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Tutorials on using LyX

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See AddingMaterial and AboutUploading for tips/instructions on adding material and uploading files. Tutorials should be uploaded to the directory tutorials/ (or a subdirectory). If you create a separate page for the tutorial, use a page name that begins with Tutorial (singular form) and add a link to it below.

List of tutorials

  • Essentials of LyX — by Stephen Wolff and Liviu Andronic. Provides an overview of the essential features and functions of LyX for complete beginners (PDF and source).
  • LyX: advanced features — by venom00. Slides in English (PDF and source) and in italian (PDF and source) to present some LyX's advanced features (shortcuts, presentations with beamer and instant preview with XY-pic and TikZ).
  • Writing Self-Published Books with Lyx — by Steve Litt [www.troubleshooters.com]
  • LyX Quickstart — A LyX introduction by Steve Litt [www.troubleshooters.com]
  • LyX, LaTeX and TeX — An essential read for those creating or modifying environments by Steve Litt [www.troubleshooters.com]
  • Manualetto per scrivere la tesi con LyX, LaTeX and BibTeX1 (zip 220kb) by Guido Milanese
  • Presentazione "Scrivere la Tesi Con LyX: la giusta via di mezzo fra la potenza/qualitÓ di LaTeX e la semplicitÓ d'uso di un word processor comune" 2 (pdf 1.1MB) by Gian Paolo Ghilardi & Silvia Tagliafico
  • Using LyX For DTP by Kathryn Andersen [katspace.org].
  • Schnautze voll von Word & Co.? Ein kleines HowTo Řber Diplom-, Semester- oder sonstige Arbeiten mit LyX3 by M.eik Michalke. A german tutorial, actually not so short any more and quite useful for beginners.
  • A simple guide to LaTeX/LyX by Bo Peng, see section below.
  • Document processing with LyX and SGML — by Chris Karakas, see TutorialDocumentProcessingSGML.
  • Self-publishing with LYX by Alan L Tyree. Very nice and informative book. Termpaper(approve sites) description extracted from the book: 'This book explains why you should use LYX if you are a self-publisher, and it examines those parts of LYX that are of particular importance to you as a self-publisher.'
  • GOT LyX? IT DOES A WRITING GOOD! ... by Truoc Duong (First Edition, Lulu Press, 2007, ISBN 978-1-4303-2841-4). This book shows you how download and install LyX and quickly teaches you how to use LyX to create professionally looking term papers, research papers, theses, paper books and ebooks.
  • LyX! THE ZEN OF SELF PUBLISHING! ... by Truoc Duong (First Edition, Lulu Press, 2007, ISBN 978-1-4303-1081-5). Not only is this book great for self publishing authors and freelance writers, but it is also a great guide for college students who want to impress their professors and classmates with their professionally looking term papers, reports, and theses.
  • LyX, The Other Way of Writing (English)(approve sites) A CC book on how to properly use LaTeX, XeTeX, and OpenType in LyX.
  • LyX, la otra forma de escribir (espa˝ol)(approve sites) Un libro con licencia CC que explica cˇmo utilizar correctamente LaTeX, XeTeX y OpenType en LyX.

A simple guide to LaTeX/LyX by Bo Peng

Bo Peng has written a tutorial that was initially for internal use at http://www.stat.rice.edu. It is a crash course on LaTeX/LyX and starts from the basics of LaTeX and covers most basic usages of LyX.

The tutorial A simple guide to LaTeX/LyX[stat.rice.edu] can be read online, or downloaded from the wiki as lyxguide.lyx or lyxguide.pdf.


1 English translation: Writing a thesis using LyX, LaTeX and BibTeX (↑)

2 English translation: Presentation: Writing a Thesis with LyX: a comfortable way between the power/quality of LaTeX and the usability of a standard word processor (↑)

3 English translation: A short HowTo on writing your diploma, semester or any other thesis using LyX (↑)


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