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1. Main Features

  • Create technical documents such as academic articles and scientific reference lists
  • Import LaTeX and CJK LyX formats
  • Insert math formulas, citations, LyX notes, and math macros
  • Quickly learn how to use the program from in-depth guides

2. Software Overview

LyX/Mac is a full-featured native implementation of the LyX document processor. It was originally created for Unix, but then eventually ported to Windows and macOS.

LyX/Mac boasts the flexibility and power of TeX/LaTeX and combines it with a straightforward GUI. It is primarily designed to create complex structured documents such as academic articles, books, film scripts, theater plays, and scientific references. The application supports a variety of document formats including LaTeX, CJK LyX, Excel spreadsheet, OpenOffice spreadsheet, and RTF.

The LyX/Mac document processor with many of the standard formatting capabilities you would expect from a word processor but also offers a variety of advanced features. The ribbon enables you to quickly insert math formulas, tables, citations, cross-references, math macros, LyX notes, nomenclature entries, and TeX code. The program also comes with an in-depth tutorial and guides for helping you get working.

LyX/Mac was created by scientists for scientists. Although it provides many basic word processing features, it is not a typical WYSIWYG word processor like Microsoft Word or OpenOffice's Writer. It is geared toward users that need a program specialized in drafting complex documents, especially those in the scientific and mathematic fields. If you are a Mac user looking for a document processor for your technical content, try LyX/Mac.

3. Supported File Types

Primary file extension:
.LYX - LyX Document
Other file extensions used by LyxMac:

Updated: March 12, 2016

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