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  1. crop preview images

    To maximize preview pane efficiency, you could crop each page image to its bounding box. The vertical margins are especially annoying because they interrupt the flow of reading.
    (I'm already using \usepackage{fullpage} and considered changing geometry to 0 margins - but then I won't know if I'm within the submission page limit.)

    But there should remain a way to toggle the cropping, to be able to see how the page really looks.

    For reference, MS Word does this well - clicking between pages toggles between full-page view and page splits compressed to a thin line. (It even hides headers/footers, which…

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  2. Add support for using commands in \title

    For display in My Documents. You seem to only look for the \title property but I actually start by defining commands that define assignment name and more. Instead, the listing in My Documents displays as \assignmentname \\ {\Large {\textsc \coursename. So, that could be improved.

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    Update: You can now set your own title for display on your My Projects page by clicking on the gear icon in the top right of the project, or by choosing the Rename option on your My Projects dashboard. Smarter ‘de-tex’-ing for titles is still planned. Thanks for the feedback!

  3. Allow jumping to correct file on error in multi-file project

    The ability to edit multiple files is a nice addition, thank you. However, when using \include{}, the current log parser is not able to tell (the user) which file the error was found in, so the user currently has to cycle through files until the right one is found.

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  4. Fix a bug for Safari on Macbook Pro Retina

    PDF texts are blurring on macbook pro retina with safari as web browser.

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  5. Add support for BitBucket (not just GitHub)

    filepicker.io currently gives support to files in GitHub projects. Most people in the sciences I know are either computer novices or have more experience with Python. Both of these things make them biased toward Mercurial, and thus BitBucket.

    filepicker.io should be enhanced to support BitBucket as well.

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  6. don't propagate changes that don't compile

    It's somewhat annoying that automatic preview stops reflecting my changes when another co-author breaks the compilation until he fixes it (or vice versa, that my breakage is inflicted upon co-authors).
    It sometimes makes me wish I was using SVN.

    It would be cool if changes that don't compile would not propagate to other authors I until I fix them (or deliberately force them to be shared, e.g. if I need their help to make it compile).
    I have no idea how to sanely implement this without slowing down collaboration to the frequency of compilations; if I have to choose, I…

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    Thanks for the detailed feedback. We’re experimenting with a few things that may help with this. One is a more SVN-like branching model, which would make it easy to take your work onto your own branch for a while and then merge it back into the main document.

  7. enable off-line updating

    It would be great if you could keep synced a local copy of the project to be able to work even when you are not on the internet.
    At least you should have the possibility of dowloading the latest version manually and upload it again next time you are back on writelatex.
    Great work, Enrico

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  8. Switch editor modes for individual documents

    It would be nice to easily switch back and fourth between the different editor modes (Default, vim, emacs). Currently this requires switching your global preference and then reloading the document. Being able to switch for a particular document from the edit menu would be much more convenient.

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  10. Improve bi

    Improve *.bib editor. No one needs to edit "source code". BibDesk is an awesome example for that. Probably a google scholar interface would be helpful as well.

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  11. Address Some Tikz Issues

    Tikz works very nicely for some things (graphs, function plots from tables), but somehow it doesn't seem to work for plots specified by "functions".

    Wonderful tool, but it would be great if this minor problem is addressed. (I took a paper I'm writing and pasted the code in, and it rendered almost perfectly.)

    For example:

    \begin{tikzpicture}[domain=0:7]
    \draw[very thin,color=gray] (-0.1,-0.1) grid (7.1,5.1);
    \draw[->] (-0.2,0) -- (7.2,0) node[below right] {$\eta$};
    \draw[->] (0,-0.2) -- (0,5.2) node[above] {};

    %ticks
    \foreach \x in {0,...,6}
    \draw (\x,3pt) -- (\x,-3pt) node[anchor=north] {$10^{-\x}$};
    \foreach \y in {0,...,5} {
    \pgfmathsetmacro\yaxistick{\y * 1000}
    \draw (3pt,\y) -- (-3pt,\y) node[anchor=east] {\pgfmathprintnumber{\yaxistick}};
    }

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  12. Select words or the whole document in the editor on the iPad

    The iPad editing is generally great. When selecting a word in the editor on the iPad in Chrome or Safari, the popup menu only allows you to 'copy'. It would be really useful to be able to select sections/all of the document from this menu (like the text in this text box I'm typing in). Then it would be possible to delete large chunks of the document quickly.

