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New Feature: Code-folding of sections and environments

Posted on February 17, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

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.

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Come join us in London on March 13th for #FuturePub 10

Posted on February 17, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

#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!

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600,000 users on Overleaf make over 2 billion edits!

Posted on February 14, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

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.

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TUG 2017 election voting open

Posted on February 14, 2017 by TeX Users Group Feed

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.

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Overleaf CTO Dr John Lees-Miller interviewed for #DevWeek17

Posted on February 13, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

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.

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Proper tables with LaTeX

Posted on February 6, 2017 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

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...]

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Case Study - Purdue University - Graduate School improves thesis authoring and submission processes

Posted on February 3, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

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.

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Hosting upgrade

Posted on January 29, 2017 by Some TeX Developments Feed

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

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TUG election deadline of Feb 1

Posted on January 27, 2017 by TeX Users Group Feed

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.

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New LaTeX release --- Issue 26 of LaTeX2e news released

Posted on January 26, 2017 by LaTeX Project Feed

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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Edifix Converts Unstructured Bibliographies to BibTeX

Posted on January 25, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Edifix is an exciting new solution that employs a unique and patented heuristic parsing system to analyze references and create structured data from unstructured, plain text bibliographies. It converts your reference list into a variety of formats, including BibTeX.

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\emph cassé avec la nouvelle version de fontspec

Posted on January 24, 2017 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

La version 2.5c de fontspec est sorti le 20 janvier. Cependant cette version casse une fonctionnalité importante : la commande \emph ne fonctionne plus. Le problème est connu, et une nouvelle version, 2.5d, devrait sortir sous peu. - Bugs et debugs

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XeLaTeX et Latexmk

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

La version 4.52 de Latexmk vient de sortir. Elle intègre directement le support de XeLaTeX. Ceci ne facilite pas que la création d'un fichier de configuration, mais permet de gagner un temps substantiel lors de la compilation. Explications. Rappel : ce qu'est Latexmk La compilation complète d'un document latex suit en général les étapes suivantes : compilation (Xe)LaTeX compilation Biber compilation (Xe)LaTeX encore une compilation (Xe)LaTeX pour s'assurer que tous les liens soient (...) - Compilation en série

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eLife simplifies submission for authors through new collaborations

Posted on January 13, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Cambridge, UK – Friday, January 13, 2017: eLife is integrating new authoring tools into its submission system to give authors more choice about how they submit their work. eLife, the non-profit initiative inspired by research funders and led by scientists, aims to help scientists accelerate discovery by operating a platform for research communication that encourages and recognises the most responsible behaviours in science. eLife is now working with Overleaf,, PubRef and Authorea, to allow authors to write and submit research to the journal as quickly and easily as possible.

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What time is it? Time for the Overleaf Campus Challenge 2017!!!

Posted on January 10, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Want to win great Overleaf prizes for your whole institution? Check out our Campus Challenge 2017! It’s fun and free – all you have to do is use Overleaf and encourage your friends and classmates to do so too! Everyone who signs up from your institution – including students, faculty and staff – will earn ‘ducks’ for working on Overleaf. Each duck adds to your institution’s total score and at the end of the challenge, March 31, 2017, the institution with the most ducks wins free Overleaf Pro accounts for everyone at that institution, or one of our special prizes if your institution already has a site license!

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