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Lyx – Easy LaTex without Spell Check

Feb 05, 2010, 04:32 (2 Talkback[s])

"WYSIWYG editors try to do the impossible – to create marked up text while hiding the markup from the user. It works for simple documents, but as soon as you try to use it for something substantial (for example 100 page research paper) it falls apart. Not only that, but it teaches users bad habits. Just look in the links above for various examples of this.

"This is why I use LaTex for most of the formal document writing needs. Actually that’s half the reason. The other half is that LaTex formatted documents just look so damn good. They stand out, in a good way – they are crisp, and professional looking. It has a powerful engine for generating complex mathematical formulas that far surpass what is offered by MS office out of the box, it is much better at managing figures, tables of contents and bibliographies, and unlike most word processing tools maintains separation between display and content."

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