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Document processor

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.

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License:GPLv2orlater with exceptionDeborah Nicholson2 January 2008
License:GPLv2orlaterDeborah Nicholson2 January 2008

Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webview
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
Bug Tracking,

Software prerequisites

Required to useDocBook
Required to useQt *or* XForms
Required to buildlibXpm
Required to usexformslib
Required to buildQt *or* XForms
Required to useImageMagick
Weak prerequisiteChkTeX
Required to useLaTeX *or* teTeX
Required to uselibXpm 4.7 or later

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


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