The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries now provides free Overleaf Pro upgrades 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 upgrade 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 upgrade.
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:
Video tutorials - a series of 21 short videos by Dr. Vincent Knight of Cardiff University.
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.
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.
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.
This guide was first published by former Scholarly Communications and Research Curation Consultant Librarian, David Scherer.