Pasting latex in a lyx file

Paul A. Rubin parubin73 at
Wed Apr 7 22:57:04 UTC 2021

On 4/7/21 6:44 PM, Andrew Parsloe wrote:
> 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.)
> Andrew
Actually, I usually do the same thing (because I forget about the paste 
LaTeX option). Sometimes, though, what plops into the ERT box is a mess 
of the sort Mario described, and I end up inserting newlines to make it 
readable. I'm not sure if the paste special approach avoids that -- I 
don't have an example handy at the moment -- but one can hope.


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