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Main Features

  • Create technical documents such as academic articles and scientific reference lists
  • Import LaTeX and CJK LyX formats
  • Insert math formulas, citations, LyX notes, and math macros
  • Quickly learn how to use the program from in-depth guides

Software Overview

LyX/Mac is a full-featured native implementation of the LyX document processor. It was originally created for Unix, but then eventually ported to Windows and macOS.

LyX/Mac boasts the flexibility and power of TeX/LaTeX and combines it with a straightforward GUI. It is primarily designed to create complex structured documents such as academic articles, books, film scripts, theater plays, and scientific references. The application supports a variety of document formats including LaTeX, CJK LyX, Excel spreadsheet, OpenOffice spreadsheet, and RTF.

The LyX/Mac document processor with many of the standard formatting capabilities you would expect from a word processor but also offers a variety of advanced features. The ribbon enables you to quickly insert math formulas, tables, citations, cross-references, math macros, LyX notes, nomenclature entries, and TeX code. The program also comes with an in-depth tutorial and guides for helping you get working.

LyX/Mac was created by scientists for scientists. Although it provides many basic word processing features, it is not a typical WYSIWYG word processor like Microsoft Word or OpenOffice's Writer. It is geared toward users that need a program specialized in drafting complex documents, especially those in the scientific and mathematic fields. If you are a Mac user looking for a document processor for your technical content, try LyX/Mac.

Primary File Type

lyx icon.LYXLyX Document

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.LYXLyX Document
.AUXLaTeX Auxiliary File
.BSTBibTeX Style Document
.CLSLaTeX Document Class File
.DTXDocumented LaTeX File
.DVIDevice Independent Format File
.FDLaTeX Font Definition File
.INSLaTeX Installer Script
.LTXLaTeX Document
.RTFRich Text Format File
.STYLaTeX Style
.TEXLaTeX Source Document

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.ODSOpenDocument Spreadsheet
.XLSMicrosoft Excel Spreadsheet (Legacy)
Updated 2/8/2016