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How to configure Graphviz with lyx to generate PDF files

February 2, 2015

Lyx is awesome tool if you want create documents without being bogged down by formatting details. It provide lot of integration with other software like plantuml or graphviz. In this tutorial I am providing step by step guide how to configure GraphViz with lyx. These instructions are for windows but should not be very different for linux.

 

1) First install graphViz software on your system.

2) Configure the Graphviz path in the lyx

First open the perf dialog as shown in the figure tools->perferences..

gv1

 

Add the graphviz path

2015-02-02 18_00_55-LyX_ Preferences

 

3) configure new file format as shown in fig

 

2-LyX_ Preferences

4) configure converter as shown below.

3-LyX_ Preferences

New you should be able to use  Graphviz dot file into lyx to create diagrams. and you should be able to export your files as PDF.

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