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  1. Allow syncing with Zotero group libraries

    My collegue and I are loving Overleaf, but we'd like to keep a combined library for each paper/project we use (and we'd like to avoid having to share our full Zotero library (which also cleans up the autocomplete for references)). The best solution for this is to have a Group Library with Zotero, but we can't add any library .bib files except one of our full library.

    Integrating Overleaf with Mendeley has this Group library feature, but Mendeley has some downsides which make using it painful.

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    Thanks for the feedback! Now that we’ve done this with Mendeley, Zotero is next in line (but there are other things we will need to finish first). In the mean time, the best workaround I can offer is to use Mendeley or Citeulike.

  2. Table of content for the editor view

    It would be great to have fast way to jump to specific section in editor view. Kind of table of content for the editor view. I find my self often clicking the table of content in preview view, intuitively thinkin that it works as link list. This kind of table of contents would really improve the usability with long documents.

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  3. Ugly thin black border on the right side of equations, please fix.

    Just a small bug, but annoying as hell and needs fixing! Otherwise your rich text editor is really awesome! (Perhaps you can use KaTeX for rendering in the rich text editor?)

    I have a Chromebook with ChromeOS v48.

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  4. allow upload (git push) of specific, additional file names/extensions

    I generally edit and build LaTeX papers on my own machine, but I have collaborators who prefer Overleaf. Fortunately, Overleaf's git support lets us work together harmoniously. Unfortunately, Overleaf rejects my attempts to "git push" changes that create files with certain specific names: "SConstruct", ".chktexrc", and ".dir-locals.el".

    Each of these files is quite useful to me when managing and building papers locally. While I don't expect Overleaf to support or *do* anything special with these files, it should at least *allow* them to be included in a project tree.

    Would you please add these three to your white list? It…

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  5. ability to completely remove a project

    Currently projects that are moved to trash cannot be completely deleted, they just stay there for 30 more days before being automatically removed. Would be nice to add a button to manually (completely) delete a project.

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  6. enhace rich editor

    In Rich Editor when something changes showing to code (when focusing to edit) maintain block height to enhace reading and editing (avoid moving up the next text). Also a "WYSIWYG" popup could be helpfull as a next step.

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  7. safari bookmark picture

    There is no image on the when you bookmark the page on safari, would be nice to have!

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  8. Add starred versions of environments/commands to autocomplete

    For example \begin{align*}, \section*{}, etc.

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  9. LaTeX to HTML feature.

    I think along with the pdf output, an additional option to get HTML output will be very useful. Something like this.. http://eric.chopin.pagesperso-orange.fr/latex/latex4web.htm

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  10. Reformat LaTex

    Auto reformat LaTex Code following certain rules.

    The idea is to have a button to reformat your LaTex code like most IDEs do, to reformat you Java code for example.

    So for example you have LaTex Code like this:

    \begin{matrix}
    1&0\\
    2&0\\
    \end{matrix}

    and after some magic by the button it looks like this:

    - = space

    \begin{matrix}
    ----1 & 0 \\
    ----2 & 0 \\
    \end{matrix}

    I don't know if this is possible but I would really like to see this feature.

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  11. allow undo for "Add to Dictionary"

    I added a word to the dictionary on accident, and I can't figure out how to remove it. It seems like I can only add words and not remove words I have added.

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  12. The compiler is slow and is not strong.

    The compiler takes much time to compile, even the local compiler is fast sometimes. If you would like to compare online compiler then I have used Sharelatex as well, its MUCH MUCH faster.
    ANother thing is that compiler is not able to render document ignoring some small errors such as defined \hbox which is general error and can be ignored to compile the complex mathematical formulas.
    I wanted to switch over but this is too much lag to compile and not adjusting to small errors which are prone to happen.

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    Update: We have recently increased the max file upload size to 50MB, even though the 15MB limit still applies to zip uploads (also to be lifted soon). So, if you upload the larger files individually, that should work now.

  15. Rich text mode display figures reliably

    I only seem to get figures displayed in the rich text editor if I store the image files in the 'root' folder of the project. When I tidy them into a separate folder (and point to the folder) the rich text editor displays [Not Found:...] despite the pdf preview displaying it just fine.

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  16. Live preview is extremely slow

    I enjoy WriteLatex, but it still takes about 1 minute to load typeset previews from my fast internet connection in Berkeley, California. Is there a way to speed this up? My document currently only 10 pages and doesn't contain any images or figures.

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  17. 6 votes
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  18. is there a way to include the minted-package at version 2+

    I would need minted at version 2+ in order to use the breaklines option.
    Is there any way to specify the version or upgrade overleaf to version 2
    (as far as i have tested it, it is fully compatible with 1.X)

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  19. Add project-wide spell check

    I often work on projects with multiple sub-files.

    It'd be great to have a way of applying spell-check to all of them automatically instead of having to manually go through each: in particular when variable names in inline code gives a lot of false positives :)

    Something like the ability to generate a list of all detected typos in the project would be brilliant.

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  20. make the git server more reliable

    The git pull/push service is excellent, but the git server right now is not really very reliable. From time to time I will get the error message "fatal: remote error: Overleaf server not available. Please try again later." It would be great to improve the reliability of the git server.

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