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LaTeX: Using Overleaf

LaTeX and Overleaf

Learn Overleaf

Getting started with Overleaf

Collaborate with Overleaf

Collaboration tools

Every project you create has a secret link. Just send it to your co-authors, and they can review, comment and edit. Overleaf synchronizes changes from all authors, so everyone always has the latest version. More advanced tools include protected projects and integration with Git.

Collaborate online and offline with Overleaf and Git

Using Overleaf

Features & Benefits

Penn users now have access to the full suite of Overleaf Professional account functionality including

  • Unlimited number of invited collaborators and link sharing
  • Real-time collaboration in LaTeX and Rich Text editing modes
  • Full project history view – to see all changes made for the life of the project, with ability to revert to any past changes
  • Real-time track changes
  • Advanced reference search
  • Reference manager sync (i.e. Zotero, Mendeley)
  • GitHub and Dropbox integration (2-way sync) 

Overleaf Template Gallery

screen capture of overleaf project templates

Sign up for Overleaf Pro with Penn Libraries

Go to the Penn Libraries Overleaf Portal to claim your Overleaf Pro account or upgrade your personal account!

  1. If you have an existing Overleaf account, make sure you are completely logged out.
  2. Go to the Penn Libraries Overleaf Portal, scroll down, and click on the green “Log in through your institution” button. When prompted, log in with your PennKey.
  3. You will be presented with buttons to either create a new account or link an existing account. Click the option that meets your situation.
  4. Congratulations! Moving forward, sign into your Penn account at
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