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  1. Open PDFs in new window

    Small suggestion -- in Chrome, clicking the PDF button loads the current document in PDF.js in the same window. Ctrl-clicking doesn't help.

    Not sure if this is possible (ie, whether it's down to the browser / PDF.js extension), but is there any way you could make it load in a new window instead?

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    • Favorite templates

      I would be nice to mark existing templates (from other authors) as favorites.
      This would allow quickly retrieving a previously viewed template, and to rank them to see which ones people use, etc.

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      • Specific Mendelay Folders

        Rather than import your entire Mendelay Library being able to import specific Mendelay folders for specific Overleaf projects would be useful.

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        • Customize compile frequency

          [Similar to other suggestions but not quite in this form] Continuous preview is generally great but IMO sometimes, too enthusiastic. Presumably triggered by typing delays - perhaps this delay could be user-set as I imagine its optimal setting would depend on user/project etc

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            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for the feedback. We’ll look into making that configurable, if there’s enough interest. Watch for improvements to preview speed soon. In the mean time, you can switch to manual preview mode and then hit Ctrl+. to generate a preview whenever you’d like one.

          • Scrivener Integration

            My workflow involves Scivener for the initial organization/writing/collating and then up to Overleaf when the final structure is more or less in place. At this point in the writing process there is no going back - a rubicon that could be dissolved by being able to import/export with Scrivener.

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            • Clicking a project or clicking the overleaf banner (links) should open in same tab, not a new one.

              Clicking a project or clicking the overleaf banner (links) should open in same tab, not a new one.
              Jumping between projects easily ends in many open and redundant browser tabs

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              • Fix cleveref

                I have found that \cref results in reference undefined where \ref works fine.

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                • Support departments references from Mendeley, as currently only authors are supported

                  In Mendeley if you export a citation you get extra {} around the author, see below:

                  @article{TheRoyalAcademyofEngineering2012,
                  author = {{The Royal Academy of Engineering}},
                  title = {{Heat: degrees of comfort?}},
                  year = {2012}
                  }

                  However, within overleaf import bib you don't have the brackets:

                  @article{TheRoyalAcademyofEngineering2012,
                  title = {Heat: degrees of comfort?},
                  year = {2012},
                  author = {The Royal Academy of Engineering}
                  }

                  This causes an issue as your references shows:

                  [7] T. R. A. of Engineering, “Heat: degrees of comfort?” 2012.

                  When it should show:

                  1. The Royal Academy of Engineering. Heat: degrees of comfort? (2012).

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                    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks for reporting this and for taking the time to provide detailed info. We’ll pass this on to Mendeley, who handle the conversion to bibtex, and let you know when we hear back. :)

                  • Is it possible to use external references between different projects?

                    Using the \externaldocument command from the xr-hyper package one can reference other tex documents on a local file system. Would it be somehow possible on Overleaf?

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                      Unfortunately, we don’t currently support external references with xr, because Overleaf projects are isolated from each other. (They may not even be on the same server.) We’ll see if there’s some other way we can provide this kind of functionality.

                    • German Dictionary insufficient

                      The German dictionary is missing a lot of very elementary words and is therefore pretty useless to me. Can't you just include the hunspell-de or the aspell-de dictionary? Or maybe allow the import of .dic files to a project?

                      Examples of trivial missing words:

                      Schwerpunkt
                      Überblick
                      Vorschrift
                      Baustein
                      Datenbank
                      Baustelle
                      Vorbereitung
                      Vorstellung

                      Also lots of composite nouns aren't working. like "Teil" and "Bereich" are in the dictionary, but "Teilbereich" is marked as misspelled.

                      Thanks a lot
                      Max

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                      • Add project-wide spell check

                        I often work on projects with multiple sub-files.

                        It'd be great to have a way of applying spell-check to all of them automatically instead of having to manually go through each: in particular when variable names in inline code gives a lot of false positives :)

                        Something like the ability to generate a list of all detected typos in the project would be brilliant.

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                        • allow to upload empty files

                          I can't upload empty files for some reason. This is convinient to create a bunch of project files stubs locally and upload it to Overleaf.

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                          • Readcube integration for references

                            Now that Mendeley integration is available, I'm still waiting for the ReadCube equivalent. Considering that Digital Science supports both projects I find it a bit strange that such integration isn't already available.

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                            • Make highlighting darker

                              The highlighting in the text editor is very light compared to other programs and can be hard to see. If there is a reason for it to be light you could add multiple settings.

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                                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thanks for the feedback. We’ll look into changing the default colour theme to make the highlight darker. In the mean time, note that you can choose from a variety of colour themes in your settings. :)

                              • create an option to delete a project AND disable the url associated to it.

                                I am able to "remove" a project from the "My Projects" dashboard, but the url associated to the project is still active. I wish it were possible to erase any trace of it.

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                                  We are planning to add an easier way of erasing a project soon. In the mean time, the best thing to do is to erase the content of the main file and delete all of the other files and any saved versions. Thanks for the feedback!

                                • Can \includeonly be used to compile only part of a project?

                                  I am writing a thesis and use \include to include chapters. To make compiling faster I would like to use \includeonly{} to compile only the chapter I am currently working on.

                                  It seems however that this is not possible in writelatex as I get a warning message that the .aux files of the chapters can not be found. This happens in my own document as well as in the first thesis example from the Create New Project menu. As a result the whole bibliography is included but page numbers and TOC are not based on the whole project.

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                                    Thanks for getting in touch. At present, includeonly isn’t supported, because we recompile your entire project from scratch every time. We’ll look at how we can support this in future. Agree it will be very useful for theses. :)

                                  • Does overleaf have spreadsheets?

                                    I need to collaborate with my friend in real time, adding contents to rows and cells of a spreadsheet. Does overleaf have spreadsheets like excel?

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                                    • Bug using Rich Text editor with algorithm environments

                                      When using the Rich Text editor, once I have added an algorithm using the algorithm and algpseudocode packages, the rich text editor beyond those environments no longer updates to show my any rich text.

                                      I have a screenshot of the issue, but can't seem to upload it here.

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                                      • to fix cut, copy via right-click menu

                                        Currently I get an error message, that copy/cut isn't supported via the right-click menu.
                                        Please, try it, it's unnecessarily annoying.

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                                          8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately, browsers restrict access to the clipboard for security reasons, so we are limited in what we can do here. If there is enough interest, we can look at going back to the browser’s default right click menu, which works reasonably well for copy and paste, but doesn’t let us provide some of the other features in the context menu, like synctex. Thanks again for taking the time to write this in.

                                        • Ability to change the font of the rich text view editor

                                          e.g. to a serif font like times new roman

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