UsrBinSomething wrote:For beginners I'd try Scrivener though. Lyx and Kile do take a bit of getting used to.
Not my experience with LyX; I just started using it when I discovered it in 2000 and it was a real joy. The problems happen when people want to do something they can/have to do in a traditional word-processor and don't realise that either:
1 they don't need to do it or
2 it requires LaTeX knowledge because it is something out of the ordinary.
It look me years before I started using any LaTeX in LyX and I was producing beautiful documents with maths, figures and tables such that I couldn't produce anywhere else.