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  1. add support for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows RT 8 (it doesn't work now)

    Some time ago I tried it. It worked at least once. Now it says that my browser isn't supported anymore...

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      Thanks for reporting this, but IE11 should be supported. We don’t have an RT8 device to test on, at present, but it may be that the version on your tablet is reporting that it is an earlier version of IE due to enterprise mode or compatibility mode being enabled. To help us work out why this is happening, if you could go to http://whatsmyuseragent.com/, take a screenshot and then send it to us at support@overleaf.com, that would be great.

    • can not receive the forget password email

      can not receive the forget password email

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        Our email provider has been having some problems that are causing delayed deliveries, but you should receive the reset email within 15 minutes. If not, please let us know, and we’ll look into it. We apologise for the inconvenience.

      • add Download PDF links from the Projects page

        Often times I just want to get the PDF of a file I've worked on previously. It would be convenient to be able to download PDFs right from the Projects page -- rather than having to open the TeX file and then download the PDF.

        Thanks!

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        • enable viewing, downloading and using of in other projects output files e.g. output from extract

          When using a package such as extract output files useful to the user are created. In this case the ideal outcome is that the user can view the new file (e.g. definitions.tex) that they have output, download just that file and use that file along with some other files (e.g. preamble, included files, style files) to create a new project - or, even better, to be able to link the autogenerated file as the 'main' file of another project so that it will auto-update.

          At the moment the user has realise that your system will even allow this to occur,…

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            Thanks for the feedback. We don’t currently have support for using output files other than the PDF as source files in projects, but we’ll look into whether we can support this (in a user-friendly way) in the future.

          • [possible bug] Caret position moves when coauthor add lines above the line i'm writing to

            When I place the caret on one line for editing (let's say line 100) and, meanwhile, another coauthor add contents (i.e. 3 lines) on the same file but above the one i'm editing (i.e. line 80), the caret suddenly goes up (of 3 lines in the example). So the caret remains on line 100 but the line i was editing, after the insertion of the coauthor, should become line 103.

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              Thanks for reporting this, but we haven’t so far been able to reproduce this problem. There is logic in place to preserve your cursor position when someone edits the file above you, to avoid exactly this issue - the line numbers should change, but your cursor stays in the same position in the text. To help us track this down, can you let us know what browser and operating system you are using? It may also help if you can send us the link to a project that you are using to test this. We apologise for the inconvenience.

            • Chat for discussion

              I would love to have some kind of chatbox to discuss with my projectgroup what we are doing without changing anything in the tex file. You have this for example in Google Drive.

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              • support for copy.com

                As a cloud devices, I use copy.com
                Won't be possible to save quickly here?
                I think it is also very useful.

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                • Retain soft line wrap when saving to Dropbox

                  Currently, when I save a LaTeX file to Dropbox, WriteLaTeX saves with hard line wrapping, which ruins the file, as far as I am concerned. Can this be fixed to retain whichever line wrapping the user has elected to use. I'm at a loss as to how to undo this, in the meantime.

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                  • enable using command \psfrag

                    I believe psfrag package is valuable for scientific publications since it provides describing the axis of a graph with math symbols.

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                    • Exported PDF cannot be read

                      Exported PDF cannot be read by Adobe Reader and the following error message is reported: "There was an error opening the document. The file is damaged and could not be repaired."

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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thanks for reporting this. We run a standard installation of TeX Live on our servers to produce the PDF files, but there can certainly be bugs in latex packages that cause latex to generate invalid PDFs. If you can find a small example that produces an invalid PDF, we can help you report this upstream to the relevant package maintainers. Feel free to get in touch via www.writelatex.com/contact to discuss. :)

                      • TIFF support

                        Dear WriteLaTeX team,

                        will it be possible to implement support for the Tagged Image File Format? I am getting those out of the imaging device and I will most likely also have to provide that along with the finished document.

                        Kind regards,

                        Katrin

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                          I don’t think there’s direct support for TIFF in any LaTeX engine (see http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/89989/add-tif-image-to-latex), but we may be able to do something to transparently convert TIFF to PNG on upload, if there’s interest. Until we get there, the recommended solution is to convert to PNG (which uses lossless compression, so there is no quality degradation) and then upload the PNG files. Thanks for the feedback!

                        • to increase the compilation time

                          The compilation time is enough for a small document but for several page (over 20) it is all the time complaining with "compile timeout".

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                          • As soon as a collaborator comes online, turn automatic preview off.

                            I've noticed that as soon as a collaborator comes online we get into trouble with the automatic preview. I'd like to propose that automatic preview is turned off (but can be enabled again manually), and a color change in the toggle switch indicates that another collaborator came online (hence why the preview was turned off).

                            The reason is that, especially with people new to writeLaTeX, they spend most of the time sitting there and waiting for the document to compile. At some point no one knows anymore where we currently are with the finished product, and so everyone sits around…

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                            • Add support for applying Perl (and/or Python) scripts to selected parts of the TeX source

                              The one big thing with the BBEdit text editor is that during the last twenty years I have developed a lot of scripts (most of them in Perl) to apply on selected parts of TeX documents. This I have to abandon now, when using writeLaTeX. Would it be too difficult to include this feature into the writeLaTeX text editor? If JavaScript can detect selected text in the window, then you only need to plug-in a Perl (or Python or JavaScript) interpreter and apply it on the text selection. The number of things one can do that way is unlimited. For…

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                                More scripting capability would certainly be useful, but it’s also quite challenging. We’ll see what we can do. It may be that this is something we can address by providing an API that you can use to make changes to files on writeLaTeX with scripts that you run on your own computer. Thanks for the feedback!

                              • Ability to set the name of the generated PDF file

                                Currently you can set the name of the project through the Settings button on the top right. It would also be great to have the ability to provide the name for a PDF file.

                                It would be fantastic to set the name of the pdf file that is generated with some special abilities (e.g., simple number versioning, appending a timestamp in a particular format to each pdf download etc.)

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                                • Customized commands for vim mode

                                  People who are savy with vim editor always tend to use their customized command keys(eg. instead of <esc> use <jj>) It will great if the vim mode supports customizing command keys.

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                                      Thanks for the suggestion — this is a good point. Like in native vim, you can use gj and gk on writeLaTeX to move one displayed line up or down, but there’s not yet a way to override j and k to do this, like you could in your vimrc file. If there’s enough interest, we can probably provide such an option.

                                    • allow embedding of all fonts

                                      The PDF output does not automatically appear to embed all fonts. All of my figure fonts are embedded, but the fonts used in the text are not. This is problematic because often conferences will require all fonts to be embedded, so I have have to take my tex file and recompile it elsewhere when I'm done, which is a headache.

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                                      • Switching between automatic and manual preview should be per-user

                                        Currently, if I change to automatic preview, it will be set for everybody that has the document open. It should be possible for one person to use automatic preview and another, manual.

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                                        • hard wrap text in the editor

                                          It would be nice if the editor would hard wrap the text after a (configurable) textwidth.

                                          I usually edit text in vim in a terminal, but downloading a .tex file edited in writelatex has very long lines of text that I then have to reformat.

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