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BSD Today: Using LyX to create a book

Oct 14, 2001, 21:08 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ralph Krause)

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"In my earlier article, I introduced LyX and provided a brief explanation of how it worked. In this article I'll present examples on using LyX to create a document containing chapters, a table of contents, a bibliography, and footnotes.

I've chosen to use some material in the FreeBSD Handbook from the FreeBSD.org site for the example chapters and paragraphs. This lets me devote most of this article to LyX commands instead of telling you what to type. For this exercise, we'll replicate the information from chapters 15 through 18 in Part III of the handbook.

After starting LyX, select 'New' from the 'File' menu. Type 'freebsdbook' for the filename and click the OK button. (Different versions of LyX may not prompt for a filename.) Click on the 'Layout' menu item and select 'Document'. Change the document's class from article to book and answer 'Yes' when asked if you want to set some parameters to those of the selected class. Then click on the OK button to close the document layout window."

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