Fondren Library is very happy to offer a new subscription to the Rice Community!
Overleaf: New users with a rice.edu email will be directed to register via SSO. Existing users will be prompted to associate your account with SSO.
If you already have a personal free Overleaf account:
Log in to your existing Overleaf Account
From the homepage, got to Account, then select Account Settings from the drop down menu
In Account Settings, under Emails and Affiliations, select Add another email account and add your Rice email account. Overleaf will recognize it as a Rice email and will say in order to add the email, your Overleaf and Rice University Accounts will need to be linked
Select Link Accounts and Add Email
After going through the necessary email verification steps, you should now be able to log in to your existing account using the log in through your institution option, which will ask for your Rice email and then will let you sign in using your NetID and password.
*Note: If you have already made a different account using your Rice email account, you will not be able to link your Rice email to your personal Overleaf Account. At the moment, Overleaf does not allow accounts to be merged, but you can always email email@example.com for assistance. Additionally, in order for Overleaf to verify your institutional affiliation, you need to make sure that your directory information is public. This can be done through Esther, under Personal Information.
Overleaf is a collaborative cloud based LaTeX tool which makes writing, editing and publishing scientific papers much easier than other editors available.
All Rice University students, faculty and staff now have access to a free Overleaf Pro account. You can sign in at the Rice University home page for Overleaf to access your account.
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!
A special thanks to Paul Padley, Sara Lowman, and Denis Galvin for their support in the Overleaf subscription acquistion.
This guide is a collaborative effort by Raiya Myren, '23, and Debra Kolah of the Fondren Library User Experience Office.