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LyX is an advanced document processor.

It encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents, not their appearance, allowing you to concentrate on writing rather than visual layout. It automates formatting according to predefined rule sets, yielding consistency throughout even the most complex documents.

Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlater with exceptionDeborah Nicholson2 January 2008
GPLv2orlaterDeborah Nicholson2 January 2008

Leaders and contributors

Matthias Ettrich, Asger Alstrup, Lars Gullik Bjonnes et al Developer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Support E-mail
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Help E-mail
Bug Tracking,Developer E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build libXpm
Required to use xformslib
Required to build Qt *or* XForms
Required to use ImageMagick
Weak prerequisite ChkTeX
Required to use LaTeX *or* teTeX
Required to use libXpm 4.7 or later
Required to use DocBook
Required to use Qt *or* XForms

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 9 September 2014.


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