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  1. Provide an API for integration into web apps

    It would be great if I could integrate writeLaTeX into our internal web app, so that our users could use your editor to create, save, share, etc (all the features you support), but within our own environment. Document privacy would be a paramount concern, so some way to keep documents secure (unless they're explicitly shared) would be critical.

    Maybe this is possible just using some fancy javascript and iframes... I will be looking into it, since this is the best online LaTeX solution I've seen!

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  2. Add toolbar like a Text Editor

    The tool would bring more productivity if it had a toolbar like a Text Editor. So, the user wouldn't have to write tex commands by hand.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. if you can interface this with google docs, that way we can use our google drive, that would be amazing.

    Google docs is an amazing tool and if you can integrate this great tool with google docs. A lot of people will love to use it.

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  6. Add an option for horizontal layout (code window below preview)

    I'd like to be able to split the windows horizontally instead of vertically. This would only be helpful if the preview window could be zoomed to fit the width of the document, not the whole page.

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  7. please populate PDF meta data based off of the document data (e.g. \title, \author, affiliation, etc.).

    When you export to a PDF, it should auto-populate the PDF meta-data with the information available from the TeX document.

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  8. Editing

    1. Some emacs commands work, many don't. This is not a big deal but...

    2. I surfed your site for a while looking for a list of editing commands and could not find them. So perhaps make those more obvious.

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  9. Add the ability to checkout sources from an SVN repository and commit/update facility

    A lot of teams rely on code management systems to do collaborative paper editing. Not having the possibility to do SVN commits, updates and reverts is the show stopper for my team.

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  10. Expand/Contract

    It would be interesting to have the ability to expand and contract a block of text. This is specially useful in large tex files

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  11. Can I run it on my own Knoppix box ( with static IP ) ?

    Very cool. Great idea, but I am most paranoid. Would like it running in my own world?

    Easy?

    John

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  12. Compiling documents written in other languages

    I want to change typesetting command from latex to plates for creating japanese documents.
    Is it possible to change this kind of issues for non-roman users?
    Expecting I only didn't notice the usage....

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  13. Agregar la posibilidad de publicar los documentos en Scribd

    Sería interesante escribir desde cualquier lugar y poder publicar cualquier documento en nuestras cuentas de Scribd.

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  14. How about macros?

    This is awesome. iPad worked fine.

    I use a TexShop macro like this a lot:

    type "bmatrix" -> Cmd-Something -> \begin{bmatrix} \end{bmatrix}

    Would be great to have customizable commands.

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  15. 2 votes
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  16. Don't lock the input when connection is lost.

    When I suddenly lose wifi, it stops me from typing. The biggest problem with this is if I am not looking and I press backspace when this happens, the back function of my browser is used, changing the page and potentially causing loss of work.

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  18. Use Mozilla Persona for login

    Offer a quick and easy login using Mozilla Persona (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/persona/) and alternates for Twitter or Facebook, but don't bother with OpenID.

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  19. iPad and iPhone support would be really great

    First of all, this is a really awesome service. I like the minimal interface very much.
    But it even would be much better, if editing would be possible via iPhone and iPad as well. This way I could continue editing, e.g. while wasting time at the bus stop.

    10 votes
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  20. highlight input of different authors as Etherpad does

    Thumbs up for your idea and the current status.
    To make it really useful in collaborative editing it would be nice to have the original highlighting of Etherpad to see who wrote what.

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