#11371: default equation reference format

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at lyx.org
Tue Jan 5 22:37:57 UTC 2021

On 1/5/21 3:09 PM, Thomas wrote:
> Permit me to describe the situation. Hopefully, you can tell "what to do" or "what to set" (or you can prioritize an upgrade).
> I have a long document with many (more than 100) equations and many tables.
> To generate an internal cross-reference to an equation, ...
> 1.	I right-click on the equation.
> 2.	I select (from the now-evident choices) "copy as reference."
> 3.	I right-click in the document at the place in which I want to have a cross reference.
> 4.	I select "paste."
> 5.	This leaves something of the form "Ref: eq: ...".
> 6.	I right-click on that and select “(<Reference>).”
> 7.	This leaves something of the form “EqRef:...”.
> My request features a desire to obtain the result (7. above) without having to cope with (at least) steps 5 and 6.
> Trying to use "Insert > Cross-reference" is prohibitively difficult. The list from which to make a selection is too big.
> I would think that a "remember and act on the last choice" feature would be a benefit for many people. In my case, I want all cross-references to equations to be of the same form ("EqRef: ..."). It may be reasonable to suppose that many other people would want (after making a one-time setting or a first-time choice) uniformity throughout a document.

This is the use-case Scott mentioned. It sounds like remembering the 
last choice is what would be best here, yes?

This is slightly tricky to do, but hardly impossible.


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