separate child-documents?

M.B. Schiekel mb.schiekel at
Thu Sep 24 17:21:27 UTC 2020

Am 24.09.20 um 17:46 schrieb Dr Eberhard Lisse:
> Bernhard,
> as always, RTFM helps :-)-O
> Jürgen has highlighted the required toggles. 
> I use this for a "handbook" of some 20 files and 800 pages.  Each
> includes a (common) "include.tex" with many toggles.
> I like that I can compile the Child documents separately, quickly and 
> in Portrait with 11pt and when it is done do the whole project via 
> Makefile, as Landscape 16 pt.
> In your situation I would take the opportunity of separating each 
> chapter into a Child Document while you are at it. Just in case you 
> need to work on this in the future again.
> el
> On 23/09/2020 08:25, Jürgen Spitzmüller wrote:
>> Am Dienstag, den 22.09.2020, 21:39 +0200 schrieb M.B. Schiekel:
>>> So I tried the Master-Child feature and compliled the Master and
>>> Child separate.  But my hope, that in this separate compiled Child
>>> the references to formula of the Master were available was
>>> disappointed.
>>> Any suggestion?
>> Go to the master's document setting, section "Child Documents".
>> Select "Include only selected children"
>> Select you child document in the widget below by double-click
>> Also select "Maintain counters and references"
>> This supposes that your master does not have other content than
>> includes of children.
>> HTH
>> Jürgen

Hi Jürgen, Eberhard and Riki,

1. first of all thank you for your kind help.
2. sometimes two troubles coincide:
I didn't have seen my email in lyx-users at and also didn't
received the answer of Jürgen. Riki's answer I got as an pm, because he
sended it also as CC to me. So in the moment I'm in a pm discussion with
3. from Jürgen I've learned that I have to do a "doubleclick" in Select
"Include only selected children", Ok.
4. but unfortunately it doesn't work for me :-(
might be Riki will figure out, he has asked me for example files :-)
5. "RTFM helps :-)-O":
well, well, is there anywhere an exhaustive documentation?

thanks -


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