Overleaf/WriteLaTex: trial access for one year (Jan-Dec 2015)

January 14, 2015

Overleaf logoOverleaf is a new collaborative writing and publishing system developed by the team behind the popular WriteLaTeX editor. Overleaf is designed to make the process of writing, editing and producing scientific papers much quicker for both authors and publishers. Overleaf/WriteLaTeX can also be linked to your Mendeley account for quick import of your Mendeley reference library.

The Stanford University Libraries are sponsoring a one year free trial of Overleaf/WriteLaTeX for all students, faculty and staff who would like to use a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for their projects.


Some of the features of Overleaf/WriteLaTeX include:

  • Online collaboration, rich text editing or full online LaTeX editing.  If you prefer to edit directly in LaTeX, Overleaf provides a full collaborative online LaTeX editor you can switch to at any time.
  • Real-time collaboration in your browser for sharing and editing protected projects with authorized users. You can add and remove collaborators at any time.
  • Real-time preview of projects to review your document while editing and writing.
  • Integrated, streamlined publishing allows you to publish immediately and directly to the journal of your choice with an integrated submission system to over a dozen publishing partners already, with more to come in 2015.


John Hammersley the founder of  Overleaf/WriteLaTeX will be on campus to provide information sessions and answer your questions.  Please register for one of these sessions:

Monday  Jan 19th 1:30-3:00 (Huang 203)
Tuesday Jan 20th 10-11:30 (Spilker 218)
Tuesday Jan 20th 12-1:30 (Huang 203)
Wednesday Jan 21st  2:30-4:00 (Shriram 108)

Questions or comments?  Please contact Helen Josephine.