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en:services:email_collaboration:sharelatex [2020/02/20 10:22]
bbrauns [Overleaf]
en:services:email_collaboration:sharelatex [2021/06/14 16:25]
bwegman1 [Preconditions For Use]
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 ==== Preconditions For Use ==== ==== Preconditions For Use ====
  
-A valid GWDG full account, a current web browser and basic LaTeX knowledge are required to use the Overleaf service. +A valid [[en:services:general_services:customer_portal:account_info|GWDG full account]], a current web browser and basic LaTeX knowledge are required to use the Overleaf service.  
 + 
 +An **upgrade or enabling** of the account is __not necessary and not possible anymore__. Please also consider the advice regarding [[en:services:email_collaboration:sharelatex#collaboration]] below.
  
 ==== Collaboration ==== ==== Collaboration ====
-Collaboration with a user without a GWDG account is possible with the [[https://www.sharelatex.com/learn/Kb/What%20is%20Link%20Sharing%3F|"Link-Sharing"]] function. 
  
-Alternatively, the activation of registered account can be requested. The external user must register an account at https://www.gwdg.de/registration. Afterwards the owner of the GWDG account sends an e-mail to support@gwdg.de and requests the activation for the registered account.+Collaboration with a user without a [[en:services:general_services:customer_portal:account_info|GWDG full account]] is possible with the [[https://www.sharelatex.com/learn/Kb/What%20is%20Link%20Sharing%3F|"Link-Sharing"]] function.
  
-Please note that because of licensing reasons we can only grant access to users who have a direct or indirect connection to the University of Göttingen or the Max Planck Society.+Users without an account as described in [[en:services:email_collaboration:sharelatex#preconditions_for_use|preconditions]] can **only** be invited to edit a document through the "Link-Sharing" function. Sending invitations to the user's email address will **lead to an error** during login using the email link. Users without a [[en:services:general_services:customer_portal:account_info|GWDG full account]] have to be invited using the "Link-Sharing" function. 
 + 
 +==== Licensing ==== 
 + 
 +Please note that because of licensing reasons we can only grant access to users who have a connection to the  
 +  * [[http://www.uni-goettingen.de|University of Göttingen]] 
 +  * [[https://mpg.de|Max Planck Society]] or  
 +  * higher education institutes in Niedersachsen, Germany via [[https://academiccloud.de/help/kb/general|academiccloud.de]]
  
 ==== Usage informations ==== ==== Usage informations ====
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 In rare cases, compiling larger Tex files results in an Internal Server Error. In this case, use the options: Compile-Mode: Fast [draft] and Syntax Checks: Do not check syntax In rare cases, compiling larger Tex files results in an Internal Server Error. In this case, use the options: Compile-Mode: Fast [draft] and Syntax Checks: Do not check syntax
 +
 +==== FAQ ====
 +
 +Q: Does Overleaf offer git or dropbox integrations?\\
 +A: No, unfortunately the manufacturer reserves this for his cloud service:
 +https://de.overleaf.com/for/enterprises/features
 +
 +Q: Is there a limit on the number of collaborators?\\
 +A: There is no limit upon the number of collaborators per project.
 ===== What is LaTeX? ===== ===== What is LaTeX? =====
  
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 Additionally the website allows simultaneous, collaborative editing of a document by several users. Files and documents are organized in so called projects to which other users can be invited. Additionally the website allows simultaneous, collaborative editing of a document by several users. Files and documents are organized in so called projects to which other users can be invited.
  
-===== Additional resources to ShareLaTeX? =====+===== Additional resources to Overleaf? =====
  
-Overleaf has a [[https://de.overleaf.com/learn|good introduction]] to LaTeX and how to use ShareLaTeX+Overleaf has a [[https://de.overleaf.com/learn|good introduction]] to LaTeX and how to use Overleaf
  
 There is also a large selection of templates available at [[https://de.overleaf.com/templates|overleaf.com]] which can be downloaded as a ZIP file and uploaded into our service with the //Upload Project// function to start a new project based on this template. There is also a large selection of templates available at [[https://de.overleaf.com/templates|overleaf.com]] which can be downloaded as a ZIP file and uploaded into our service with the //Upload Project// function to start a new project based on this template.
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 ===== What is Overleaf not? Does GWDG consult on LaTeX? ===== ===== What is Overleaf not? Does GWDG consult on LaTeX? =====
  
-In many ways ShareLaTex is easier to use than a standard LaTeX installation on a PC. Nevertheless ShareLaTeX is not a WYSIWYG editor like LyX and some basic knowledge of LaTeX is required to work with ShareLaTeX. The [[https://de.overleaf.com/learn|tutorial at overleaf.com]] however is a great help and can be used directly with our service as well.+In many ways Overleaf is easier to use than a standard LaTeX installation on a PC. Nevertheless Overleaf is not a WYSIWYG editor like LyX and some basic knowledge of LaTeX is required to work with Overleaf. The [[https://de.overleaf.com/learn|tutorial at overleaf.com]] however is a great help and can be used directly with our service as well.
  
-GWDG currently does not consult with regard to using  LaTeX or offers training. Errors or problems when using Overleaf can of course be reported to our user support.+GWDG currently does not consult with regard to using LaTeX or offers training. Errors or problems when using Overleaf can of course be reported to our user support.