## Friday, 15 August 2008

### Open Source Alternative to Scientific Word for Latex Editing

Papers written on latex and Beamer presentations are becoming the norm of academic work. Although Latex is open source, it's cumbersome to learn for people familiar with what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) software, such as MS Word.

There is a open source alternative to Scientific Word/Workplace (\$535 academic version) for editing documents in Latex using a graphical interface, particularly useful for formulae.

http://www.lyx.org/