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

Andrew Parsloe ajparsloe at
Mon Jun 21 07:45:41 UTC 2021

On 21/06/2021 9:39 am, Steve Litt wrote:
> 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:
> ========================================================================
> \definecolor{titlebodytextcolor}{HTML}{cc0000}
> % ### Character style for book title within body text
> \newcommand{\chartitlebodytextL}[0]{{\color{titlebodytextcolor}My
> Current Title As Of Today}}%
> CharStyle CharTitleInBody
> Font
> 	Series	Bold
> 	Color   Red
> EndFont
> LabelFont
> 	Series	Bold
> 	Size    Larger
> 	Color   Red
> EndLabelFont
> LatexName	chartitlebodytextL
> LatexType	Command
> LabelString     "My Current Title As Of Today"
> End
> ========================================================================
> 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?
> Thanks,
> SteveT

Steve, does adding

Decoration  minimalistic

after CharStyle CharTitleInBody help? Or

Decoration  classic

if you prefer? Your current style uses the CharStyle default decoration  
called conglomerate.


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