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Making "Quote" style smaller

Postby ednigma » Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:56 pm


This is probably a noobish question, but how do I override the default "Quote" paragraph environment in LyX, and make all text of the "Quote" type smaller than the default Quote size?

I know that I can select each quote manually and change the font size, but that would be tedious and go against the whole idea of LaTeX/LyX.

Thank you.

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Postby Juanjo » Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:33 pm

A way to do that could be as follows: In Document > Settings > LaTeX Preamble, copy the lines
  1. \let\quoteOLD\quote
  2. \def\quote{\quoteOLD\small}

and save. Instead of \small, you could use \footnotesize, \scriptsize or \tiny to get even smaller sizes.
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:38 pm


Juanjo's code above will work, just a comment, it could be done without to define an additional macro \quoteOLD:
  1. \expandafter\def\expandafter\quote\expandafter{\quote\small}

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Postby ednigma » Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:29 pm

Thank you both very much! It works like a charm :-)

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