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This page describes the help documents that come with an installation of LyX.
If you look under the menu
Help, you should find these choices:
Help documents shipped with LyX
This is the first document you should read if you are new to LyX.
After you read the introduction, you should start here. If you are new to LyX, and have never used LaTeX before, start with Chapter 1. If you are confused about what LaTeX is, then you should reread Chapter 1 of the
Introduction, then read the
Tutorial. Note that after you read the
Tutorial, you'll probably still not be a LaTeX expert --- but you will know how to use LyX.
If you have used LaTeX before, you should still read the
Tutorial, starting with the section on "LyX for LaTeX users." (Skimming the rest of the document wouldn't hurt, either.)
If, at any time, you find yourself feeling a bit clueless with respect to LyX, try perusing the
Tutorial before diving into any of the other manuals. It's a good springboard.
User's guide is the primary documentation of LyX. It covers most of the basic operation and available features of LyX. This document assumes that you have read the
Extended Features documents how to use raw LaTeX commands, additional layouts and special-purpose editing features. This document also includes some of the (nifty, but rather bizarre) tricks of the masters of LaTeX.
Customization describes advanced LyX features, including how to
customize the overall behaviour of LyX. This includes things such as keybindings,
internationalizations and configuration files. Don't even think of reading
this until you have read the
This document contains Frequently Asked Questions but is not very up to
date, please see FAQ wiki pages for more recent information.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents is an automatically generated document that lists
the contents of all the LyX help documents.
Note: It'd be nice if this was clickable! -- Christian
LaTeX Configuration is automatically generated by LyX the first time you
start LyX (or when you do a reconfigure). This document contains
information on what LyX learned about your installation. If you want to
check if LyX detected a particular LaTeX class, this is the document you
want to look at.