Thanks everyone - MakeUseOf features WriteLaTeX (again)!

If you were using writeLaTeX in 2012, you may recall that on Christmas Day we were featured in a review at It looks like we've been picked up by their radar again - writeLaTeX features on today's "Cool Websites and Tools" post!

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Five LaTeX templates for IEEE journals and conferences

The IEEE provides guidelines and templates for the preparation of papers and presentations for their conference proceedings.

We've pre-loaded five standard uses of the IEEE style into writeLaTeX to help you get started.

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WriteLaTeX for Research
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Guest blog post by Mikhail Klassen

When I started graduate school in 2009, I was looking for a good way to keep track of my research progress. I knew it was very important to keep a research notebook, but I didn't know what was the best way of doing this.

In 2010, I started compiling regular notes in a special folder on my desktop. Before long I needed a system to organize them all. A system eventually came together, but it wasn't perfect. Worst of all, I couldn't share my system very easily with others. People saw my LaTeX research diary system, mumbled “That’s cool”, but only a few other geeks started using it.

In 2012, I discovered WriteLaTeX, which changes everything.

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WriteLaTeX for Education

Following requests from a number of our users, we've put together a short page describing some neat ways you can use writeLaTeX as a teacher or lecturer with a class full of students.

At the simplest level, you can create links to open your TeX resources (such as assignments or course notes) in writeLaTeX, but the possibilities don't stop there.

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Create password-protected documents on Overleaf

With protected projects (available as part of Overleaf Pro), you have greater control when sharing your documents with collaborators and reviewers.

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