Google Docs LyX

Monday, September 28th, 2009 by hinrich


I very much like the possibility to share a document from Google Docs with multiple collaborators. You get to work simultaneously on the same document.

I also very much like Latex and LyX. You don't need to worry about the layout, just focus on content. This way we have written the book "Gene Expression Studies Using Affymetrix Microarrays". You just type the text, insert tables and graphics, tweak the layout a bit, but essentially get to receive a document that looks very appealing as the layout has been done behind the scenes by Latex.

Now, with all the cloud computing hype, why don't we have an online version of LyX yet? Why does Google aim to replicate the "Words" of this world? Why not being truly innovative and use LyX as an online editor? Google has a nice PDF viewer application and could easily create nicely looking documents.

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