Lyx – Easy LaTex without Spell Check
Feb 05, 2010, 04:32 (2 Talkback[s])
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"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."