Purdue University on Overleaf

Overview

Purdue University are providing free Overleaf Professional accounts for students, faculty and staff who would like to use a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for their projects. Overleaf Professional accounts provide real-time track changes, unlimited collaborators, and full document history.

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 reference managers to best fit into your workflow.

Claim your Professional account on Overleaf by signing up (or signing in) below. You'll need to verify a Purdue University email address in order to receive your free Professional account.

Please note that at the present time, Overleaf is not a suitable platform for Theses that include export controlled information. If your thesis was generated from a project with a Technology Control Plan, please contact exportcontrols@purdue.edu before proceeding.


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Quick Start

Welcome to the Purdue University 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!

For Students

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

You can view the Purdue Thesis templates, or check out our full template gallery for more ideas and inspiration.

 

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.

 

For Researchers

Find a journal template

Through our partnerships within the publishing community, we provide a selection of academic journal templates for articles and papers. These templates automatically format your manuscripts in the style required for submission to that journal.

 

Edit in Rich Text mode or directly in LaTeX

Overleaf provides and intuitive and easy-to-use manuscript editor (our rich text mode), which is especially useful if you or your co-authors aren't familiar with writing in LaTeX.

 

If you prefer to edit directly in LaTeX, you can! Overleaf provides a full collaborative online LaTeX editor you can switch to at any time.

 

Submitting your articles to journals, repositories and more

You can also submit your paper directly to a number of journals and other editorial and review services via the publish menu in the editor. Simply open the publish menu from any document and follow the appropriate 'Submit to ...' link.

 

For Teachers

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.

 

Demonstrating auto-compile error handling to your students

Auto-compile helps users new to LaTeX to find errors in their syntax quickly and easily, and encourages them to fix them as they go, to produce clean, error-free documents.

 

Show your class how to turn on track changes for review (Overleaf v2 only)

Overleaf v2 offers an impressive collection of new and upgraded collaboration features, and your institutional subscription provides all users with access to the powerful track changes feature.

 

Intro Videos

Featured LaTeX Templates

Purdue University Thesis Template
Purdue University Thesis Template
This document describes how to use the puthesis (Purdue University thesis, v1.9.23) LaTeX template in the Overleaf editor to prepare Master theses and PhD dissertations. Please note that at the present time, Overleaf is not a suitable platform for Theses that include export controlled information. If your thesis was generated from a project with a Technology Control Plan, please contact exportcontrols@purdue.edu before proceeding. Guidelines for getting started Open the template and replace the title, author, and other information there with your information. Why write your thesis in LaTeX? Thousands of people have graduated using it. You won't need to “reinvent the wheel.” All formatting details are done automatically, you can concentrate on the content of your thesis instead of worrying about margins, typefaces, etc. It is especially convenient for typesetting mathematics. Many people think it produces more attractive output than other systems. All the software needed is free and is available for a wide variety of software and operating systems. Some (especially engineering, mathematics, and science) journals use LaTeX. You may be able to cut large chunks out of your thesis, change a few lines at the top of the resulting file, and send that to a journal. Using LaTeX is very common in the scientific community. Sooner or later you may need to learn it anyway. For more help and information 1) On the thesis template: Please see the University's Frequently asked questions section. 2) On how to use Overleaf: Please see our Help section, and our short video guide to writing your thesis in LaTeX. Please send any feedback to Mark D. Jaeger (markj at purdue.edu), Manager, Thesis/Dissertation Office.
Mark Senn
MLA Paper
MLA Paper
Adheres to the MLA Style Guide for papers: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ Includes an environment for creating Block Quotations
Richard Samuelson
Your APA6-Style Manuscript
Your APA6-Style Manuscript
This template shows how you can use the apa6 package to write a manuscript in the style of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, which is widely used in the social sciences. The template includes an example bibliography that shows how to automatically generate APA-style citations and bibliography entries. Please see the apa6 package documentation for more information.
Overleaf
LaTeX Template for American Chemical Society (ACS) Journal Submissions
LaTeX Template for American Chemical Society (ACS) Journal Submissions
This is an example document for the achemso document class, intended for submissions to the American Chemical Society for publication. For more information on preparing your manuscript for submission to ACS Publications, please see their resource center.

FAQ & Help

Who should I contact if I have questions about Overleaf or the Purdue license?

Please use our contact form and we'll make sure your question gets to the right person in our team. You can also direct Purdue-specific questions to Ashlee Messersmith, Manager, Thesis/Dissertation Office.


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 :)


I'm having trouble logging in - who should I contact?

Please get in touch with our support team via our contact page, and include the email address you've used to register on Overleaf. We'll be happy to help sort out any problems you have logging in.


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