Sharing is at the core of everything we do here, which is why we are so pleased to have improved the sharing project work flow with our latest update.

Often users have multiple email addresses, or even multiple email addresses which point to the same email, such as bob.smith@gmail.com vs bobsmith@gmail.com. If you wanted to share a project with a user, you needed to know which address they used on ShareLaTeX.

Last week we released a great improvement to the entire sharing process to fix these issues. When sharing a project an, invite will be sent the to email address you shared it with. If there is an account registered on ShareLaTeX with that email address it will also show an invite at the top of their project list page.

Invite to LaTeX Project

This means that you can accept an invite with whatever account/e-mail you’re currently using in ShareLaTeX - even if a project was shared with your gmail address, you can accept the invite with your university email address account.

Accept invite to LaTeX projet page

The improved share box now also shows if your collaborator has accepted the invite, and if not you have the option of sending another invite to them.

Share Project Modal

We hope you like these improvements as much as we do. They should result it a frictionless process for sharing projects.

Posted by Henry Oswald on 18 Aug 2016

We are constantly trying to improve the entire authoring workflow on ShareLaTeX, a core part of that has been references which we are investing a lot of time into. Following on from the ability to search for references via our amazing search feature we have added the ability to import your bibliography from Mendeley.

Look in the left hand menu to start the linking of your accounts and to pull in the latest version in future. Your bibliography will be pulled down into mendeley.bib which you can add as another reference source in your LaTeX code.

preview of mendeley import

Posted by Henry Oswald on 18 Jul 2016

Everyone has been in that situation where LaTeX spits out some unintelligible error messages that takes 15 minutes to figure out what it means and how to fix it. At ShareLaTeX, we get a lot of messages from users about these difficult to understand errors, so we’ve started cataloging them and showing you quick actionable hints to help you fix the problem, right there in your project:

Log hints in the latex logs

We’ve started with a few of the most common errors, but our final aim is to catalogue all (or nearly all) of the errors that you might encounter when using LaTeX.

Let us know what you think!

Posted by James Allen on 29 Jun 2016