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I'm using v. 8. I'm looking for a limit input template (analogous to the integral template), but I can't seem to find it in any of the palettes. Can anyone help?

Edit: I'm looking for a 2D input (traditional form) purely for typesetting purposes (no calculations) Something analogous to the integral template (pictured below):

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Typing ?Limit will show you several. – bill s Nov 8 '13 at 15:32
@bills Yes, but I don't see a 2D input template among the choices. – yroc Nov 8 '13 at 15:52
What do you mean by 2D? The fancy typesetting one or a multidimensional one? – Yves Klett Nov 8 '13 at 15:56
@YvesKlett Yes, good question. The fancy typesetting one. – yroc Nov 8 '13 at 15:59
Such a 2D, traditional form, input template would be very nice to have. You should write to suggesting it be added to the Basic Math Assistant and Classroom Assistant palettes. – murray Nov 8 '13 at 16:10

The Basic Math Assistant palette has a Limit template button:

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which gets you something like this:

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EDIT: AFAIK you can only get a TraditionalForm wrapping rather than the functional template-style ones for Integrate or Sum. From the help:

Limit[f[x], x -> Subscript[x, 0]] // TraditionalForm

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Right, but I guess I should have clarified that I'm looking for 2D input. – yroc Nov 8 '13 at 15:42
@yroc something like this: Limit[f[x], x -> 0] // TraditionalForm or Limit[Sin[x], x -> 0] // HoldForm // TraditionalForm? – Yves Klett Nov 8 '13 at 15:54
Yes, I noticed that one. Unfortunately that won't quite do it for me. Thanks for your help. – yroc Nov 8 '13 at 16:13
Wasn't quite the right formatting (alas), but this gets an upvote just for being able to navigate to it in that palette. – Daniel Lichtblau Nov 12 '13 at 4:45

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