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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

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New Feature: Code-folding of sections and subsections
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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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.

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New: Collaborator Autosuggestions
By Ryan Looney

New feature! Sharing protected projects is now even easier with collaborator autosuggestions.

Start typing and select your collaborator's email address when it appears.
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How to write in Markdown on Overleaf
By Lian Tze Lim

Markdown is a light-weight markup language (get it? 😉) that lets you write up something in plain text with some very simple rules, and then transform it to formatted outputs, e.g. HTML. It’s very popular among software developers and programmers, exactly because of its simplicity (and might I add, perfect for note-taking too!).

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