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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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What's the appeal of Overleaf?

Please to forgive the somewhat broad question, but what exactly is the deal with and appeal of Overleaf & Co.? What do I get out of it that I would not from the local LaTeX distribution of my ...
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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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How do I add additional horizontal spacing between two figures in latex?

The two pictures are too similar to have right next to each other, therefore additional spacing is preferred. The code is as follows: \begin{figure} \centering \begin{subfigure}[b]{0.35\...
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Is it possible to use svg images with Overleaf

Unfortunately 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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How secure is sharelatex?

Background: One of my co-authors faced problem of compiling the paper that I had built using TexStudio and MikteX 2.9 on his Mac Machine running TexLive. ShareLaTeX Role: So, one solution is to use ...
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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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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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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 to use overleaf in such a way that the pdf is on a different monitor while the code is on the main monitor?

Basically, I need to do the same thing as this answer but with overleaf instead. I tried the following. I opened two windows of the same project. I placed each one of them on a different monitor. In ...
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sharelatex: PDF inclusion: required page does not exist <5>

I checked the other question similar to this issue yet I could not find a proper solution for the issue I am facing for including an .svg file which is converted using inkscape with pdf+latex option ...
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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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How does Overleaf render LaTeX online?

First of all, I'm sorry if this is not the appropriate page to ask, I will delete this thread if necessary. I want to show a compiled version of some latex document (that should be able to be ...
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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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Is there way to export overleaf document in to a .doc or .docx file?

I'm trying to convert an overleaf project to a .doc or .docx file. Does anybody know if this even possible?
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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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Overleaf Enable Vim Mode

According to this page the vim editing mode can be enabled in the account settings, but I can not find it. Even after joining the beta program there is no option to enable this feature. How can I ...
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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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Why is my TeX file treated as a PostScript document in arXiv submission, with error 'no tex files found'?

While submitting my paper (produced using Overleaf) to arXiv, I found that the main TeX file (named ms.tex) is treated as a PostScript file. Then, after processing the files, I get the following line ...
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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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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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How to set font to Times instead of Times New Roman

Word has two fonts, one called "Times" and another "Times New Roman". Everything I see about Overleaf/LaTeX mentions setfont or \usepackage{times} but then they mention this is for Times New Roman. ...
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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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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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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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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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force \today to use EST

I'm using ShareLaTeX, which, for those who don't know, is a website that compiles LaTeX on a server. The issue is that when I type \today, it gives my the date of the server. So, for example, right ...
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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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Obtaining .bbl file from sharelatex output

I've just successfully (apparently) compiled a TeX document on sharelatex.com, using a .bib file as input. But to submit to the arXiv, I require a .bbl file. (I don't presently have access to ...
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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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Warning when adding package minted?

I am for some reason getting an warning when i try to load the package minted in sharelatex. The warning is Command \@parboxrestore has changed. Package fvextra Warning: csquotes should be loaded ...
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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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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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minted environment not working in overleaf

The code it's not working on Overleaf when it comes to minted environment (or mint command) used in a file placed in a subdirectory. Note that the very same code works if placed in main directory. ...
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Hide comments in ShareLaTeX

ShareLaTeX now comes with a Word-style track of changes and comments. Is there a way to hide or resize the comments pane? Its current width is greater than that for the actual LaTeX code, making it ...
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BibLaTeX doesn't show bibliography when compiling

I've just watched some YouTube videos given by ShareLatex. In the video I saw he constructed a Thesis in LaTeX. It is available here. Now, I downloaded the whole package to see if it would run in my ...
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How to get three nested enumerations in LaTeX?

This is my current code. I've managed to get one next enumeration but I want a third nesting to replace me having to write 1.1.1, 1.1.2 etc. \begin{enumerate} \item Top Levek \begin{enumerate} ...
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Submitting paper made on Overleaf to arXiv

I have made a paper on overleaf that can compile even though it has errors. Then I tryied to submit the Latex to arXiv but got many errors. I have also tried to upload a PDF, but got the error: “...
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Change GitHub repository on Overleaf? [closed]

I linked an Overleaf project to GitHub. Then I changed the name of the repository on GitHub. How does one change or unlink an Overleaf project from GitHub once it's been linked?
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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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About use of \usepgfplotslibrary{external} and \tikzexternalize in Overleaf

I was reading the pgfplots manual today, and I came across the external pgfplots library. It should help decrease the compilation time and avoid regenerating every pgfplots graphics. We (me and two ...
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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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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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Mendeley not generating citation key on desktop version

I am using Mendeley to manage my citations. Previously I imported directly to Overleaf using the Mendeley API, however, this doesn't allow the degree of customisation I would like so I have started ...
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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 ...
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PythonTEX not working on current Overleaf compiler

Is there a way to make PythonTEX compile as of today in Overleaf V2 ? \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pythontex} \begin{document} \begin{pyverbatim} def ...
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How to produce a pdf with modifications visible with Overleaf?

I know (and appreciate) how to compare two version of the same document by using "versions" and "compare" in Overleaf. But I would like to produce a PDF showing these modifications and their authors, ...

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