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Re: Will dropbox paper have pdf export and insert link function?

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I have seen this in firefox, too.  Worked fine when I did it on Safari instead, though the margins were still disgusting and with seemingly no way to fix it to look even half decent on paper.  Relying on the (crappy) browser for formatting is one of the reasons why PDF export is so urgently needed.

 

I love using paper for editing, but if I can't show my boss the results then it's not going to be useful for very long.

 

(btw - exporting to docx is useless when you have equations).

 

 

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PDF Export

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Is there any update on native PDF export for Dropbox paper?

I know that its possible to print -> save as PDF, but this produces a poorly formated document that doesn't look half as good as the original online Paper document. 

This would make Paper a killer app, in my opinion. I'm quite honestly surprised that a plugin/exporter doesn't already exist. 

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Re: PDF Export

Super User
Super User

Hi,

You can download/export your paper documents as MS Word document by clicking on "three dots" on top right. It will open additional settings menu. From that menu choose Download and then pick Word (docx).

 

MS Word supports saving your file as PDF along with other file formats. Here is couple screens if you need additional help.

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Re: PDF Export

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2
Yeah, thanks for the tip. I think that converting to docx is still a half-measure, and still presents the same formatting issues.
My query is more about a _native_ PDF exporter, i.e., something that does not include an unnecessary intermediate step.
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Re: PDF Export

Super User II
Super User II
Dropbox doesn't provide timelines or really any information on what features it may or may not be considering. We likely won't know if they plan on adding native PDF support until they actually add it or announce it.

I'll move this thread to the feature requests area so others can request it as well.
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Re: PDF Export

Helpful | Level 5

Yes, this is very nessesary for my company as for right now there is no way to export the paper docs with the captions I added to the pictures! So screenshotting through chrome dev tools is the only way I can capture those captions, because the pdf —> print function very poorly exports any table I might have in the document... very annoying!

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Re: PDF Export

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

A current workaround is to export to Markup and then use an online Markup -> PDF converter tool.

 

However, I too would very much like a PDF export option. The whole point of Dropbox paper is, for me, to not have to use MS Word in the first place...

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Re: PDF Export

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I hope this function is implemented.

If I export docx file, it's too different from what's on the web editor especially on the mac.

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Re: PDF Export

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey All - thank you for using ( and help improve) Paper!

 

This sounds like a great idea - having the ability to export Paper docs as PDF files would indeed be very helpful. Thanks for your feedback about this - I am passing your thoughts and ideas along to the Paper team for consideration!

 

If you have any other ideas or suggestions, please let me know. Thank you! 



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Re: Will dropbox paper have pdf export and insert link function?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hi all

I'm happy to inform you that you can now export Dropbox Paper docs into PDFs! 

You can read more about it here: https://www.dropbox.com/help/paper/export-docs




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