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en:services:email_collaboration:sharelatex [2020/02/20 10:22]
bbrauns [What is ShareLaTeX not? Does GWDG consult on LaTeX?]
en:services:email_collaboration:sharelatex [2021/06/14 16:25] (current)
bwegman1 [Preconditions For Use]
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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 Overleaf service. ​+A valid [[en:​services:​general_services:​customer_portal:​account_info|GWDG full account]], a current web browser and basic LaTeX knowledge are required to use the Overleaf service.  
 + 
 +An **upgrade or enabling** of the account is __not necessary and not possible anymore__. Please also consider the advice regarding [[en:​services:​email_collaboration:​sharelatex#​collaboration]] below.
  
 ==== 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. 
  
-Alternatively,​ the activation of 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.+Collaboration with a user without a [[en:​services:​general_services:​customer_portal:​account_info|GWDG full account]] is possible with the [[https://​www.sharelatex.com/learn/​Kb/​What%20is%20Link%20Sharing%3F|"​Link-Sharing"​]] function.
  
-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.+Users without an account as described in [[en:​services:​email_collaboration:​sharelatex#​preconditions_for_use|preconditions]] can **only** be invited to edit a document through the "​Link-Sharing"​ function. Sending invitations to the user's email address will **lead to an error** during login using the email link. Users without a [[en:​services:​general_services:​customer_portal:​account_info|GWDG full account]] have to be invited using the "​Link-Sharing"​ function. 
 + 
 +==== 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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 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? =====
  
-Overleaf has a [[https://​de.overleaf.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://​de.overleaf.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 Overleaf 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://​de.overleaf.com/​learn|tutorial at overleaf.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 Overleaf 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.