I’m writing a paper now, and it’s been recommended that I do it in LaTeX as it will be especially useful for when I come to write up my thesis or any large project. Also the journal that I’m submitting to prefers this format.
Any recommendations for good OSX and XP software? I’d like to start with something that lets me see both the code and the final page with live updating in real time without having to go through manual compilation and viewing.
It looks like LyX is the closest match, though I can’t edit the source and the WYSIWYG preview simultaneously (though in this Open Source project the feature has been requested – search for “Edit source mode”)
BaKoMa Tex Word looks like what I want (though it’s ugly and Windows only), but it’s only a limited (7 pages & 31 days) demo and costs a minimum of €55 for the license:
[EDIT: 16:57] OMG, the lab director just told me that she wrote her entire PhD Thesis using LaTeX on Vi!