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Embedding Dropbox Paper docs (display in iframe)- is this on the roadmap?

Embedding Dropbox Paper docs (display in iframe)- is this on the roadmap?

Pamela_M
Helpful | Level 5

I'd love to be able to use Dropbox Paper for our Standard Operating Procedures, but Paper docs are isolationist in that they can't be embedded elsewhere, like Google Docs. We want to embed them in our Project Management software so the Paper doc is in context with the tasks, without forcing our admin to open up separate links.

What's required is for Paper docs to be able to be displayed in an iframe. Is this functionality possible or on your roadmap?  

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Re: Embedding Dropbox Paper docs (display in iframe)- is this on the roadmap?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

Thanks for following up. We don't have a public roadmap for features. This forum thread serves as the feature request and I've sent it along to the team.

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Re: Embedding Dropbox Paper docs (display in iframe)- is this on the roadmap?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

Dropbox doesn't currently offer a way to embed or iframe Paper docs like this, but I'll pass this along as a feature request. I can't promise if or when that might be implemented though. 

Re: Embedding Dropbox Paper docs (display in iframe)- is this on the roadmap?

Pamela_M
Helpful | Level 5

Appreciate the reply, Greg. Am surprised by this news, since the embed functionality is crucial if Paper expects to be an alternative to Google Docs. I would have expected feature parity on this point.

Is there a public roadmap where users can upvote features? 

Re: Embedding Dropbox Paper docs (display in iframe)- is this on the roadmap?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

Thanks for following up. We don't have a public roadmap for features. This forum thread serves as the feature request and I've sent it along to the team.

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Re: Embedding Dropbox Paper docs (display in iframe)- is this on the roadmap?

paulrenshaw-tls
New member | Level 2

@Greg-DB You claimed in this forum reply (https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/API-Support-Feedback/Is-there-a-JavaScript-Embedding-API-for-Paper/t...) that you were tracking it as a feature request over 3 and a half years ago. What's the status?

Re: Embedding Dropbox Paper docs (display in iframe)- is this on the roadmap?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

@paulrenshaw-tls We're still tracking this feature request, but I don't have an update on it. The team hasn't implemented this feature.

Re: Embedding Dropbox Paper docs (display in iframe)- is this on the roadmap?

Mike V.13
Helpful | Level 6

This would be great to have!

Re: Embedding Dropbox Paper docs (display in iframe)- is this on the roadmap?

Pamela_M
Helpful | Level 5
Checking back on this to see if there’s been any progress towards launching this feature.

Re: Embedding Dropbox Paper docs (display in iframe)- is this on the roadmap?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

We're currently in the process of migrating Paper documents to live in the Dropbox file system like other Dropbox files. You can find more information on that migration here.

 

While Dropbox still doesn't offer a way to embed arbitrary Paper docs in an iframe directly, for Paper docs as files in the Dropbox file system, you can use the Dropbox Embedder to embed them. To do so, you would get a shared link for the .paper file, and then use that as the shared link in the Embedder. 

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