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  1. user paper size defaults

    allow users to set up their default paper size: it seems to me that you configured overleaf to handle only a4 paper by default

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for getting in touch. We don’t allow upload of .aux files because they are usually generated automatically as part of the build process. Can you elaborate on why you’d like to upload .aux files?

      • 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…

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        • is there a way to include the minted-package at version 2+

          I would need minted at version 2+ in order to use the breaklines option.
          Is there any way to specify the version or upgrade overleaf to version 2
          (as far as i have tested it, it is fully compatible with 1.X)

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          • 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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            • Provide one git repo with all projects inside, including new ones

              Keeping one repo with all my Overleaf projects updated would be much more convenient than having to clone a new repo every time I create a new project. This would also entail new projects automatically being tracked in git, which I think is a good idea.

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                • Rich text mode display figures reliably

                  I only seem to get figures displayed in the rich text editor if I store the image files in the 'root' folder of the project. When I tidy them into a separate folder (and point to the folder) the rich text editor displays [Not Found:...] despite the pdf preview displaying it just fine.

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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks for the feedback. The rich text mode currently doesn’t understand the \graphicspath command, so it only works with images that have a full path specified. We’re planning to improve this.

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                    • Make it possible, to highlight text in the "rich text mode" with different colurs

                      It would be great to be able to higlight parts of the text in the rich text mode in some colours which need to completed or reviesed.

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                      • synchronize with github repository

                        Hi,

                        I think it would be a good idea to keep writeLaTeX files synchronized with GitHub repositories. At least, if there is anything changed in the GitHub repo, writeLaTeX should pop up a reminder, and vice verse. Thanks for considering.

                        Qi

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                        • Don't let enumerate disappear in rich text mode

                          When typing an enumerated list, the parameters

                          $\begin{enumerate}
                          $\end{enumerate}

                          disappear. This can cause quite a bit of confusion and it would be best to leave them visible for ease of highlighting, adding items, etc

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                          • 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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                            • Better Caret

                              Could you improve the caret? Maybe make it bold or have it in a bright color? I always have a tough time trying to find the cursor in the text. A more bolder version in bright colors would be a huge help.

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                                Thanks for the feedback. We’ll see about providing different cursor options. In the mean time, note that you can change the editor theme via your settings, and some themes have different cursors. HTH!

                              • web editor is annoying for git users

                                I have one guy working with git, and I work with web editor. This guy will get many commits from me because my web editor creates these commit s during my editing. It will be much better if the web editor have a save or commit button so I can manually choose when to commit

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                                  Thanks for the feedback. Note that the git user will only get a new commit when he pulls, or if you have manually saved a version via the Versions menu. He won’t get a commit for every edit you make. Does that help?

                                • Find a way to gain finer control over tabs and indentation

                                  The rich text looks great but I see its still has a few kinks to work out. Actually I think your system is great in any case (its just fine without the rich text) but LaTex itself could be more functional (e.g. not much support for tabs and successive indentation)

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                                  • 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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                                    • Easy file management

                                      A file management system to let me move and delete files in and between projects easily.

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                                      • Cannot use find and search functionality effectively.

                                        I'm not experienced in regular expressions. I can't seem to conduct a normal search using Ctrl+F. The search bar pops up but finds and highlights nothing and turns up empty. Not in vim-mode in default mode.

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                                        • set utf8 instead of utf8x as default option for inputenc in “New Paper” template

                                          tex.SE suggest to avoid using utf8x if it is possible. It is quite misleading for novice to get utf8x as default option when creating “New Paper”. I've just wasted about 15 minutes to figure out what's wrong with fncychap package before noticed that I forget to change utf8x for utf8 in newly created paper and this fixed the problem like a charm.

                                          So please, set utf8 instead of utf8x as default option for inputenc in “New Paper” template.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thanks for the feedback. I agree it would be better to use utf8, but utf8x “just works” with a wider range of accents in European languages. We think it’s the lesser of two evils, but we’re certainly open to other solutions.

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