Ellipsis [FIXED]

Paul A. Rubin parubin73 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 04:21:10 UTC 2020


On 11/10/20 8:21 PM, Rich Shepard wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Nov 2020, Paul A. Rubin wrote:
>
>> LyX translates an ellipsis (entered with Alt + . or via the Insert menu)
>> to \ldots. (Note the final s -- not sure if your "\ldot" was a typo or
>> whether you are not remembering the command correctly.) AFAIK, \ldots is
>> defined in the LaTeX kernel and does not require loading a package. The
>> same is true of \textellipsis.
>
> Paul,
>
> Interesting. Yes, \ldot was a typo as an ellipsis has three dots.
>
> I didn't use the menu or Alt-.; I automatically open an ERT box (and 
> still
> strongly dislike that name) and type the command. But \textellipsis, 
> \ldots,
> and \ellipsis all produced the same compilation error, built-in or as a
> loaded module.
>
> Just now I killed the ERT box and used alt-. which displayed the ellipsis
> and was accepted by pdflatex.
>
> This leads to my suggestion that the next release of LyX accept the ERT
> commands as well as the keyboard chord and the menu item. Some older 
> foggies
> like me are touch-typists and still enter LaTeX commands directly. 
> Doesn't
> seem to me that allowing these would take anything away.
>
> Thanks for the solution,
>
> Rich
Rich,

When I type \ldots or \textellipsis in an ERT box and compile with 
pdlatex, it works fine (without my adding anything to the preamble). So 
this is not a LyX issue. Have you offended any gremlins recently? 
Perhaps you could post a MWE that generates error messages.

Paul



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