Last year, however, I re-evaluated it and used it to write my thesis. I liked it enough to recommend that you do the same. In LyX, you are using a word processor to write the content of your document. You use a stylesheet to format it. Lucky for you if such a stylesheet has already been defined — and it uses Latex stylesheets.
Thesis and Dissertation Writing with Latex/Lyx part I: The Basics
Writing my Ph.D. thesis with LyX using a LaTeX template (newbie) - TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange
Thanks for sharing this Aaron! In our department we normally write our results chapters as publishable articles i. I get warnings currently, but pdf still outputs if I ignore them. Hey Aaron, thank you very much for this template.
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LyX documentation. As of April this layout complies with dissertation formatting requirements of the Graduate Division at UC Berkeley. If not specified the thesis defaults are 12pt, single spaced, with chapter titles having a separate page.
Since LyX relies on the typesetting system of LaTeX without being a full-fledged LaTeX editor itself, it has the power and flexibility of LaTeX, and can handle documents including books, notes, theses, to academic papers, letters, etc. LyX's interface is structured so that while knowledge of the LaTeX markup language is not necessary for basic usage, new LaTeX directives can be added into the document to support more complex features during editing — though not at the level of full control a full-fledged LaTeX editor can afford. LyX is popular among technical authors and scientists for its advanced mathematical modes, though it is increasingly used by non-mathematically-oriented scholars as well   for its bibliographic database integration  and its ability to manage multiple files.