Use this tool to process text documents using the "what you see is what you mean" approach, as well as "what you see is what you get"
It is an open-source, cross-platform project that enhances the document management experience, allowing for the results to look professional, while the integrity of the content is in no way affected.
Thanks to its TeX / LaTeX support, academicians and students will no longer have a hard time writing formulae and will be able to produce science articles and books in a significantly easier manner than with a classic document editor.
LyX’s appearance is similar to most word processors, but looks is not its primary focus. Despite resembling the competition, LyX provides so much more in terms of functionality. It’s got rich support for documents, including Word, PDF, RTF, HTML, Postcript and OpenDocument, with extensive import and export options.
On top of basic editing features, such as cut, paste, spell checking, undo, redo, the program comes with a lot of goodies in what the outline and formatting of a document is concerned. You can create indexes, labels and bibliographies, table of contents, lists, headings, to name just a few.
With LyX, you will be able to incorporate tables and even external images inside a document and edit them with the aid of a built-in graphic utility. In addition, the formula editor allows for the easy creation of equations, matrices, theorems, with the possibility to define macros for later use.
Existing documents can be tracked for changes; in fact, you can compare several different editions of the same document and keep tabs on the modifications with the least of efforts.
In conclusion, LyX is so much more than a word processor. It pays attention to the structure of a file while also providing several editing possibilities, therefore covering all the aspects characteristic to document creation.
Reviewed by Andreea Matei, last updated on September 27th, 2014
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What's New in This Release:
- The most important fix here is that we believe we have resolved the problem that led several users to experience seemingly random crashes with 2.1.0, sometimes resulting in dataloss. (This was bug 9049.)
- These crashes generally happened when the user attempted to save a file containing a table, usually a fairly complex table.
- seemingly unrelated bug report concerning a crash when trying to save a default template (bug 9236) led to the solution. That bug has also been fixed.
Application descriptionLyX si a simple to use document editing tool that enables you to create academic mathematical papers in a simple and e...