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  1. 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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  2. 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.

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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!

  6. 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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  7. How can I change a projects main file?

    Currently I can't find a way to change the main file of a project to another one. I can delete the content of the original main file and rename it, but just change it would be nice.
    Is this already possible? Maybe the FAQ should be extended.

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    A better way to change the main file is definitely planned. Until then, a simple workaround if you do want to have a project with multiple standalone files (rather than splitting them into different projects and sharing files between the two projects with linked files) is to just have the main file \input one of the other files.

  8. Code Folding

    Are there plans to add code folding functionality?

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  9. arara suport

    http://www.ctan.org/pkg/arara

    defiantly worth looking in. sometimes i press one by one space only to recompile the file.

    it would give the users the freedom to choose pdfTeX, XeTeX or other versions of the compiler out of the TeXlife if they wish to...

    http://www.ctan.org/pkg/arara

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  10. how about Tolkien fonts

    http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/tolkienfonts contains quiet good system for writing all the languages.

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  11. iCloud drive

    Is iCloud Drive support planned?

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    Thanks for the feedback! We’ll see what we can do to support iCloud drive. Note that we currently support uploads from Dropbox and Google Drive and downloads to Dropbox. More integrations coming soon. :)

  12. Selecting / highlighting a full line does not work

    When the cursor is at the beginning of a line and the text in that line extends all the way to the right (there is no whitespace between the rightmost character and the CodeMirror-vscrollbar) holding shift and pressing down to highlight that line does not highlight it.

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  13. make it possible to filter for docs WITHOUT a given tag or tags

    Dear wL,
    I have just started tagging my wL documents. It would be great to be able to filter for things like:
    All untagged documents
    All docs without tag1
    All docs without tag1, without tag2, but with tag3 etc.

    Could you for example add a (perhaps toggleable) feature which whenever you create the tag "Tag1, automatically creates "notTag1" and applies it to everything?

    Thanks,
    Dominic

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  14. check supported file extensions before upload

    Hello!

    I <a href="https://writelatex.uservoice.com/forums/137318-feedback/suggestions/6280041-tiff-support">experiences some problems with file upload</a>. Instead of after upload, how about an up-front warning for unsupported file extensions, plus as link to the <a href="https://www.writelatex.com/help/1-what-file-types-do-you-support">list of supported ones</a>?

    Cheers!

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  15. Introduce folders in the dashboard

    While tags are a nice idea, they are still suboptimal when it comes to HCI and how we perceive organisation of entities. Would it be possible to actually add folders to the dash (maybe even keep tags for people who do prefer them)?

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  16. Page number navigation widget in preview

    It would be great to be able to jump directly to a specific page in the preview.

    In postprocessing usually I use the list of contents to find the right section for editing. Then I scroll down to the right page in the preview and click left to get to the according line of Latex-Code.
    Especially in long reports that have several hundred pages, scrolling takes ages. Instantly jumping to a specific page number would accelarte my workflow.

    Thanks for considering. :)

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  17. I posted a comment on the "resolved" issue #3966241 on connection timeouts, please read. Thanks!

    issue link: http://writelatex.uservoice.com/forums/137318-feedback/suggestions/3966241-i-keep-disconnecting-reconnecting-every-20-secon

    comment:
    "So better servers are great, I appreciate the effort & acknowledgement of a potential problem. But this only addresses a portion of the problem. The real issue (in my mind) is that the program is incapable of recovering from connection timeouts. So, better servers are great, but it's a half-baked solution for when you have server issues, or more frequently, for those that have no choice but to work on spotty connections (i.e. college students on college wifi, anyone in America that has Comcast, etc.). I have had to work on these kinds of connections by…

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    Thanks for taking the time to provide detailed feedback. We monitor disconnections closely, and they were higher than usual late last week due to some connectivity problems at our hosting provider — sorry about this. We are working on improving our overall robustness to connection failures, as you suggest. These are some fairly complicated changes, though, so we have to make sure that we’ve carefully thought them out and tested them before release. We’ll be improving these as quickly as we can.

  18. Ability to change the build process

    Something is off about the way Bibtex runs. It works fine in Texmaker on my desktop, but throws errors in Writelatex. I think that if I could change the build steps - latex, bibtex, bibtex, latex, PDFLatex - instead of what looks like just PDFlatex, then I could maybe fix the problem.

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  19. Preview window scrolling weird

    I am frequently using WriteLaTeX on multiple monitors with the preview window in one and the LaTeX source in another browser window. The preview is updating correctly when I edit the source, but every time I do so, the preview scrolls up a little and doesn't stay where it was.
    Sometimes, the same thing happens to the source window when I click on another window (in this case, Adobe Reader) after editing or switch to another browser tab, but that doesn't happen every time.

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  20. Make the home/end buttons not go to the start/end of a multi-line string

    When writing text which shows on multiple lines of the editor (but is still on the same line number in terms of the document), the expected behaviour of the home key is to go to the start of the text line the cursor is on, rather than the start of the latex-numbered line. This is in the same way that the up and down arrows in this context do not move the cursor from line 14 to line 15, but rather from line 14a to 14b.

    For me, it would be great if pressing the home key on line 14b…

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