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I'm writing a paper in Overleaf. I'm running the analysis in R, using stargazer to output latex code in a .tex file that is stored in Dropbox.

Is it possible to get Overleaf to sync with the .tex file uploaded to Dropbox? It would just be so great if when I re-ran my analysis in R, and updated the .tex file of the results, I didn't then have to manually reupload the file into Overleaf.

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  • Welcome to TeX.SX! There is support.overleaf.com/forums/137318-feedback/suggestions/… in the overleaf support forum, not sure how far this has gone. But given one can't really find anything else useful on that matter, I guess one could say there is no Overleaf-side implementation now. The have git if that helps you: overleaf.com/blog/…
    – moewe
    May 20 '18 at 11:40
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    (Disclaimer: I'm a support personnel at Overleaf.) Overleaf v2 now has two-way Dropbox sync. To try out Overleaf v2, see overleaf.com/blog/641-try-out-overleaf-v2
    – imnothere
    May 20 '18 at 14:34
  • Just to add to @liantze-lim 's response, I believe that option is available on overleaf v2 but only for paying users, not for free users.
    – Francisco
    Jul 4 '18 at 15:02
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    One more limitation for the Dropbox sync (@LianTzeLim please correct me if I am wrong) ==> upon setting up the Dropbox sync, Overleaf will achieve TWO-WAY SYNC to a designated folder: ~/Dropbox/Apps/Overleaf. I did not find a way to pick an arbitrary file in Dropbox and have the file itself synced to a project on Overleaf.
    – llinfeng
    May 14 '19 at 16:04
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    @llinfeng Yes, that is correct: at present it's not possible to specify which Dropbox folder you want to sync your Overleaf projects to—sorry!
    – imnothere
    May 14 '19 at 16:13
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As many answered as comments, it is possible to sync with Dropbox (since overleaf v2, end of 2018), see Working Offline in Overleaf.

It seems there are several constraints:

  • You need to pay for that, i.e. have the "Professional" account. Note some universities or companies might give you this
  • This will place your overleaf in a given folder in ~/Dropbox/Apps/Overleaf, which you cannot change it seems
  • That dropbox folder can only be shared as view only, i.e. with a link you provide to others, which will sends them to files in your internet browser

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