Overleaf provides a collaborative LaTeX editing environment with real-time interpretation of scripting supporting rapid editing.
It is designed to make the process of writing, editing, and producing scientific papers efficient, providing publication-ready support and templates for text, layout, graphics and formula.
Science IT is offering Overleaf Pro+ accounts free of charge to all students, faculty, and staff who would like to use a collaborative, online LaTeX/Rich Text editor for their projects.
Some of the features of Overleaf include:
- Online collaboration in Rich Text or LaTeX editing. Easily switch between either mode.
- Real-time collaboration in your browser for sharing and editing projects with authorized users. You can remove collaborators at any time.
- Real-time preview of projects to review your document while editing and writing – type on the left and see your finished document on the right.
- Integrated, streamlined publishing allows you to publish immediately and directly to the journal of your choice with an integrated submission system to dozens of publishing partners.
- A Teaching Toolkit which allows you to quickly and easily create assignments on Overleaf to send out to students; these assignments can then be completed online on Overleaf and submitted back to you with a single click for marking and review.
- Ability to import LaTeX bibliographic files from Paperpile (a separate citation management tool also provided to Lab students, faculty, and staff free of charge)
Berkeley Lab IT’s Overleaf resource portal is now available, see https://www.overleaf.com/org/lbl/. This portal includes templates, FAQs, and other resources to get you started.