Getting Started LyX : LaTeX

# Getting Started LyX

# What is LyX
LyX is a document processor, Allow you to write and structure your document using the approach (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Mean) instead of (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get). LyX combines the power and flexibility of TeX/LaTeX with the ease of use of a graphical interface.

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## Overview of LyX GUI

## LyX supports a wide range of formats that you can import into LyX workspace.
For example, it supports LaTeX Plain, Plain Text, CSV, open Office docs, ...

## LyX can also capable to export your current workspace document into different formats, for example,  LaTeX Plain, PDF, DVI, PS, HTML, Plain text

## LyX support paste data from MS Word/MS Excel.
This is very useful, this is how You can paste a table from MS Excel (or Equivalent software's) or paste a Graph from MS Excel as graphics.

## LyX allows you change font style for either a selected section of document or full document.

You can change font family, font size, font shape and there are many more options.

LyX also have paragraph setting dialog box, that can change alignment of any object(section, figure, float, table, formula, ...) in LaTeX Document.

## LyX automatically generate code for whatever you have done so far within LyX workspace.
And you can change the format to LaTeX Plain, That will work just fine with TeX Studio.

## There are number of Panels with useful functions that can be added directly into LyX workspace. 
For example, there is a Table toolbar panel, that has functions/routines that deals with tables, like adding a row, adding a column, deleting a row/column, remove table chrome, merger either multiple rows or columns and so on....

## Insert  Menu Item in LyX, has different sub-menu items.

## Special Symbols that you can directly insert into LyX workspace.

## Different Formatting options available inside LyX such as new page, horizontal space, vertical space, horizontal line etc..

## You can change currently opened document settings, for example, changing document class, font, TOC, bookmarks, list, etc...

## Changing Font Family as well as font for active document.

## Here you can change line spacing for full document.

## Changing document class style ( one column document or two column document)

## Changing Page format settings and select a pre-defined size (default: A4)

## Changing Page Layout and page style (for example, fancy , uses fancyhdr package.)
There is one more option, Two sided document (For example, Book (With Mirror Margin))

## You can also change margin for full document. (though it is defined inside the document class that you are using.)

## LaTeX Bibliography Style (plain, IEEEtran, ..)

## Use hyperref LaTeX package that enable support for Hyperlinks, Bookmarks etc..

## LyX Bookmarks settings - either you want numbered bookmarks and the level up to you want to generate bookmarks with the help of Table-Of-Contents.

## Of-course you are going to use float either for Figure, Table , and Algorithm, In each case What you want LaTeX to do when it is unable to render that Float at the location where you write code for it.

## View => Update Document and Render as PDF + View
## Update => Update Document and Render as PDF 

## LyX main Toolbar
This has One Click menus for (useful)
Spell Check
Undo / Redo
Paste Clipboard content
Insert Math Formula
Insert Graphics
Insert Table
Insert figure Float
Insert table Float
attach label
Insert cite
Insert TeX code
Render as URL
Font Settings
Paragraph Settings
and much more ... 

## That's it for now, This is just a brief overview of LyX, But LyX is more than that.

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