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University of California, Merced on Overleaf


UC Merced Cyberinfrastructure and Research Technologies (CIRT) in the Office of Information Technology (OIT) in partnership with Graduate Division are providing 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.

Overleaf is designed to make the process of writing, editing and producing your research papers and project reports much quicker for both you and your collaborators. Overleaf can also be linked to other services to best fit into your workflow.

Claim your Overleaf Professional upgrade by signing up (or signing in) below. You’ll need to link your account to your UC Merced Single Sign-On (SSO).

Join a community of over 1040 authors at University of California, Merced

Quick Start

For Students

Try out the Overleaf editor with built in tutorial

If you'd like to dive straight into the editor, simply click the button to create a new paper using our quick-start template. A short tutorial will walk you through the main features to quickly get you started.


Browse the Overleaf template gallery

You can find a selection of featured templates, or check out our full template gallery for more ideas and inspiration.


Take our free course to quickly master the LaTeX essentials

If you're new to LaTeX, we've put together a free online course to help you learn the basics. If you have never used LaTeX before, or if it has been a while and you would like a refresher, this is the place to start.


For Researchers

Find a journal template

Through our partnerships within the publishing community, we provide a selection of academic journal templates for articles and papers. These templates automatically format your manuscripts in the style required for submission to that journal.


Edit in Rich Text mode or directly in LaTeX

Overleaf provides an intuitive and easy-to-use manuscript editor (our rich text mode), which is especially useful if you or your co-authors aren't familiar with writing in LaTeX.


If you prefer to edit directly in LaTeX, you can! Overleaf provides a full collaborative online LaTeX editor you can switch to at any time.


Submitting your articles to journals, repositories and more

You can also submit your paper directly to a number of journals and other editorial and review services via the publish menu in the editor. Simply open the publish menu from any document and follow the appropriate 'Submit to ...' link.


For Teachers

Introducing students to LaTeX

Overleaf has several on-demand webinars available that address a variety of beginner, intermediate, and advanced topics.


Help students understand LaTeX errors

Addressing errors as they happen helps ensure that your LaTeX project continues to compile and look the way it should.


Show your class how to turn on track changes for review

Overleaf offers an impressive collection of collaboration features, and your institutional subscription provides all users with access to the powerful track changes feature.


Featured LaTeX Templates

FAQ & Help

Who should I contact if I have questions about Overleaf or the UC Merced license?

If you need technical support while working on any Overleaf projects, please use our contact form and we'll make sure your question gets to the right person in our team.

If you have UC Merced specific questions, please open a ticket here.

I already have an Overleaf account (and a subscription) what should I do?

You can join the UC Merced license with your existing Overleaf account. Note that you will NOT lose any of your research data or projects by opting to switch to site-license.

Visit your Account Settings page to add or confirm your UC Merced email address. This will prompt you to log in through UC Merced SSO and will automatically enroll you in the Overleaf subscription. Logging in with your UC Merced SSO identity will reconfirm your eligibility for the subscription each time you log in.

If you have a personal subscription, you can safely cancel the renewal on your Subscription page. Please get in touch with Overleaf Support using our our contact form to request a prorated refund on for the unused portion of your subscription.

My team has a group subscription already, what should I do?

Please get in touch with Overleaf support using our our contact form. We can help you coordinate getting your team members onto the UC Merced subscription and issue a refund for the unused portion of your group subscription.

I'm new to Overleaf, how should I get started?

We've put together a short How do I use Overleaf help page to give you pointers on exactly that :)

You can also watch upcoming and on-demand webinars.

How do I upload an existing LaTeX project into Overleaf?

Here's how to import existing LaTeX documents into Overleaf.

What packages does Overleaf support?

Overleaf supports the packages listed here.

Search our FAQ for more help