How to break long equations with LyX

Steve Litt slitt at
Sat Jun 20 09:29:35 UTC 2020

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:26:30 -0600
Joel Kulesza <jkulesza at> wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 5:51 AM <list_email at> wrote:
> > I have tried mightily to get LyX to break long equations. I’ve
> > studied multiple pages at stackexchange, both LaTeX and LyX, and
> > can’t seem to get anything to work.
> >
> > ...
> >
> > How do LyX-ers handle this? Is there “LyX” solution to breaking long
> > equations? I’m OK with some ad hoc solution for now, or some ERT if
> > it works.
> >  
> Jerry,
> I regret that I don't have any good guidance to satisfy your desire to
> automatically break equations.  One benefit to LaTeX is the aesthetic
> as a result of the underlying algorithms, but I know of no automatic
> algorithms to universally break equations well.  I suspect this is
> the case because each component in the equation has distinct meaning
> and how the equation is broken and aligned can help the reader
> interpret it (e.g., breaking at "logical" places).

One thing I've been known to do is to put in a lot of intermediate
steps, so each equation is short.


Steve Litt 
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