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New features in LyX 2.3

Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:03 am

Hi fellow LyX friends!

The first public release candidate of LyX 2.3 is available. It is for public testing. For serious and stable work one should wait until the final release.

The new version looks promising as it has a lot of new features.

With its new file format, it

  • supports biblatex natively
  • works with multiple bibliographies (with biblatex, alternatively via the bibtopic or the chapterbib package)
  • alternative text versions with inverted branches
  • dynamic quotation marks and new quote styles
  • better reference handling
  • native microtype support for micro-typographic enhancements
  • additional font support (Crimson, Noto - the latter for comprehensive Unicode support)
  • about a dozen new supported languages
  • new supported LaTeX commands: \xout for strikeout, left aligned equations (fleqn class option, \mathindent), left or right displayed equation numbering (leqno, reqno), \baselineskip, subequations with a dedicated module
  • an Inkscape figure template

Further improvements are

  • footnotes directly within tables
  • localized nomenclature
  • much better on-screen display of math equations with very improved spacing algorithm
  • detection of external file modifications
  • improved cursor movement and selection
  • better row breaking and alignment
  • more sophisticated outliner and navigation menu
  • more precise forward and reverse search
  • improved change tracking
  • additional layouts
  • reorganization of external templates

and many more improvements under the hood. Full overview of the new features:

News and download are here:

If anyone tries it, let me know how it does!

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