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  1. Ability to set the name of the generated PDF file

    Currently you can set the name of the project through the Settings button on the top right. It would also be great to have the ability to provide the name for a PDF file.

    It would be fantastic to set the name of the pdf file that is generated with some special abilities (e.g., simple number versioning, appending a timestamp in a particular format to each pdf download etc.)

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    • 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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      • 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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        • Add a chat window like capability so that two people working on the same document can pass ideas back and forth

          I'm editing a large document with a co-author however the latter in the evening it gets the less we want to speak on the phone since we both have families. I would suggest having a basic chat function if possible, perhaps at the bottom of the editor in a new frame, or tie in something like google messenger.

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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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.

                  • 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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                    • Suggestion mode

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

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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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                          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.

                        • 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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                          • to fix cut, copy via right-click menu

                            Currently I get an error message, that copy/cut isn't supported via the right-click menu.
                            Please, try it, it's unnecessarily annoying.

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                              Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately, browsers restrict access to the clipboard for security reasons, so we are limited in what we can do here. If there is enough interest, we can look at going back to the browser’s default right click menu, which works reasonably well for copy and paste, but doesn’t let us provide some of the other features in the context menu, like synctex. Thanks again for taking the time to write this in.

                            • 4 votes
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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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                                • 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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                                  • 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.

                                    13 votes
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                                    • 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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                                      • 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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                                        • 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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