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Crash course on Lyx - the GUI based alternative to Latex

A session at LinuxFest Northwest 2013

Authors/programmers/writers/researchers sooner or later often end up struggling with word processing softwares to get the desired output and wasting hours of precious time in the process. Well, there is Latex which helps in preparing documents with a beautiful output based on user’s need. But the learning curve is quite difficult; it takes a lot of time to learn and a lot of lines of code to get the desired result. This is where Lyx steps in the picture. It is a GUI based alternative which used Latex in the backend and is very easy to learn. It is open source as well.

Preparing documentation/book/article/resume/presentation is quite easy using Lyx.

In this hands on tutorial, we will be covering the following topics:

1. Introduction to Lyx

2. Need for Lyx

3. Installation of Lyx

4. Writing an article/documentation using Lyx

5. Writing a resume using Lyx

6. Writing a book using Lyx

7. Preparing a presentation using Lyx

8. Writing an IEEE paper using Lyx

9. Math formulas

About the speaker

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Jayneil Dalal

Technical Writer/Embedded Linux Engineer

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