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  1. Suggestion mode

    Like in Google doc, suggestion mode would be nice with accept/reject.

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    • Commit the PDF along the files in GIT.

      Hello folks,

      I would like OverLeaf to be able to commit the latest generated PDF along the files in the GIT commits.
      Is this conceivable?

      7 votes
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      • Add provision to share the project pdf only

        It would be helpful if we can share the project pdf with others. No matter whatever the project type is (protected or not), if we can share the pdf through Overleaf, we will be able to share them in our website or somewhere else whenever needed. Right now we need to host the pdf somewhere else to share them with others.

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        • Count words in selected text

          Most journals limit the amount of words in certain parts, for example abstracts. So it would be nice to be able to count the number of words in a selections.

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          • Show section numbers in rich text mode.

            Show the (sub)section number in the richt text mode, e.g.: \subesction{Title} would display as '2.1 Title'

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            • Replace image/file without having to delete the old one

              It would be great if the dropdown of a file had the option of "replace by another file", or if files with the same name would automatically replace the old one.
              Thanks

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              • Allow hierarchical organisation of projects

                Some projects involve multiple documents relying on some of the same source files - for instance a grant proposal involving several documents in the same style and with a shared bib file. It would be good to have a hiearchical organisation of projects and subprojects in both the projects view and the left bar.

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                • Allow syncing with Zotero group libraries

                  My collegue and I are loving Overleaf, but we'd like to keep a combined library for each paper/project we use (and we'd like to avoid having to share our full Zotero library (which also cleans up the autocomplete for references)). The best solution for this is to have a Group Library with Zotero, but we can't add any library .bib files except one of our full library.

                  Integrating Overleaf with Mendeley has this Group library feature, but Mendeley has some downsides which make using it painful.

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                    Thanks for the feedback! Now that we’ve done this with Mendeley, Zotero is next in line (but there are other things we will need to finish first). In the mean time, the best workaround I can offer is to use Mendeley or Citeulike.

                  • Shortcut to insert \item

                    A shortcut to quickly add '\item' at the beginning when create a new line, for example shift+enter.

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                    • 4 votes
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                      • Fix: Keep directories open when refreshing Mendeley's .bib file

                        My .bib file is linked to my Mendeley account. Whenever I refresh the .bib file, all of the directories on the left-hand side of the project interface automatically close, and I'm redirected to my "main.tex" file where the .bib file is included.

                        I suggest that my folders remain open, and that I am not redirected from the document I'm currently editing at the time of pressing the refresh button. Thanks!

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                        • Table of content for the editor view

                          It would be great to have fast way to jump to specific section in editor view. Kind of table of content for the editor view. I find my self often clicking the table of content in preview view, intuitively thinkin that it works as link list. This kind of table of contents would really improve the usability with long documents.

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                            planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Admin →
                          • Highlight the current line

                            Give an option to highlight the current line, i.e. the one where the cursor lies. This should also account for word wrapping, and not highlight the entire block.

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                            • Ugly thin black border on the right side of equations, please fix.

                              Just a small bug, but annoying as hell and needs fixing! Otherwise your rich text editor is really awesome! (Perhaps you can use KaTeX for rendering in the rich text editor?)

                              I have a Chromebook with ChromeOS v48.

                              3 votes
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                                Thanks for reporting this. We are tracking this issue - it’s fixed in the latest version of MathJax, so we are working on upgrading but have hit some snags. More news soon!

                              • inform the location of file from other project

                                Sometimes, I just don't remember which project has the original file corresponding to a link and have to look for it in all projects.

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                                • Compile latex image files separately

                                  In my projects I use lots of tikz pictures that I create as standalone documents to compile separately. These figures are not updated often, reason why I just compile them as needed. I usually store these in a sub-directory, e.g. <project dir>/img/tikz.

                                  I am aware that Overleaf allows to import PDF files from other projects, but this would force me to create dozens of projects, one for each image.

                                  As far as I understand, there is no way to compile a single file inside a project, or is it? If not, I think this could be a useful feature.

                                  Best…

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Permanent link to "recompile from scratch"

                                    At present the options to "recompile from scratch" and to "open latex log" can be accessed from the top-right corner only after a "compile error" or "warning" pops up. But if I modify my bibliography or make some other important change, I would like to "recompile from scratch" from the get go.

                                    I would also find a direct link to "open latex log" useful.

                                    P.S. I'm a new user of overleaf, greatly impressed, keep up the good work!

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Override ctrl+F for Vivaldi browser

                                      Based on experience, I know that Overleaf will override the hotkey "ctrl+f" for text searching in the editor. However, recently I'm trying to use a new browser "Vivaldi", and it seems like Overleaf doesn't override the hotkey anymore. That means I have to click the "Find" bottom using my mouse. Can you fix this problem?

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                                      • Allow code to be beautified with latexindent

                                        Latex code is often messy, and having a standard for code formatting makes for much nicer diffs between versions.

                                        There is an existing tool called [latexindent](https://www.ctan.org/pkg/latexindent) which can be used to beautify latex source code.

                                        It would be very useful if there was an option to beautify code when the user clicks a particular button, or even to automatically beautify before each commit.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Implement better offline handling

                                          There have been a couple of times when I've been writing a paragraph only to see the "offline, trying to reconnect" dialogue pop up. In these instances, I have lost the last few lines of writing, which, if unnoticed, can be a disaster for a concise, "every word counts" science paper. My work around is to quickly copy the paragraph I'm working on and paste it back once I get re-connected, but this is hardly an ideal sitation. Google Docs seems to have better offline handling - you can keep working, and when you come online the latest version is…

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