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Review: LyX is an advanced but easy-to-use document processor based on LaTeX typesetting

At a Glance
  • LyX

    PCWorld Rating

    LyX is a good program for typesetting large documents, particularly scientific documents.

At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    LyX is a good program for typesetting large documents, particularly scientific documents.

    Pros

    • A user-friendly, open-source, cross-platform interface for someone who does not know LaTeX
    • True typeset output
    • Intuitive mathematical formula editor

    Cons

    • A steep learning curve
    • No direct LyX to MS Word conversion
    • Collaboration with people who don't use LyX is difficult

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