Using Lyx as Document Processor

For some reason, many people using Lyx rather than M*word or OpenOffice as document processor. Maybe because of the disadvantages of word processors tools. Lyx provides some features that others words or documents processor have.

In my private experience, this semenster I have to write some paper which a lot of figures, tables, and references. Some standard paper, such as IEEE, ACM, or any else standard, have different in writing format. It’s hard when you use word processor tools, such as Msword or OpenOffice to manage big document, i.e report thesis, and papers. So…here a review about Lyx.

LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM) and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG).

LyX combines the power and flexibility of TeX/LaTeX with the ease of use of a graphical interface. This results in world-class support for creation of mathematical content (via a fully integrated equation editor) and structured documents like academic articles, theses, and books. In addition, staples of scientific authoring such as reference list and index creation come standard. But you can also use LyX to create a letter or a novel or a theatre play or film script. A broad array of ready, well-designed document layouts are built in.

LyX is for people who want their writing to look great, right out of the box. No more endless tinkering with formatting details, “finger painting” font attributes or futzing around with page boundaries. You just write. On screen, LyX looks like any word processor; its printed output — or richly cross-referenced PDF, just as readily produced — looks like nothing else.

LyX is released under a Free Software/Open Source license, runs on Linux/Unix, Windows, and Mac OS X, and is available in several languages.

For download Lyx, plese visit here…

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