BSD Today: LyX - The Document Processor
Mar 25, 2001, 15:39 (14 Talkback[s])
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"While word processors have made writing easier, they seem to
have saddled the writer with the added burden of being a
typesetter. Instead of WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get), LyX
is WYSIWYM (What You See Is What You Mean)...."
"LyX also has the ability to generate complex mathematical
formulas with ease and display them on the screen as they will
appear in print."
"LyX is a graphical front-end to the TeX program and the LaTeX2e
macros for it. LaTeX is a document preparation system designed by
Leslie Lamport in 1985. It, in turn, was built up from a
typesetting language called TeX, created by Donald Knuth in 1984.
TeX takes a sequence of typesetting commands and generates a device
independent format (dvi) file from them. This dvi file can be
converted to a format such as PostScript and be printed. The LaTeX
macros provide for the production of complex documents with no
knowledge of typesetting. These programs are very mature, stable,
and reliable, compared to some word processors in use today."