[OS X TeX] using lyx

Justin C. Walker justin at mac.com
Wed Jul 6 22:46:03 EDT 2005

On Jul 6, 2005, at 19:12 , Sandra Schwartz wrote:

> Someone sent me a file that was created with lyx - how do I get it  
> to run with TexShop?

I think you may have the wrong idea about LyX.  It serves a similar,  
but not identical, function as TeXShop.

In TeXShop, you enter raw tex/latex, push a button, and see gorgeous  

In LyX, you enter (more or less) what you want to see, and LyX  
displays the more-or-less gorgeous output right there.  Then you push  
a button, and the real gorgeous output is displayed in a dvi/pdf  
viewer.  Instead of raw tex/latex, you tell LyX what you are doing,  
and then type away (for math, using raw tex/latex, of course).  It  
takes a bit of getting used to but it does work.



Justin C. Walker, Curmudgeon-At-Large
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