Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Papeeria News, Jan 23: Dropbox Sync

We have launched Dropbox Sync feature which allows for exporting Papeeria projects to Dropbox folders and importing them back. Connect your Dropbox with Papeeria account in the settings and then export projects from Version Control pane.

Dropbox Sync is available to all users who are subscribed to premium plan Delta. You may want to read more about some subtle details in the docs.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Papeeria News, Aug 31: spell-checker updates

TL;DR: hit   Alt+Enter  on word with spelling error to get the list of spelling corrections

Spelling corrections and project dictionaries

We have added spelling corrections and project dictionaries to our spell-checker. Now if you position cursor on a highlighted word and hit  Alt+Enter , you will get a list of corrections.

The list of spelling corrections

Besides, if some word is not known to spell-checker, you can add it to whitelist. Vice-versa, if you see that some word is not highlighted as spelling error, you can add it to blacklist. Both whitelist and blacklist dictionaries are defined on the project level and are available to all collaborators in a single project.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Papeeria News, Aug 3: Auto-Compiling

TL;DR: paid projects can now be compiled automatically in the background


Now you don't have to click "Compile" or hit Ctrl+F9 that often. Compile your project the first time, and Auto-Compiler will continue compiling it for you.

In the user interface Auto-Compiler appears as a robot icon in Compile button. If it is black and moving back and forth then it means that someone, probably you, is typing text in the currently open project. Once typing becomes idle, the robot start compiling it.

Auto-Compiler Robot icon in the Compile button

Read more in Auto-Compiler docs.

Auto-Compiling is available to all users working in paid projects. Upgrade to Delta to benefit from Auto-Compiling in all your projects.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Papeeria News, Mar 21: integration with Mendeley

TL;DR: paid plan subscribers can now pull their bibliography from Mendeley into Papeeria project.

Biblio pane

You can now access bibliography files in the new Biblio pane. It shows a filtered project tree with only bib files and provides a Big Red Button to create or import new bibliography.

Integration with Mendeley

If you're using Mendeley for managing bibliography records, you can now import the references into bibtex file in Papeeria and keep it synced afterwards. This premium feature is available to paying users subscribed to plan Delta

Connect Papeeria with Mendeley in the settings pane

Import references from Mendeley into Papeeria using New Biblio button in the Biblio pane. Currently we pull all available references and write them all into one BibTeX file.

Sync references from time to time in the same Bibliography Files dialog

Friday, November 18, 2016

Papeeria News, Nov 18: updated Plot Builder

TL;DR: edit plot data and styles in a convenient table interface; use Plotly or Gnuplot to build plots

Updated Plot UI

We have upgraded the user interface of our Plot Builder. The builder has been somewhat hidden until today; now it goes much more visible with rich UI for editing data files and for tuning plot appearance. Check out the new "Table" tab in the editor when you open csv files!

All plots from the project are easily accessible from the new Plots pane. You can scan through the produced images, open Plot Builder from the Plots pane or create new plot files. 

Plot Builder UI, Plots Pane and Viewer pane showing the compiled plot

Integration with Plotly

In addition to Gnuplot engine, those who are registered on great Plotly service can now use Plotly to build plots. Switch between Gnuplot and Plotly using "Build Plot" dropdown in the Plot Table UI.

Saving generated files to the project

Last, but not least: you can now save any file which appears in the preview pane into the project. Plots are saved automatically, and if you want to save a PDF with the compiled paper, you can do it with "Save" dropdown in the Viewer pane.

More docs are available on Papeeria Documentation pages.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Papeeria News, Nov 7: lualatex and bugfixes

TL;DR: you can now use LuaTeX engine


LuaTeX is a TeX compiler which is capable of running Lua scripts in TeX documents. It might be handy in some use cases, e.g. for automated layout of trees or for building plots. Check out this project to see a couple of examples.

You can choose LuaLaTeX engine in the project settings or in the Compile dropdown. It is supported in both TeXLive 2015 and TeXLive 2016 distros.


We have made autocomplete less obtrusive and fixed a few bugs. We also significantly improved typing Japanese using standard input methods in Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Papeeria News, Oct 17: references completion

TL;DR: autocompletion suggests labels and bibliography references

LaTeX is very good at  referencing document elements and citing bilibography. If you want to reference a figure in your text, you just put \label tag in the figure and use \ref command to reference it. If you need to reference a biliography record, you use \cite command. Both \ref and \cite format a reference using chosen style,so that "see the results of comparison with Other Product \cite{competitors} in the table \ref{competitor-analysis}" converts to "see the results of comparison with Other Product [3] in the table 2".

Unfortunately it is easy to forget the id of a referenced element, and when  you need to type it in the \cite tag, you often would open a bibliography file to recall what id did you assign to a paper.

Papeeria will help you a little bit by suggesting the list of labels and bibliography records in autocompletion popup. They should show up automatically when cursor enters \ref or \cite tag, provided that the project has been previously compiled. We extract labels and bibliography records from the artifacts produced by TeX compiler so we need at least one compile cycle.