Duke University on Overleaf

Overview

Duke University is providing free Overleaf Professional accounts for participating for faculty, staff, and collaborators in Computer Science, Pratt Engineering, and Physics. Overleaf provides a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for their projects. Overleaf Professional accounts provide real-time track changes, unlimited collaborators, and full document history.

Overleaf is designed to make the process of writing, editing and producing your research papers and project reports much quicker for both you and your collaborators. Overleaf can also be linked to other services to best fit into your workflow.

Faculty, staff, and collaborators of Computer Science, Pratt Engineering and Physics should sign in with your NETID below. If you have not been enrolled in this subscription or have questions, contact overleaf-admins@duke.edu.


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Quick Start

Welcome to the quick start guide to Overleaf. We've put together some useful resources and links in the sections below, and if you have any questions about how to get started please let us know and we'll be happy to help!

For Students

Try out the Overleaf editor with built in tutorial

If you'd like to dive straight into the editor, simply click the button to create a new paper using our quick-start template. A short tutorial will walk you through the main features to quickly get you started.

 

Browse the Overleaf template gallery

You can find a selection of featured templates, or check out our full template gallery for more ideas and inspiration.

 

Take our free course to quickly master the LaTeX essentials

If you're new to LaTeX, we've put together a free online course to help you learn the basics. If you have never used LaTeX before, or if it has been a while and you would like a refresher, this is the place to start.

 

For Researchers

Find a journal template

Through our partnerships within the publishing community, we provide a selection of academic journal templates for articles and papers. These templates automatically format your manuscripts in the style required for submission to that journal.

 

Edit in Rich Text mode or directly in LaTeX

Overleaf provides and intuitive and easy-to-use manuscript editor (our rich text mode), which is especially useful if you or your co-authors aren't familiar with writing in LaTeX.

 

If you prefer to edit directly in LaTeX, you can! Overleaf provides a full collaborative online LaTeX editor you can switch to at any time.

 

Submitting your articles to journals, repositories and more

You can also submit your paper directly to a number of journals and other editorial and review services via the publish menu in the editor. Simply open the publish menu from any document and follow the appropriate 'Submit to ...' link.

 

For Teachers

Introducing Students to LaTeX

Overleaf has several on-demand webinars available that address a variet of beginner, intermediate, and advanced topics

 

Help students understand LaTeX errors

Addressing errors as they happen helps ensure that your LaTeX project continues to compile and look the way it should.

 

Show your class how to turn on track changes for review

Overleaf offers an impressive collection of new and upgraded collaboration features, and your institutional subscription provides all users with access to the powerful track changes feature.

 

Featured LaTeX Templates

FAQ & Help

Who should I contact if I have questions about Overleaf or the Duke license?

Please use our contact form and we'll make sure your question gets to the right person in our team.


Who should I contact if I have questions about the Duke Overleaf license?

If you have questions about which programs are participating in the Duke Overleaf license, please contact overleaf-admins@duke.edu.


I'm new to Overleaf, how should I get started?

We've put together a short How do I use Overleaf help page to give you pointers on exactly that :)


How do I upload an existing LaTeX project into Overleaf?

Here's an FAQ on how to import existing LaTeX documents into Overleaf.


What packages does Overleaf support?

Overleaf supports the packages listed here.


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