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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. 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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  4. Each document should have a shareable link directly to freshly compiled pdf without source view

    At the moment, each document has two shareable links: one leads to an editable view, the other to a read-only version of source and compiled document. But sometimes you only want to give someone access to the (continually updated) pdf/compiled version of the doc. For people who don't need or want to see the source. My suggestion is to add a third shareable link; one which leads directly to a pdf file (compiled fresh from the current source) and nothing else.

    This is different from sharing on figleaf as you may want to share a window to work-in-progress as it…

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  5. 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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  6. Search in all files

    Allow searching in all files in the project, instead of just in the one currently active. For instance, this could have been helpful for me personally when I had to find an unclosed \begin{environment}.

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  8. email notification of new versions

    It will be much more convenient if the back end could send notify every collaborator (by email) whenever a new version is saved. Currently I have to manually send emails to ask my collaborators to take a look at new versions.

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  9. compile latex to MS word format as well.

    It would be great to compile to different versions and word. Some companies or publishes require MS word versions of documents.

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  10. Install Sage and sagetex on your server

    nstall sage on your server so that we can use the \usepackage{sagetex} to perform math directly in the latex document. See cloud.sagemath.org.

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  11. Display structure panel

    Add third (hide/expand) panel to the left of source code panel showing structure of the source file based on sectioning tags.
    Clicking on the chapter / (sub)section visible in that panel would bring you to according line in the source code.
    This would help navigating through more complex source files, especially because there is no distinction in syntax colouring between different levels of structure (which would also be a nice thing).
    TIA

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  12. Auto indent using spaces even when tabbed.

    Use tab to indent a line and write some text. Press enter.
    The new line is "tabbed" but with spaces rather than a tab.

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  13. fix the jumping cursor gremlin!

    There seems to be a wee editor gremlin with the cursor potentially jumping position - the most dangerous version I've had of this is selecting a bit of text to delete, and finding a deletion actually happens higher or lower in the document. Easy to miss what's going on and get a problem in your text. I'm running Chrome Version 24.0.1312.57 on a Mac.

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    We’ve seen several issues that cause cause the cursor to appear to be in the wrong place. If you hit one of these, can you please be sure to tell us:

    1. Which browser and operating system are you using.

    2. The text on the line that this problem occurs on.

    This information makes it much easier for us to track down the causes of these problems. Thanks!

  14. Arrow key functionality for iPad

    The arrow keys on a bluetooth keyboard don't work when using writeLatex on iPad. This makes it much harder to use writeLatex for iPad and adding the functionality should make the experience much more pleasant.

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  15. Show page counter in preview

    When writing a scientific paper for conferences (mainly) with maximum number of pages it would be so helpful to have a page counter in preview.

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  16. Problem in placing the cursor in the desired position in source code

    I am using Android in Samsung Galaxy S3. My browser is Google Chrome. I am having difficulty placing the cursor in the place I want. Even when I zoom in, it does not help putting the cursor to the desired location in the TeX source code. Please fix this because writeLaTeX is really awesome. Thanks.

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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