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Lyx not working with any \cite, or MMD cite

Postby TMorville » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:38 pm


I've (unsuccessfully) posted this on Stackoverflow.

I have a slight problem with Lyx and citations that I have not been able to find a solution to anywhere else.

When inserting any citation style, such as the following (notice #1 and #4 are identical, expect that #1 is greyed out as i inserted it manually):

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Lyx outputs #2 #3 #4 as text, and #1 as a working citation, despite it being identical to #4.

tmorvilleOutput.png (29.97 KiB) Viewed 2028 times

I have tried switching between different bibtex styles (plain, natbib, ect.) under document/settings/bib and I've added \usepackage{cite}, \usepackage{MMD} to my preamble. But to no avail.

Any ideas how to solve this?

FYI, I am running 2.1.2 on a Macbook Pro (Yosemite 10.10.1), and I use Papers3 as my reference manager.

Hope you can help out.


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Postby StarValkyrie » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:38 pm

When typing plain LaTeX in LyX, you have to put it inside ERT. Ctrl+L opens the box, type your citation code, then hit the right arrow to exit the box.

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Postby Johannes_B » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:01 pm

Hi and welcome,

i added the contents of your question as well as the pictures here. Now you have a solution, you can share it over at stackoverflow. Please don't forget to crosslink and give StarValkyrie the deserved appreciation :-)

By the way, TeX.SX might have been the better place to ask. ;-)
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Postby TMorville » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:22 pm


Thanks! It works with \cite{Karl2012} inside a ERT box.


Thanks for the kind welcome, and pasting the images over here. I will make sure to accept the anwser and copy across to Stackoverflow.

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