathematical equa-
tions or tables are involved. Even though these equations may produce a
fine outcome, they often rely as some hacks which are 'glue' that makes
them (loosely) work.
after import into lyx all the formulas look fine, export works etc,
but when i save+close+reopen the lyx file, it
is no longer exportable and also information about symbols in
the formulas change from "Type:equation" to "Type:None".
I have opened your LyX file. I then imported your LaTeX file, but the out-
come was not at all identical. In fact, I believe that LyX did not devour
the input file all that well. You must not rely on assumptions that con-
version in both ways (namely LyX <-> LaTeX) is non-lossy. If you collabo-
rate on a document with someone who does not use LyX, expect difficulties.
You might also come across that constant need for manual correction of
bits that are translated badly and layout that goes awry.
is there any way, how to globally change all the symbols "Type" back
into "equation" ?
I suggest you try the search and replace function, which is available in
most editors. If you handle a large number of files and make changes cohe-
sively, I advise that you consider the command 'sed'. Having said that, I
think you are after something altgother different.
afaik the symbol in math mode is usually "simple" - how it differs ?
i'm not sure whether the latex code is correct, because its
just export from another editor from which i'm trying to port my files,
so i saved one small example in 22.214.171.124/~sanda/lyx
using lyx 1.3.5 on gentoo.
thanks for any help
The output from that other editor might not be very elegant. I suggest you
and see if any warnings are triggered or errors 'coughed out'. Ideally,
all imports and exports would be non-lossy. Perhaps they are, but in prac-
tice, there are too many non-compliant, non-standardised uses (misuses).
TeX (or LyX or whatever) hacks will not prevent one from getting that fi-
nal output. Since TeX is not overly restrictive and is often lenient, I
always expect trouble when converting, changing version, or changing a
Hope it helps,
Roy S. Schestowitz
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