No revtex4-2.layout ?

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at
Thu Apr 2 20:45:37 UTC 2020

On 4/2/20 2:54 PM, Xaver Gerster wrote:
> On 02.04.20 20:38, Richard Kimberly Heck wrote:
>> On 4/2/20 12:09 PM, Xaver Gerster wrote:
>>> Dear LyX users,
>>> I am lacking a "revtex4-2.layout" in my (latest) LyX ver. Is
>>> this really true?
>>> Stemming from the APS, the revtex package is probably among some of
>>> the most heavily used latex packages in natural science and physics.
>>> The 4.2 version of revtex is out since more than a year. Yet my LyX
>>> only shows a revtex4-1.layout. What am I missing? Can I get this from
>>> somewhere else?
>> No one has needed it yet, I suppose. It shouldn't be too hard to create,
>> simply by starting with the 4.1 file and modifying it as necessary. If
>> you do this, please post the file, so we can include it in future
>> releases.
>> Riki
> From your DIY suggestion I understand that as of today revtex4.2
> articles indeed cannot be edited using LyX. What a pity. Modifying any
> LyX *.layout file is beyond me.

Probably not. It is very easy to do. It may not even need very much
modification at all, and we are here to help.

In any event, LyX is user-written software. Nothing happens with LyX
unless some user does it in their spare time.


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