LyXThe Document Processor         or A Book writers Dream
What is LyX?●   A document processor based on (WYSIWYM)    What you see is what you mean●   Differs from traditional word ...
Why use LyX?●   You can worry more about your content rather than    how to format it.●   Once what your writing is writte...
What you wont find in LyX.●   Document Ruler●   Tab Stops●   Extra white spaces – hitting space or enter a couple    of ti...
Where LyX excels●   Hyphenation●   Lists of any type●   Mathematics●   Tables●   Cross-referencing
Basics of LyX
How to get started●   File > New●   Document > Settings...●   Document Class – pick the type you want to make
Pick your Document from Document class
Everything you need is here
Help●   Help > Introduction●   Help > Tutorial●   Help > User Guide
Things to Do●   Just write, Include everything, Titles, Chapters, and    content.●   Formatting - can come latter : not wh...
Now Show some examples●   http://www.lipsum.com/ Use this to see add some    text●   Type away Format later●   Format – Ti...
Resources●   http://www.lyx.org/●   Use the help in LyX for Introduction, Tutorial and    User Guide.●   http://www.youtub...
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Presentation slides from the December 2012 NEWLUG presentation on LyX. Presented by Tim Bolz.

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Lyx : A Book Writer's Dream - NEWLUG

  1. 1. LyXThe Document Processor or A Book writers Dream
  2. 2. What is LyX?● A document processor based on (WYSIWYM) What you see is what you mean● Differs from traditional word processors like MS Word, WordPerfect and even Open Office and Libre Office which use (WYSIWYG). What you see is what you get.● Front End for a typesetting program used in Academia know as LaTeX.
  3. 3. Why use LyX?● You can worry more about your content rather than how to format it.● Once what your writing is written it produce a published output. You dont have to worry about page numbering, footnotes, Table of contents and cross references.
  4. 4. What you wont find in LyX.● Document Ruler● Tab Stops● Extra white spaces – hitting space or enter a couple of times.
  5. 5. Where LyX excels● Hyphenation● Lists of any type● Mathematics● Tables● Cross-referencing
  6. 6. Basics of LyX
  7. 7. How to get started● File > New● Document > Settings...● Document Class – pick the type you want to make
  8. 8. Pick your Document from Document class
  9. 9. Everything you need is here
  10. 10. Help● Help > Introduction● Help > Tutorial● Help > User Guide
  11. 11. Things to Do● Just write, Include everything, Titles, Chapters, and content.● Formatting - can come latter : not while your in your writing unless it is needed. Can keep you creativity flowing without worrying about how it looks.● Look at your book before you publish it.
  12. 12. Now Show some examples● http://www.lipsum.com/ Use this to see add some text● Type away Format later● Format – Title , Author, Chapter, footnotes and others.
  13. 13. Resources● http://www.lyx.org/● Use the help in LyX for Introduction, Tutorial and User Guide.● http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCo8-Fbx1xU● http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvhdLJ0C6pk

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