Stanford University on Overleaf

Overview

The Stanford University Libraries are providing free Overleaf Professional accounts for all 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.

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Quick Start

Welcome to the Stanford 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 find more Stanford-related 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

Stanford University PhD Thesis Template (suthesis-2e.sty)
Stanford University PhD Thesis Template (suthesis-2e.sty)
Stanford University PhD thesis style (suthesis-2e.sty) LaTeX template. This is unofficial so you should always double check against the Registrar's office rules; see http://library.stanford.edu/research/bibliography-management/latex-and-bibtex This template contains an example of use to help you get started, and further documentation can be found within the suthesis-2e.sty file.
Emma Pease (Original by Joseph Pallas)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) - Large 2-Column Format Template
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) - Large 2-Column Format Template
This is a sample file for ACM large trim, 2-column journals, specifically showing an example of a paper for ACM Transactions on Graphics, using acmart.cls v1.55 (2018/07/25). It is provided by the ACM as a template for submissions, and pre-loaded in Overleaf (formerly writeLaTeX) for ease of editing online. Please see the ACM Submission Guidelines page for more details on manuscript preparation. This large double column format is used for submissions to ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG). Once your article is complete, you can use 'Submit to ACM' button at the top of the Overleaf editor bar to quickly download your paper files and go straight to the appropriate ACM submission site.
IEEE Demo Template for Computer Science Journals
IEEE Demo Template for Computer Science Journals
The IEEE provides guidelines for the preparation of papers and presentations for their conference proceedings, including a series of LaTeX templates. A number of templates using the IEEE style are available on Overleaf to help you get started - click above to use this template for Computer Science journals, or use the tags below to find more. IEEEtran.cls version: 1.8b
Michael Shell
SPIE journal article LaTeX template
SPIE journal article LaTeX template
This template is for authors submitting a manuscript to an SPIE journal. The Overleaf template allows journal authors to write, edit, and collaborate online. Authors can then submit the paper to an SPIE journal by downloading the PDF and source files generated from Overleaf. Detailed author guidelines for SPIE journals can be found at http://spie.org/AuthorGuidelines. SPIE journals include: J. Applied Remote Sensing J. Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems J. Biomedical Optics J. Electronic Imaging J. Medical Imaging J. Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS J. Nanophotonics J. Photonics for Energy Neurophotonics Optical Engineering If you're new to Overleaf and LaTeX, check out the free introductory course for help getting started.
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) - Large 1-Column Format Template
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) - Large 1-Column Format Template
This is a sample file for ACM large trim, single column journals, using acmart.cls v1.55 (2018/07/25). This template is provided by the ACM - please see the ACM Submission Guidelines page for more details on manuscript preparation. This large single column format is used for submissions to: The Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT) ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH) PACM on Programming Languages (PACMPL) Proceedings of the ACM on Measurement and Analysis of Computing Systems (POMACS) ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP) Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction (PACMHCI) Once your article is complete, you can use 'Submit to ACM' button at the top of the Overleaf (formerly writeLaTeX) editor bar to quickly download your paper files and go straight to the appropriate ACM submission site.
NSF Grant Proposal Template
NSF Grant Proposal Template
This template provides a style file for the easy preparations of NSF grant proposals. As part of the template, a list of pre-defined journal abbreviation commands are included, for easy reference in your proposal. See also the NSF biographical sketch ("biosketch") template available here.
Originally by Stefan Llewellyn Smith and Sarah Gille, this version on Overleaf by John Hammersley
NSF Grant Proposal LaTeX Template (MIT-MATH)
NSF Grant Proposal LaTeX Template (MIT-MATH)
This template provides a structure for preparing NSF grant applications according to their formatting guidelines It is provided by MIT-MATH to help you use LaTeX for writing your NSF proposals. Please start by reading MIT-MATH's instructions in the Guide to Using the NSFmaster Template, and then click the button above to open the template for editing online with Overleaf.
Template for preparing your submission to GENETICS using Overleaf
Template for preparing your submission to GENETICS using Overleaf
Overleaf and the Genetics Society of America (GSA) have created this template for authors submitting manuscripts to GENETICS. The template allows authors to easily prepare and edit their manuscripts using Overleaf. Authors can then submit manuscripts to GENETICS by using the PDF and source files generated from Overleaf. To begin writing online (in your browser), simply click the Open as Template button, above. The Overleaf template will be loaded, and additional guidelines for preparing your submission are included within the template itself. If you're new to Overleaf and LaTeX, check out our free introductory course for help getting started. (Updated: 25 July 2018)
LaTeX template for NSF-style Biographical Sketch
LaTeX template for NSF-style Biographical Sketch
This is a template created by Ted Pavlic to help researchers prepare the senior personnel 2-page biographical sketch ("biosketch") that is required by the NSF for large multi-university NSF grant proposals. You can read Ted's original post here.

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