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Everything you wanted to know about Dropbox Paper

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Everything you wanted to know about Dropbox Paper

Hi all,
 
Welcome to our first 'Ask-me-Anything'-style talk! Today we're welcoming our Dropbox Paper team who will be behing the screens posting some cool updates and sharing more about life after Paper.
 
How does it work?
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To sign in just click on the 'sign in' button on the top right of the page. You'll need to be logged in on your Dropbox.com account.
 
Once signed in, you can click on 'reply' or 'quick reply' to post a question.
 
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We hope you enjoy it! The team will be available from 10am-11am PST / 5pm-6pm GMT
 
Thanks!
Ed
 


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Dropboxer

Re: Everything you wanted to know about Dropbox Paper

Hi all! Richard here with the Dropbox Paper team, really looking forward to answering your questions! :D
Level 6

Re: Everything you wanted to know about Dropbox Paper

First of all, I absolutely love Paper and thank you for creating it! What was the big idea behind it, if I may ask?
Level 6

Re: Everything you wanted to know about Dropbox Paper

oh and when can we expect colors or highlighting text ?? thank you again
Super User II

Re: Everything you wanted to know about Dropbox Paper

Hello @RichardDBX. Thank you for being here today and thank you, @Ed, for arranging this.

 

My question is... Will we ever be able to manage/organize our Paper documents from within Dropbox?


Dropboxer

Re: Everything you wanted to know about Dropbox Paper

@whelans00 So glad to hear you're enjoying Paper! slightly smiling face Most of today's word processing programs were build around a foundation that was designed decades ago. Back then, the main goals of those programs applications were very different than today – for example, in the 90s your main goal was probably to create a document and print it out. Nowadays, most users have less of a need for actions like printing and more of a need for quick & simple collaboration & sharing. We built Paper with those ideas in mind. One of our favorite parts of Paper is how lightweight and simple it feels. We want to continue that and avoid making it feel overwhelming or cluttered.

Dropboxer

Re: Everything you wanted to know about Dropbox Paper

@whelans00 highlighting text is already possible – try selecting some text and pressing command+e on Mac or control+e on Windows slightly smiling face

 

Adding additional font colors isn't in our plans right now, but we appreciate hearing the different ways you use font colors in your work!

Super User II

Re: Everything you wanted to know about Dropbox Paper

Hi @RichardDBX!

A few from me (sorry....!). This is as somebody who loves Paper now that I know what it actually does..... I needed showing ha!

 

  1. Is there any chance of being able to do things offline in an app on desktop? Still not totally sold on web page client stuff only
  2. When can we get folders to sort things (my Papers set up now is simply put a mess and I cannot cope!) and structure stuff better (Paper in to a structure, linked to Dropbox?). I want to have a Paper eco-system relating to my files
  3. As a feature element when can we start putting folders etc 
  4. Can we please have a way of dragging/dropping files other than just images please? Its a pain to click +
  5. When using tables can we PLEASE have a way of changing colum/row size thats not a PITA
  6. Justification is needed in tables.

Ok, going to stop for a bit as I can smell my tea burning, sorry, and thanks for that - and to @Ed for sorting!!

 

 


 


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Super User II

Re: Everything you wanted to know about Dropbox Paper

Agree with @whelans00 that colours are needed

 

As an aside I've mentioned this before to people, but, can we possibly get options to change background slightly (link you can on Kindle to yellow) to help make it easier to read - in my dyslexic head!


 


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Level 6

Re: Everything you wanted to know about Dropbox Paper

thank you so much sir RichardDBX. What other shortcuts are there that we are not aware of?