# Customization

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## Customization

### Formula Editor as a Floating Window

The formula editor can cover a large part of the Writer window. To turn the formula editor into a floating window, do this:

- Hover the mouse over the editor frame, as shown in Figure 212.
- Hold down the Ctrl key and double-click.

*Figure 212. Hold down the Ctrl key and double-click on the border of the formula editor to turn it into a floating window.*

Figure 213 shows the result. You can dock the floating window again by using the same steps. Hold down the Ctrl key and double-click the window frame.

*Figure 213. Formula editor as a floating window*

### How Can I Make a Formula Bigger?

This is one of the most common questions people ask about Math. The answer is simple, but not intuitive:

- Start the formula editor and choose
**Format**→**Font size**.

*Figure 214. Changing the font size for a formula*

- Select a larger font size under
*Base size*(top-most entry).

*Figure 215. Edit Base size (top) to make a formula bigger*

The result of this change is illustrated in Figure 216.

*Figure 216. Result of changing the base font size*

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