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

When you have a .bib with hundred of references, it can be annoying to hunt through it looking for a specific entry and \cite key. That’s why we’ve made it possibleto search for entries in your .bib files by author, title, year or journal, and then enter the citation key directly without needing to leave the editor:

References Search Modal

To access the search, press Ctrl-Space in the citation-key autocomplete menu:

Citation Autocomplete Menu

I hope you enjoy using this feature and that it improves your citing workflow. Let us know what you think!

Posted by James Allen on 07 Mar 2016