LYX File Type

- The quick facts

What are LYX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a LYX file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a LYX file?

A .LYX file is a LyX Document file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open LYX files

Important: Different programs may use files with the LYX file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your LYX file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different LYX openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 10, 2012

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of LYX files. Remember, different programs may use LYX files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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