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Overleaf, web editor for LaTeX documents

Overleaf is a web service from Digital Science & Research Ltd. , which allows users to create complex and impressive documents in the system Latex .

The Faculty of Informatics, the Faculty of Philosophy and the Faculty of Science purchased for their employees and students For license . Thanks to the license, an unlimited number of users can collaborate on one document. Users can track changes to documents, revert to historical versions of a document, and use links to services Mendeley , GitHub and Dropbox . The service is an alternative to faculty installation of TeX .

If you are interested in making the Overleaf service available at your faculty, please contact the staff of the Computer Science Center of your faculty.


To use the editor with a professional, For licenses register with your faculty e - mail address (see articles Sending and reading mail to FI and E-mail accounts and mail at FF ). If you already have a personal account on the Overleaf service, add your faculty e-mail address (from the domains,, or to your e-mail addresses in your account settings .

Preparation of documents

IN university templates choose one of the offered document templates. These are currently templates for preparation final theses , letters and presentations . For more templates, see gallery . You can start editing the selected template by clicking on the "Open as Template" button.

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

You can download the finished document in the form of source code or a PDF document via the "Download" section in the editor's main menu, which you can access via the "Menu" button in the upper left corner of the editor.

Further instructions in English can be found at the Overleaf website ; For example, overleaf allows you to send an article directly from the environment for publication in a journal.

Advanced use

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

In addition to working through a web editor, you can access your documents on Overleaf via Git . This allows you to work on your documents without an Internet connection and maintain current and historical versions of documents locally on your computer. You can find the address of the document's git repository via the "Git" button in the editor's main menu, which you can access via the "Menu" button in the upper left corner of the editor.