I recently installed LyX 2.0.1 (2011-08-31). I have the option to display the LaTeX source. I have tried to modify this source (in the LyX tab) in order to get some changes in the LyX file and the pdf output but I couldn't. I want to modify the LaTeX source directly in LyX because sometimes LyX doesn't align the tables as I want or the spaces between the lines or even the list are not in the format I want. How can I do that?
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If you want to edit the LaTeX source, then LyX is the wrong tool. Use one of the LaTeX editors, e.g. TeXworks, TeXmaker, aso. LyX can only edit it's own file format which of course can have some part of LaTeX code, called ERT (Evil Red Text), but that is also part of the LyX file.