Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) on Overleaf
INAF is providing free Overleaf Pro+ accounts for all students, faculty and staff who would like to use a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for their projects.
Overleaf is designed to make the process of writing, editing and producing your research papers and project reports much quicker for both you and your collaborators. Overleaf can also be linked to other services such as Mendeley, Git and Plot.ly to best fit into your workflow.
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Welcome to the quick start guide to Overleaf. We've put together some useful resources and links in the sections below, and if you have any questions about how to get started please let us know and we'll be happy to help!
Try out the Overleaf editor with built in tutorial
If you'd like to dive straight into the editor, simply click the button to create a new paper using our quick-start template. A short tutorial will walk you through the main features to quickly get you started.
Browse the Overleaf template gallery
Take our free course to quickly master the LaTeX essentials
If you're new to LaTeX, we've put together a free online course to help you learn the basics. If you have never used LaTeX before, or if it has been a while and you would like a refresher, this is the place to start.
Publishing your projects in the Overleaf gallery
A quick way to share your course templates or lecture notes is to publish them in the Overleaf gallery. You can publish any project from Overleaf to the gallery in just a few clicks.
Setting up your class
Simply click the button to set up a group on Overleaf for your class. You'll then be able to add students to your group by email address.
Using the Overleaf assignment creation & submission tools
Once you've set up your class (see above), this video shows you how to create and distribute assignments to your students.
You can also read a quick guide to the assignment tools on our blog.
FAQ & Help
Who should I contact if I have questions about Overleaf or the INAF license?
Please use our contact form and we'll make sure your question gets to the right person in our team.
I'm new to Overleaf, how should I get started?
We've put together a short How do I use Overleaf help page to give you pointers on exactly that :)
How do I upload an existing LaTeX project into Overleaf?
What packages does Overleaf support?
Overleaf supports the packages listed here.
Quick links to Overleaf integration guides
- Linking your Mendeley account, for quick import of your Mendeley reference library.
- Work offline with Git: how to sync your Overleaf projects using Git.
- See also How to synchronize an Overleaf LaTeX paper with a Github repository (external).
- How to create plots and figures with Plot.ly and import them into your Overleaf projects.
- How to publish your projects on figshare to get an instant DOI.
- How to import your references from Zotero.
- How to setup an auto-backup using Overleaf → Dropbox → BitBucket (external).