In a text cell, I am trying to typeset an integral.

Notice the large size of the integral sign in this example:

integral no limits

But as soon as I try to include limits of integration next to the integral sign, the size of the integral sign becomes smaller:

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How do I maintain the original size of the integral sign, even after including the limits?

An answer where I have to directly edit the cell expression using ++E (or Ctrl+Shift+E on PC) is perfectly fine.


I doubt this is the best way, but one way is to

  • wrap the integrand with Style[_, ScriptLevel -> 1]
  • wrap the whole expression with Style[HoldForm[_], ScriptLevel -> 0]
  • use + (or equivalently Evaluation > Evaluate in Place)

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  • $\begingroup$ This will work, but in the last step, ⌘+⇧+E just goes to cell expression mode. What shortcut did you use after highlighting the entire expression? $\endgroup$ – QuantumDot Oct 3 '16 at 15:33
  • $\begingroup$ @ChipHurst I am more interested in how you captured your typing. Could you share? $\endgroup$ – Jack LaVigne Oct 4 '16 at 13:54
  • $\begingroup$ @QuantumDot Sorry, I had a typo. I used ⌘+↩. $\endgroup$ – Chip Hurst Oct 4 '16 at 15:49
  • $\begingroup$ @JackLaVigne I used LICEcap. $\endgroup$ – Chip Hurst Oct 4 '16 at 15:50

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