How to Use Overleaf for collaborative Academic Writing — Part I

What is Overleaf

How can you collaborate with yourself (working in different devices), your colleagues and students when you use Overleaf for text composition

Let’s set up the document first

This is the simple interface of Overleaf when you first start. Click on “New Project” to get started
This is the first screenshot when you start working with Overleaf
The Interface of Overleaf when you first open the Sample Paper

The Left Window

Now we have three panes. You can put all your files in the leftmost panes to get started
The structure of the middle panel. Just change the minimum you need to change (see the text below)
Your Name \\ Your co-author’s name
We have uploaded the bibliography file, indicated where to find the citation information, and all set
This is how it is going to look like after we have turned on the rich text
What happens when you hit “share” in Overleaf

A theory of creating sections within Overleaf and getting things done

We created four documents and put them in the file manager in Overleaf
\include{name of the document}. 
You can include as many sections as you like in the Overleaf document and reorder them

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