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  1. Open PDFs in new window

    Small suggestion -- in Chrome, clicking the PDF button loads the current document in PDF.js in the same window. Ctrl-clicking doesn't help.

    Not sure if this is possible (ie, whether it's down to the browser / PDF.js extension), but is there any way you could make it load in a new window instead?

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    • Favorite templates

      I would be nice to mark existing templates (from other authors) as favorites.
      This would allow quickly retrieving a previously viewed template, and to rank them to see which ones people use, etc.

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      • Customize compile frequency

        [Similar to other suggestions but not quite in this form] Continuous preview is generally great but IMO sometimes, too enthusiastic. Presumably triggered by typing delays - perhaps this delay could be user-set as I imagine its optimal setting would depend on user/project etc

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          Thanks for the feedback. We’ll look into making that configurable, if there’s enough interest. Watch for improvements to preview speed soon. In the mean time, you can switch to manual preview mode and then hit Ctrl+. to generate a preview whenever you’d like one.

        • Scrivener Integration

          My workflow involves Scivener for the initial organization/writing/collating and then up to Overleaf when the final structure is more or less in place. At this point in the writing process there is no going back - a rubicon that could be dissolved by being able to import/export with Scrivener.

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          • Clicking a project or clicking the overleaf banner (links) should open in same tab, not a new one.

            Clicking a project or clicking the overleaf banner (links) should open in same tab, not a new one.
            Jumping between projects easily ends in many open and redundant browser tabs

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            • Fix cleveref

              I have found that \cref results in reference undefined where \ref works fine.

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              • Is it possible to use external references between different projects?

                Using the \externaldocument command from the xr-hyper package one can reference other tex documents on a local file system. Would it be somehow possible on Overleaf?

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                  Unfortunately, we don’t currently support external references with xr, because Overleaf projects are isolated from each other. (They may not even be on the same server.) We’ll see if there’s some other way we can provide this kind of functionality.

                • German Dictionary insufficient

                  The German dictionary is missing a lot of very elementary words and is therefore pretty useless to me. Can't you just include the hunspell-de or the aspell-de dictionary? Or maybe allow the import of .dic files to a project?

                  Examples of trivial missing words:

                  Schwerpunkt
                  Überblick
                  Vorschrift
                  Baustein
                  Datenbank
                  Baustelle
                  Vorbereitung
                  Vorstellung

                  Also lots of composite nouns aren't working. like "Teil" and "Bereich" are in the dictionary, but "Teilbereich" is marked as misspelled.

                  Thanks a lot
                  Max

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                  • allow to upload empty files

                    I can't upload empty files for some reason. This is convinient to create a bunch of project files stubs locally and upload it to Overleaf.

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                    • Does overleaf have spreadsheets?

                      I need to collaborate with my friend in real time, adding contents to rows and cells of a spreadsheet. Does overleaf have spreadsheets like excel?

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                      • Bug using Rich Text editor with algorithm environments

                        When using the Rich Text editor, once I have added an algorithm using the algorithm and algpseudocode packages, the rich text editor beyond those environments no longer updates to show my any rich text.

                        I have a screenshot of the issue, but can't seem to upload it here.

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                        • to fix cut, copy via right-click menu

                          Currently I get an error message, that copy/cut isn't supported via the right-click menu.
                          Please, try it, it's unnecessarily annoying.

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                            Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately, browsers restrict access to the clipboard for security reasons, so we are limited in what we can do here. If there is enough interest, we can look at going back to the browser’s default right click menu, which works reasonably well for copy and paste, but doesn’t let us provide some of the other features in the context menu, like synctex. Thanks again for taking the time to write this in.

                          • Ability to change the font of the rich text view editor

                            e.g. to a serif font like times new roman

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                            • provide an easy to read key map for vim, emacs, and "default" option

                              The only keymap I could find is the one at http://codemirror.net/keymap/emacs.js and that is by far too complicated to read for a non-programmer. And there seems to be none for vim and the default overleaf key map.

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                                The vim and emacs modes are still evolving pretty quickly, and ideally they’ll converge on the actual vim / emacs keymap. In the mean time, adding this kind of documentation to the CodeMirror project would be a great way to contribute! Thanks for the feedback.

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                                • Move block to separate file

                                  Like the "toggle comment" feature, it would love to be able to mark a block of text, click "separate" (or something like that), provide a file name and then the text would automatically be moved to that file and replaced with an \include.

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                                    Thanks for the feedback. We’ll look into this. For now, you can of course make a separate file via the Project menu and then copy/paste. Look out for better \include/\input support in the editor soon. :)

                                  • Confirmation emails don't use TLS to send

                                    I have a custom mail server for transactional emails, and I recently switched so only TLS emails would be accepted. I signed up for this service and the confirmation emails didn't get delivered.... looking at the logs it's because the service doesn't use TLS.

                                    Overleaf should :)

                                    May seem like a small detail, but in the not-too-distant future gmail will block most mail sent over plaintext.

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                                      • Mathematica Integration

                                        Latex typesets beautifully but computes specifically.
                                        Mathematica typesets adequately but computes spectacularly.

                                        Combining with an integration could get interesting.

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                                        • Add support for IE-11

                                          I tried opening my projects on IE-11. But it says the browser is not supported.

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