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Is there any way to override the fact that certain environments in LaTeX are automatically "displayed"? One such example is the align* environment. I want to keep my aligned equations inline. So basically I want something like


embedded into a line of text.

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In such cases you could simply use the aligned environment within inline math instead of align*:

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@Stefan, thanks...I wasn't aware that there was an aligning environment outside of math mode. Doh! – Kristen Nov 17 '10 at 23:43
That...that works? I had no idea. – Ryan Reich Nov 18 '10 at 0:34
@Kristen: It's not outside math mode, but inside inline math mode. – Hendrik Vogt Nov 18 '10 at 9:46
I wonder if it is essentially the same as \halign{#\hfill&&~#\hfill\cr text&$\eqalign{x+y&=z\cr u+v&=w}$&more text\cr}\bye in plain. – morbusg Nov 29 '10 at 12:35

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