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Overleaf

ponta 310 · May 7

Target Language - English

Overleaf is a website to use LaTeX on the cloud server. LaTeX is a text editor that specializes to write treatises. You can easily show formulas or figures using LaTeX, but it's complicated to set up its environment. However, Overleaf doesn't need any preparation. I only used Word of Microsoft, but it isn't good at showing formulas. You have to look for commands to use it, but it is much easier than other programming languages. (By the way, can I say "it isn't harder at all than..." instead of the previous sentence?)


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Frank 0

Overall feedback & comment:

I agree with secretpostman's corrections.

Latex is very cool indeed! I pretty much write all of my assignments in LaTeX. You can actually install it so you can use it locally as well which is what I do. I wonder, Is it popular in Japan? I know that there is a package that lets you write Japanese...
Comment added on 05/12/2021

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secretpostman 0 May 7, 2021
Overleaf
Overleaf is a website to use LaTeX on the cloud server.

Overleaf is a website tohat lets you use LaTeX on thea cloud server.

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What you have is okay (except "the"), but sounds awkward. Better to describe the website as *doing* something, or as a place where things happen: "a website where you can use LaTeX".
LaTeX is a text editor that specializes to write treatises.

LaTeX is a text editor that is specializes tod for writeing treatises.

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You could say "that specializes in writing treatises", but it sounds a little strange. Specializing is usually a thing that animate things do.

I probably wouldn't say "treatise" here, but it works.
You can easily show formulas or figures using LaTeX, but it's complicated to set up its environment.

You can easily show formulas or figures using LaTeX, but it's complicated to set up its environment.

"display" would be more natural than "show" here, but it's not incorrect.
However, Overleaf doesn't need any preparation.
I only used Word of Microsoft, but it isn't good at showing formulas.

In the past I only used Word of Microsoft Word, but it isn't good at showing formulas.

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Past tense alone isn't enough here, you need something to indicate the change. In the past, previously, I used to, before.

And we generally just say [company name] [product name] for stuff like this. Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop. Ford Focus. Apple iPhone. "Microsoft's 'Word'" would be unusual but okay, "Word of Microsoft" is really strange.
You have to look for commands to use it, but it is much easier than other programming languages.

You have to look for commands to use itLaTeX, but it is much easier than other programming languages.

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I think "it" is LaTeX here, but in the last sentence "it" was Microsoft Word, and changing pronoun like that is confusing.
(By the way, can I say "it isn't harder at all than..." instead of the previous sentence?)

Overall feedback & comment:

"it isn't harder at all" sounds a little awkward to me. "it isn't at all harder" sounds better. Just... seems to have a better rhythm, I don't think it's more correct. "it isn't any harder at all" sounds best.
Comment added on 05/07/2021