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      13 comments  ·  Feedback  ·  Admin →
      John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

      Hi there! This forum is no longer monitored, as noted above.

      However, one workaround is to use our git integration: https://www.overleaf.com/blog/195-new-collaborate-online-and-offline-with-overleaf-and-git-beta

      Our integration with ShareLaTeX will also soon bring improvements to the file tree:
      https://www.overleaf.com/blog/518-exciting-news-sharelatex-is-joining-overleaf

      HTH!

      John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

      @SOWEN Thanks for the reminder. It's on my list, too.

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        John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

        @David: If you start a free trial of Pro, you can access the full project history and recover any version of your project. If you have any questions, please contact support --- this forum is no longer monitored.

        John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

        Thanks, Kroum, for the feedback and the link -- we'll have a look. :)

        John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

        Thanks for the feedback! I definitely plan to add this feature.

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          2 comments  ·  Feedback  ·  Admin →

          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.

          John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

          Thanks, Chris! We will get in touch with them. Nice to see this progressing :)

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            6 comments  ·  Feedback  ·  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.

            John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

            Browser support for clipboard operations is still hit and miss. For example, it still doesn't work in Google Docs for me in FireFox (Mac), but you’re right that it does now work in Chrome.

            We have made some progress on this with “copy", at least, and it should be available in the editor soon!

            John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

            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.

            John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

            That's a good suggestion. We'll see what we can do.

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              Thanks for reporting this. We are tracking this issue - it’s fixed in the latest version of MathJax, so we are working on upgrading but have hit some snags. More news soon!

              John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

              @Herman Apologies for the delay. This turned out to be more difficult than expected. We have someone working on it now, and hopefully we'll have a fix tested and released soon.

              John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

              The issue is only present on Chrome --- using Firefox is a possible workaround, while we get this sorted out.

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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.

                John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                @sugeerth: 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.

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                  John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                  Thanks for the feedback. This is still planned but waiting behind other work. We'll get there!

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                    13 comments  ·  Feedback  ·  Admin →

                    Update: We recently added a pdf.js preview option that you can select from your project’s settings (gear in the top right). It’s still in beta, but do give it a try!

                    Options for higher resolution image previews are also being considered, so continue to let us know if that’s what you want!

                    John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                    @Jeffrey Thanks for the feedback. Yes, the main thing keeping the PDF preview in beta now is performance. We're looking at how we can improve that.

                    John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                    Thanks for the feedback! We are still working on getting this ready to become the default. In the mean time, you can try it while it's in beta: in your project’s settings (gear in the top right), choose PDF (beta) for the Preview Format option (bottom left).

                    John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                    Thanks for getting in touch! You might have to make a change before the preview will refresh. Also, it will look pretty similar until you resize the preview to zoom in --- then it should be clearer than the default JPEG option.

                    John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                    @Eric thanks for the feedback -- options for better preview resolution are definitely planned.

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                      John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                      @Lauri Thanks for the reminder! This is still on our list of things to look into.

                      In the mean time, converting offline and then uploading the pdfs to Overleaf, as suggested by Fabian in another comment, is the best workaround.

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                        John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                        @Alexandre Thanks for the reminder! This is still on the list. In the mean time, if you have words you'd like to remove from your dictionary, you can send a message to support via www.overleaf.com/contact and we can help remove them.

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                          John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                          @Margriet Thanks for the pointer! I agree this would be really helpful, and we are certainly planning to do it.

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                            John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                            There isn't yet support for EDO, EEQ, etc., unfortunately. In the mean time, there is auto-complete that will insert many commonly used environments etc. when you start typing.

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                              John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                              @Jana Still planned!

                              John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                              I agree that a sidebar would help a lot. Thanks for the feedback! :)

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                                John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                                Thanks, Eric! That's a good tip.

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                                  John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                                  This is still on our list, but for now we recommend going through GrindEQ (http://grindeq.com/).

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                                    Better nested folder support is coming soon, but until then there is a trick you can use to create nested folders: just put a slash into the name, e.g. “foo/bar” will create a folder foo with a subfolder bar. Thanks for the feedback!

                                    John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                                    That's a good point, Quang Thinh Ha: it will initially display as 'foo/bar', but if you create or upload any files, they will turn up in the the subfolder. Better support for this coming soon!

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                                      John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                                      No updates so far. If you're looking for other ways to work offline and/or take backups, you may be interested in accessing overleaf via git. Here's an example of how to make it work with Dropbox, too: http://www.maxkemman.nl/2015/04/backup-overleaf%E2%86%92dropbox%E2%86%92bitbucket/

                                      John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                                      It's also worth noting that for offline working, you can now access your Overleaf projects via git! See https://www.overleaf.com/blog/195 for more info.

                                      John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                                      Thanks for the feedback. This is still planned. Stay tuned for updates soon.

                                      John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                                      @Rei Thanks for the feedback. We are planning to change that bit to remove the version numbers, due to popular demand. :) We'll try to get this tested and rolled out as soon as possible.

                                      John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                                      @Anat Thanks for the feedback. If you click on the 'Location' option, you can choose any folder in your dropbox to save the files to. It will also remember that for the next time you click it. Does that help?

                                      John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                                      Thanks for the feedback, Scott. That's a good use case, and this is definitely on our list of things to do.

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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!

                                        John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                                        @Vincenzo

                                        Thanks for the feedback! We'll be including a way to purge the git history, as well, but in the mean time, the best thing to do is to get in touch via www.overleaf.com/contact with the URL of your project, and we'll manually delete the git history for you.

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                                          John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                                          Glad to hear that! FYI, it is mostly due to improvements in CodeMirror, the open source editing components that we use. The CodeMirror community has done a lot of work on better mobile support.

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                                            John Lees-MillerAdminJohn Lees-Miller (Admin, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

                                            Thanks for your comments, everyone.

                                            For fellow vim users, it's worth noting that you can use the g modifier with movement commands to move within visual (soft) wrapped lines, so gj, gk, etc. will do what you expect. There is another suggestion to provide an option to make movement keys always behave this way:
                                            http://support.overleaf.com/forums/137318-feedback/suggestions/5487527-extend-the-vim-editing-mode-to-allow-jk-movement-o
                                            which seems like it would solve a lot of the problems with soft wrapping for vim users.

                                            Another workaround that's popular with users of git and other version control systems is to put one sentence per line, but many people do not seem to like this.

                                            We've considered several ways of implementing a hard line wrap, but we've not found a nice solution that works well on all of the screen sizes we have to support and in a collaborative setting with multiple users working concurrently. So, I'm increasingly leaning toward the vim configuration option above, rather than a hard wrap. I'll change this to Under Review, which is more accurate.

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