LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents, not their appearance. LyX is for people that write and want their writing to look great, right out of the box. No more endless tinkering with formatting details, 'finger painting' font attributes or fuzzing around with page boundaries. You just write. In the background, Prof. Knuth's legendary TeX typesetting engine makes you look good. On screen, LyX looks like any word processor; its printed output -- or richly cross-referenced PDF, just as readily produced -- looks like nothing else. Gone are the days of industrially bland .docs, all looking similarly not-quite-right, yet coming out unpredictably different on different printer drivers. Gone are the crashes 'eating' your dissertation the evening before going to press. LyX is stable and fully featured. It is a multi-platform, fully internationalized application running natively on Unix/Linux and the Macintosh and modern Windows platforms.

Tags tex latex text-processor document-structuring
License GNU GPL
State stable

Recent Releases Sep 2017 06:25 minor bugfix: LyX is a small significant update to LyX 2.0.8. The release of LyX 2.1.0 revealed several in the conversion and reversion of Beamer documents. Several of these problems have now been, and the Only changes with respect to are in the lyx2lyx scripts. Please Note that several remain. These are really unavoidable, since LyX's beamer support has changed so much. Users should expect to have to do some find tuning, especially of more complex documents.
2.2.317 May 2017 05:45 minor bugfix: LyX 2.2.3 is the third maintenance release in the 2.2.x series. We have a number of and made a number of improvements. Most of these are relatively minor, but the combined result of ing them all has led to significant improvements. We encourage all users of 2.2.2 to upgrade to this version.
2.3.025 Apr 2017 14:25 major feature: The new features in LyX 2.3 are detailed in Biblatex support. Multiple bibliographies. Inverted branches. Quotation marks enhancements. Updates to reference handling. Improved LaTeX handling in dialogs. Fonts. New supported languages. New supported LaTeX commands. Improvements to on-screen display of math equations. Automatic detection of file changes. Citation reference dialogs. Improvements to cursor movement and selection. Improvements to row breaking and alignment. Outliner and navigation menu. Forward/Reverse search and error reporting. Change tracking. Code preview highlighting. * Shortcuts. * New or changed LFUNs. * Layout enhancements. * Module enhancements. * External templates reorganization. * New preferences settings. * New converters. * Miscellaneous. * Under the hood. * Backported. * Categories.
2.2.126 Jul 2016 17:45 major bugfix: LyX 2.2.1 is the first maintenance relase in the 2.2.x series. A large number of have been since the 2.2.0 release. We are pleased to say that most of these were relatively minor: LyX 2.2.0 was perhaps the stable major version release we have produced in a some time. Nontheless, we encourage all users of 2.2.0 to upgrade to this version.
2.2.009 Nov 2015 07:05 major feature: The new features in LyX 2.2 are detailed in HiDPI display support. Qt5 support. New text display algorithm. Horizontal scrolling for large insets. Improved text color support. Improved box dialog. Reworked instant preview. Enhanced source panel. Improved outliner and navigation menu. Enhanced language support. New supported languages. New supported LaTeX commands. Layout enhancements. Module enhancements. New preferences settings. New Converters.
2.1.425 Jul 2015 01:45 minor: LyX 2.1.4 is the fourth maintenance release in the 2.1.x series. A large number of bugs have been fixed. Many of these were minor, but. there were a few crashes we fixed, too, so we encourage all LyX users to upgrade to this version.
2.1.306 Feb 2015 10:45 minor: LyX 2.1.3 is the third maintenance release in the 2.1.x series. A large number of bugs have been fixed, most of them fairly minor. But there were several additional improvements to the lyx2lyx conversion program that should make import of older beamer documents more reliable. Oct 2014 00:02 security: This is an emergency release for OSX only. It resolves problems that affect LyX on OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) and, indeed, any program that depends upon the passing of environment variables to sub-processes.
2.1.223 Sep 2014 23:57 major bugfix: