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Four years of collaboration with the LaTeX Community forums and sites
By John Hammersley

Just over four years ago we began one of our first collaborations – working with Stefan Kottwitz of the LaTeX Community forums and sites such as and to provide a direct way for users of those sites to open up code examples directly in Overleaf (then called WriteLaTeX).

To get an idea of how it works, try clicking on the image below. It will open up in Overleaf for immediate editing online, just as if you'd clicked on the "Open in Overleaf" link on the example itself.

Polar plot of a sine function example from
Enhanced Teaching Toolkit now available through our Pro+Teach plan
By John Hammersley
Weekly Homework X template on Overleaf

We're excited to announce that the Overleaf Teaching Tools are now available as part of the new and improved Pro+Teach license.

The teaching toolkit 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.

Growing adoption of ORCID on Overleaf – over 5,000 linked ORCID accounts and four ORCID badges!
By Michael Mazour

At the start of November 2016 we launched our integration with ORCID, to enable users to link their Overleaf account with their ORCID iD to help securely establish their identity and provide a quick way to login to Overleaf using their ORCID credentials.

We're delighted to announce that as of today, 5,295 Overleaf users have linked their ORCID accounts with their Overleaf account – equivalent to almost 50 per day since the launch! It's great to see such a rapid adoption of ORCID by our users, and reflects the growing adoption of ORCID as a standard, persistent identifier for researchers around the world.

We're also excited to have received our first four ORCID badges (who doesn't like badges?!) for officially conforming to the ORCID standards for Authenticating, Collecting, Displaying and Connecting the ORCID iDs on Overleaf. Check out our badge gallery below :-)

Overleaf's four ORCID badges

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

Guest Post Feature: Edifix Converts Unstructured Bibliographies to BibTeX
Guest blog post by Caitlin Gebhard, Inera Inc.

Edifix is an exciting new solution that employs a unique and patented heuristic parsing system to analyze references and create structured data from unstructured, plain text bibliographies. It converts your reference list into a variety of formats, including BibTeX.