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
    Commented Nov 17, 2010 at 23:43
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    @Kristen: It's not outside math mode, but inside inline math mode. Commented Nov 18, 2010 at 9:46
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    how do I do it without the vertical centering
    – minseong
    Commented May 14, 2019 at 14:13
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    @theonlygusti found a solution?
    – Colo
    Commented Apr 26, 2020 at 19:29
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    @theonlygusti @Colo for anyone coming here in the future, here is the solution: use the t option to the aligned environment, as in \begin{aligned}[t] (taken from tex.stackexchange.com/a/153305/292581)
    – fbbdev
    Commented May 22, 2023 at 16:25

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