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LaTeX and Overleaf

Overleaf Introduction

Penn Libraries now offers institutional access to Overleaf, the online collaborative LaTeX editing platform.

Set up your free Overleaf Professional account or convert your existing personal account through the Penn Libraries Overleaf Portal.

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LaTeX and Overleaf

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LaTeX is an open source typesetting program that's particularly good for mathematical and scientific publications. Overleaf is an online LaTeX and Rich Text collaborative writing and publishing tool that makes the whole process of academic writing, editing and publishing much quicker and easier.

Looking for the official UPenn dissertation template? Find it here.

Getting Started with LaTeX

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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