Flexible text fields

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at lyx.org
Fri Jun 26 15:49:31 UTC 2020

On 6/26/20 3:35 AM, Jürgen Spitzmüller wrote:
> Am Freitag, den 26.06.2020, 09:25 +0200 schrieb Jürgen Spitzmüller:
>> Am Freitag, den 26.06.2020, 07:40 +0200 schrieb Daniel:
>>> The upcoming flexible text fields sound very interesting to me
>>> (https://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/NewInLyX24#textfields). Is it possible
>>> to 
>>> create an arbitrary custom text with it that can be re-used in
>>> sentences all over the document?
>> No.
> What you are referring to is a long-standing feature request (and I
> would love to use it myself). I am not sure it fits into the text field
> infrastructure (which is more like context-dependent information such
> as date, file name, author name etc.), but probably more into something
> you could call "text macros" in analogy to "math macros":
> https://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/1704

I dream about this one every once in a while but am not sure I am up to
the challenge. I keep thinking there must be some way to adapt the math
macro infrastructure to do it, though.


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