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Download Comments as DOCs or PDFs

Download Comments as DOCs or PDFs

Comiceditor
New member | Level 2

Hello Dropbox (and community)! 

Our company uses Dropbox's wonderful services for not only storage but for collaboration and, in particular, editorial feedback on our comic content files. 

Would it be possible to consider adding a download comments or export function to your product roadmap sometime down the line? Perhaps all comments as a PDF file or (better yet) Word doc? 

I know our company would use it every day if not every hour. 

Thanks! 

-Comic Editor

20 Comments
Walter
Dropboxer

Hi @Comiceditor; welcome to our Community and thanks for your suggestion!

 

I just wanted to let you know that this idea is going to need a bit more support before we can share it with our team.

 

I've updated the status to encourage more users to back you up!

Status changed to: Needs more votes
gkoehler
New member | Level 2

It is very poor: The comments on files in the Dropbox cannot be exported. So if I wand to share in a workflow an outstanding person, I have to make print screens … very annoying! Every chat program has this ability.

 

Guido Köhler, Basel, Switzerland

Arie_Nidaba
New member | Level 2

In support of similar requests, many great features wrt to Dropbox enabling us to manage and deal with shared files and content online.

 

Allowing comments to be added to online documents... excellent!!!

 

NOT BEING ABLE TO DOWNLOAD COMMENTS WITH DOCUMENT DOWNLOAD... NOT ON!!!

 

NOT SEEN AS A NEGOTIABLE... OR ADDITIONAL FEATURE TO BE MOTOVATED!!!  IT SHOULD BE BASIC FUNCTIONALITY... WHEN ONE ENTERS THE WORLD OF ONLINE DOCUMENT EDITING... AND PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS.

 

EXCELLENT COMMENTING FEATURE... JUST CLOSE THE LOOP.

 

PLEASE EXPEDITE THIS REQUEST, AS OTHER HAVE REQUESTED AS WELL.

 

Remaining a committed DropBox User.

 

Regards

 

AK: South Africa

DanScarfe
New member | Level 2

The commenting feature is amazing for stakeholders. However once reviewed there is no way to get the proof of review exported and saved alongside the updated PDF.

It would be very useful to be able to download the comments from a reviewed PDF.

 

Thanks.

mherman1
New member | Level 2

We used the commenting feature on PDFs that Dropbox provides; however, now that we have found out we cannot DOWNLOAD them or save them in any manageable, real way, this feature is completely useless. 

 

 

aaronstrom
New member | Level 2

Copying and pasting is easy on pretty much every single website on the internet.  On dropbox, you partition off each comment separately so I've got to download 100 of them individually.  I am soooooo regretting telling my clients to use dropbox commenting.  

Colin F.1
New member | Level 2

I personally need a feature that allows me to download a PDF with comments intact - or to download a file with the comments - because the faint highlighting Dropbox has chosen for the commented text is so low-contrast with the background that it's an accessibility problem for me. I cannot see what word has been highlighted.

BeckyEsq
Explorer | Level 3

Colin F.1 is correct.  There is an interest and need for this function.  I wanted to print the comments for a client meeting to use as a checklist for our discussion, and to use as a checklist for doing the follow-up.  If I could get the comments downloaded to a Word or PDF document, I could use the list electronically, or print-it.

 

I see that since at least 2017, around 6,000 people have done a search to see if they can print the comments in this user forum, to which the response was, "well no." 

 

So how does Dropbox measure support for a community-inspired need, if thousands of requests over several years isn't enough?

florg
New member | Level 2

Please create a feature where you can download a pdf WITH dropbox comments. It's annoying that they're just there and can't be easily copied or transferred to another document.

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