Command to put string in both the LyX authoring environment and the finished PDF?

Steve Litt slitt at
Sun Jun 20 21:39:52 UTC 2021

Hi all,

I have a local layout, based on Book-extsizes, for my new book. I have
no idea what the book's title will be yet, and I sure nuff don't want
to have to search all instances of that title and replace them every
time I get a better idea for the title.

Soooo, what I want to do is put something in my local layout to
articulate the title, both in the LyX authoring environment and in the
compiled PDF, showing the title in a specific appearance. I tried to do
it as a character style, as follows:


% ### Character style for book title within body text
Current Title As Of Today}}%

CharStyle CharTitleInBody
	Series	Bold
	Color   Red
	Series	Bold
	Size    Larger
	Color   Red
LatexName	chartitlebodytextL
LatexType	Command
LabelString     "My Current Title As Of Today"

If I apply the character style CharTitleInBody to an empty string in
LyX, the exact right thing happens in the PDF, but in the LyX
authoring environment the title appears under the character style inset
and also under the following text, which is very disturbing if you're
trying to copy-edit your book in the LyX environment.

Does anybody know what I can do to make the text appear inline, instead
of underneath, within the LyX authoring environment?



Steve Litt 
Spring 2021 featured book: Troubleshooting Techniques of the Successful

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