- Posted by Ryan on March 21, 2017
Overleaf Product Update: Read-only invites and Chapter/Part folding
We’re always working to make Overleaf better by introducing new features and improving existing ones. Here are a couple of recent updates that we released this month.
Invite collaborators with either read-only or read-and-edit access
Overleaf provides advanced access control when you're collaborating: with link-sharing turned off, only collaborators you specifically invite by email address have access to your project. Now, you can also specify the access level for your collaborators. When you invite a collaborator, select whether they should have read only access, or full edit access:
The number of named collaborators you can invite to your projects depends on whether you're on our free plan or one of our premium plans.
We're also working on a PDF-only sharing mode, so you can share the latest PDF of your project through Overleaf for commenting, without also sharing the source code. More on that later in the year!
Chapter and part folding
We recently introduced code folding for sections and subsections, and we've now introduced it for chapters and parts, as well. Fold a part, and all the chapters and sections within the part are hidden away until you unfold.
Collapse / Uncollapse all
UPDATE (July 2019). Legacy feature (Overleaf V1 only): Please note that the techniques described below are not currently available on Overleaf (V2).
You can also find new 'Collapse all' and 'Uncollapse all' buttons in the editor bar to easily fold up or unfold your document all in one go:
There were many other minor improvements behind the scenes this month, and we have some more product updates coming soon, so stay tuned!