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Guest Post Feature: How to Keep Up Momentum during the Revision Process

Posted on November 8, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Founded in 1997, Scribendi is one of the world’s oldest and largest online editing and proofreading companies—providing clients with fast, reliable, and affordable language services. In this post, Sarah Macfadyen, from Scribendi, shares some invaluable advice to help you through the process of revising your article.

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New From Overleaf: A Collection of LibGuides

Posted on November 6, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

In this short blog post we announce a new service from Overleaf—the launch of three LibGuides to further strengthen our partnership with academic libraries and the librarian community. The LibGuides platform is used by librarians to collect, curate and share information of relevance and interest to all sections and members of their user community—via an easy-to-use website.

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Tip of the Week: Try Out Official Publisher Templates

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Did you know that Overleaf has official templates for a number of journals?

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Tip of the Week: Use Regular Expression Syntax in Search

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Did you know you can use regular expression syntax to search in your project?

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Tip of the Week: Project Versioning and History

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Did you know that you can save and restore versions of your Overleaf projects? Pro and Pro+ users can even view the full history of their projects.

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New From Overleaf—The LaTeX Validation Service

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

The Overleaf LaTeX Validation Service is a fully automated LaTeX compilation service delivering consistency and quality control for publishers, providing speed, simplicity and peace of mind for authors. In this post we explain how it can benefit your organization through workflow efficiencies and providing world-class services and support to your authoring community.

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Integration Update: Auto-compiling in ShareLaTeX

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

As part of our integration work, we're very happy to announce that automatic compiling is coming to ShareLaTeX!

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Tip of the Week: How can I optimize large images?

Posted on October 27, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

If you have large images, and run into issues compiling, or approach your file size limit, we have some tips to help you!

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Grace Hopper Celebration 2017

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

When I boarded my flight from RIC to MCO, I had no doubt I was on the right plane. There were a few families headed for the Orlando amusement parks, but nearly everyone on the plane was female, a little on the nerdy side (myself included), and clearly headed for a party. The Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) is part conference and part job fair, but as the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, the total experience is much more.

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An Introduction to LuaTeX (Part 1): What is it—and what makes it so different?

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Image Credit: By Per Erik Strandberg sv:User:PER9000 - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, Link In this first article of a new series on LuaTeX, we provide a non-technical background and introduction to help you better understand this incredibly powerful TeX engine: why/how its design enables users to build, design and create a wide range of solutions to complex typesetting and document engineering problems.

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Author interview with Will Cong – Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Lin William Cong is an assistant professor of Finance and PhD advisor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and faculty member at the Center for East Asian Studies. He recently reached out to Overleaf to offer his compliments on our service, and we took the opportunity to ask him a few questions about collaboration – what it means to him and how it's part of the challenges and successes of his work.

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Attending my first #FuturePub — thoughts from Fiona Murphy

Posted on October 4, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Neil Jefferies from Bodleian Digital Libraries presenting at #FuturePub 11! Earlier this week, I attended my first FuturePub event. Hosted by John Hammersley of Overleaf, it was a heady combination of pizza, drinks, lightning talks and lively networking. (Annoyingly, I had to run for my back-of-beyond train before I turned into a pumpkin, but I suspect that all of these activities were still ongoing as I sat on my train and started this write-up).

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Tip of the Week: Working Offline with Git

Posted on September 29, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Did you know you can work offline and use Git to sync your files?

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Tip of the Week: Use Tags to Organize Your Dashboard

Posted on September 29, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Did you know you can organize your Project Dashboard with tags?

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Creating and Managing Bibliographies with BibTeX on Overleaf

Posted on September 28, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

If you have ever struggled with LaTeX references and BibTeX then this is the article for you. In this first of a planned series of blog posts, Lian Tze—Overleaf’s TeXpert who provides front-line LaTeX support to Overleaf users—presents a solid introduction to LaTeX references and BibTeX. The article also includes some top tips and helpful suggestions to ease the process of creating and managing your bibliographic database files, and using Overleaf with external reference library services. Hans-Peter Gauster

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