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  13. It would be nice to be able to use dot2texi.

    Dot2texi (http://www.ctan.org/pkg/dot2texi) is a nice package that allows putting commands to create a graph, using graphviz, directly into your LaTeX source (and translating it into TikZ, so that LaTeX fonts etc. are used.)

    Enabling it would entail 1) Installing graphviz on the server (if it's not already)
    2) Installing dot2tex, a python script available on CTAN: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/graphics/dot2tex
    3) Adding dot2tex and (at least) dot and neato to the list of allowed shell-escape commands

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    Update: We now have the building blocks in place for this, and we’ll try to get it installed and tested soon.

    We are hoping to add features to the back end that will make it easier to support this, but it may take us a while. Thanks for the feedback!

  14. Add support for attributed comments with alerting

    Comments attributed to individuals (author name in the comment) along with alerting on change would be a powerful combination for peer review! It's a highly useful feature in gdocs....

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  15. More tools

    More tools, like a tool for drawing circuits, a tool for plotting functions, a tool for making matrices and so on.

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  16. how can I tap backspace using galaxy note 10 1

    how can I tap backspace using galaxy note 10 1 ?

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  17. Tidy .tex files.

    Sometimes it is necessary to download the source and work offline (e.g. during a flight) and then reupload the source once Internet is accessible again.

    I've noticed that the .tex files have really bad formatting (i.e. unnecessary whitespace, overly long sentences etc.). I understand that the writelatex editor will auto wrap words depending on the size of the window, but the underlying actual source is differently formatted. However, it would be very nice if the downloaded .tex file would reflect some sane formatting, such as a textwidth of 80 or so, and if possible get rid of excess whitespace.

    I…

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  18. Make Command+Right/Left behave as expected on Mac

    On a Mac, Command+RightArrow is supposed to move the cursor to the end of the current line. Command+LeftArrow moves to the start of the line. writeLaTeX supports this behavior, but incorrectly.
    Currently those commands take the cursor to the end of the fully-wrapped line, so for example pressing Command+RightArrow inside a long paragraph takes you to the end of the whole paragraph, not the end of the current wrapped line within it. This makes keyboard navigation within paragraphs slower, and inconsistent with all desktop apps on the Mac platform. My keyboard habits are continually getting me the wrong results.

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  19. It would be great if the bibliography is linked to google scholar.

    It would be great if the bibliography is linked to, say for instance, google scholar. The idea is that the user doesn't have to maintain his/her own bib file. For instance, if I want to cite the Cooley–Tukey FFT algorithm, I should write `~\cite{cooley1965algorithm}', which automatically get the biblio entry from [here](http://scholar.google.com/scholar.bib?q=info:Z23UrZCJZbgJ:scholar.google.com/&output=citation&scisig=AAGBfm0AAAAAUTqCQvP0tU6RHfX8cmUnKGwyykUCBVa-&scisf=4&hl=en&as_sdt=0,5&as_ylo=1960&as_yhi=1980)

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  20. Is there a way of finding out the versions of packages used on writeLaTeX?

    I'm experiencing a problem on my local server that I don't get using writeLaTeX. I'm pretty sure it is to do with longtable/tabu, but it would be helpful to know the package versions used on writeLaTeX so that I can quickly identify environment differences.

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    Thanks for getting in touch. We run TeX Live 2012 on the renderers, but I don’t know of any complete list of versions for all packages in TL 2012. I can tell you that we’re running tabu 2011/02/26 v2.8.

    It might also be useful to note that you can upload .sty files to writeLaTeX to test other versions of packages.

    Hope that helps :)

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