Tex Questions

Thomas Olsen tanghus at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 15:09:33 UTC 2011

On Saturday 04 June 2011 16:48:09 Bill vance wrote:
> Howdy;
> Is there a program like a word processor of some sort for using Tex?
> I've been looking
> through the Tex file directories, and there's so much stuff in all of
> them, it's a real
> problem trying to figure it all out.  The last time I dealt with
> anything of this sort, was
> way too many years ago, on a wide carriage IBM Selectric Composing
> machine, so you
> can probably tell just how lost I am now.....:-)
> Bill

Is Tex the same as LaTex? Then there's Lyx.

Package: lyx                             
New: yes
State: not installed
Version: 1.6.7-1
Priority: optional
Section: universe/editors
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com>
Uncompressed Size: 8.401k
Depends: libaiksaurus-1.2-0c2a (>= 1.2.1+dev-0.12), libboost-regex1.42.0 (>= 
1.42.0-1), libboost-signals1.42.0 (>=
         1.42.0-1), libc6 (>= 2.7), libenchant1c2a (>= 1.6), libgcc1 (>= 
1:4.1.1), libqtcore4 (>= 4:4.7.0~beta1), libqtgui4
         (>= 4:4.6.1), libstdc++6 (>= 4.4.0), zlib1g (>= 1:1.1.4), lyx-common 
(= 1.6.7-1), xdg-utils, mime-support
Recommends: texlive-latex-recommended, texlive-latex-extra, texlive-science, 
            preview-latex-style, dvipng, imagemagick, psutils, ghostscript, 
poppler-utils, ttf-lyx, evince | pdf-viewer,
            librsvg2-bin | inkscape
Suggests: rcs, dvipost, elyxer | tex4ht | hevea | tth | latex2html, groff, 
libtiff-tools, gnuhtml2latex, wv, chktex, noweb,
          menu, sgmltools-lite, linuxdoc-tools, writer2latex, latex2rtf
Description: Document Processor
 LyX is an almost WYSIWYG-frontend for LaTeX. It makes the power and 
typesetting quality of LaTeX available for people who
 are used to word processors. Since LyX supports LaTeX's concept of general 
mark-ups, it is even easier and faster to
 create professional quality documents with it than with usual word 
processors. It is also possible to use LaTeX commands
 within LyX, so nothing of LaTeX's power is lost. 
 You can extend the functionality of LyX by installing these packages: 
 * chktex: check for typographical errors 
 * dvipost: display tracked changes in DVI format output 
 * gnuhtml2latex: import HTML documents 
 * groff: improved table formatting in plain text exports 
 * linuxdoc-tools: export SGML LinuxDoc documents 
 * noweb: import noweb files 
 * rcs: integrated version control 
 * sgmltools-lite: export SGML DocBook documents 
 * elyxer, tex4ht, hevea, tth, or latex2html: export HTML documents 
 * texlive-latex-extra: more styles and packages 
 * wv: import MS Word documents
Homepage: http://www.lyx.org/

Best regards / med venlig hilsen

Thomas Olsen

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