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Summer Research Program with Professor Iddo Ben-Ari using Overleaf

Posted on August 29, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

Professor Iddo Ben-Ari is an Overleaf Advisor who is based at the University of Connecticut. This year, Iddo decided to run a summer research program with eight students and wanted a platform that enabled them to collaborate and give feedback easily. Being an Overleaf Advisor he benefited from the Overleaf premium account, we also upgraded two graduate students participating in the running of the program to premium during the course of the program. The premium accounts helped organize group work enabled the organisers to share comments with students.

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Another CTAN mirror

Posted on August 22, 2018 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

The backbone of the TeX world is the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN). The single…

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Overleaf v2—Launch Announcement

Posted on August 16, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

We’re delighted to announce that we will be launching Overleaf v2 on 4th September—marking the release of an updated editor and dashboard for the Overleaf platform.

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What happens on StackExchange

Posted on August 12, 2018 by TeXblog Feed

An intensive discussion is going on here: Let me summarize, what I read: TeX.SE got a new design There was a design discussion before, but no TeX user suggestion has been considered There are a lot of opinion and … Continue reading →

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New Overleaf v2 features! Rich Text and Adding Linked Files

Posted on August 7, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

We have two exciting additions to Overleaf v2 to highlight in this update—Rich Text mode and the ability to add linked files (from other projects, or from external sources)—which were released recently in amongst many other improvements behind-the-scenes!

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Talks at the 2018 TUG conference in Rio de Janeiro

Posted on August 6, 2018 by LaTeX Project Feed

Material from the TUG conference 2018 is now online This year’s conference in Rio de Janeiro was worth attending, both because of various interesting talks, good discussions between participants and, of course, also because of the scenery. Fortunately for those who couldn’t make it, nearly all talks have been streamed live in excellent quality and have now been uploaded to YouTube. You find there, for example, an interesting keynote talk by Roberto Ierusalimschy (one of the fathers of Lua) on The making of Lua the lovely talk by Susanne Raab about ducks made with tikz presented by Paulo Cereda; and many others. From the LaTeX Project team Joseph, Will and myself presented talks on a number of different topics, ranging from LuaTeX-related work via LaTeX2e to LaTeX3. The abstracts, slides, handouts, etc. from our talks, as well as links to the recorded videos can be found as one block on the project publication pages so check them out if you are interested. Enjoy – Frank

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Posted on July 22, 2018 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

I like the idea of local TeX communities, and of TeX support in native language.…

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TUG 2018 to be broadcast

Posted on July 17, 2018 by TeX Users Group Feed

The TUG 2018 conference in Rio de Janeiro is planned to be broadcast on youtube. The conference starts Friday morning, Rio time. The conference program is available (and linked from the youtube page). All thanks go to the host venue, IMPA, and the principal organizer, Paulo Ney de Souza, for making this possible. Happy viewing!

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June 2018—New Institutional Partnerships

Posted on June 29, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

We’re excited to announce the following new institutional partnerships! University of Bristol American University of Beirut University of York The University of Sydney

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Publications now viewable by topic

Posted on June 28, 2018 by LaTeX Project Feed

Publications now sorted by topic In the past we collected publications by the project team members on a single web page (with a few extra notes added to introduce the publication). Over time that page got really more and more lengthly and and thus unusable. Since we believe that a lot of the information there is actually quite useful we have restructured this area to provide a view of all publications in cronological order as well as by major topics. Of course, chosing useful topics is hard and we may still have to improve things here and there. For example, we know that we should add further notes in some places. But on the whole, this new view gives much better access to the material available and brings a number of hidden gems (or so we think :-) ) back into focus. So far each publication is sorted only under a single topic. However, in some cases multiple topics might be more approriate—we’ll have to see. Please try it out, the starting points are either Publications by Topic or Publications by Year which is in fact the main Publication page available from the menu. If you have any comments or ...

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Running an Overleaf Workshop: The experience of Rodrigo Smazaro during Academic Week at Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil

Posted on June 26, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

Overleaf is the perfect solution for anyone running a LaTeX training workshop—no need for any participant to install LaTeX: just bring a portable device equipped with a modern browser. Because Overleaf is a cloud-based LaTeX platform, it minimises support requirements and significantly reduces the organizers' workload—helping the event get off to a flying start. One of our Advisors, Rodrigo Smazaro, ran a workshop in May at Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil at Academic Week for the Information Systems Undergraduate Course. Here is a link to Rodrigo’s slides (they are in Portuguese). We also asked him a few questions about how it went and what was involved in setting it up.

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Polyglossia français debugué

Posted on June 13, 2018 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

J'avais publié il y a quelques temps deux articles des bugs de polyglossia lorsqu'on utilise le français : un bug sur les espaces autours des signes de ponctuations avec les derniers versions de XeTeX ; un bug sur les espaces dans les guillemets. Bien que résolu depuis longtemps sur le dépôt github, ces bugs n'ont été déposé sur le CTAN qu'en avril 2018. La nouvelle version de polyglossia (1.42.5), qui résoud cela, est livrée avec la TeXLive (...) - Bugs et debugs

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We’ve been nominated for the Digital Top 50 Awards and will be pitching at Tech Open Air in Berlin!

Posted on June 6, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

The Digital Top 50 awards or DT50 were created by Google, McKinsey and Rocket Internet to celebrate the bold and trailblazing work of European entrepreneurs. The yearly awards assess top entrepreneurial talent from five categories: B2B and B2C Start-ups and Scale-ups as well as Tech for Social Impact Companies. We’re excited to announce that Overleaf has been nominated for the B2C scale-up category and one of our co-founders John Hammersley will be pitching the latest on Overleaf, our collaborative writing and publishing platform, at Tech Open Air (TOA) Berlin. TOA is Europe’s leading interdisciplinary technology festival and is where the DT50 winner will be announced the same day as the pitches on 21st June.

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Tip of the Week: Overleaf v2 Collaboration Features

Posted on May 30, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

This is the fourth in a series of tips highlighting features available in Overleaf v2. If you'd like to try v2 for yourself, the beta is now open to the public at Overleaf v2 offers an impressive collection of new and upgraded collaboration features. The collaborative editing is faster and smoother than in Overleaf v1, and it shows you where your collaborators' cursors are as they type. The new track changes mode lets you see exactly what has been changed by your collaborators, and allows you to accept or reject each individual change. You can also comment on ranges of text in your document for precise communication.

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Macquarie University Successfully Provides Overleaf Accounts to over 40,000 Students and 3,000 Staff

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

LONDON, UK: May 22, 2018—Overleaf, an innovative provider of scholarly writing and publishing tools, and Macquarie University Library have successfully partnered to provide Overleaf to over 40,000 students and 3,000 staff at Macquarie University—easily and conveniently accessed via an Overleaf custom portal.

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