Overleaf is an online collaborative writing and publishing tool that makes the entire process of writing, editing and publishing scientific documents quick and easy. Overleaf provides the convenience of an easy-to-use LaTeX editor, combined with real-time collaboration, producing fully compiled output automatically in the background, as you type.
To register, browse to https://www.overleaf.com/org/weizmann and click Sign Up.
Existing Overleaf users who registered previously with the Weizmann email address were automatically upgraded to the Professional edition.
Users with non-Weizmann email address can change it to their institutional in order to receive the Professional edition upgrade.
Click here to see the instructions on Overleaf website.
Please note! If you hold a privately paid plan on Overleaf, you are welcome to cancel it through the account Subscription page.
Key Overleaf features
- All you need is a Web browser
Overleaf compiles your project for you, so you can see results right away. There's no software to install, and you can start writing and collaborating instantly. Real-time preview also makes it great for learning, as you can see exactly how your final project looks as you type!
- Always have the latest version
Never worry about leaving that key document at home when you're travelling. With Overleaf, you can access your documents at any time, from any device.
Collaborating with others? Overleaf transparently synchronizes changes applied by all authors, so that everyone always has the latest version.
- Effortless sharing
Every document you create on Overleaf is private by default, with two easy ways to share your work with collaborators – via private invitation or by link sharing.
Link sharing allows you to share your projects via secret links. Just turn on link sharing, send the link to your co-authors, and they can review, comment and edit. Simply turn the link off to make your project private again.
Private invites allow you to invite select, named collaborators to access your projects.
- Automatic real-time preview
Overleaf compiles your project in the background, and its automatic real-time preview lets you see the output PDF right away. This is great for learning, and helps avoid building up errors in your project. You can switch preview on or off, as desired.
- Real-time change tracking and commenting
With real-time commenting and integrated chat, you can discuss your work without having to switch to e-mail, printed versions or any other tool. You can leave comments, provide quick feedback and resolve issues, all within Overleaf. You can also keep track of every change made to your project, as well as of the specific person who made it. You can easily see what your co-authors or reviewers have changed, and how changes impact the document. Accept or reject individual changes quickly with a click of a button, and move onto the next change requiring your attention, all within the editor.
- Complementary rich text and LaTeX modes
Prefer to see less code when you’re writing? Working with colleagues more familiar with WYSIWYG editors, such as Microsoft Word? If so, simply switch to editing in Overleaf's rich text mode, which renders headings, images, formatting and equations directly in the editor.
If you prefer to edit directly in LaTeX, you may naturally switch back to that at any time.
- Quickly track down LaTeX errors
Overleaf shows you errors and warnings as you go, so you can catch them early. It displays them inline, saving you the trouble of having to search for them in the LaTeX log.