# How to enlarge the curly brackets in Aligned environment in LyX

I input multiple line equations following the fantastic answer to my previous question. The only problem is that the curly brackets are too small. I tried the suggestions in the detailed manual of LyX, but failed.

Urgent help is needed as my thesis is due tomorrow! Hope this is the last question before my submission. I really appreciate all your prompt answers which helped me convert my thesis from an ugly word into an elegant Classicthesis style within one week!

Codes:

\begin{aligned}W & =a+b+c\\ & \quad+\frac{e}{d}\{\left[\frac{\frac{e}{d}+\frac{e}{d}}{d}+\frac{\frac{e} {d}+\frac{e}{d}}{d}\right]\\ & \quad\quad\quad-\left[\frac{\frac{e}{d}+\frac{e}{d}}{d}+\frac{\frac{e}{d}+\frac{e}{d}}{d}\right]+\frac{e}{d}\}\\ & =f+g \end{aligned}


unwanted output with too small curly brackets: • If you want people to help you with your problems, you should consider accepting the answers to your other questions if they solved your problems. As of now, you have accepted zero answers. Upvoting and accepting is the TeX.SX-way of saying "thanks". – sodd Mar 29 '16 at 13:54
• The GUI route is described in the first part of Math symbol question: Vertical bar for 'evaluated at ...' Just use a brace instead of a bar. – Torbjørn T. Mar 29 '16 at 13:56
• @StevenB.Segletes -- i don't use lyx, but i think it likely that the braces must be matched on the same line if \left and \right are used. a dummy indicated by a period is used in "conventional" latex to match. – barbara beeton Mar 29 '16 at 14:01
• You might try adding \Biggl before the \{ and \Biggr before the \}. – Steven B. Segletes Mar 29 '16 at 14:05
• @Wendy Only the questioner can accept an answer to her/his own question. Other users can upvote useful questions or answers. It's also possible to downvote bad answers or questions, but it's done quite sparingly on this site. – egreg Mar 29 '16 at 14:29

To insert a delimiter of a given, or variable, size, click the Insert delimiter button on the math toolbar: 