# Talk:LyX

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## On Portal:Free software, LyX is now the selected article

Just to let you know. The purpose of selecting an article is both to point readers to the article and to highlight it to potential contributors. It will remain on the portal for a week or so. The previous selected article was KHTML. Gronky 09:42, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Things have moved on, as they always do, and the new selectee is Beowulf (computing) - the clustering technology. --Gronky 02:23, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

## Is it a TeX editor?

This article is in Category:Free TeX editors. Is that correct, even if you count a LaTeX editor as a TeX editor? The article calls it a front-end to the LaTeX typesetting system, and the screenshots shows LyX editing a file named something.lyx (not .tex). To me, a TeX editor must be able to open (not import) any TeX document, modify and save (not export) that document again. I'm not convinced that is what LyX does. JöG (talk) 16:17, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Lyx is more or less a GUI front-end for TeX . . . you save edits as a .lyx file then compile them to a PS or PDF file . . . in general, you don't directly edit the TeX commands, as it tends to hide all of that from the user. 70.186.172.75 (talk) 22:03, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

See also has List of word processors, but LyX is not a word processor, according to the article. Should it be omitted or amended? Llamabr (talk) 15:56, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

It should probably be omitted, which I've just done. 72.235.10.142 (talk) 08:38, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

## The Lowered Y

It seems the math tagging:

$\mathbf{L}\!{}_\mathbf{\displaystyle Y}\!\mathbf{X}$

($\mathbf{L}\!{}_\mathbf{\displaystyle Y}\!\mathbf{X}$) executes pretty slowly. Why not instead use the simple <span> tag in standard CSS:

'''L<span style="vertical-align: -4px">Y</span>X'''

(LYX) which requires no processing except by the web browser? Rursus dixit. (mbork3!) 08:56, 21 November 2012 (UTC)