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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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Helpful | Level 5

Would love to see this functionality -- there's little chance of wisespread adoption of Paper across my client base until there intergation with the normal Dropbox folder structure.

If the only road block is local sync then Google has resolved this 100% with with Docs, Sheets, Slides for example.

Collaborator | Level 8

If you can allow for the several step process, the scenario I tested works much like creating an alias in Mac OS.

Open a Dropbox Paper Doc and copy the "share link". 
Create a text file and paste the link into the text file. (make sure the link resides on one line without a line break or it will affect the hyperlink.
 
Save the text file as a PDF and place it in a Dropbox folder. 
 
Open the PDF, click on the hyperlink and it opens the paper doc. 
New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Allowing Paper Docs to be easily found/linked to from Dropbox file folder structure would be a huge plus! Teams shouldn't haven't to look in multiple places for project files, when one should do. Please add this!

Explorer | Level 4

+1 on this resquest. so weird to have to manage paper folders seperatly. this means when i am looking at a project folder inside dropbox, i also have to check if this project has a dedicated paper folder.... also hard to explain to others! 

same goes for showcases...

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I decided to try papers today for the first time. I am so confused why it doesn't save to my existing dropbox folders. To me there is no point switching from google docs without that, it seems like the most important feature that papers could have.

Please introduce this!!!

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Any updates on this paper doc-dropbox linking?

Helpful | Level 5
This is a critical feature. As others mentioned, it doesn't make sense to keep track of 2 different project folders. Paper should "live" inside of Dropbox, period. Definitely for Business users. It would be fine if Paper docs are only viewable within Dropbox folders on the web, and not in the synced Dropbox folders locally. That would still be a huge improvement!
New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

This is insane that this is not supported functionality. 

Guess I'll ... um ... save a word doc with a link to my dropbox paper doc?

Helpful | Level 5

Would love an update on an expected timeframe for this!

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Yes, Dropbox Paper is amazing but I need to be able to save my papers directly into a team Dropbox folder.