Reykjavík University on Overleaf


Háskólinn í Reykjavík býður upp á aðgang að ritunarforritinu Overleaf Professional. Forritið hentar nemendum og kennurum sem vilja nota LaTeX ritvinnslu í verkefnum sínum og er hægt að nota það bæði sem einstaklingur eða í hópum.

Overleaf er hannað til að gera frumskrif, breytingar á texta, framleiðslu rannsóknargagna og verkefnisskýrslna fljótlegri. Hægt er að vinna verkefni með ótakmörkuðum fjölda samstarfsaðila og fá allar breytingar skjalaðar í rauntíma. Overleaf getur einnig tengst öðrum rannsóknarforritum sem henta vinnulagi hvers og eins (dæmi: Zotero og Grammarly).

Nemendur og kennarar HR fá fullan aðgang í gegnum HR með því að skrá sig eða staðfesta aðild með netfanginu.

Reykjavik University is providing free Overleaf Professional accounts for all students, faculty and staff who would like to use a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for their projects. Overleaf Professional accounts provide 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.

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Quick Start

Welcome to the quick start guide to Overleaf. We've put together some useful resources and links in the sections below, and if you have any questions about how to get started please let us know and we'll be happy to help!

Nemandi / Student

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.


Rannsakandi / Researcher

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 and 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.


Kennari / Teacher

Publishing your projects in the Overleaf gallery

A quick way to share your course templates or lecture notes is to publish them in the Overleaf gallery. You can publish any project from Overleaf to the gallery in just a few clicks.


Demonstrating auto-compile error handling to your students

Auto-compile helps users new to LaTeX to find errors in their syntax quickly and easily, and encourages them to fix them as they go, to produce clean, error-free documents.


Show your class how to turn on track changes for review

Overleaf v2 offers an impressive collection of new and upgraded collaboration features, and your institutional subscription provides all users with access to the powerful track changes feature.


Featured LaTeX Templates

Reykjavik University Assignment
Reykjavik University Assignment
A minimal template, for creating an assignment.
Egill Anton Hlöðversson
Reykjavík University Project Report and Thesis Template
Reykjavík University Project Report and Thesis Template
Reykjavík University template for CS Project reports, Dissertations, and Master's and Bachelor's thesis.
Joseph T. Foley
Template for physics reports
Template for physics reports
Template for students in physics at Reykjavik University.
Friðrik Hover
Reykjavík University Proposal Template (detailed)
Reykjavík University Proposal Template (detailed)
Reykjavík University Proposal Template (detailed) Written by Joseph Timothy Foley <foley AT ru DOT is> Template for writing project proposals, particularly those for Mechatronics (T-411-MECH) or Design (VT HUN1013). Includes examples for Axiomatic Design Theory.
Joseph Timothy Foley
Reykjavík University Basic Report Template
Reykjavík University Basic Report Template
A basic report template for use at Reykjavík University
Joseph Timothy Foley
Concept Generation Template
Concept Generation Template
Simple template for proposing 3 final project concepts
Joe Foley
Basic Academic Journal Article Template
Basic Academic Journal Article Template
This is a basic journal article template which includes metadata fields for multiple authors, affiliations and keywords. It is also set up to use the lineno package for line numbers; these can be turned on by adding the 'lineno' option to the documentclass command.
John Hammersley
A quick guide to LaTeX
A quick guide to LaTeX
Know the LaTeX command you want to use but can't remember how to write it? Here we present a great tips sheet produced by Dave Richeson; it's pre-loaded in Overleaf so you can see how the commands work instantly. Simply click on the button above to open a version in Overleaf for editing (and to quickly copy and paste the commands you need!). For more comments visit this page on Dave's site, or if you'd like to work through a fuller introduction to LaTeX why not check out our free online course?
Example by Division by Zero
Metropolis Beamer Theme
Metropolis Beamer Theme
Metropolis is originally created by Matthias Vogelgesang and is available from as well as CTAN. More information about the theme, including the design principles, can be found at This version demonstrates the use of a progress bar under the frame titles. See the manual for other customisation options.
Matthias Vogelgesang
Book design inspired by Edward Tufte
Book design inspired by Edward Tufte
Edward Tufte is a pioneer in the field of data visualization, and his works inspired the creation of two LaTeX classes for books and handouts. Here we present the excellent sample book produced by the The Tufte-LaTeX Developers pre-loaded into Overleaf (formerly writeLaTeX) for you to use as a starting point for your own work. Simply click the button above to use Overleaf to create and edit your article - there's nothing to install and no sign up required. When you're finished, use our integrated publish to figshare option to publish your work freely online. Click here if you'd like to try the corresponding Tufte handout design on Overleaf. PS: If you're new to LaTeX, our free online LaTeX course covers all the steps you need to get you started.
Example by The Tufte-LaTeX Developers
Standard document
Standard document
A4 document with page numbering and adjusted margins. Included options for gentium and times font, as well as language.
Christian L.
Reykjavik University Physics Lab Report Template
Reykjavik University Physics Lab Report Template
Physics Lab Report Template, Reykjavík University
Hákon Örn Árnason

FAQ & Help

Hvert leita ég ef ég hef spurningu um OVerleaf eða Overleaf-leyfi Háskólans í Reykjavík?

Notaðu eyðublaðið 'Hafa samband' ef þú þarft tæknilega aðstoð fyrir Overleaf verkefni og við sjáum til þess að spurningar þínar berist réttum aðila til að svara þér.

Ég hef ekki notað Overleaf áður, hvar á ég að byrja?

Við höfum sett saman stuttar útskýringar fyrir þig á hjálparsíðunni 'Hvernig á ég að nota Overleaf?'

Hvernig á ég að hlaða öðru eða gömlu LaTex verkefni sem ég er með upp í Overleaf?

Hér er svar við hvernig á að hlaða upp LaTex skjali í Overleaf. FAQ on how to import existing LaTeX documents into Overleaf.

Hvaða viðbætur styður Overleaf?

Overleaf styður þessa viðbætur.

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

Please use our contact form and we'll make sure your question gets to the right person in our team.

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 :)

How do I upload an existing LaTeX project into Overleaf?

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

What packages does Overleaf support?

Overleaf supports the packages listed here.

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