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Overleaf, web editor of LaTeX documents

Overleaf is a web service from Digital Science & Research Ltd. that lets users create impressive documents on the system Latex .

The Faculty of Informatics purchased for its employees and students Pro license . Thanks to the license, an unlimited number of users can collaborate on a single document. Users can track changes in documents, revert to historical versions of documents, and take advantage of service links Mendeley , GitHub and Dropbox . Service is an alternative to faculty installation of TeX .


To use the editor with For Licensing sign up with your faculty email address. If you already have a personal account on Overleaf, add your faculty email address (from the domain) to the email address at your account settings .

Preparation of documents

IN university templates choose one of the offered document templates. Currently these are templates for preparation final theses , letters and presentations . For more templates, see gallery . Click on the “Open as Template” button to start editing the selected template.

You work with three panels in the editor. The left panel shows the directories and files that your LaTeX document consists of, and allows you to create, rename, move, and delete files. The center panel shows the source text of the edited document; With the "Source - Rich Text" switch, you can switch between raw source text and the mode where Overleaf replaces standard LaTeX tags with an output format preview. The right panel then shows a preview of the translated LaTeX document.

The finished document can be downloaded as a source code or a PDF document via the "Download" section of the main editor menu, which can be accessed via the "Menu" button in the upper left corner of the editor.

More tutorials in English can be found at Overleaf website .

Advanced use

It uses Overleaf to automate the rate latexmk . This program automatically runs commands to generate index, bibliography, etc. Default program behavior latexmk It is suitable for the preparation of English documents, but for example, when setting up indexes with Czech alphabetical order, it is necessary to change the executed commands, see instructions .

In addition to working through a web editor, you can access Overleaf via Git . You can find the address of the document's git repository via the “Git” button in the main editor menu, which can be accessed via the “Menu” button in the upper left corner of the editor.