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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?

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Dropboxer
Dropboxer

And to add to what @mil6seven6 mentions, you can also export Paper docs to PDF, .docx (Microsoft Word) or even .md (Markdown) by clicking on the ellipsis button on the upper right corner of your Paper docs and then 'Export'. After you're done with exporting the doc in question, you can copy or move the exported file, be it PDF, .docx or .md inside your Dropbox Folder - now living as a normal file among your other Dropbox files. 

I'd also like you to know that our team is always taking into account your feedback when creating the next versions of our apps and services so you can feel free to add your voice to this feature request by upvoting it (simply by clicking on the like button) or even commenting on this thread to provide us with your use-cases as these always help us understand our users' needs and pain-points. 

Thank you all for your continuous feedback and support!

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Are there plans to allow people to create papers within the document folder structure as opposed to having a separate folder structure for papers? 

We already have a folder structure for information - it seems to me that one of the benefits of paper over a traditional wiki is we can put the papers in our regular document folder structure rather than having some other structure we have to navigate to get information. Unless I'm missing something, we can't currently do that.

-Matt

UPDATED: Ugh, I see this request has been around since 2015. Guess we'll keep using a wiki or Evernote for sharing free-form notes and adhoc docs. The workarounds suggested around exporting to a PDF make no sense to me. If I want an actual document, I'll use Word (since we're on O365) and then put it into the folder structure. I want to use Paper for more free-form content that is shared and updated frequently and I'd like it to fit in our normal folder structure. Seems like Paper would have worked this way from the start.

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Hey @mcowell, thanks for sharing your thoughts on this with us! 
 
I’ve made sure to pass your comments along to the dev team and also moved your post to this thread to keep track of relevant feedback along with other users are reporting this idea too. 
 
If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get back to me. Cheers!
Helpful | Level 5

Any progress on this in 2019?? 

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

It's 2019 and this still hasn't happened? My team and I would love to use Paper more, but without it being integrated into the folder structure we already use for storing shared docs on DB, it's been pointless.

Explorer | Level 4

I'm new to Paper and loving it! But, I'm getting confused by the folders in Paper Home. Being very familiar with Dropbox folders, I want to learn how to keep all my Paper documents organized inside my existing Dropbox folders without creating new folders which are outside of the Dropbox structure. Please tell me this is possible! And if so how do I do it?

For example, let's say I am taking notes from a meeting on a particular project. The project already has a folder in Dropbox where other documents for research, budgets, etc are. Now, that I am using Paper for my meeting notes (instead of Evernote), I want to put my Paper meeting notes into the project's Dropbox folder?

That way everything for that project is all in one place. The "Meeting Notes" subfolder I want to create can be shared with all of the team via folder sharing permissions. Otherwise, if the meeting notes (or anything I create in Paper for that matter, will live in a different location and I'll be managing two folders for each project. That would be a deal killer and I'll have to go back to my old, antiquated system.

Thanks!

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Thanks for using Paper and welcome to our Community @AbundTree!

As your post echoes an already existing - and popular if I may add - feature request.

Feel free to take a look at what other same-minded users have offered on this discussion and make sure to upvote this too (by clicking on the like button). 

Thanks again for sharing your thoughts and ideas about this and please let me know if you have anything else to add or ask; I'll be happy to follow up.

Explorer | Level 4

@walter Thanks for pointing me towards this post and thread.

I am beyond sad that my hopes for Paper and Dropbox folders aren't going to be a reality. Really sad!

And I am really shocked to see this has been a request from 2015.

Is it not being taken as seriously because it "only" has 95 upvotes? How many are needed? By reading the posts, and even more importantly their tone, it seems that the integration would make Dropbox a gamechanger and help them move to the forefront of the market. Users have said they will gladly migrate from Evernote and Google Drive. Me being one of them. Is the code for both too complex to merge? Is it a security issue?

I can tell you, for my needs, making a pdf of the Paper document and uploading it to Dropbox doesn't help the document stay alive. Most of the time, I will want to use Paper for to-do lists, comments, group collaboration, etc.

If this issue isn't at the top, how can we help escalate this to the top of the Feature Request list? 

Helpful | Level 6

I'm with @Walter. I fully believe the 95 votes are only a fraction of people that want this feature. My requests are on behalf of my whole office. It's not a huge office, but we still need workable features. Instead, we get a new file system for our desktops that is completely not needed in our environment while we still await other, more useful features.

Collaborator | Level 8

At the risk of piling on with regard to this topic, it would appear that Dropbox valued the "integration" concept highly enough that they made 3rd party editor integration a priority and rolled it out with great fanfair. Yet when it comes to their own application (Paper), they apparently don't value it enough to give it the same treatment. If Word and Google Docs are invaluable resources ...why not Paper? There MUST be more to this than meets the eye.  Consider this another hand raised for prioritizing Paper/Dropbox integration.