WriteLaTeX for Education

Following requests from a number of our users, we've put together a short page describing some neat ways you can use writeLaTeX as a teacher or lecturer with a class full of students.

At the simplest level, you can create links to open your TeX resources (such as assignments or course notes) in writeLaTeX, but the possibilities don't stop there.

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Create password-protected documents on Overleaf

With protected projects (available as part of Overleaf Pro), you have greater control when sharing your documents with collaborators and reviewers.

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Publish to figshare with Overleaf (formerly WriteLaTeX)
By John Hammersley

We're delighted to announce that as of today you can now publish your Overleaf projects directly to figshare!

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This is part of our drive to help improve open science and open access to research; figshare is designed to allow researchers and students to publish all of their research outputs in an easily citable, sharable and discoverable manner.

Free online 'Introduction to LaTeX' course - Part 2

One of the founders of writeLaTeX (Dr John Lees-Miller) recently delivered a short introductory LaTeX course at Bristol University. We're pleased to be able to offer this course online at writeLaTeX for free!

The first two parts cover four main areas with accompanying exercises:

  • The Basics
  • Structured Documents
  • Figures & Tables
  • Bibliographies

In Part 1 posted on the 25th February, we covered the basics of how LaTeX works. If you completed the typesetting examples you should now understand how to construct the basic elements of a LaTeX document.

In this part we'll cover the topics you need in order to be able to create a complete paper, report or article using LaTeX.

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Upload files from Google Drive, Dropbox & More

With the launch of our new uploader powered by you can now upload multiple files quickly and easily from a variety of sources, including Google Drive, Dropbox and Gmail.

Simply create a new document, go to the "files" menu and click on "upload figures, styles, bibliographies ..." to launch the uploader and try it for yourself.

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Full sync is coming soon - watch this space.