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To use the layouts, just copy the respective
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What layouts are there?
If you are looking for layouts, don't forget to check the LyX documentation for the layouts that come with LyX.
Layouts for scientific journals that are already included in LyX are listed in the corresponding section of Examples
Note that many layouts are included in LyX, but may not be immediately available because your TeX installation doesn't include the style files.
These layouts are listed in menu Document > Settings... > Document Class, and their names begin with "Unavailable: ...". If you choose one, LyX will tell you the name of the style files missing, which you must download, for example from the "Author's Toolkit" of a journal that uses this style. You have to copy them to the path <your TeX user files>/tex/latex. For example, on Windows your TeX user files may be in C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\MiKTeX\<version number>. Rehash them by running <Miktex folder>/miktex/bin/texhash.exe (on Windows this may be in C:\Programs). Then, in LyX click Tools > Reconfigure, and restart it. The layout will become available.
A "lawyer" wrote:
> I am just starting out and wondered if there are any layouts > (e.g., alternatives for a book, legal briefs for lawyers) that > I can easily install? > > For example, I want to have the book print only the chapter short > name at the top, not "Chapter 3." in front of it. > Also, the title page is not what a publisher generally uses. > > For legal briefs, I think lyx would be a great application for our > firm, assuming we could get predefined layouts.
I think you have to create the layouts yourself (unless you're lucky). If you have latex for how your layouts should look, I'd say it is pretty easy to do this. So maybe you should try and find "a latex class" or "latex style" for what you want.
Then it is of course quite possible to modify existing layouts to suit your needs. Here's a URI to someone who describes his experience with that: (can't remember wich one it is, but both are "good" for you)
Then there is of course all the other links...
However, I also think I've seen stuff in this list before about writing "legal stuff", so maybe you could search the list archives?
Or, send a specific question with a title like:
Looking for a layout for 'legal something something'
that ought to get the attention of other laywers :-) And even if they don't have the layout, maybe you could cooperate in creating it.
When it comes to help, this list is a good place to get tips on how to change particulars. Also