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Why is there no bulk export option for Paper docs?

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Why is there no bulk export option for Paper docs?

Explorer | Level 3

I LOVE Dropbox Paper. But I find it utterly incomprehensible that there is no bulk export and you have to export 1x1 per doc. This is a poor implementation for businesses (and normal users) to make backing up their work so difficult.

I am struggling to understand how such an oversight was possible. 

I hope they fix that at some point. 

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Re: Why is there no bulk export option for Paper docs?

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Hey @vanilladecaf, I hope you're having a good day!

At the moment, you're indeed right that there isn't an option to export a selection of Paper docs in one go.

However, if this would be helpful for you there is an option to export all the docs that you've created with the steps outlined here.

If you'd like a more specific option for selected docs, then I'd suggest sharing this idea in our dedicated area of the forum here, following Emma's top 10 tips.

This way, we can gather all the feedback for this request more efficiently and pass it along to our dev team.

Sorry that I couldn't be of much more help with this, but do let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks!


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Re: Why is there no bulk export option for Paper docs?

Explorer | Level 3

So the point I was driving at is that in the 2020 version of paper your "export all docs" option is not available. Unless something as changed @Daphne ?

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Re: Why is there no bulk export option for Paper docs?

Dropboxer

I see, thanks for clarifying that @vanilladecaf!

With the new Paper 2020 release, there indeed isn't an option to export all documents at once as your Paper docs can be scattered throughout your Dropbox folders.

Since this isn't currently an option, I've made a note of your feedback on this but I would still suggest sharing this in our "share an idea" section if you'd like to.

Thanks!


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Export all papers

Explorer | Level 4

Hey, is there no possibility to export all Papers in Dropbox? It's tedious to export every document one by one and since the files are stored as a proprietary file format this lock-in is a no go for Dropbox Paper. 

 

I found this thread from 2018 but I can't find the mentioned "Export" button: https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox-files-folders/Batch-Export-Papers/m-p/316433

 

Theres another request in 2019: https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox-files-folders/Ability-to-export-all-my-data-history-and-comm...

 

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Re: Export all papers

Dropboxer

Hi @pxlrbt; welcome to our Community and thanks for using Paper!

As the relevant Help Center article mentions, you can export all of the docs that you've created at once by following these steps:

 

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Paper.
  3. Click your avatar (if you haven't set an avatar, your initials are displayed).
  4. Click Download docs you created.
  5. Choose the format for your download: Microsoft Word (.docx) or Markdown (.md).
  6. Click Export.

Let me know if this helps!



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Re: Export all papers

Explorer | Level 4

Hey Walter,

 

thanks for pointing me to that help article. I was only searching here in the community.

I tried the steps you were listing but I couldn't find the "Download docs you created" options

 

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Re: Export all papers

Dropboxer

Thanks for the quick reply @pxlrbt.

 

Could it be that you're on the 2020 release of Paper

 

If that's the case, it's expected to not get that option as your Paper files reside within your Dropbox account (and files) so you'd need to export them and download them according to your needs from there. 

 

Let me know if I'm missing something here! 



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Re: Export all papers

Explorer | Level 4
Yes, I am. Didn't know that there still is another release.

> so you'd need to export them and download them according to your needs from there.

That means exporting them one by one? Was the bulk export feature dropped?
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Re: Export all papers

Dropboxer

Thanks for clarifying this for me @pxlrbt

 

I've just sent you an email so we can look further into this.

 

Whenever you get the chance, please take a look at your email's inbox for my message and we'll take this from there.

 

Thanks again! 



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