Posts tagged guides

What's in a Name: A Guide to the Many Flavours of TeX
By Graham Douglas

Perhaps you’ve heard of, or read about, something called “TeX”, “LaTeX” or “pdfLaTeX”—or any one of the multitude of similar-sounding terms—but you aren’t quite sure what they actually mean? If so, then this article is for you: a non-technical background to explain the many variations of TeX-based software: LaTeX, pdfTeX, pdfLaTeX, XeTeX, XeLaTeX, LuaTeX, and LuaLaTeX—what they mean and why they exist.

Preprints are on the rise, and they're gaining in popularity on Overleaf! Here's how it works...
By Mary Anne Baynes

Did you know that you can easily upload your document to multiple preprint servers and repositories, directly from your document in Overleaf? No? Find out how below...

Submitting to pre-print servers from 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.

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.
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!).