New in LyX 2.4
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About the new features in LyX 2.4.
What is new in LyX 2.4?
§ New features brought by the new file format
§ Variable table column width
LyX now features a "variable" table column width that makes the column automatically expand to match the specified table width (this feature uses the tabularx package for single-page and the xltabular package for multi-page tables)
§ Less constraints in standard table columns
LyX now allows paragraph and line breaks as well as layout changes in non-fixed width table columns. Internally, the column type "V" provided by the varwidth package is used for this purpose.
§ Float alignment
It has been requested by many users to be able to globally specify an alignment for all float contents. This is now possible. The default alignment of floats contents can now be set in Document→Settings...→Float Settings and locally modified in the Float Settings dialog:
§ Flexible text fields
LyX since long had a rather crude Insert→Date function that inserted a static date formatted via the
§ List/Bibliography preambles
Via Insert→List Preamble or Insert→Bibliography Preamble, you can now insert LaTeX code between the beginning of a list or bibliography environment and the first item. This is helpful if you want to redefine counters or lengths, something that was hitherto only possible via ugly hacks in LyX.
§ Bibliography encoding
The bibliography databases can now have a different encoding than the LyX file (you can specify the divergent encoding in the BibTeX/BiblaTeX dialog).
The following (LaTeX) fonts are now supported natively:
§ New supported document languages
§ New supported LaTeX commands
§ General improvements
Furthermore, there is now an option to exclude text passages from spellchecking.
§ New translations of the LyX user interface
§ New or changed LFUNs
The following functions have been added:
The following functions have been changed:
§ Module enhancements
§ Image formats and conversion
§ New preferences settings
§ Under the hood