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Just over four years ago we began one of our first collaborations – working with Stefan Kottwitz of the LaTeX Community forums and sites such as TeXample.net and pgfplots.net to provide a direct way for users of those sites to open up code examples directly in Overleaf (then called WriteLaTeX). To get an idea of how it works, try clicking on the image below. It will open up in Overleaf for immediate editing online, just as if you'd clicked on the "Open in Overleaf" link on the example itself.
We’re excited to let you know that the two journals of the International Glaciological Society, Journal of Glaciology and Annals of Glaciology, are beginning a partnership with Overleaf. If you’re thinking of submitting to either of the journals, Overleaf is now a freely available option for writing your article.
We're excited to announce that the Overleaf Teaching Tools are now available as part of the new and improved Pro+Teach license. The teaching toolkit allows you to quickly and easily create assignments on Overleaf to send out to students; these assignments can then be completed online on Overleaf and submitted back to you with a single quick for marking and review.
At the start of November 2016 we launched our integration with ORCID, to enable users to link their Overleaf account with their ORCID iD to help securely establish their identity and provide a quick way to login to Overleaf using their ORCID credentials. We're delighted to announce that as of today, 5,295 Overleaf users have linked their ORCID accounts with their Overleaf account – equivalent to almost 50 per day since the launch! It's great to see such a rapid adoption of ORCID by our users, and reflects the growing adoption of ORCID as a standard, persistent identifier for researchers around the world. We're also excited to have received our first four ORCID badges (who doesn't like badges?!) for officially conforming to the ORCID standards for Authenticating, Collecting, Displaying and Connecting the ORCID iDs on Overleaf. Check out our badge gallery below :-)
Quick link: Register here! Monday, March 13, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Near Kings Cross, London Free Pizza & Drinks! Our 3rd and 4th speakers for #FuturePub 10 are confirmed as Vicky from Yewno and Janne from Peerage of Science!
The first version of code-folding is now live on Overleaf! You can fold and unfold sections and top-level environments to make it easier to navigate through and work on large documents.
#FuturePub 10 - New Developments in Scientific Collaboration Tech Quick link: Register here! Monday, March 13, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Near Kings Cross, London Free Pizza & Drinks! After a great turnout at our last #FuturePub in London in September, and given that lots of people are in town for the London Bookfair in March, we're hosting our tenth (!) #FuturePub as a pre-LBF event on March 13th!
We’re excited to announce that Overleaf now has over 600,000 registered users! And not only that… together you've made over 2 billion edits across all the projects you've worked on over the past 4 years. That's simply amazing! For those of you wondering what 2 billion edits looks like, it's equivalent to around 11.5 billion pages compiled – so over four years we've compiled (on average) 100 pages each second! Or, to put it another way, if you printed off all of those pages and stacked them up, you'd have a pile 9,000km high – 1000 times the height of Mount Everest! We've come a long way since it was just John Lees-Miller and I at the start of it all back in 2013... cue artistic shot of two explorers looking upwards on Mt. Everest – alas no, this isn't John and I :) Photo by Lloyd Smith, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link to original.
For TUG President, one individual was nominated: Boris Veytsman. Thus, he is duly elected and will serve for a two-year term. For the Board of Directors, 14 individuals were nominated for the 10 open positions; hence, an election ballot is required. All current TUG members are eligible to vote. This year, it is strongly recommended to vote electronically in the TUG members area. Full election information is on the TUG election page.
DeveloperWeek 2017 is the world’s largest developer expo and conference series with over 50 week-long events and dozens of city-wide partner events. The theme this year is, ‘The Industrial Revolution of Code’ – examining the ways in which code is revolutionizing the way we conduct business and ourselves. To celebrate #DevWeek17, Digital Science – Overleaf's lead investor – are conducting a series of interviews of those involved in the development of new tools and innovations in the research space. Delighted to help kick things off, our very own Dr John Lees-Miller is up first! Here's his first answer; check out the original interview for the full set, including John's advice for those looking to break into the competitive world of software development.
Tables are great to visualize data in a structured way. Unfortunately, too often I see tables which are cluttered and difficult to read and interpret. It takes little to make them more presentable and easier to read. This post advocates tidy and lean tables, to the benefit of the reader. 1. Add a caption which ... [Read more...]
The Purdue University Graduate School was evaluating tools and solutions that would address the following goals: Make the thesis writing process easier for students. Decrease the amount of time and work required by the Graduate School to review theses. Streamline the thesis review process. Providing premium Overleaf accounts and customized writing templates to all students, faculty and staff is helping the Purdue Graduate School achieve these goals.
As I mentioned a little while ago, I’ve moved the hosting for my blog and added https access as-standard. Doing that, I of course had to take a stab at how big a hosting package to buy. I get a steady set of hits, according to WordPress’s JetPack plugin about 5000/month. So I went for ... Read more
Nominations for the TeX Users Group election for this year are due Feb 1 (5pm PST). The positions of TUG president and of several directions are up for election. A nomination form and full details are available.
New LaTeX release — Issue 26 of LaTeX2e news released We have made a new LaTeX distribution with improves the support for the Unicode engines and has a number of other updates and improvements. Also important: we now officially require the engines to support the eTeX primitives in order to build a LaTeX format (all major engines do that already for a long time). The most important changes and additions are documented in ltnews26.pdf. It can be found on the LaTeX2e news page.
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