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Overleaf (formerly WriteLaTeX) is a collaborative online LaTeX editor.

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Comparison: ShareLaTeX vs Overleaf (formerly WriteLaTeX)

So far, I didn't have the chance to use either of these services. Before starting, I would like to hear your opinions. What are the advantages and disadvantages? Why should I choose one over the other?...
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WriteLaTeX limited to 30 pages?

I've been experimenting with WriteLaTex and, while it seems to do a very nice job overall and has the best user experience of the alternatives I have tried, my experimental document stopped after 30 ...
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How to download an Overleaf template?

Scientific Reports now links to a template on Overleaf. I don't feel too well about uploading the sourcecode of my paper to some website I hadn't heard about before. That's why I tried to simply use ...
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Fontspec {cannot-use-pdftex} on overleaf

I am a LaTeX beginner writing on a report using overleaf. I have a main.tex and a refs.bib. I wanted to change the fonts of the text and sections so I added fontspec and titlesec. At first it worked ...
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Different answers of calculations in LuaLaTeX on local computer, lua compiler and on overleaf

Here is the code. It makes use of the file matrix.lua available at the following link. https://github.com/davidm/lua-matrix/blob/master/lua/matrix.lua The following code is to be run by matrix.lua ...
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Overleaf.com keyboard shortcuts?

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 ...
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Overleaf v2 saving versions? [closed]

In overleaf v1 there was an option called 'history and revisions' where you could save different versions of the same file. Overleaf v2 however seems to not have this feature. There is a 'history' ...
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Alternatives to Overleaf (i.e. instant TeX compiling without sign in)

The best thing about Overleaf V1 was that I could log into it without an account. This made it possible to share things with people who most likely wouldn't be big TEX users and to whom the idea of ...
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How can I detect which tikzmark version I'm using?

With \listfiles we can easily list the current version of all the packages loaded. But it doesn't tell anything about the version of the TikZlibrary tikzmark. How can I detect it? The problem is, ...
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Overleaf back to v1

I am using Overleaf to edit my LaTeX documents. The problem for me is, I accidentally moved one project to v2. Now I can't take it back and I think v2 is still very wanting. Any idea?
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Can I use my own classes and packages in ShareLaTex or Overleaf

I would like to use my own classes and packages in all my projects and I wonder if it's possible to do that, working with Overleaf or ShareLatex. Of course, I don't want to paste my personal .cls and ...
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Alternative to Overleaf (realtime LaTeX collaboration) With the Ability to have Multiple Collaborators but with no Charge

I teach a class in which students write several lab reports in LaTeX, and up until very recently I required students to use Overleaf. This allowed groups of 3-4 to write lab reports in LaTeX with real-...
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How to stop Overleaf adding the ending symbols to $ and [

In Overleaf/Sharelatex, whenever I type a $ or a [, it will automatically follow up with the corresponding ending symbol. So instead $$ or [] will appear. How do I stop this from happening, besides by ...
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Is it possible to use svg image with overleaf

Unfortunatly I am not able to include svg images in overleaf. This is the minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{svg} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{figure}[htbp] \...
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Overleaf V2 - How to get BBL File?

Overleaf V2 does not seem to have a way to get the BBL file for arxiv, how do I get it?
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How to erase .lof file (and other auxiliary files) in Overleaf?

I am working on the Overleaf collaborative platform. I am facing the following error code : ./main.lof:18: Missing $ inserted. <inserted text> $ l.18 ...some figure_name}}{23}{figure.17} ...
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How can I make dummy text (like \lipsum) grey?

I would like to make my dummy text more distinguishable from the normal text, so I can better determine the progress by making it for example grey? Can I adjust the \lipsum command, so it applies ...
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How can my LaTeX files detect if they're being compiled on Overleaf?

I have a LaTeX file that executes an external shell command to get some information; this works on my local machine but fails on Overleaf. That's okay, not a big deal—if I can wrap the code in an if-...
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Overleaf cannot render any LaTex [closed]

I'm new to overleaf and I'm trying to render a basic document and I get: "PDF Rendering Error Something went wrong while rendering this PDF." Does anyone know what might cause this? I have tried ...
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Trouble setting new font in Overleaf

I got the Plasmati Graduate CV template for my curriculum. It says: This template needs to be compiled with XeLaTeX and requires the Fontin font (OpenType version preferred) which can be downloaded ...
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Editors with Rich Text viewing (similar to Overleaf?)

I'm wondering, are there any Latex editors or editor plugins which provide a "Rich-text" viewing mode for navigation, much like Overleaf provides? (source: overleaf.com) What I'm looking for: ...
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BibTex and Overleaf. Citations not working

I am trying to add a bibliography to my Overleaf latex document and for that I am using BibTex. I downloaded a .bib file from Zotero which automatically generates them for you and imported it into my ...
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Erasing incorrect entries in Overleaf spell-checker

I use Overleaf for my projects in Danish language. The spell checker is working, but it seems that I have coincidentally registered some words in incorrect spelling. In this screen dump is shown ...
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Error 'thisrow_unavailable' with manually positionned (anchor) labels in 'tikzpicture' plot

I want to set labels with manual anchors in my graphic to allow for reading the captions and am trying to apply everything I've read so far. I have an external file for data, given below. The problem ...
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How do I push a pdf from Overleaf to GitHub? [closed]

I know Overleaf (v2) can push directly to GitHub but it would be a lot more efficient if it could push a PDF version too. Is there a way to do that without downloading the pdf and then having to push ...
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Is there a way to automatically indent nested commands in TeX source code on Overleaf?

