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Overleaf Pilot Project Goes into Extension

July 11th, 2022 | by
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We have great news to announce: The Overleaf service, which enables collaborative editing of LaTeX documents, is extending its pilot until February 2023!

What exactly the service is and what features it includes, we have summarized for you in this blog post.

We would like to inform that the project team is working on a continuation of the project. The pilot operation will continue until further notice. As soon as there is concrete information about further plans of Overleaf, we will inform you about it in a new blog post. Currently there are still 250 slots available. If you are interested in Overleaf, please send an email to the IT-Servicedesk.

(Status: September 28, 2023)

Overleaf is offered in cooperation between the IT Center of RWTH Aachen University and the Technical University of Darmstadt. For scientific publications LaTeX is a popular program. ShareLaTeX offers the possibility to work together in a team on the same publication without a local installation. Documents can be easily created and edited online in the browser.

The extension of the pilot phase is also accompanied by an increase in the number of users: initially these were limited to 100, but now 250 people can use the service at the same time.

Please note that the following features are different from the cloud version:

  • External collaborators will be shown as “Anonymous” when editing and commenting.
  • There is no cloud storage, as you have to use Overleaf on-premise in the pilot.
  • There is no linking to Gitlab and Github possible.

You still have open questions that could not be clarified in this article? Then simply write an email to the IT-Servicedesk.

Responsible for the content of this article are Arlinda Ujkani, Sabine Scherm and Nadja Binz.

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