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can't find way to insert new page in paper

can't find way to insert new page in paper

Alofbk
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I want to add new pages but can't find a way to get the insert menu.  No blank line.

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Alofbk
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Lusil and Rich,

Thanks very much for your help.

The solution to the problem I was having appears to require me to hover over the area I want to insert a new section/paragraph AND WAIT a couple of seconds before pressing the Enter key.  It seems a little quirky but it has permitted me to move forward with my project.

Cheers,

Alofbk

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Rich
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Pretty sure that there are no page breaks in Paper. You'll have one long continuous "page" as long as you're in Paper. Once you export the document to, for instance, Word format, it will have multiple pages if it's long enough.

Alofbk
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Rich, thanks for the reply.

I am exploring Dropbox Paper as a possible solution for gathering both photos/video and text/comments from several folks who I took a trip with.  I would like the end product to be similiar to a power point/slide show (I am thinking Paper's  Present option?).  I would like to have the ability to create and edit (add/delete/move) slides/sections (what I previously called a new page).

   I have created some sections and added text and photos.  I am able to insert/add a new blank line (and therefore have access to other menus/functions) within the first section and before the 5th and currently the last section but have not found a way to do so for the other sections.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Alofbk

 

Lusil
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Hey there @Alofbk!
 
When you’re using the presentation mode of a Paper doc (which you can start by clicking on the Play button that’s on the top right-hand side of your screen), you can split the doc into sections similar to a slideshow by adding a separator in between, or in other words, a line. 
 
This line will only be visible in your Paper doc, and not when presenting it. You can add it by pressing Enter to start a new paragraph and:
  1. Typing in three dashes (---). 
  2. Typing in one dash (-) and tap Enter again.  
If I’ve misunderstood your concern and you’re looking for something different, let me know and I’ll make sure to get back to you as soon as possible. Cheers! :grin:

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Alofbk
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Lusil,

Thanks for the response.

However,  you said 

        "You can add it by pressing Enter to start a new paragraph and:"

but that does not happen for me.

When I hover over the area in the document where I want to insert/start a new paragraph (is this the same as a new section?) and press Enter (or click) I am sent to the top of the document to the start of the title of the document.

Perhaps relatedly, I also have not found a way to insert anything between 2 section break lines or delete an unwanted section break line.

Thanks,

Alofbk

 

Alofbk
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Lusil,

Update.  I think I have found out what I was doing wrong.  I'll let you know

Alofbk
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Lusil and Rich,

Thanks very much for your help.

The solution to the problem I was having appears to require me to hover over the area I want to insert a new section/paragraph AND WAIT a couple of seconds before pressing the Enter key.  It seems a little quirky but it has permitted me to move forward with my project.

Cheers,

Alofbk

Lusil
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Thanks for letting us know, @Alofbk! If you have any other questions or feedback for us, just give us a shout. In the mean time, have a lovely day! :laughing:


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