AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, writeLaTeX)

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    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, 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!

    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

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

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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.

    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

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

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    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.

    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, 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!

    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, 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.

    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

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

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    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, 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.

    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, 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.

    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, 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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    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

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

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    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, 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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    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, 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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    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, 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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    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, 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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    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

    @Jana Still planned!

    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

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

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    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

    Thanks, Eric! That's a good tip.

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    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

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

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    2 comments  ·  Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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!

    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, 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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    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!

    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, 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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    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, 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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    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, 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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    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

    Hi Max:

    You should be able to use external most of the time now. I say "most of the time", because we're still rolling out an upgrade to the preview servers that makes it work properly. It should be running full time within a couple of weeks.

    In the mean time, there is a way to externalise to different projects, which may help: https://www.overleaf.com/help/205-i-have-a-lot-of-tikz-or-matlab2tikz-figures-so-im-getting-a-compilation-timeout-can-i-externalise-my-figures

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    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

    Just to add: The keyboard shortcuts that are available are documented in the menus at the top of the editor.

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    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

    Better API support is still planned! In the interim, you can now do a lot more using our git bridge, which is fairly scriptable. Details at www.overleaf.com/blog/195 !

    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

    Great idea! We are working on this. Thanks for the feedback! :)

    AdminJohn Lees-Miller (CEO / Founder, writeLaTeX) commented  · 

    Great idea!

    It might be a while before the API stabilises, but I'll try to publish something soon.

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