how to create a child document

Scott Kostyshak skostysh at
Wed Aug 19 20:39:05 UTC 2020

On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 04:00:51PM -0400, Richard Kimberly Heck wrote:
> On 8/19/20 3:24 AM, Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:
> > I want to create a child document for chapter 1 of a book
> > (Koma-script) in LyX. In the help file 'Embedded Objects' it is, as
> > far as I can see, not described how to create it.
> > What I do:
> > 1- In the table of content of the outline I go to chapter 1 and
> > mouse-click right.
> > 2- I select section (which is actually a chapter) which blues the
> > chapter (except the title of the chapter)
> > 3- I choose Insert > file > child document
> > 4- A box pops up 'LyX Child Document' and here I am lost:
> > There is a line File: ..... Browse ...
> > but if I enter in either File or Browse a name for the child, say
> > Chapter_1 I am told that the file could not be found.
> >
> > Could somebody kindly tell me what has to be done in order to get the
> > selected chapter exported as a child?
> Create the document first, in the normal way (File> New). Then cut and
> paste the content into it. (Probably make sure you have the same
> document class, etc, first.) Then include the new document in the old one.
> Alternatively: Use your OS to copy the original file to Chapter_1.lyx.
> Then delete everything except chapter 1. Then remove Chapter 1 from the
> old file and instead include the new file. (That may be easiest, in the
> end.)

Unfortunately, Wolfgang's expected behavior does not exist yet:

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