# lyx copy and paste

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by johndb, Jun 27, 2009.

1. ### johndb Thread Starter New Member

Jun 18, 2009
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Is there a way to copy and paste tex-style math formatting direct into a thread. I wrote something with mathematical notation in lyx and when I try to copy and paste it into a thread it won't show up. It would be useful if you were working out something long and ran into trouble so could just paste it into a thread, instead of having to write out all your workings again with the embedded latex editor.

2. ### MichealY Active Member

Apr 9, 2009
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Put the mathematical statement between tex and /tex tags.
PS:there should be brackets at each side of the two tags.

MichealY.

3. ### Wendy Moderator

Mar 24, 2008
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Whenever you edit there is a A/A symbol on the corner of your edit screen. Try clicking it.

4. ### Dave Retired Moderator

Nov 17, 2003
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Correct, the solution is to switch to the standard editor where you can paste in $commands. We also have a TEX editor which is accessible from the Sigma command in the formatting toolbar above the post reply area.

For details on TEX see thatoneguys tutorial: