Linked by Killermike on Tue 27th Feb 2007 16:49 UTC
Features, Office Lyx is an open source, structured document creation system. Conceptually, it falls somewhere between a markup editor and a word processor. The creators of Lyx have coined the term WYSIWYM (what you see is what you mean) to summarise the approach that Lyx takes to document creation.
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RE: Wordprocessors warning
by searly on Tue 27th Feb 2007 17:53 UTC in reply to "Wordprocessors warning"
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2006-02-27

I can second that ... well the bit with MS Word. I work for a software company (enterprise client server software)and our application consultants have to frequently write 800 page long design documents for our clients ... in Word - absolute nightmare, especially if ore than one consultant works on the document. We usually spend at least 2-4 days fixing the problems created by Word, before we can send the document out to client and a reasonable (albeit not great) state. I haven't tried Lyx myself ... would it be able to handle that kind of documentation, 800 pages, diagrams screenshots, tables, cross-references, footnotes ... the lot?

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RE[2]: Wordprocessors warning
by sb56637 on Tue 27th Feb 2007 18:03 in reply to "RE: Wordprocessors warning"
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2006-05-11

Wow, 800 pages. Yes, Lyx, or at least the LaTex system, is IDEAL for adding cross refs, footnotes, diagrams, everything that a professional document usually contains. In fact it was designed with that sort of document in mind. It's not worth it for a two page memo, but anything over 8 pages and it's worth the learning curve to do it in LaTex. LaTex effectively does the style proofreading so you don't have to.

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