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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.

    • 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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      • 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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          Thanks for reporting this. We are tracking this issue - it’s fixed in the latest version of MathJax, so we are working on upgrading but have hit some snags. More news soon!

        • Who else is logged into my project?

          It seems like this should be a feature of Overleaf --- if it is, it is a hidden feature. At times, it would be good to know who else is logged into the project with me. Maybe a list on the "My Projects" page before I select a project to work on? Even better would be some sort of indication, on the project page, that would indicate "who" is there. Thanks.

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          • Allow all file extensions to be uploaded!

            Dear Overleaf community,

            I have been running into problem uploading files with certain extensions on overleaf (e.g. *.sh, *.fig). Also, I am not able to upload directories of certain names (e.g., @matlabClass).
            I suggest the overleaf team resolve this issue. Here is why: I believe that a scientific publication without the code and data that generated in is useless. So, when scientists think of writing papers online, they would like to have everything at one place. Currently, I am trying a combination of overleaf and dropbox to keep my data safe. But in a perfect world, this should not happen. …

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            • 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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              • 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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                  Thanks for the feedback. This feature is coming soon!

                  In the mean time, the best thing to do is to remove the content of the project by deleting and/or erasing all of the files.

                • Add self-defined commands to the auto-complete list

                  When we create a self-defined commands, it will be great if we can see it on the completion list. (customize completion)

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                  • 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.

                    11 votes
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                    • 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

                      9 votes
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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • Read-Only Sharing: Allow Read-Only Access to All Source Files in Project

                            This is the counterpart to the idea 'Each document should have a shareable link directly to freshly compiled pdf without source view'.

                            When sharing the read-only link to a project, people only get to see the file main.tex. For larger projects, this file often only contains \input{this} and \input{that} etc.

                            I would really want people to be able to peruse all of a document's source code. (I also want to see all of other people's document's source code - if they allow it - because in my opinion that's the best way to learn LaTeX.)

                            Perhaps this could be factored…

                            16 votes
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                            • Add starred versions of environments/commands to autocomplete

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

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                              • 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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                                • 1 vote
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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.

                                  • 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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                                    • Multiple image/file deletion

                                      It would be great if I'd be able to delete multiple file/images in the LaTeX project file.

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                                      • 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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                                        • Synchronize and update files from google drive/ drop box

                                          Hi there,

                                          I know that Overleaf has already integrated functionality with google drive and drop box etc.
                                          But, one of the powers of using Latex is you can specify a file name in a directory and whenever you compile, it would get that file/image - so you could work on your analysis and write a new image with the same file name (same file name as the older image) and Latex would pull the new image.

                                          Is it possible to have this kind of ability in Overleaf? Something like a refresh button in the Project Files section which then reloads…

                                          15 votes
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