How can you instruct latex to use \int\limits as default for \int except when it's in inline math mode?


In display math: \int is replaced by \int\limits

In inline math: \int should stay \int

  • To use \int\limits where? In displayed formula? Please, add an example code.
    – Sigur
    Commented Jan 29, 2016 at 20:09
  • I've added an example that should answer your question.
    – ndrizza
    Commented Jan 29, 2016 at 20:12

1 Answer 1


Just load the amsmath package with the option intlimits.

A full MWE (minimum working example):

$\int_0^1 \quad \displaystyle \int_0^1$

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    Thanks that worked! Since I'm using mathtools too I had to add that option there too in order not to get a name clash with amsmath.
    – ndrizza
    Commented Jan 29, 2016 at 20:22
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    @ndrizza - The mathtools package loads the amsmath package automatically -- no need to load both explicitly.
    – Mico
    Commented Jan 29, 2016 at 20:23
  • Thank you! I was never sure about that. - That might explain the name clash. Indeed if I remove the import nothing changes.
    – ndrizza
    Commented Jan 29, 2016 at 20:24

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