[Tex/LaTex] First time LaTeX with Lyx user need help converting to PDF


I've been told that to edit a .tex file with LyX, I'll have to import the .tex file, do my editing etc.

Then if I want to turn it into a .pdf file, I have to export it as DVI then convert it somehow with something called pdflatex? I'm not too sure about this part can anyone help me out? This is my first time using LaTeX…

When I click on File > Export, I don't know why the OK command is disabled when I try to select DVI format… do I have to install additional plugins? Screenshot:

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Best Answer

The easiest way to install Lyx on Windows is to use the LyxWinInstaller, which installs Lyx together with the software it needs, including performing a basic install of Miktex.

If Lyx still doesn't find Miktex after installation, which I have heard can happen if it is installed separately, check that the Windows system variable miktexdir is set to the path of the Miktex program directory.

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