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LyX Graphical Tour

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These pages illustrate how to create and edit a simple LyX file. The goal is to allow you to fairly evaluate how LyX works and whether it is a right choice for you.

Explanatory text Screen View Paper View
The startup screen of LyX is simple enough. The first you will see is the following:
To open a file, click on the menu File→Open.
In the file dialog simply type the name of the file or double-click on the name in the browser.
If you want to create a new file, simply choose File→New. This will open up the basic editing screen.
Let us start by typing in the title. If we were to print the document at this point or preview the file via menu Document→View (Other Formats)→DVI, this is what an A4 paper sheet would look like.
Now let's tell LyX that this is a title. Note that we don't tell it to center it or to make the font larger and bold. LyX takes care of all that automatically. Simply click on the environment dropdown list (below menu File, has default value Standard) then scroll down and select Title.
As you can see, LyX does the "right thing". Note that the date is added automatically - you don't have to do anything.
Now let's add the author. Type in the name.
Scroll down the environment list to find Author and click it. And again, LyX does the right thing.

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