LyX 1.4.3 reviewDownload
LyX is an advanced open source document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents, no
LyX is an advanced open source document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents, not their appearance. LyX lets you concentrate on writing, leaving details of visual layout to the software.
LyX runs on many Unix platforms, OS/2, and under Windows/Cygwin (this port requires an X server). LyX project can also run natively on Mac OS X, thanks to the Qt/Mac library.
LyX produces high quality, professional output -- using LaTeX, an industrial strength typesetting engine, in the background; LyX is far more than a front-end to LaTeX, however. No knowledge of LaTeX is necessary to use LyX, although it will give a user more power.
LyX is stable and fully featured. It has been used for documents as large as a thesis, or as small as a business letter. Despite its simple GUI interface (available in many languages), it supports tables, figures, and hyperlinked cross-references, and has a best-of-breed math editor.
What's New in This Release:
The windows port does not need a MSys (unix-like tools) installation anymore.
A new function inset-dissolve has been added to delete an text inset and put its contents in the enclosing text; this can be accessed (like in the math editor) by pressing Backspace at the start of an inset, or Delete at the end.
Many crashes have been fixed, in particular for systems based on gcc 4.1.
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