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Writing my papers and books on Overleaf
By John Hammersley

After Juan got in touch with us as part of the Overleaf Campus Challenge 2016, we invited him to tell us a little more about his work and his collaborations. Here's what he had to say...

Juan Cuadrado photo

My colleague and friend Miguel-Ángel Sicilia and I were working together on a new book, and he said to me:

"We will be continually updating this work and the other must see immediately the update; perhaps we could use Overleaf to make the collaboration easy."

I remember that I said: “to use, what?” And now I use Overleaf for all my academic work!

– Professor Juan Cuadrado

How Overleaf got me into LaTeX
By Shelly Miller
Brian Lucey photo

"I’m pretty much a convert to Overleaf and delighted to be using it. After years of avoiding LaTeX this has done the job for me."

– Professor Brian M Lucey

Overleaf at Australian and NZ Industrial and Applied Maths (ANZIAM) 2016
Edward Waters - Overleaf Advisor
Edward Waters photo

Having been loudly singing the praises of Overleaf for years now, first as a PhD student and then as an ambassador and lecturer, I'm amazed that there are still a good proportion of LaTeX users who haven't heard of it. I was therefore eager to set up a booth at the Australian and NZ Industrial and Applied Mathematics conference, held in Australia's capital city, Canberra, from February 7-11 2016 to spread the word. This was especially the case since Overleaf had generously agreed to sponsor the Conference, specifically the production of the conference handbook which was compiled in Overleaf.

Collaborating without Word - an interview with Matteo De Felice, Climate Scientist at ENEA
By Shelly Miller
Matteo De Felice photo

"In Word it’s really easy to leave comments, make track changes, etc, but it doesn’t scale – if working with 10 people you end up with a massive chain of emails.

LaTeX is a more comprehensive tool, but it’s too hard for non-comp scientists – if you don’t know git, track changes is hard, etc. Overleaf provides a nice balance."

– Matteo De Felice

Collaborating between Barcelona and London - an interview with Eduardo Prieto-Araujo, CITCEA-UPC
By Shelly Miller
Eduardo Prieto-Araujo photo

"I was looking for a collaborative tool for writing LaTeX scientific documents, journal papers and other texts.

My PhD co-advisor is a professor at Imperial College London and I am based in Barcelona, so exchanging latex files for paper reviews through email was not optimal.

Then, we found Overleaf through the website, and since then, we are using it to write different documents in a simple collaborative way, editing the same source file."

– Eduardo Prieto-Araujo