Does anyone know any useful Overleaf shortcuts? I have been using Overleaf for about a month and so far it has been great to be able to work on documents on any computer.

I have stumbled across a few keyboard shortcuts

  • Ctrl + / Comment a block of text
  • Ctrl + , Finds page from source code
  • Ctrl + . Refresh preview
  • Ctrl + Z Undo
  • Ctrl + B Bold
  • Ctrl + I Italics

Perhaps the last three shouldn't surprise me but useful to know it's there. I haven't seen a page on the website that lists the available shortcuts so I'm wondering if anyone has come across any others?


Yes -- a list is now available here: https://www.overleaf.com/read/qykqfvmxdnjf

It'll be updated if more shortcuts are added.

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  • Please...make Overleaf support Vim Latex-suite...it boosts so much efficiency. – Troy Woo Jul 9 '16 at 23:27
  • @TroyWoo Have you seen overleaf.com/blog/19 ? Note though that CodeMirror (the editor on Overleaf) doesn't support all vim commands: codemirror.net/demo/vim.html – imnothere Jul 10 '16 at 6:48
  • Thanks for the link. However, I was not referring to the original VIM shortcuts, but the vim latex suite shortcuts. Please take a look at this vim-latex.sourceforge.net. Do you have something similar for overleaf? – Troy Woo Jul 10 '16 at 17:38
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    @TroyWoo I'm afraid not, sorry. You can send a feature request to Overleaf, so that it's recorded for future consideration — thanks! – imnothere Jul 11 '16 at 1:12

You can also click on F1 in Overleaf, and it'll appear all shortcuts and commands available.

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Note: Many shortcuts don't work properly in "Rich Text" mode. So, first, switch to "Source" mode.

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    Thank you! Despite what the other answer said, the shortcuts on that page are not a complete list. This is the way to see all the currently available shortcuts. – Big_Chair Jul 28 '19 at 14:47
  • Yes! Awesome. I asked this question originally but have been away from LaTeX and overleaf for almost a year now. With everything that's happening(school closings) I may be using overleaf a lot more. I've got some catching up to do. They've upgraded so much since the v1 editor. – Iron Oxide Mar 17 at 0:55

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