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  1. Render the image with HTML5 and SVG instead of PDF or PNG

    Please support HTML5 and SVG, that could help a lot to display real time when we do a change in the latex text instead of reder a PDF image.

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    • Sort projects by title in dashboard

      We can sort projects by date created, updated etc but would be very useful to be able to sort by title. I split long projects into numbered sections and would be useful to see them in that order.

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      • Support cleveref in Rich Text mode

        When using the cleveref package, one makes references using \Cref and \cref instead of \ref. When viewing the latex source using these references, they are not rendered like they are with \ref. I think, \cref (and \Cref) in Rich Text mode both can be treated like \ref.

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        • Suggestion mode

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

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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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            • Export to Word

              Option to export to word .docx and .doc

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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.

                • 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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                  • 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.

                    5 votes
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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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                      • 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

                          4 votes
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                          • 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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                              • 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 →
                                • 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!

                                  3 votes
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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…

                                    7 votes
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                                    • 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!

                                        • 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.

                                          8 votes
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