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Save to Dropbox and Create Protected Projects on Pro

Posted on November 28, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

Overleaf Pro gives you access to an advanced set of features that make it even easier to create, edit and collaborate on your projects. Here we provide a short guide to getting started with Pro, covering how to use the offline save to Dropbox feature, and how to create and share protected projects.

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Beamer moves to GitHub

Posted on November 27, 2016 by Some TeX Developments Feed

There are lots of places one can host development of open source code. I’ve used a few over the years, but in recent times have mainly focussed on GitHub. That’s true not least because the LaTeX3 development code is held there. The one package I’m involved in that’s to-date been elsewhere has been beamer: there ... Read more

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New procedure for reporting LaTeX bugs

Posted on November 26, 2016 by LaTeX Project Feed

New procedure for reporting LaTeX bugs The LaTeX Project Team maintains a bugs database for the core LaTeX software (LaTeX kernel + packages maintained by the team). Due to the fact that we get more and more bug reports that we can’t help with (as they are for one of the many third-party packages out there) we have written a small package that helps with classifying issues and that identifies the correct addressee for a bug report. This package should be used in every test file showing a bug prior to reporting that bug to us. The new procedure and some helpful information is now described in a dedicated bugs page that you find here.

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How to use Protected Projects with Overleaf Pro

Posted on November 25, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

Protected projects provide greater control and security when you share your documents with collaborators and reviewers, as you retain full control over who can access your work at all times. Here we provide a short guide to creating your first protected project, adding & removing collaborators, protecting existing projects and identifying your protected projects on the 'My Projects' dashboard.

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Using Overleaf at the CNRS - An interview with Dr Sylvie Dagoret-Campagne

Posted on November 21, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

I am a researcher in physics at CNRS and I have been writing latex documents for more than twenty years: writing articles, reports and also latex-presentations with Beamer, both in English and French.

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Issue 10 of LaTeX3 news released

Posted on November 21, 2016 by LaTeX Project Feed

Tenth issue of LaTeX3 news released It has been a while since we published an issue on LaTeX3 development topics, but that doesn’t mean nothing has happened in the meantime. On the contrary. Issue number ten of the LaTeX3 news brings some info about testing LaTeX (or even non-LaTeX) packages using l3build; refinements to expl3; an experimental extension to xparse and on globally optimized pagination of documents.

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TikZ people

Posted on November 20, 2016 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

Why do we make fancy things with TikZ? Because we can. Nils Fleischhacker created tikzpeople,…

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Submit to Overleaf's publishing partners

Posted on November 18, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

Overleaf connects to many journals and repositories to streamline the publishing process.

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Sharing your work in the Overleaf gallery

Posted on November 18, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

Submit your work to the Overleaf gallery Our gallery is the easiest way to put your LaTeX templates, examples and articles online.

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TeX Live Upgrade — November 2016

Posted on November 18, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

On Wednesday, 16 November, we upgraded our LaTeX compile servers to the version of TeX Live 2016 that ships with Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak". Here's what you need to look out for in terms of breaking changes and new features in your projects on Overleaf.

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Case Study - Wellcome Open Research - State-of-the-Art Journal Writing and Publishing Platform

Posted on November 16, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

Wellcome has launched an open research publishing platform which will enable their grantees to rapidly publish all outputs from their research. They use state-of-the-art services developed by and integrated with F1000Research which support faster research outputs, reproducibility and transparency - this includes integration with Overleaf for authoring services and editorial workflow. The platform will allow Wellcome grantees to publish a wide variety of outputs from standard research articles and data sets, through to null and negative results.

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Now available! Link your ORCID iD to your Overleaf account.

Posted on November 15, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

ORCID® provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized. Securely establish your identity by linking your ORCID iD to your Overleaf account. Submissions to participating publishers will automatically include your ORCID iD for improved workflow and visibility.

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New: Full History Service for Pro/Pro+ Users!

Posted on November 15, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

Pro and Pro+ users now have access to our full history service! The full history service automatically saves all changes made to your project, without having to stop to label a version. Click the History & Revisions button to access the project history.

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You can now upload larger files - we've lifted the document limits!

Posted on November 4, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

Using writeLaTeX is now even easier! We've increased the MB upload limits on ALL your documents to allow you to upload large files. We've also created a single measure of your usage - your writeLaTeX storage quota. To get more space, all you need to do is invite people - you'll both get a bonus when they sign up! Invite your friends, get free space! It's as easy as that! You can get up to 1GB for free simply by inviting your friends & colleagues!

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Future releases of LaTeX will require an eTeX-enabled engine

Posted on November 3, 2016 by LaTeX Project Feed

Future releases of LaTeX will require an eTeX-enabled engine LaTeX2e was released in 1994 and since then the LaTeX3 Project have been committed to keeping it working smoothly for users. That means balancing up keeping the code stable with fixing bugs and adding new features. Back in 2003 the team announced that the eTeX extensions would be used by the kernel when they were available. The new primitives offered by eTeX make many parts of TeX programming easier and often there’s no way in ‘classical’ TeX to get the same effect. As eTeX was finalised in 1999, starting to use it seriously in around 2004 meant most people had access to them. Since then, the availability and use of eTeX has spread, and almost all users have them available. Indeed, the standard format-building routines for LaTeX have included them for many years. There are also a lot of packages on CTAN that use eTeX, most obviously any using the expl3 programming language that the LaTeX3 Project have created. The team had always meant to say at some stage that eTeX was now required, and indeed thought we had until we checked over the official newsletters! So as of the next ...

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