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The University of Manchester on Overleaf

Overview

The University of Manchester is providing Overleaf Professional features for all faculty, staff and post-graduate students who would like to use a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for their projects. Overleaf Professional features include 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.

Please Note, Overleaf should not be used for the sharing or storing of highly restricted data and should only contain information which is suitable for the public domain. If you are unsure, or require guidance, the University policies for Data Classification is available here: Information security classification, ownership and secure information handling

Claim your Overleaf Professional upgrade by signing up (or signing in) below. You’ll need to credential through The University of Manchester. For those not as yet eligible for the Professional upgrade, i.e. undergraduates, taught students & ex-staff, you can still access the free version and the many benefits that it offers, such as access to templates, and the ability to collaborate on paper writing.


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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 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 an 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 variety 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 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 University of Manchester license?

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

For any questions related to Library Research Services at The University of Manchester please contact uml.scholarlycommunication@manchester.ac.uk.

If you are a current member of Staff, an active member of the Research community and, or a Post Graduate Researcher and you believe you should have access to the full licence, i.e. an error has been made, then please register your query by raising a ticket via the UoM IT Support Portal.


Please Note, Overleaf should not be used for the sharing or storing of highly restricted data and should only contain information which is suitable for the public domain. If you are unsure, or require guidance, the University policies for Data Classification is available here: Information security classification, ownership and secure information handling


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.


More resources from The University of Manchester Library

Please visit the Library Researcher Services website for more information on disseminating research, managing data, and identifying impact.


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