First, thanks all for your kind help. Here's my short resume:
1 - Is it possible to add a header/footer which is really at the
edge of the page? If yes, are there examples around I could steal
Roy kindly provided a quick and convenient way of doing that.
Keyword: Background picture. Works without a problem! Sorted!
2 - Currently I am copy/pasting stuff from old word docs to LyX. I
am using the koma book document layout right now. Is it possible to
change it later easily to my *own* one?
The only problem left here is: How do I change the default face for
the "Standard" paragraph style to something like Helvetica?
3 - copy/pasting of tables doesn't work here (Mac OS X) as
explained in the wiki. What's the best overall strategy to convert
from Word to LyX?
As I am working on a Mac, it looks like copy/paste from Word into vim
and read the file in is the best way of doing it.
Thanks a lot!
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