Wilfrid Laurier University on Overleaf
Wilfrid Laurier University is providing 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.
Overleaf is a solution provided and supported by the Office of Research Services for use by Laurier faculty, staff, and students.
As per Policy 9.5 External Information Technology and Cloud Services Policy, a Privacy and Security Impact Assessment has been completed for Overleaf and this solution has been approved for use with Internal (type 2) Information. Overleaf has not been evaluated for use with Restricted (type 3) Information. Please view the Policy 3.4 Data Classification and Information Management for more information on data types.
Before utilising this solution, users should be aware of the following:
- While Laurier has access to aggregated metrics, others at the university will not have access to User’s projects without the User granting permission.
- Users are encouraged to download a backup of their project if concerned about the retention of their research product.
- Users should be aware that as a cloud-based solution, the data you provide to Overleaf is not stored on Laurier servers and may be stored outside of Canada.
If you have questions or would like more detail about how your personal information and research product is stored and retained in Overleaf, please contact Charity Parr-Vasquez at firstname.lastname@example.org or see Overleaf’s Privacy Notice.
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Join a community of over 521 authors at Wilfrid Laurier University
Welcome to the quick start guide to Overleaf. We've put together some useful resources and links in the sections below, and if you have any questions about how to get started please let us know and we'll be happy to help!
Try out the Overleaf editor with built in tutorial
If you'd like to dive straight into the editor, simply click the button to create a new paper using our quick-start template. A short tutorial will walk you through the main features to quickly get you started.
Browse the Overleaf template gallery
Take our free course to quickly master the LaTeX essentials
If you're new to LaTeX, we've put together a free online course to help you learn the basics. If you have never used LaTeX before, or if it has been a while and you would like a refresher, this is the place to start.
For Faculty members (Research)
Find a journal template
Through our partnerships within the publishing community, we provide a selection of academic journal templates for articles and papers. These templates automatically format your manuscripts in the style required for submission to that journal.
Edit in Rich Text mode or directly in LaTeX
Overleaf provides and intuitive and easy-to-use manuscript editor (our rich text mode), which is especially useful if you or your co-authors aren't familiar with writing in LaTeX.
If you prefer to edit directly in LaTeX, you can! Overleaf provides a full collaborative online LaTeX editor you can switch to at any time.
Submitting your articles to journals, repositories and more
You can also submit your paper directly to a number of journals and other editorial and review services via the publish menu in the editor. Simply open the publish menu from any document and follow the appropriate 'Submit to ...' link.
For Faculty members (Teaching)
Publishing your projects in the Overleaf gallery
A quick way to share your course templates or lecture notes is to publish them in the Overleaf gallery. You can publish any project from Overleaf to the gallery in just a few clicks.
Demonstrating auto-compile error handling to your students
Auto-compile helps users new to LaTeX to find errors in their syntax quickly and easily, and encourages them to fix them as they go, to produce clean, error-free documents.
Show your class how to turn on track changes for review
Overleaf v2 offers an impressive collection of new and upgraded collaboration features, and your institutional subscription provides all users with access to the powerful track changes feature.
FAQ & Help
Who should I contact if I have questions about Overleaf or the Wifrid Laurier license?
Please use our contact form and we'll make sure your question gets to the right person in our team.
I'm new to Overleaf, how should I get started?
We've put together a short How do I use Overleaf help page to give you pointers on exactly that :)
How do I upload an existing LaTeX project into Overleaf?
What packages does Overleaf support?
Overleaf supports the packages listed here.