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-====== ​ShareLaTex ​======+====== ​Overleaf ​======
  
-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.+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 ​ShareLaTeX ​for all users at https://​sharelatex.gwdg.de.+The GWDG offers ​Overleaf ​for all users at https://​sharelatex.gwdg.de.
  
 ==== 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 ====
 +
 Collaboration with a user without a GWDG account is possible with the [[https://​www.sharelatex.com/​learn/​Kb/​What%20is%20Link%20Sharing%3F|"​Link-Sharing"​]] function. Collaboration with a user without a GWDG account is possible with the [[https://​www.sharelatex.com/​learn/​Kb/​What%20is%20Link%20Sharing%3F|"​Link-Sharing"​]] function.
  
 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.