Insert menu

Jürgen Spitzmüller spitz at lyx.org
Mon Jan 25 10:15:07 UTC 2021


Am Montag, dem 25.01.2021 um 16:56 +1300 schrieb Andrew Parsloe:
> (LyX 2.4.0 alpha) Inserted a TOC recently. My eye ran down the Insert
> menu to Table..., realised that wasn't it, then back up the list to 
> "List/Contents/References", found and duly inserted the TOC inset.

Yes. This has been renamed, as the old name "List/TOC" was not adequate
(it didn't cover "References", and TOC is too cryptic).

> Looking at the items in the submenu, I feel three of them (index, 
> nomenclature and bibliography) could helpfully be reassigned to a 
> separate item in the Insert menu, tentatively called "End matter". 
> Although the items in "End matter" are not always placed there, I
> think that is generally the case, whereas lists of tables and figures
> etc. are usually placed at the front. 

I don't think this is a very good category name. Also I think that
these are all sorts of "lists" that can be grouped together. In German,
we have the general term "Verzeichnisse" which perfectly fits them all
(TOC is "Inhaltsverzeichnis", Bibliography "Literaturverzeichnis", List
of Figure "Abbildungsverzeichnis", Index "Stichwortverzeichnis"). It is
too bad that English (apparently due to some historical contingencies)
distinguishes "lists", "tables" etc. So we need this rather crude entry
for English.

However, I do not think that we should structure the menu based on
English semantics.

Jürgen

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