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Calculations in Paper tables please

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Please please please give us the ability to do simple calculations in Paper tables.

Then we can stop using google docs spreadsheets.

Current Status: In review

Explorer | Level 4

Being able to insert a spreadsheet or eventually have formula support on Tables, like Quip feature for example.


Paper is awesome, keep rocking. 

Explorer | Level 4


Helpful | Level 6

+1 On this!

Helpful | Level 6

Openoffice Writer and Libreoffice Writer have this ability in standard documents and this is very useful!


So very good to have, at least,  formulas for easy calculations in Dropbox: sum, count.


Popular example of table, that need sum formula:

| Bread  | 3 | $10 | $30 |
| Butter | 1 | $20 | $20 |
| Total  | 4 |  -  | $50 |



Hey Folks - @lukeyo & @Murz!

Great suggestion! I'm passing this along to the Paper's dev team ASAP as a feature request - it would definitely be a useful addition to our current features grinning face with smiling eyes

If there's anything else you'd like to add to this, feel free to comment here or as you know, share your ideas here upside-down face

Thanks so much for helping us improve Paper and have a lovely day ahead guys! 

Helpful | Level 5

It would be great to have the ability to simple sum functions within tables.

I use paper for reports to management on projects and use the tables for presenting costs etc. having to manually total things is frustrating and error prone.



Hey there @moseshewetson - thanks for using Paper!

That would be great - I can see how many of our users could benefit from such a functionality within tables in Paper docs so I am passing your comments along to the dev team for consideration.

Also, I don't know if you've heard about our relatively recent integration with Airtable - it might worth checking it out. 

In the meantime, should you have any other feedback, questions or suggestions, please let me know.

Cheers upside-down face

eebalven New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Is it possible to add a table with formulas; or an .xls or .csv file into a Paper Doc, that allows for calculations within the doc? 

Hi there, currently this isn’t possible to do on a Paper doc, however I can forward this suggestion to our dev team for their consideration in future!
Explorer | Level 4

After using Paper Dropbox since the stat (and Hackpad previously) - I can say this is one of the most frequent features that I'd love to have. Ideally:

* Tables support formulae

* Formulae can cross-reference between tables

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