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Tip of the Week: How to Handle Blank Pages in Templates

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

If you've chosen a template from the gallery for your thesis or dissertation, you might be wondering how to get rid of all those blank pages before the front matter and before each chapter.

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Award-winning high school students document their success using Overleaf

Posted on November 13, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

In this article, two award-winning high school research teams—Mechromancers and The Three Musketeeretts—share their amazing success stories and explain how they used Overleaf to document their research projects. Mechromancers team members winning second place at the FIRST World Championship in Houston, Texas. The Three Musketeeretts receiving a $5,000 STEM-In-Action Grant to continue developing their project. Image source/credit: eCybermission 2017 by U.S.Army RDECOM is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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Tip of the Week: Displaying Source and Preview on Different Monitors

Posted on November 10, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Did you know you can work on the source code on one monitor and preview your compiled document on another?

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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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Speaker Meeting 2017

Posted on November 4, 2017 by UK-TUG Feed

The annual Speaker Meeting and AGM took place on today at Trinity College, Oxford. We had a mix of talks and discussion as well of course the AGM. The talks were recorded: see the links below. Morning Session We kicked off this year with two videos from our Brazilian connection, Paulo Cereda. Paulo first talked about using code snippets in vim, making the business of writing LaTeX documents more efficient.…

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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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Debian/TeX Live 2017.20171031-1

Posted on October 31, 2017 by There and back again Feed

Halloween is here, time to upload a new set of scary packages of TeX Live. About a month has passed, so there is the usual big stream up updates. There was actually an intermediate release to get out some urgent fixes, but I never reported the news here. So here are the accumulated changes and […]

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New From Overleaf—The LaTeX Validation Service

Posted on October 30, 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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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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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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Styles in TikZ

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Content AND Presentation Feed

Many TeX users learned to love the great TikZ package. I used to be a great fan of Metapost (even back in the good ol’ days of DOS), but when a friend told me about TikZ, I checked it out and instantly fell in love. No more external compilation, no more strange syntax, no more problems with labels etc. Yes, MP has its advantages, like the declarative way of solving linear equations or the Hobby algorithm for finding the nicest curve fitting to a set of points. And yes, with \write18 or LuaTeX (or just plain old makefiles), you don’t have to run a separate program to compile your MP diagrams. But I made my switch, and most of the time I’m really glad I did. There are a few things, however, which are a bit uncool with TikZ. One of them is that I find it notoriously difficult to define commands to draw repetitive things in my diagrams.

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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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Grace Hopper Celebration 2017

Posted on October 20, 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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Tip of the Week: Project Versioning and History

Posted on October 20, 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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