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Exciting News — ShareLaTeX is joining Overleaf
John Hammersley, John Lees-Miller, Henry Oswald and James Allen

We've got some exciting news — Overleaf and ShareLaTeX are joining forces, and we will be bringing our teams and services together as we continue to build the best tools for collaborative writing.

Overleaf + ShareLaTeX

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.

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
Yewno and Crossref confirmed as speakers at #FuturePub 10
By John Hammersley

Quick link: Register here!

Monday, March 13, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Near Kings Cross, London
Free Pizza & Drinks!

Our 3rd and 4th speakers for #FuturePub 10 are confirmed as Vicky from Yewno and Janne from Peerage of Science!

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