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Overleaf introduction

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. 

Princeton University provides free Overleaf Professional accounts for all students, faculty and staff who would like to use a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for their projects. Overleaf Professional accounts provide real-time track changes, unlimited collaborators, and full document history.

Access to Overleaf

Sign-up using your Princeton email address to claim your free Overleaf Professional account.

Princeton University Overleaf portal is here.

Contact Us

Contact Scholarly Communications Office at sco@princeton.com for assistance in setting up an account with Overleaf or scheduling a training session on Overleaf.

For technical questions, please email support@overleaf.com for assistance.

Overleaf

Real-time collaboration in your browser!

The convenience of an easy-to-use manuscript editor, with real-time collaboration and structured, fully typeset output produced automatically in the background as you type. Prefer to edit directly in LaTeX? Overleaf provides a full collaborative online LaTeX editor you can switch to at any time.

Short Video Introduction to Overleaf

Interactive Online Introduction to LaTeX

Overleaf offers the following features that ease collaborative research, writing and publishing workflows:

  • Real-time preview of projects to review your document while editing and writing - type on the left and see your finished document on the right.

  • Integrated, streamlined publishing allows you to submit immediately and directly to the journal of your choice with an integrated submission system to dozens of publishing partners.

  • Overleaf for Teaching - provide interactive demonstrations in class and easily create templated assignments on Overleaf for students, there's nothing to install for them to get started!

Free Overleaf Webinar Series!

Overleaf is now offering free webinars! Topics and levels vary and more information can be found by visiting the

Overleaf Webinars page!

You will also find a number of recorded webinars for play on demand.

Short Video Introduction

Short video introduction to the main features of Overleaf.

Interactive Online Introduction to LaTeX

Free online LaTeX course by John Lees-Miller, co-founder of Overleaf.

Part 1: The Basics

Part 2: Structured Documents & More

Part 3: Not Just Papers: Presentations & More

The course was developed for the University of Bristol and the slides are open source and permissively licensed (MIT), so you are free to remix them for use in your own courses.