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LyX/Mac Installation FAQ
(Note: The HOWTO for LyX on a Mac by Ronald Florence is included in this wiki under /Mac/Mac. It gives information about more issues.)
LyX/Mac installation is normally trouble-free if you follow the steps in the installer ReadMe. If LyX/Mac installs but the preview options don't show up in the toolbar under View or don't work:
from an e-mail by Ronald Florence (http://www.18james.com) -- modified for the new version of the LyX/Mac binary bundle on 29 Oct 2003.
Installing document classes that are "Unavailable"
The "Document class" setting has a pop-up menu of many classes. At the end of the list are the "Unavailable" classes which are ones that LyX knows about but doesn't have the .cls file for. Let's say you want to make the "article (Springer LNCS)" class become available. First download the archive of LaTeX2e files from their site. Then install the files therein to your TeX installation. If you installed TeX using MacPorts/DarwinPorts, you can do this by unzipping that directory to
Note: For me under Mac Os none of the the above worked. I tried several times over the last year and always ended up copying the new class all over the place and finally surrendering (I have different LaTeX distributions installed, some with MacPorts...). Just now I finally managed to get a new class to work using the following steps:
Templates on the Mac
To use the TeX-templates (such as cv, Broadway, Hollywood, etc) from the LyX-package on Mac OSX (with OSX 10.3.6, LyX 1.3.5 and teTex using iInstaller 2.69):
In the Finder
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