(My first problem of compiling at all is solved, so I'm now posing a slightly different question).
Hi, I'd like some help with producing handouts for my students. I'm using LyX as I'm far from fluent in LaTeX. I find the default fonts very serious, and would prefer to use something unusual on the title and footer, to make the document a little friendlier. I followed these instructions for installing XeTeX: http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/XeTeX , and for changing the fonts manually with \fontspec in ERT. I checked that the installation is fine: if I don't use any \fontspec commands, it doesn't compile within LyX but does work if I use the command line. But when I try it with the \fontspec, I don't get a pdf.
My LyX file: http://math.stanford.edu/~amyp/test2.lyx
The .tex file that LyX generated: http://math.stanford.edu/~amyp/test2.tex
The font I tried here is located at C:\Windows\Fonts\PRISTINA.TTF on my computer, Windows tells me it's an Open Type font. I'm not too particular about the font (just that it's non-standard and readable).