Introduction to LyX

Make working with LaTex easier by using the WYSIWYG editor LyX.
Summary

LyX, a WYSIWYG editor for LaTeX, is by no means a standard word processor. It heavily depends on LaTeX, i.e., you need to have LaTeX installed properly, and you can only do formatting that is also possible with LaTeX. It has the distinct advantage of directly displaying all the different style elements on the screen without fiddling around with “strange” formatting commands. Those who are not familiar with LaTeX will find it much easier to take the first step toward using this powerful package. Those who already know LaTeX will still find LyX useful for writing shorter pieces of text such as letters. And, after all, as the LaTeX file format is supported in output, you even have the freedom to hack the most complex LaTeX commands by hand if necessary.

Ulrich Quill received his diploma in physics from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. His thesis topic was image analysis with neural networks. He is now in the Ph.D program in the Department of Neurophysiology, working on biophysically realistic simulations of neural networks. He helps with the system administration of a SUN/Solaris, PC/Linux cluster. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, photography and spending time with his girlfriend. He can be reached at quill@neurop2.ruhr-uni-bochum.de.

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