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Saving Paper docs to existing Dropbox folder structure/file-system.

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

Hi

A number of us have started using dropbox paper at work. We want to save documents that we create in paper to an existing Team folder but I can't see how to do this. Any ideas anyone?

219 Comments
Explorer | Level 4
I agree with many commenters that this is a very important feature as part of using Dropbox + Paper to manage projects. While it is possible to have a file structure in each, this process complicates the management of folders and files, requires additional time to manage, and increases the possibility of duplicating work or losing track of files. It would be great to have an update on this, and what is the recommended solution from the Dropbox Team.
New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Is it possible to navigate to paper documents from the desktop dropbox folder?

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Dropboxer
Hi @grammarpanda, currently, you can directly navigate to all of your Paper docs from your Paper Home
 
Nonetheless, I’ve moved your comment to this thread in the Share an idea section of the Community so as to keep relevant feedback together. 
 
I hope this helped to some extent. Let me know if you have any other questions!
New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hi @Lusil,

Is Dropbox at all planning on allowing to store Paper files in the existing Dropbox folder structure? Or won't that be allowed because of the integration with Microsoft Office (we love Paper and we don't want to use Microsoft Office)?

Thanks!

Explorer | Level 3

I really have to add my voice to the chorus here. My team was very excited about using DropBox and Paper together but the fact you can't place Paper documents in your DropBox file structure is astounding and I'm amazed that the DropBox team were asking why this might be desired as far back as 2015.

The value could not be more obvious: integration; everything in one place; one single organisation of content.

Box has Box Notes, which are not a scratch on Paper docs, BUT you can store them in Box folders, as you would intuitively expect.

The fact that we cannot do this with DropBox and Paper is an absolute deal breaker and we will now be looking elsewhere for a solution.

Explorer | Level 3

I'm just adding another request here, I can't quite believe that if I want to save a written document in my dropbox folder, I have to use a different type of file!

I just created a Paper doc to share with my client so they can easily find all the resources we've shared, all together in our dropbox folder, then find I can't actually save the Paper doc to the folder. Weird, not to say a pain.

Back to Google docs/Notion.

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2
They really need to make this easier but the work around is to export the file to save it then upload it in the folders
Collaborator | Level 8

It is a bit of a headscratcher that Dropbox rolled out a major update that didn't make any integration changes to Dropbox and Paper. 

Explorer | Level 3

I currently use a complex hierarchy of folders and subfolders (only one level deep, because Evernote) in all my productivity applications and storages. I'd like to settle on a single app and to be honest, I'd like this to be Dropbox. However, the lack of this functionality keeps me from doing so, because I'd have to duplicate the folder structure for my notes, while the idea is that I have notes, other documents, images etc. logically grouped in their folders. Please allow us to store our dropbox paper notes together with our other dropbox stuff.

Explorer | Level 4

Sorry if this has been mentioned before on one of the 16 pages of requests here, but as a workaround until Dropbox makes this possible you can create a URL shortcut file and save it in your desired dropbox folder.

We use Windows and Chrome and the easiest way to do this is with your dropbox paper doc open online in chrome, highlight the complete URL in the Chrome address bar and then drag and drop it into the dropbox folder you want to save it to on your PC using File Explorer.