Pasting latex in a lyx file

Andrew Parsloe ajparsloe at
Wed Apr 7 22:44:13 UTC 2021

On 8/04/2021 3:14 am, Paul A. Rubin wrote:
> On 4/7/21 10:14 AM, Mario D wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> sometime I need to paste some latex code inside a lyx file.
>> When I do this, I lose all the formatting and, in particular,  I lose 
>> all new lines: this means that what I end up with in my red box in 
>> lyx is a complete mess which requires a lot of editing.
>> This is quite annoying: am I missing something which results in this 
>> behaviour?
>> Thank you
> Have you tried Edit > Paste Special > Paste from LaTeX? Note that this 
> is used to paste directly into the LyX document, /not/ into an ERT box 
> (ctrl+L).
> Paul

I usually just use Ctrl+Shift+V to paste text (including lines of LaTeX) 
that preserves new lines. It works in an ERT box. (I wasn't aware of the 
Paste from LateX option.  In fact, there's quite a bit here that has 
changed since I last carefully looked at what was offered by the 
different menus.)


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