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Overleaf LaTeX Editor Professional Upgrade

The UW College of Arts and Sciences, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, Information School, Foster School of Business, and the College of Engineering have partnered in providing foundational funding to support and enable Overleaf Professional features for all students, faculty and staff who would like to use a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for their projects. Overleaf Professional features include real-time track changes, unlimited collaborators, and full document history.


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Overleaf Professional Upgrade

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Overleaf is an online collaborative scientific writing and publishing tool. It is designed to make the process of writing, editing, and producing scientific papers much quicker for authors. Claim your Overleaf Professional upgrade by signing up (or signing in) at the UW resource portal.

After clicking on the above link, if you scroll down you can select Sign on with SSO (single sign on) - then you will be prompted for your UW NetID and Password.

Troubleshooting Access to Overleaf Professional Upgrade

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Tips to gain access to your Professional Upgrade.

If you have an Overleaf Account with your already created try this:

  • Log out of Overleaf 
  • When logging back in, log in using the SSO (single sign on option towards the bottom)
  • Enter your full UW email address as you sign in.
  • If you click Account Settings, you should now see the Professional icon below your email address indicating you have been upgraded.

Additional Support Needed?

Reach out to and the College of Arts and Sciences IT Team will assist.

Alternatively, Overleaf has excellent assistance for Overleaf Specific questions: Contact Overleaf

Learn More about Overleaf

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Overleaf Professional upgrades provide:

  • Real-time collaboration in your browser for working together on a single version of a project, with an unlimited number of authorized users. You can add and remove collaborators at any time throughout the lifecycle of your document.

  • Real-time track changes and visible collaborator cursor(s) ease work on collaborative documents.

  • Enjoy real-time PDF preview of your document while editing and writing - type on the left and see your typeset document on the right.

  • Full history view of your documents – see all changes made for the entire life of the document, with the ability to revert to any older version.

  • Integrated, streamlined publishing - allows you to publish easily and directly to a number of integrated submission systems, including dozens of publishing partners.

  • Use Overleaf for interactive demonstrations and teaching -

  • Two-way sync with Dropbox and GitHub

  • Reference manager sync and advanced reference search

  • Easy table generation via Visual Editor toolbar button

  • Instructional articles and resources:

  • Free webinars with varying levels and topics (live options and pre-recorded on-demand


  • UW resource portal available – including easy sign up, UW templates, FAQs,

    and resource links.