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The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries now provides free Overleaf Pro accounts for all faculty, staff, and students who would like to use a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for their papers and projects. Claim your free 10GB Pro account on Overleaf by signing up through our CMU Overleaf Portal https://www.overleaf.com/edu/cmu. You’ll need to use a verified CMU email address in order to receive your free Pro account.

Overleaf is designed to make the process of writing, editing and producing your research papers and project reports much quicker for both you and your collaborators. Overleaf can also be linked to other services such as arXiv, GitHub and KiltHub to best fit into your workflow.

Features of Overleaf: 

  • Real-time collaboration in your browser for sharing and editing protected projects with authorized users. You can add and remove collaborators at any time.
  • Real-time preview of projects to review your document while editing and writing.
  • Immediate reporting of errors and warnings as you write, so you can catch issues early, and it shows them inline, so you don't have to find them in the LaTeX log.
  • Automatic typesetting of bibliographies within the Overleaf window: no need to separately compile bibliography (.bib) files.
  • Integrated, streamlined publishing allows you to publish immediately and directly to the journal of your choice with an integrated submission system to over a dozen publishing partners already, with more to come in 2016
  • Create 'Protected Projects' for added security. You can authorize selected users to have access and can add & remove collaborators at any time.

Overleaf for Book Authors

Link Your ORCID

Link your ORCiD account to your Overleaf account via the ORCID @ CMU Portal

 

OpenType Fonts Available

A huge range of OpenType fonts are available on the Overleaf platform for use with modern TeX engines (XeTeX and LuaTeX).

About Overleaf

Real-time collaboration in your browser!

The convenience of an easy-to-use manuscript editor, with real-time collaboration and structured, fully typeset output produced automatically in the background as you type. Prefer to edit directly in LaTeX? Overleaf provides a full collaborative online LaTeX editor you can switch to at any time.

 

Interactive Online Introduction to LaTeX

 

Overleaf offers the following features that ease collaborative research, writing and publishing workflows:

  • 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 submit 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.

Collaborate with Overleaf

Collaboration tools

Every project you create has a secret link. Just send it to your co-authors, and they can review, comment and edit. Overleaf synchronizes changes from all authors, so everyone always has the latest version. More advanced tools include protected projects and integration with Git.

Collaborate online and offline with Overleaf and Git

Protected projects with Overleaf Pro

Contact Us

Questions about Overleaf?

Contacts: 

Your Liaison Librarian

David Scherer, Scholarly Communications and Research Curation Consultant, daschere@andrew.cmu.edu

Contact Overleaf or email support@overleaf.com

Scholarly Communications and Research Curation

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Contact:
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Carnegie Mellon University Libraries
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412-268-2443