# otl2lyx.pl no longer sulky!

 Steve Thanks very much for such a quick reply especially when you are so busy. Don't read or take any notice of the following until things quieten down, except to know your syntax works. I tried your syntax and the first thing that happened was an error message: Mulitple indent at line 1, "pcc 5th March 07", terminating' I inserted a blank line at the top of the otl file and that stopped the error occuring again and the syntax you sent me worked and produced an output file tmp.lyx' to include in myfile.lyx'. However, when I read tmp.lyx' into myfile.lyx' between the top and bottom lines and then opened LyX to have a look at the result, all that was displayed was top line' and bottom line', with nothing in between. This was even though myfile.lyx' now contained all the lines from vo_myfile.otl'. I then noticed that at the start of each environment mark up, the tmp.lyx' produced by otl2lyx.pl reads, for instance with Standard environment:         /layout Standard while the equivalent produced by LyX for top line' is:         /begin_layout Standard Similarly at the end of an environment, LyX inserts a closing:         /end_layout but there is no closing of the environment in the output from otl2lyx.pl intmp.lyx'. When I included /begin_layout Standard' and /end_layout' in place of the phrase produced by otl2lyx.pl, LyX then displayed the missing text. The version of LyX I am using is 1.4.2. and I presume that LyX has moved on and the output of otl2lyx.pl is not quite what the current version of LyX is expecting. I had a look at otl2.lyx.pl and changed \layout' in line 342 of otl2lyx.pl to \begin_layout' and on running the process again it all worked like a charm. I only have to make the `o2l.conf' match the type of document I am using (mainly article) and we have success. That's brilliant! You asked where I saw the syntax, but I don't think the syntax was given in the article where I found otl2lyx.pl. This was in: www.troubleshooters.com/projects/vimoutliner/index.htm with a date of 1/4/2005. Hope this helps. Thanks again for your quick reply, and for VimOutliner, because I am enjoying using it and it will, I am sure, make me more productive and improve the quality of my writing. Cheers G _______________________________________________ VimOutliner mailing list [hidden email] http://www.lists.vimoutliner.org/mailman/listinfo/vimoutliner