Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> __/ [Mark Kent] on Saturday 03 September 2005 17:29 \__
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>> Roy Culley <rgc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
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>>> 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.
>>>>> 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.
I always do that anyway - it's served me well with computers for the
last 20-some years, so I don't plan to give it up as an approach.
> 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.
The equation editing looks pretty good, probably better than manuscript,
whereas the automatic structuring was probably easier to work in
manuscript, but both might be a function of Lyx being GUI whereas
manuscript was console-based.
> Good luck!
> PS - Join the mailing list, which is friendly, lively and highly helpful.
I'll keep that in mind - thanks.
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