Such as for enumerate environments to have indentation, in addition to tweaks to automatically indent entries in tables or matrices in math mode. For example, something like \begin{enumerate} \item ...
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Where do I find aux files in Overleaf?

Currently I am working in a template on Overleaf. I decided I wanted to use a different citation style, so I turned this: \bibliography{report} into this: \bibliographystyle{ieeetr} \bibliography{...
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Decimal alignment in a table with math mode

After reading some answers on the site, I'm trying to use dcolumn pacakge in order to add horizontal alignment to my tables. Unfortunately without success so far. I'm writing as a part of a group so I ...
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Undefined control sequence \abx@aux@page

I am new LaTeX user (with Overleaf) I have this kind of error and I have no idea how to fix it. My hypothesis is that I delete something in bibliography section, and now I don't know how to continue....
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How to set Overleaf to compile with `lualatex --shell-escape <file>`?

I'm trying to use the solution given by the accepted answer in How to have \psframe working with LuaLatex? but I don't know how to enable the option --shell-escape there. Overleaf explains that it ...
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Configuring fontawesome5 on overleaf

I'm looking at this CTAN Package. I don't think it's a part of texlive 2016 which is what overleaf uses. This means I have to upload files manually to my overleaf project so that I could include them....
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Regarding list of symbols

I am typing this code in overleaf, but I am not getting the list of symbols. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{bm} \usepackage[toc,symbols]{glossaries} \newglossaryentry{mass}{% name={\ensuremath{...
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Problem with newtxtext and \textsuperscript

I expercience problems with \textsuperscript and the package newtxtext. When I use \textsuperscript it is not "turned off" afterwards: MWE \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{scrbook} \usepackage{newtxtext} ...
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Export Excel tables to Overleaf

Good morning everyone, I have been trying to export Excel tables to my Overleaf file. I have succeeded to some extent using \includegraphics command, but the problem with that is that the font size ...
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Problem with the Glossary+bib2gls on Overleaf

I'm writing my thesis using overleaf and I would like to add Glossary. I have added the following commands to my preamble.tex \usepackage[record]{glossaries-extra} \GlsXtrLoadResources % input file ...
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Syncing Overleaf to access .tex files in Dropbox

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 ...
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LaTeX Error: File `kbordermatrix.sty' not found [closed]

I have the code for a transition matrix that compiles fine with a desktop editor like TeXstudio, however fails to compile in cloud-based LaTeX editors like ShareLaTeX or Overleaf: \documentclass{...
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Bookhands (tgothic) package not rendering on Overleaf

I've downloaded the handbooks package from CTAN at https://ctan.org/pkg/bookhands, compiled only the tgothic package locally (latex tgothic.ins) and uploaded it to Overleaf. There I tried to render ...
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Getting error “Undefined control sequence” for \acmBookTitle

I'm using Overleaf and I used the ACM template provided for submission to a conference. It's my first time with LaTeX and with OverLeaf. I'm getting an error "Undefined control sequence" for the ...
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How to switch on the preview in overleaf?

My overleaf-site do not show the preview anymore. I have the source code and the bar for the project files (which can be toggled on and of by clicking on PROJECT in the top bar. The top bar has ...
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What pdflatex version and what arguments does overleaf use? [closed]

I have a code which works fine in overleaf but not on my local computer. Regardless of what is wrong with my code, What pdflatex version and what arguments does overleaf use? I followed the log that ...
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How to align equations to the left

I have this equation on Overleaf that aligns to the right instead of the left. I have followed instructions on other questions found here but it doesn't work. {\setlength{\abovedisplayskip}{0pt}% \...
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Adding google scholar and Researchgate profile to the preamble in moderncv

I'm new to Latex. I am creating my resume using moderncv and I want to add my google scholar and researchgate profiles (icon and clickable link) to the preamble (below the website link in the image). ...
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Footnote Issue in Overleaf

I am facing a problem dealing with references to the same footnote text using the Overleaf online TeX/LaTeX system. Here is a minimum working example which compiles perfectly using MikTeX/TeXLive, but ...
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Argument of \cventry has an extra }

I'm beginner in Latex and I'm trying to discover it by writing my CV. I'm having the error above while compiling the following source on writelatex.com, The compiler points me to the second cventry ...
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Vertical alignment in tabular varies depending on compiling environment

I'm having problems (again) with vertical alignements in tables, but apparently, the code is problematic when compiled on my computer, but not when compiled on overleaf. For instance: Overleaf ...
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overleaf custom biblatex style

I have a custom biblatex style from my department that I compile from a dtx file using TeX. After compiling it I can include it as a style in the same folder locally, and all works fine. But I can't ...
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Does LaTeX _cache_ PDF images that were trimmed with `includegraphics[trim …]`?

I used the command \includegraphics[trim=100 280 100 100,clip,width=10cm]{examplefigure.pdf} and noted that, when I changed the figure in my computer and uploaded it again to Overleaf, the picture ...
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How to use the latest minted package in overleaf?

I am working on a document in overleaf. I am using the minted package to place code in my document. I need to use the breaklines option of the minted package which only the latest version of the ...
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How to customize links on writelatex.com?

In order to make links visible in my CV, I'm trying to add following : \hypersetup{ unicode=true, % non-Latin characters in Acrobat’s bookmarks linkcolor=red, % color of ...