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

Dr Eberhard Lisse nospam at lisse.NA
Mon Jun 21 12:26:17 UTC 2021

On 2021-06-21 01:44 , Paul A. Rubin wrote:
> On 6/20/21 5:39 PM, 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.
> This is not an answer to your question, but possibly something
> simpler.  If you load the 'titling' package in the document preamble,
> you can put anything you want in the document's title environment and
> then just use \thetitle (or maybe \thetitle{}) in ERT any place you
> want to repeat the title.  If you get the hots for a new title later,
> you just have to change it in the title environment.  This doesn't
> deal directly with the funky formatting of the title, but it does
> eliminate the search-and-replace aspect.
> Paul

This is not an answer to your question, but I use stuff like $$SURNAME$$
in a number of my LyX templates and then something like

	$Surname = 'Doe';

in my Perl script to fill in the variables :-)-O


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