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  1. Improve Zotero connectivity

    I usually export Zotero to BibTeX, using the BetterBibTeX plugin, before using LaTeX and that does two crucial things that I can't reproduce in writeLaTeX. First, it senses LaTeX-unfriendly characters, like slashes in URLs, and wraps those fields in curly braces to prevent errors on compilation. writeLaTeX doesn't do this, and as a result my BibTeX compilations on writeLaTeX are crashing.

    Second, it allows me to specify my citation-key format (e.g., AuthorYear rather than author_firsttitleword_year). Because I can't do that when including my Zotero bibliography in writeLaTeX, I have to convert all of my citations if I want to start…

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    • Icons extended for latex escapes

      Rich Text icons for \ref \fig \cite all nice but extending to others

      e.g. \citep \footnote .... etc

      even better (if not already underway)

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      • Add the ability to import or select (scientific) spell-check dictionaries

        I think it's great that words can be added to custom dictionaries; but it would be even better to be able to import entire custom dictionaries. Writing a scientific article for example in biochemistry inevitably leads to an awful lot of new additions. I tackled this in Word pretty easily with the fruits of another's labours, importing an entire scientific dictionary: http://www.jpetrie.net/scientific-word-list-for-spell-checkersspelling-dictionaries/

        NOTE: I've added this as a new idea, as the previous spell check idea, on which I've posted a comment, isn't as specific and has been marked as completed

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        • The tabularx environment from ltablex package does not stretch X columns properly

          As stated in the title the improved tabularx environment does not stretch the X columns properly. Here's a minimal working example: https://www.writelatex.com/1971391xvwwdh
          The table should extend all across the page (from margin line to margin line) as it indeed does when compiled on my laptop, but for some reason it doesn't with your web-based editor. My ltablex package date is 2014-08-13 20:58:38 +0200.

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            Thanks for reporting this and for providing a minimal working example. It looks like our version of ltablex is older. (We generally run the version of TeX Live that ships with the latest stable Ubuntu Linux, which is currently a version of TeX Live 2014 from earlier in 2014.) We’ll upgrade this package soon. Until then, you can upload the latest ltablex.sty from CTAN to your project (http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/ltablex). I’ve now done this with your example project. Does that help?

          • Paperpile integration

            The process of getting a .bib file from Paperpile to writeLaTeX is currently a bit long-winded. It'd be great if automatic import could be added... though I expect this might require some work on Paperpile's end.

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            • enable sort of files in project

              At the moment, the project pane lists all files in alphabetical order (well, capitalised files first...). It would be great if I could sort by type, by ignoring capitalisation, pin files to the top of the list (main.tex and .bib for example) as long project panes are an absolute pain!

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              • Create folders to manage the latex project.

                I've asked this question before.
                Some people suggest me use tag to manage project,
                but I have lots project is for short note.
                If I only use tag, that will make me hard to find other project.
                The best way for me I think is create a folder to put these short project.
                I want to ask, will the folder function will be support in the future?

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                • Full screen/immersive mode on Chrome for tablets

                  On my Android tablet, I can enable the system-wide full screen mode to hide the status bar and bottom navigation bar. On a "normal" page in Chrome, scrolling down will also hide the tab and address bars, giving a "full full screen" experience. However this doesn't work with WriteLaTeX, because the in-page scrolling of the two panels doesn't scroll the whole page!

                  On a smaller tablet screen, every pixel is vital, so can you find a way to allow the WriteLaTeX page in Chrome to appear in full screen mode (I believe the correct Chrome term is "immersive mode")? (When…

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                  • Add ConTeXt support

                    It would be nice if WriteLaTeX supported ConTeXt macro package.

                    http://wiki.contextgarden.net/

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                    • An API for File Upload

                      The idea is to be able to upload files automatically, using an API or so.
                      I see the requirement especially when I need to add/update figures to a project. Every time you create/update a figure, say in Matlab, you have to go to writelatex.com and do a few clicks to upload it. This process can be automated, so that I can add a few lines of code in my Matlab script and whenever a figure is created, it also being uploaded to my project at writelatex.com.
                      This feature can save a lot of time.
                      What do you think?

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                        • less visually intrusive tags

                          tags next to the project title appear (to me at least) too intrusive given their dark background.
                          I would advocate to
                          a) put them in a separate line below the title and
                          b) reduce the "boldness".

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                          • Collaborative Projects and Security

                            More options to collaborative projects when shared links of project for have collaborators to have or not option of edit content, or can only do comments/suggestions and submit contents to add and suggestions to corrections in text. For maintain the security and the integrity of document created, permitting the collaborations but maintain original content protected.
                            Tools to organize collaborative projects (notifications of people that suggestions changes in document, additions content for the text)
                            Optimize time to preview tex file to slow intenert connections and save backup files.
                            More templates and tips to create books.

                            Thanks. And congratulations to team.
                            Success.

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                            • Change comments in rich text

                              It would be nice to change comments after they were posted in the rich text mode. So far after posting, modifications can not be made there.

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                                We are planning to make comments editable in the near future. At the moment, the best thing to do is to either reply or go into source mode and edit the comment there. Thanks for the feedback!

                              • Fix luatex error message pop-up

                                When the luatex engine encounters an error, writeLaTeX will not show the erroneous line, nor will it show a pop-up menu with the error message. Instead one has to download the log file and read it. I guess it should be easy to fix: it's probably the luatex error message syntax which is not recognized by writeLaTeX. Please do fix it :-)

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                                • Template

                                  It would be nice if the templates are catalogued by type of LaTex (like sharelatex.com). It easily find the right template. thanks

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                                    Thanks for the feedback! We do actually have template tagging, so if you find one template of the kind you are looking for, you can use tags to find others. We’ll be adding a list of tags to the main template page very soon.

                                  • Ability to save to Dropbox without version folders

                                    I collaborate with people who like to use either SVN and/or dropbox instead of writeLaTeX. Right now when you add to Dropbox from writeLaTeX, it sticks the file in a folder detailing the current version number. I would like the option to upload the project into my dropbox folder without it sticking it inside a version folder (maybe a checkbox on the add to dropbox screen perhaps?). Then I can save to Dropbox and push changes to SVN once I'm ready and those who use Dropbox are satisfied and those who use SVN are satisfied and there is no ambiguity…

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                                    • implement same-word highlighting

                                      ShareLaTeX has a nice feature whereby selecting a word by double-clicking subtly highlights each other instance of that word. This is very helpful when for example checking paragraphs for double words, proper use of abbreviations after writing them out once etc.

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                                      • title

                                        Please fix this bug:

                                        The project name is taken from the \title{} command. But if the command is preceeded by a comment with another title command, the text from the comment is used instead, which is a bug.

                                        For example:

                                        %% Don't use this: \title{Don't use this title}
                                        \title{Use this title}

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                                          We are planning to change this, but some of our templates use styles that don’t support \title command, and they use the title-in-comment trick to set the default title that appears on your dashboard. We’re working on a better way of doing this, and you can override the title by clicking on the gear icon and unticking the ‘set title automatically’ box. Thanks for the feedback!

                                        • Give more significant names to dropbox saves

                                          It is nice to be able to save projects on dropbox. But do you expect a user to find a project he/she on dropbox when the dropbox subfolder name is just a letter followed by an arbitrary number? Even by looking inside the subfolder you don't recognize the project since the main file is always invariably called main.tex. I suggest you add an option of using as dropbox subfolder name, the name of the project followed by date and time. Wouldn't that be more natural?

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