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Overleaf is a cloud-based offering that provides LaTeX authoring and collaboration for scientific writing.



About This Service

Key Features

  • Collaborative and Secure System:   Provides an easy-to-use platform to share and collaborate on assignments, research, and documents.
  • Real-Time Error Alerts: See LaTeX errors quickly as they occur, helping the learning process.
  • Set Up Templates: Ensure student authors follow the correct format and guidelines by using the University’s LaTeX thesis and dissertation templates.
  • Collaborate with Link Sharing: Use link sharing to invite and collaborate with as many colleagues as you need.
  • Comprehensive Project History: View the entire project history, how it has changed, and revert to any point on its historical timeline.
  • Advanced Search: Search your projects using advanced reference criteria that make locating information easier.

Getting and Using This Service

How do I access this service?

How do I request this service?

The University offers free professional accounts to students, faculty, and staff with primary accounts. Professional accounts have premium features that are not available to free accounts. 

Who can use this service?

Students, Faculty, Staff, Researchers


How do I get help?

Submit a ticket by clicking the Request Help button on the upper right hand corner of this page.

Alternate Support Process

Technical assistance from Overleaf is obtained through submission of service requests/help tickets directly to Oracle Support, if needed.

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Overleaf is an online LaTeX and Rich Text collaborative writing and publishing tool that makes the process of writing, editing and publishing scientific documents much quicker and easier.  The University of Pittsburgh has recently subscribed to Overleaf Commons—a subscription service for institutions to provide Overleaf Professional accounts to students, faculty, and staff.


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