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Is there a latex document writer?

  1. Jan 20, 2013 #1
    Sort of a like Word except implements latex?
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  4. Jan 20, 2013 #3
    When you say "implements latex", do you mean just the equations like here on PF? Because LaTeX is actually a full mark-up language for typesetting documents, so you don't need a word processor at all once you get the hang of it.
  5. Jan 20, 2013 #4


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    If you want something WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get--like most word processor applications) you can use LyX, which acts as a front-end to LaTeX:
  6. Jan 20, 2013 #5


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    I use the TeXnicCenter/MiKTeX combo on my windows machine. I wrote my thesis with it and highly recommend it.
  7. Jan 22, 2013 #6


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    Of course you can use word to write Latex. Just save it as a txt file :-)
    Seriously speaking, one of the advantages of Latex is that you are in fact programming your document using a simple text file. If you get used to a good editor like emacs, vim, etc, you have mighty tools available to help you, e.g. regex search and replace, column wise editing, macros for inserting commands, references etc.
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