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  1. 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…

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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.

      • I would suggest adding templates for more scientific journals, such as, Genome Research, Molecular Ecology etc. Extremely useful!!!

        I just noticed that overleaf provides templates for Genetics, G3, and MBE etc. This is great! I would suggest adding templates for more scientific journals, such as, Genome Research, Molecular Ecology etc. Extremely useful!!!

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        • One-click move of all tables and figures to end of file

          Certain publishers (which is actually, one of the ones listed on your "publish" section) require all tables and figures to be at the end of the file rather than embedded in the text as per "house style". While this is easy to do with some copy and pasting, it seems like something that is fairly straightforward to code so that you can have a one click "toggle" of having the tables and figures either in the main text, or at the end of the file. This would save a lot of tedious work, especially when having to resubmit to different…

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          • Allow people who use emacs or vim key bindings to click on rich text anyway.

            It's fine that I would lose the key bindings. It would be great to be able to use source and vim for heavy editing, and your wonderful rich text interface for lighter editing, without having to go through preferences each time.

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            • BTC

              Please enable bitcoin payments. I would like to pay but I would like to pay this way. Thank you!

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              • Allow Mendeley Journal Name Abbreviations

                Would it be possible to allow for journal name abbreviations from the Mendeley library to be used?

                Currently, they only work via the desktop Mendeley application (by exporting a .bib file with abbreviations turned on) and not through the importing it via Overleaf. This would be a great feature if possible through the Mendeley API.

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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.

                  • 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

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                    • Add starred versions of environments/commands to autocomplete

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

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                      • I suggest you to launch a page where we can easily make engineering drawings

                        Free body diagrams
                        Beams and columns models
                        Circuits
                        Pipes
                        etc.

                        I know there are some programs that can do that, but like me, there are tons of people that are not always working on their own PC, so an online version would make us happy.

                        It would be awesome if the online version had predetermined figures that can be scaled without effort, and someway of creating and saving then as a "model" (it would be somewhat like a "block" in autoCAD language), I mean, if I need a pipe elbow on a figure I'm creating, I would like to import…

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                        • add timeline package

                          Add the timeline package. (https://github.com/cfiandra/timeline)

                          I was trying to use it but compiler couldn't find it.

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                            Thanks for the feedback! It would be best to get this into TeX Live so it will be installed everywhere, but if there’s enough interest, we can install it on Overleaf.

                            In the mean time, note that you can upload your own .sty and .code.tex files to your projects on Overleaf, if you want to use this package right now!

                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • Characters are removed when copying

                                If I copy paste some text from other site into my Overleaf project, if for example there is the word "different", when I paste it disappears "iff" and the resultant word is "dierent". There are some more combination of letters that are removed when pasting. Thanks

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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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                                          Thanks for the feedback. In the preview, you can use all of the standard LaTeX commands, including figure*.

                                          In rich text mode, the current display of figures is pretty basic. Improved figure display is coming soon. We’ll see what we can do with multi-column figures in rich text mode, but it’s important to note that you can still use them if you edit the source directly.

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