Denné Reed wrote:
I use LyX for scientific papers but have had problems with both
collaborators and editors. Many collaborators are unfamiliar with LyX
/ LaTeX and it lacks strong collaboration tools (change tracking etc.).
LyX does have change tracking. I've used it. Unfamiliarity is of course
something we can change. ;-)
Concrete suggestions for how we could improve collaboration would be
more than welcome. Post them here for comment, or on lyx-devel, and then
add them to bugzilla once we have some clarity. I know that this is a
big issue for a lot of people, and it's something a lot of us think
about. It's way too late to do anything on this score for 1.6, but for
I've tried sharing drafts with PDF but that requires colleagues to
purchase full versions of Acrobat, and still the tools are tracking
changes are not as good.
I'm puzzled by this remark. Why does that require Acrobat? Is this for
notating PDFs and the like? If so, you might want to look into AREnable:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/arenable/. And my understanding is that
there are FOSS pdf viewers on the near horizon that will do this.
I've also had problems with journal and book editors, one of which
insisted I convert a book chapter written in LyX into Word format
despite the fact that the publisher (Elsevier) has a LaTeX document
class available. I've also encountered other journals where document
classes are not available (e.g. I've not found one for Journal of
I think we've all had that frustration.