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Dropbox Paper leave a shared document or folder

I am having a problem, I read an article about how to manage projects using paper, the article had a link to a sample Paper Document, I clicked on it and I was added to the Document list of people who can see and commend along with a couple hundred more that also clicked the link, now that I looked at the file I want to remove it from my Paper Docs, but I cannot find the option to do so, I can archive my own documents and eventually delete them, but I cannot remove or leave that document that was "shared" with me.

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

 

I am new to Dropbox Paper, I manage my notes elsewher but want to move all of them to Paper, I will pull the trigger once I can also have offline access to those notes on my Mac.

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Re: Dropbox Paper leave a shared document or folder

Hey man-u-l
 
Glad to help figure  a solution to this. 
 
Just keep in mind that you can Archive or Restore a Paper document, regardless of whether you are the owner or not. On the other hand, because only the owner of the Paper document can remove users or Permanently delete the document, I d suggest reaching out to them, so that they remove you from it, if you you don’t want to sync it to your account. 
 
I’d like to point out though that, as for the time being, Paper documents don’t take up any space on your account, so you can have as many as you like, without worrying about  any space issues. 
 
If you need more details about it, just let me know here. 
 
Cheers, 
JaneA



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Re: Dropbox Paper leave a shared document or folder

Hey man-u-l
 
Glad to help figure  a solution to this. 
 
Just keep in mind that you can Archive or Restore a Paper document, regardless of whether you are the owner or not. On the other hand, because only the owner of the Paper document can remove users or Permanently delete the document, I d suggest reaching out to them, so that they remove you from it, if you you don’t want to sync it to your account. 
 
I’d like to point out though that, as for the time being, Paper documents don’t take up any space on your account, so you can have as many as you like, without worrying about  any space issues. 
 
If you need more details about it, just let me know here. 
 
Cheers, 
JaneA



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Re: Dropbox Paper leave a shared document or folder

Actually, only a editor can archive or delete a document so if the Doc was shared without editing, there is no way to even move it to a folder. It's been annoying me since I started on the beta as I ha 2 document that are stuck. I moved from Paper for that reason alone.

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Re: Dropbox Paper leave a shared document or folder

Hey Stephane C.1, thanks for posting your thoughts on the Dropbox Forum & I hope you’re doing well today! 
 
Please keep in mind that in case the Owner has just granted you Can View” permissions on this Paper doc, you will not be able to Delete or Move it to a different location. To my mind, a temporary workaround could be to Unfollow” from the list of options on the […] icon on the top-right. 
 
I’d happily pass your interest & feedback up the ladder for future reference though, as it’s my understanding that you’d like to utilize this feature. 
 
I hope this is helpful to you & please keep me updated in this discussion in case you need further assistance or clarifications. Thanks again & I’m wishing you a great rest of the day ahead! 



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Re: Dropbox Paper leave a shared document or folder

Is there an update on this? I have docs that were shared with me that I no longer need to view, but I cannot get them out of my view.
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Re: Dropbox Paper leave a shared document or folder

Hi -- I don't find that this solution answers my question. I share Dropbox Paper notes with many other people at work. When people leave a training session, they are annoyed by the many shared documents -- but when they archive them, they are archived for me, too, and I still need them. How can I keep them as normal and have that person remove *themselves* from the shared document so they don't clutter the other person's Paper workspace?

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Re: Dropbox Paper leave a shared document or folder

Hey @cdstars & @LukeHowellDev, please accept my apologies for the slight delay in getting back in touch with you. Initially I’d like to thank you for sharing your thoughts on our Forum!
 
Following, I’d like to follow-up with both & try to figure out a solution that would help you better organize your accounts according to your needs. 
 
When it comes to your question @LukeHowellDev, you may keep in mind that you could just Unfollow the doc by un-ckecking the Follow option from the menu that appears in the ellipsis icon (i.e. I’m just re-iterating my suggestion above)
 
Screenshot 2018-09-14 at 3.17.53 PM.png

 

Following, based on your description cdstars, it would be best for you to create a Template & remove all members once your training is over. (Note: I’ve created a walkthrough here that could be useful.) This way, they’ll be able to keep a copy & see your changes during you training, while your docs won’t clutter their workspace once your sessions are over. 

 
Please let me know how you get on with these options & I’ll make sure to check back with you asap. Wishing you both a great weekend ahead & thanks again for posting us your questions on the Community!



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