Re: Thesis/Dissertation authoring application
Lyx might be worth a try (http://www.lyx.org). It's a graphical frontend for LaTeX and is
more like open office, etc., while using the powerful type setting capabilities of LaTeX.
It's a kind of WYSIWYG editor for LaTeX.
I wrote my theses with Lyx and was quite happy but have now switched to LaTeX
because I want to have the source at my fingertips. Lyx may be a good intro and
produces excellent quality like LaTeX. But if you want the maximum of control and
especially if you do math typesetting you should choose pure LaTeX.
But don't be in a hurry. You shouldn't decide to hack your nearly-late theses with LaTeX.
Be prepared to invest some learning effort. It's definitely worth the pain.
Hans-Joerg v. Mettenheim
On 24 Apr 2005 at 17:37, Rhys Hardwick wrote:
> Hey there everyone.
> I was wondering if anyone knew of a good open-source program for writing
> Theses, Dissertations, Journal articles, etc. Open office, AbiWord etc are
> all good word processors, but there must be a program that is specifically
> for the porpus of writing these types of things.
> If anyone knows of anything like this, that would be fantastic!