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  1. Support cleveref in Rich Text mode

    When using the cleveref package, one makes references using \Cref and \cref instead of \ref. When viewing the latex source using these references, they are not rendered like they are with \ref. I think, \cref (and \Cref) in Rich Text mode both can be treated like \ref.

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    • Suggestion mode

      Like in Google doc, suggestion mode would be nice with accept/reject.

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      • Count words in selected text

        Most journals limit the amount of words in certain parts, for example abstracts. So it would be nice to be able to count the number of words in a selections.

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        • Add provision to share the project pdf only

          It would be helpful if we can share the project pdf with others. No matter whatever the project type is (protected or not), if we can share the pdf through Overleaf, we will be able to share them in our website or somewhere else whenever needed. Right now we need to host the pdf somewhere else to share them with others.

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          • Show section numbers in rich text mode.

            Show the (sub)section number in the richt text mode, e.g.: \subesction{Title} would display as '2.1 Title'

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            • Shortcut to insert \item

              A shortcut to quickly add '\item' at the beginning when create a new line, for example shift+enter.

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              • 4 votes
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                • Fix: Keep directories open when refreshing Mendeley's .bib file

                  My .bib file is linked to my Mendeley account. Whenever I refresh the .bib file, all of the directories on the left-hand side of the project interface automatically close, and I'm redirected to my "main.tex" file where the .bib file is included.

                  I suggest that my folders remain open, and that I am not redirected from the document I'm currently editing at the time of pressing the refresh button. Thanks!

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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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                    • 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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                      • show image size beside its preview.

                        Overleaf support suggested to me that I should resize big images in order to make compilation faster. It would be easier if that information were shown beside each image preview.

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                        • Having an embedded image editor with simple tools.

                          I don't expect something like Gimp or Photoshop, only very simple operations such as resizing, cropping, rotation, etc.

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                          • to work on performance and speed

                            I really like the setup and easy usability of overleaf, but after using it for a while, I will change to an offline editor, simply because I spend too much time waiting for the file to refresh (even on manual, without any graphics or data in the code).

                            I tried several locations and internet connections and it is definitely NOT my computer or internet connection.

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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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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • Edit of .bib doesn't work

                                    Modification of an uploaded .bib doesn't work through the overleaf interface.

                                    Tried in firefox and opera, tries to open an additional window, but appears to miss a plug-in decoder?

                                    Thus, I have to add additional references manually. This is quite annoying.

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                                      Thanks for getting in touch. You should be able to edit a .bib file directly in Overleaf by clicking on it in the project menu - unless you imported it from an online reference manager, such as Mendeley (see https://www.overleaf.com/blog/184).

                                      There shouldn’t be any plugins or extra windows, so it may help if you can send us some screenshots and a detailed description of the steps you took before getting the error via www.overleaf.com/contact. Thanks!

                                    • Fix Zotero urldate

                                      When importing bib-file from zotero, the urldate format is yyyy-mm-ddTZ instead of yyyy-mm-dd. This causes "Invalid format '2014-09-06TZ' of date field 'urldate' - ignoring"-warnings with biblatex and makes it seemingly impossible to print accessed-dates of links

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                                      • Custom display fonts for editor

                                        I don't use/understand the rich text editor, but the default fixed width font in the regular editor makes some diacritics hard to see. I would be doing a lot less compiling and editing if I could use a display font that was easier on my eyes! Is that heretical, or could it be as simple as the custom themes?

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                                        • reuse the same folder of figures for multiple, related projects

                                          We want to reuse our Figure Folder for a second project rather than uploading individual figs and wasting valuable storage space (and even more valuable time).

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                                            Thanks for the feedback. You can include individual files from one project into another project by going to the project menu, Add Files, and then choosing File from other project, or Output of other project. However, sharing folders between projects isn’t supported yet. We’ll see what we can do to provide that kind of functionality.

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