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How to prevent Dropbox Paper from retrieving images for links?

How to prevent Dropbox Paper from retrieving images for links?

blsaws
Explorer | Level 4

Paper by default apparently checks links and for those that are associated with an image somehow, will display that image. That can obscure the link as text and other text on the same line. How to prevent / turn off this behavior, so that links are *always* just shown as text?

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Re: How to prevent Dropbox Paper from retrieving images for links

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hi there @blsaws, thanks for posting your question here!

One way you can keep a URL as text is by copy-pasting the link in and then pressing Ctrl+Z. 

Another option is to press the space bar at the beginning of your paragraph and the pasting the link in. 

Could you give these a try and let me know if they do the trick for you?

Cheers!

Lusil
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Re: How to prevent Dropbox Paper from retrieving images for links

Lusil
Dropboxer
Hi there @blsaws, thanks for posting your question here!

One way you can keep a URL as text is by copy-pasting the link in and then pressing Ctrl+Z. 

Another option is to press the space bar at the beginning of your paragraph and the pasting the link in. 

Could you give these a try and let me know if they do the trick for you?

Cheers!

Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: How to prevent Dropbox Paper from retrieving images for links

blsaws
Explorer | Level 4

Adding a space before does work, thanks. Is there way to convert back the links that Paper has already changed into redirects? (Paper adds a Dropbox redirect link instead of the original link) If not, this would be a really helpful feature. AFAIK the way that dropbox does this link wrangling is not markdown standard, and it does complicate the text formatting to have to add spaces in front of links. So putting this ask onto the roadmap for Paper would be appreciated.

 

But for now I can accept this as a working answer. Thanks!

Re: How to prevent Dropbox Paper from retrieving images for links

Lusil
Dropboxer
You can suggest this as a feature you'd like to see being implemented in the future, here

There, other like-minded users can upvote and comment. 

Lusil
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