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When I'm trying to set a normal volume integral with the esint package, it will be generated with the limits set right to it:

Default volume integral with esint

A corresponding example code for this is

  \[ \oiint_{O(V)} \]

What I'd like to archieve is something more like \oiint\limits_{O(V)} but without actually typing the limits-command as this should be the default behaviour in my document. The documentation provides no option similiar to the intlimits usable with amsmath.

Until now I used a really dirty hack with \re@DeclareMathSymbol. Is there another way or maybe another package that could help me?

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There is not a similar package option for esint. But you can use the command \oiintlim defined as



  \[ \oiintlim_{O(V)} \]


enter image description here


Otherwise, it is very simple to create a new package extesint from the existing esint.

Save the following as extesint.sty where your document is (or somewhere in your TeX root and refresh the database):


Then, the following MWE works as expected


\[ \oiint_{O(V)} \]

Omitting intlimits or using nointlimits let it works as esint.

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Thank you. I feared, that there wouldn't be a a "ready-to-use" solution. So I will probably use the own package-approach (as updates to esint seem to be very unlikely -- last one was 2005) and also strip unused symbols. – Guest Jan 11 '14 at 13:45

You can use this simple trick to patch \oiint and its other siblings in your preamble:


Example code:

\documentclass[a4paper, 11pt]{article}



\[ \oiint_{O(V)}\]%\qquad \oiint\limits_{O(V)}


enter image description here

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Thanks, that's really a simple-to-use solution. Although I do prefer the own package. – Guest Jan 11 '14 at 13:46
...also: As esint overrides all integrals from amsmath, it would be no time-saver to overwrite all integrals this way. I only mentioned one as an example, sorry for being unclear. – Guest Jan 11 '14 at 13:53

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