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  1. 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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      10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • svg support

      Please support the svg package correclty (needs inkscape within path):

      http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/122871/include-svg-images-with-the-svg-package

      52 votes
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      • Implement markdown with pandoc extensions

        Pandoc (http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc/) provides a way to convert markdown, with LaTeX formulas, into LaTeX; it should be trivial to implement using it. Markdown format would be very convenient for sharing quick ideas and notes among mathematicians, as opposed to full papers.

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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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          • Some way of donating

            I know you guys have not done this for financial reasons, but I would happily donate to the project to see new features etc.

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            • Rich text editor should render user defined commands

              I use a lot of commands like
              \newcommand{\RR}{\mathbb R}
              at the beginning of my document. I like the rich text thing, but it is would be way nicer if it could render the user defined commands.

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              • BibTeX / Zotero / UTF8: convert .bib files to LaTeX compatible format

                When using import from Zotero, the export looks to be UTF8, which is known to cause many problems with BibTeX. If there was a way of converting them to LaTeX escaped codes, like e.g. KBibTeX is doing, that would be really helpful.

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                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for reporting this. The conversion to BibTeX is handled by Zotero’s API, so we’ll get in touch with them and see if we can work out a way of getting the .bib with escape codes (possibly as an option). In the interim, the UTF-8 .bib files should work well if you are using the more modern biblatex / biber toolchain, which has much better unicode support.

                • Provide a developement roadmap

                  I see a lot of unfulfilled promises in this forum, things being "worked on" for more than 2 years.

                  Can you provide a development roadmap with dated milestones? This would help prospective customers to make an informed decisions as well as manage expectations for current subscribers.

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                  • Allow externalization of pgfplots

                    Allow externalization of pgfplots:

                    \usepgfplotslibrary{external}
                    \tikzexternalize

                    It allows compiling much faster once the plots have been created.

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                    • Is it possible to use external references between different projects?

                      Using the \externaldocument command from the xr-hyper package one can reference other tex documents on a local file system. Would it be somehow possible on Overleaf?

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                        Unfortunately, we don’t currently support external references with xr, because Overleaf projects are isolated from each other. (They may not even be on the same server.) We’ll see if there’s some other way we can provide this kind of functionality.

                      • keyboard shortcuts

                        C = ctrl
                        S = shift
                        A = alt

                        duplicate line : C + S + d
                        delete line : C + d
                        shift line up: A + up arrow
                        shift line down: A + down arrow

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                        • Make it possible, to highlight text in the "rich text mode" with different colurs

                          It would be great to be able to higlight parts of the text in the rich text mode in some colours which need to completed or reviesed.

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                          • Scrivener Integration

                            My workflow involves Scivener for the initial organization/writing/collating and then up to Overleaf when the final structure is more or less in place. At this point in the writing process there is no going back - a rubicon that could be dissolved by being able to import/export with Scrivener.

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                            • Multiple outputs

                              Sometimes one project has multiple useful outputs (single- and double-column versions, or slides and handout, or even document and \documentclass{standalone} figures and tables). It would be great to be able to mark more than one file for compilation.

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                              • support vimrc to remember vim settings

                                In the global settings or project settings, add a section where user can type some vim settings like a vimrc file, so that key bindings and other settings can be remembered. For example, I like to :map j gj and :map k gk, but currently opening a session will replace these.

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                                • Drag and drop graphics from computer directly into text

                                  It would be a great function to add graphics to the text by just dragging them from the own computer to the text and dropping them directly to where they should be in the text. This would add them to the sidebar and add them directly into the text by adding \includegraphics at the right location.

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                                  • 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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                                    • 6 votes
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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 Mendeley Journal Name Abbreviations

                                        Would it be possible to allow for journal name abbreviations from the Mendeley library to be used?

                                        Currently, they only work via the desktop Mendeley application (by exporting a .bib file with abbreviations turned on) and not through the importing it via Overleaf. This would be a great feature if possible through the Mendeley API.

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                                        • should not need to add capitalized word to dictionary when lowercase word is already added

                                          When you add a word to the dictionary that starts with a capital letter, it is just correct that the lowercase version of the word is marked by the spell-checker, as it can be a proper noun.

                                          But when you add a lowercase word to the dictionary, then the one starting with a capital letter should be accepted as correct, especially at sentence start. Currently it is not.

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