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Create the ability to make and use Custom Templates

Create the ability to make and use Custom Templates

Helpful | Level 5
We have several meetings a month that use a custom meeting template for agenda and notes. It would be really nice to have the set up automatically in dropbox paper and be able to use them as templates.
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New member | Level 2

yes, i would love to be able to fully duplicate a doc to solve another problem : 

we use paper to collaborate.

many comments are added to our posts.

when i copy paste the posts to archive done events, the comments are lost.

So, duplicating the entire doc, including the comments, would give us the possibility to save the old versions of the document, without loosing the comments.

New member | Level 2

Same here. we just stared with paper, and need the ability to create custom templates in order to keep the format consistent across the company. we will use paper massively together with our customers in order to document projects and the like, and like to have for each project the same structure. so, having a template would ensure that each project will look the same, from the beginning.

 

ciao

marco

 

Explorer | Level 4

I love the "Create meeting doc" with Google integration. However, I would like to be able to customize the template of this. Or even better I would like to be able to create my own templates that would be along side of the "Create meeting doc" in the same area are "Create new doc".

 

Why do I want/need this?

 

There are several types of meetings that we have within our company and they have different agendas. It would be great to be able to set these up as templates, so that a team could create a new "tactical meeting" and have the template of that meeting agenda ready for them to go.

 

The create a meeting doc feature is exactly what I'm looking for, however, I can't edit the template or create other versions of this. 

 

Also, I would like to be independent of Google Accounts for this, we have Dropbox Business and Office 365 within our company, so we don't want to be tied to Google Accounts for this feature.

New member | Level 2
I'd like to throw in my vote for templating / duplication. We are currently using Evernote to generate job checkout sheets which are based on a "template note" Paper seems like it may be better suited for this but if I cannot duplicate easily I am not going to invest the time to build the forms.
New member | Level 2

I, too, would definitely use duplicate/custom templates!  We have daily, weekly, monthly and annual tasks that have to be completed, and a duplicable checklist template for each one would be fantastic.  Yes, copying and pasting the checklist content does work, but doing this hundreds of times per year is time-consuming and cuts down on productivity.  A duplicate function (or template) would work better.

Helpful | Level 5

Did you receive any answers on this??? We have the exact same situation and would love help!!

 

David C.

Helpful | Level 6
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Hello Chris,

 

Thank you for using Paper! We appreciate taking the time to share your ideas here and be sure that I will be passing them on to our Paper Team. 

 

To share your Paper feedback directly with us while using Paper , you can click on the "?" icon on the lower right corner and click on "Feedback". From that link you can submit your ideas and general Paper related feedback.

 

Thank you.

Explorer | Level 4

This is kind of ridiculous. When I first opened and started using Paper today, there were templates at the top of the screen. I clicked into a different folder and now I can't get them back!

 

Obviously, the capability is there, but it shouldn't be so hard to use. 

Explorer | Level 3

Yes, I was planning to pitch Dropbox Paper to my organization in a meeting tomorrow. I was boasting how great it was to my employer, then dug in deeper yesterday and realized the same short coming that all of you have mentioned. Without the ability to easily copy or (more importantly) create custom templates, it's just not ready for our company's basic daily requirements. Will be sticking with google docs for now. Will check back regularly, though, and hope to see this feature soon!

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