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FR: Saving Paper docs to existing Dropbox folder structure/file-system.

New member | Level 1


A number of us have started using dropbox paper at work. We want to save documents that we create in paper to an existing Team folder but I can't see how to do this. Any ideas anyone?

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Helpful | Level 5

Hi Jay,


Thank you for the rapid response. 

I can see your answer making perfect sense when talking about the synced folders on the desktop. My question was rather based on the Dropbox web interface.

Your final paragraph however explains it, that Paper and Dropbox are two separate services. From my perspective I sincerly hope that will not be the case in the future, since it would be a much better product to have Paper docs living side-by-side with legacy Office documents in Dropbox folders. 

We’re tracking this feedback and actively working on improving Paper for more integration between the Dropbox application and Paper.
I’ve recorded your comments for the dev team to inform the ongoing development of Paper!
Manonm New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hi! I'm a big fan of Paper and have been using it more and more frequently. One thing that would definitely improve my work is the option to save Paper files to other folders - for example team folders. Any idea if / when this will be possible.


Super User
Super User

Great idea, and I'm just checking - do you mean dropbox folders? or paper folders? Currently the two don't interact like that. You can embed DB files in a paper doc, but you can't store a paper doc in a DB folder.

Also - if you share your idea here then others can comment and vote on it!



Helpful | Level 6

It seems that Google Drive/Docs has found a way to do this (.gdoc files), so I imagine there should be a way for Dropbox to do it as well. It would improve Paper a lot to have its files be available with our complete folder (and Team Folder) structure...

Helpful | Level 5

Exactly my point! There's no need for a fileformat, just a link to the Paper "document" that can be placed within any Dropbox folder.

Explorer | Level 4

I think you consider the way google docs & google drive do. The google docs synced on PC is a url for opening the docs in browser.

sam22 New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I work with all sorts of file types, not just documents. Usually graphics files. Can I really not place Paper docs in with my regular Dropbox file folder structure? Is this on the roadmap? Can it / will it happen soon?

Hi Sam, since Paper docs aren’t actually files of their own, given that they have no filetype and don’t sync to a machine, currently it’s not possible to place them in the normal Dropbox structure.
We are looking into ways to integrate Dropbox and Dropbox Paper together, though there is no timeframe as of yet, so I’ll add your voice to this request!
sam22 New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

it's about the organization. I want the same folder structure to manage everything. docs and other files. I'm totally ok with editing the document in the cloud and not being able to work on it outside of the browser or offline, it's just having a link or a way to find it in the same structure. maintaining two folder structures is terrible.

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