Overleaf FAQ

What is Overleaf?

Overleaf is a cloud-based LaTeX editor commonly used in higher education for scholarship, publishing, and collaboration. Overleaf is similar in many ways to Google Docs, but is a much more feature-rich platform that enables high-quality typesetting. Overleaf is very often used in technical and scientific documents, but it is also used to create templates for dissertations, journal submissions, and many other applications.


How do I get access to Overleaf?

Overleaf is free to anyone who wishes to use it, but in order to access premium features, a paid version is required. Currently, Library & IT has a limited Collaborator license for Overleaf that is available to faculty. The Collaborator license allows for collaborating with other scholars, syncing with GitHub and Dropbox, and tracking changes, along with many other features.

If you would like access to the Overleaf @ Bucknell license, please complete the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Software Request Form.

Note that we are not giving students access to the license at this time and recommend that they use the free version.


What resources does Overleaf have for getting started?

Overleaf has a wide variety of help resources available.


Start here: ➡️ Overleaf Documentation Home

Watch and learn: 🖥️ Overleaf Webinars (live and on-demand)


LaTeX Resources

Overleaf Resources


Need more help? Send an email to Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship at dps@bucknell.edu.


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