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en:services:email_collaboration:sharelatex [2020/02/20 10:20]
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en:services:email_collaboration:sharelatex [2020/04/21 16:09] (current)
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 ====== Overleaf ====== ====== Overleaf ======
  
-Overleaf is an installation of the typesetting system LaTeX on servers, useable through a modern browser without the need to install software locally. This follows the examples of services like Google Docs or Microsoft Office 365.+Overleaf ​(formerly sharelatex) ​is an installation of the typesetting system LaTeX on servers, useable through a modern browser without the need to install software locally. This follows the examples of services like Google Docs or Microsoft Office 365.
  
 The GWDG offers Overleaf for all users at https://​sharelatex.gwdg.de. The GWDG offers Overleaf for all users at https://​sharelatex.gwdg.de.
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 ==== Preconditions For Use ==== ==== Preconditions For Use ====
  
-A valid GWDG full account, a current web browser and basic LaTeX knowledge are required to use the ShareLaTeX ​service. ​+A valid GWDG full account, a current web browser and basic LaTeX knowledge are required to use the Overleaf ​service. ​
  
 ==== Collaboration ==== ==== Collaboration ====
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 Alternatively,​ the activation of a registered account can be requested. The external user must register an account at https://​www.gwdg.de/​registration. Afterwards the owner of the GWDG account sends an e-mail to support@gwdg.de and requests the activation for the registered account. Alternatively,​ the activation of a registered account can be requested. The external user must register an account at https://​www.gwdg.de/​registration. Afterwards the owner of the GWDG account sends an e-mail to support@gwdg.de and requests the activation for the registered account.
  
-Please note that because of licensing reasons we can only grant access to users who have a direct or indirect ​connection to the University of Göttingen ​or the Max Planck Society.+==== Licensing ==== 
 + 
 +Please note that because of licensing reasons we can only grant access to users who have a connection to the  
 +  * [[http://​www.uni-goettingen.de|University of Göttingen]] 
 +  * [[https://​mpg.de|Max Planck Society]] or  
 +  * higher education institutes in Niedersachsen,​ Germany via [[https://​academiccloud.de/​help/​kb/​general|academiccloud.de]]
  
 ==== Usage informations ==== ==== Usage informations ====
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 In rare cases, compiling larger Tex files results in an Internal Server Error. In this case, use the options: Compile-Mode:​ Fast [draft] and Syntax Checks: Do not check syntax In rare cases, compiling larger Tex files results in an Internal Server Error. In this case, use the options: Compile-Mode:​ Fast [draft] and Syntax Checks: Do not check syntax
 +
 +==== FAQ ====
 +
 +Q: Does Overleaf offer git or dropbox integrations?​\\
 +A: No, unfortunately the manufacturer reserves this for his cloud service:
 +https://​de.overleaf.com/​for/​enterprises/​features
 +
 +Q: Is there a limit on the number of collaborators?​\\
 +A: There is no limit upon the number of collaborators per project.
 ===== What is LaTeX? ===== ===== What is LaTeX? =====
  
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 In the end this source text is then rendered into an output file which has the content and rendered text features. Typically this is a PDF. In the end this source text is then rendered into an output file which has the content and rendered text features. Typically this is a PDF.
  
-===== What is ShareLaTeX? =====+===== What is Overleaf ​? =====
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 Usually when working with LaTeX the author needs to install and maintain a suite of tools on his computer that allow editing, rendering and conversion of source texts and output files. Usually when working with LaTeX the author needs to install and maintain a suite of tools on his computer that allow editing, rendering and conversion of source texts and output files.
  
-With ShareLaTeX ​the case is made easier. The whole suite of tools (based on TeX Live) is installed on GWDG servers and is made available through a website. The website also serves as the editor for the source text and generates the output files as downloadable PDFs through the author'​s browser.+With Overleaf ​the case is made easier. The whole suite of tools (based on TeX Live) is installed on GWDG servers and is made available through a website. The website also serves as the editor for the source text and generates the output files as downloadable PDFs through the author'​s browser.
  
 Additionally the website allows simultaneous,​ collaborative editing of a document by several users. Files and documents are organized in so called projects to which other users can be invited. Additionally the website allows simultaneous,​ collaborative editing of a document by several users. Files and documents are organized in so called projects to which other users can be invited.
  
-===== Additional resources to ShareLaTeX? =====+===== Additional resources to Overleaf? =====
  
-ShareLaTex ​has a [[https://www.sharelatex.com/​learn|good introduction]] to LaTeX and how to use ShareLaTeX+Overleaf ​has a [[https://de.overleaf.com/​learn|good introduction]] to LaTeX and how to use Overleaf
  
-There is also a large selection of templates available at [[https://www.sharelatex.com/​templates|sharelatex.com]] which can be downloaded as a ZIP file and uploaded into our service with the //Upload Project// function to start a new project based on this template.+There is also a large selection of templates available at [[https://de.overleaf.com/​templates|overleaf.com]] which can be downloaded as a ZIP file and uploaded into our service with the //Upload Project// function to start a new project based on this template.
  
-===== What is ShareLaTeX ​not? Does GWDG consult on LaTeX? =====+===== What is Overleaf ​not? Does GWDG consult on LaTeX? =====
  
-In many ways ShareLaTex ​is easier to use than a standard LaTeX installation on a PC. Nevertheless ​ShareLaTeX ​is not a WYSIWYG editor like LyX and some basic knowledge of LaTeX is required to work with ShareLaTeX. The [[https://www.sharelatex.com/​learn|tutorial at sharelatex.com]] however is a great help and can be used directly with our service as well.+In many ways Overleaf ​is easier to use than a standard LaTeX installation on a PC. Nevertheless ​Overleaf ​is not a WYSIWYG editor like LyX and some basic knowledge of LaTeX is required to work with Overleaf. The [[https://de.overleaf.com/​learn|tutorial at overleaf.com]] however is a great help and can be used directly with our service as well.
  
-GWDG currently does not consult with regard to using  LaTeX or offers training. Errors or problems when using ShareLaTeX ​can of course be reported to our user support.+GWDG currently does not consult with regard to using LaTeX or offers training. Errors or problems when using Overleaf ​can of course be reported to our user support.