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.
Below is a free online LaTeX course by John Lees-Miller, co-founder of Overleaf:
This course was developed for the University of Bristol and the slides are open source, so you are free to remix them for your own use.
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!
This text-based introductory tutorial does not assume any prior experience of LaTeX but, hopefully, by the time you are finished, you will not only have written your first LaTeX document but also acquired sufficient knowledge and confidence to take the next steps toward LaTeX proficiency.
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.