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Thanks for making #FuturePub 10 awesome :)

Posted on March 15, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Monday night was definitely a night for cool graphs! A huge thank you to everyone who attended #FuturePub 10 on Monday for making it such a great event – it was the largest crowd we've ever had at #FuturePub, and I've never seen the pizza go so fast!

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Reflections on Overleaf at JMM17

Posted on March 13, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

I started off the new year meeting mathematicians from all over America by representing Overleaf at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta, GA. Overleaf was a first-time sponsor at JMM 2017.

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Exploring the Connected Culture of Collaboration - a new #OverleafReport

Posted on March 13, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

I'm delighted to announce that today, Overleaf has released a new report which takes an in-depth look at active collaborative research patterns. Rather than examining post-published collaboration patterns, “The Connected Culture of Collaboration” explores how real-time information on collaboration can provide insights in collaboration patterns on national, state and institution-level scales. Supported and contributed to by Digital Science, the report features a number of thought leadership pieces and includes a foreword from Laurel Haak, Executive Director, ORCID. The report focuses on the varying aspects of collaboration: how collaboration is valued in science, the role of university libraries in research communication, and how the growth of open access facilitates collaboration.

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New snapshot (SVN 6984) of LaTeX3 code released to CTAN

Posted on March 9, 2017 by LaTeX Project Feed

LaTeX3 code snapshot (SVN 6984) released to CTAN Joseph recently submitted the following updates of LaTeX3 material to CTAN. xparse package Adjustments to xparse to allow document commands to continue to function inside csnames: note that the team expect to give a clear statement on the scope of use of document commands in the near future \NewExpandableDocumentCommand and related commands have been added to xparse \IfValue(TF) is now marked as stable There have been some questions about the (removed) k-type argument: see StackExchange question for some transitional code (note that the replacement e-type is experimental) xfp package New package to provide a document level interface to the LaTeX3 FPU: \fpeval expl3 programming interface New \tl_range:nnn function Reduction in use of \c_<number> constants in favour of explicit numbers l3build system Normalisation of lines from luaotfload added Better performance of cmdcheck target when working with file bundles As usual, this may take a day or so to propagate.

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Videos from the 2016 TUG conference

Posted on March 8, 2017 by LaTeX Project Feed

Videos from the 2016 TUG conference, Toronto are online Most of the talks of the TUG conferences 2016 in Toronto got recorded and are now online at Zeeba TV. Two talks at that conference have been given by Frank: Alice goes floating — global optimized pagination (near the end of the video the audio unfortunately failed) Honoring the life and work of Sebastian Rahtz The related articles and slide material can be found on the project publication page.

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Four years of collaboration with the LaTeX Community forums and sites

Posted on February 27, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

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.

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LaTeX templates for two journals of the International Glaciological Society

Posted on February 27, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

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.

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Enhanced Teaching Toolkit now available through our Pro+Teach plan

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

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.

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Growing adoption of ORCID on Overleaf – over 5,000 linked ORCID accounts and four ORCID badges!

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

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 :-)

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Yewno and Crossref confirmed as speakers at #FuturePub 10

Posted on February 22, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

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!

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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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