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Show inline math as if it were display math

Yesterday I've stumbled upon an article which covered just that, but I can't find it anymore.

How can I put the integration bounds above/below the integration operator instead of the default, where they're next to the symbol and push the integration term to the right?

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    Do not use inline mode, but displaymath mode instead! See p.12 and following of mathmode.pdf and Show inline math as if it were display math!
    – hakaze
    Aug 14, 2012 at 9:10
  • I'm using the equation environment. I wasn't aware that it didn't use display mode. Thanks!
    – Joe Doe
    Aug 14, 2012 at 9:18
  • We can hardly know what exactly you do unless you provide a minimal working example. Anyways, I believe that the limits positioning is covered in the question linked by @hakaze.
    – yo'
    Aug 14, 2012 at 9:28

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Use the \displaylimits command.

\int_a^b f(x) \, \mathrm{d} x \quad \int\displaylimits_a^b f(x) \, \mathrm{d} x


See page 16 of the amsmath package documentation for details (although you don't actually need amsmath for this).

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    Just \limits will also do. Aug 14, 2012 at 10:29

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