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New Feature: Code-folding of sections and environments
Filip Stollár

The first version of code-folding is now live on Overleaf! You can fold and unfold sections to make it easier to navigate through and work on large documents.

Code-folding of sections of Overleaf

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Come join us in London on March 13th for #FuturePub 10
By John Hammersley

Quick link: Register here!

Monday, March 13, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Near Kings Cross, London
Free Pizza & Drinks!

After a great turnout at our last #FuturePub in London in September, and given that lots of people are in town for the London Bookfair in March, we're hosting our tenth (!) #FuturePub as a pre-LBF event on March 13th!

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600,000 users on Overleaf make over 2 billion edits!
By John Hammersley

We’re excited to announce that Overleaf now has over 600,000 registered users! And not only that… together you've made over 2 billion edits across all the projects you've worked on over the past 4 years. That's simply amazing!

For those of you wondering what 2 billion edits looks like, it's equivalent to around 11.5 billion pages compiled – so over four years we've compiled (on average) 100 pages each second! Or, to put it another way, if you printed off all of those pages and stacked them up, you'd have a pile 9,000km high – 1000 times the height of Mount Everest!

We've come a long way since it was just John Lees-Miller and I at the start of it all back in 2013... cue artistic shot of two explorers looking upwards on Mt. Everest – alas no, this isn't John and I :)

Mount Everest by Lloyd Smith

Photo by Lloyd Smith, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link to original.


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Overleaf CTO Dr John Lees-Miller interviewed for #DevWeek17
Based on an interview by Cameron Shepherd of Digital Science

DeveloperWeek 2017 is the world’s largest developer expo and conference series with over 50 week-long events and dozens of city-wide partner events. The theme this year is, ‘The Industrial Revolution of Code’ – examining the ways in which code is revolutionizing the way we conduct business and ourselves.

To celebrate #DevWeek17, Digital Science – Overleaf's lead investor – are conducting a series of interviews of those involved in the development of new tools and innovations in the research space. Delighted to help kick things off, our very own Dr John Lees-Miller is up first! Here's his first answer; check out the original interview for the full set, including John's advice for those looking to break into the competitive world of software development.

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Case Study - Purdue University - Graduate School improves thesis authoring and submission processes
By Mary Anne Baynes

The Purdue University Graduate School was evaluating tools and solutions that would address the following goals:

  1. Make the thesis writing process easier for students.
  2. Decrease the amount of time and work required by the Graduate School to review theses.
  3. Streamline the thesis review process.

Providing premium Overleaf accounts and customized writing templates to all students, faculty and staff is helping the Purdue Graduate School achieve these goals.

Purdue and Overleaf

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