I had created multiple overleaf projects for different review versions of my paper and their response documents. Due to this, there are too many projects. Since they are for the same problem, I would like to merge them into a single project with subfolders. Is it possible to do this automatically or do I have to do this manually?

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    Have you contacted the Overleaf helpdesk? I hear their LaTeX support staff is top-notch.
    – Mico
    Jun 12, 2021 at 6:56
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    Probably better to ask overleaf support directly. This is not really a latex related issue
    – daleif
    Jun 12, 2021 at 6:56
  • Thanks. I'll contact them Jun 12, 2021 at 6:58
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    I’m voting to close this question because this question should be asked to the Overleaf Help Desk.
    – CarLaTeX
    Jun 12, 2021 at 7:25

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(Tom from Overleaf Support here.)

It's not really possible to merge projects online. In general, if you have multiple important versions of a document, you might prefer to use the labels to mark important versions of your project. This way you can keep all the versions within one project.

If you want to consolidate the projects now, the only feasible way is probably to download them as ZIP files, compile them into a single ZIP file as needed and upload this single ZIP file as a new project. Just one thing: If you want to use folders within this new project, bear in mind that unfortunately some features of Overleaf/LaTeX don't work well if the main file is in a subfolder.

  • Thanks Tom. Can you tell me or point me to a document which lists out what features won't work if the main file is in sub folder? Jun 13, 2021 at 7:22
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    @NagabhushanSN That's a good question. Basically anything that relies on calls to external programs. This includes things like the indexes, glossaries, word count, xr package, TikZ externalization, minted, ...
    – yo'
    Jun 13, 2021 at 7:41

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