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Re: LyX (Formerly Office Discussion)

  • Subject: Re: LyX (Formerly Office Discussion)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2005 19:16:57 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [Mark Kent] on Saturday 03 September 2005 17:29 \__

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> Roy Culley <rgc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
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>> <upmou2-5up.ln1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>> Mark Kent <mark.kent@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
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>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>>> I use LyX for /everything/ (apart from Web design) and I absolutely
>>>> love it.  Go to the Web site and join our lively mailing list,
>>>> which will answer any question you may have.
>>>> http://www.lyx.org/
>>>> I currently write my thesis in LyX and my template got adopted by
>>>> many others. Don't miss out on LyX, a tool that makes LaTeX seem
>>>> like a toy and nevertheless produce the same "hardcover book
>>>> standard" results.
>>> I took a look at Lyx long ago, and was impressed with the concept,
>>> but really found the interface confusing.  Can you suggest any
>>> 'getting started' material, at all?
>> There is a tutorial under Help.
> I've just apt-got it, and am working through said tutorial.  I still
> like the concept, and I still like modal stuff generally.  I used to
> be a big fan of Lotus Manuscript back in the pre-windows days, as you
> could write enormous documents, gain structure with great ease, and then
> 'format' the document much later.  Lyx looks superior, though.

The way I have always learned applications was by trial-and-error. People
have told me that this learning process has not worked for them, so I might
be wrong to suggest it.

Either way, start from the basics, play with the widgets, learn one feature
each day. Also of educational value are existing templates. Open them. Play
with them.

Good luck!


PS - Join the mailing list, which is friendly, lively and highly helpful.

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