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Conditional Formatting

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Hey all,

If you haven't used Excel or Sheets before, conditional formatting is a feature that automatically applies formatting based on a set of rules.

For example:

IF: Text contains "Description:"
FORMAT: Bold

When using Paper to create articles, I find myself doing the same formatting action multiple times.

Example paragraph of text:

Title: Paragraph 1
Description:
 This is the description for a body of text
Coordinates: 37.727528,-119.5758982

Title: Paragraph 2
Description:
 New description for a body of text
Coordinates: 37.737528,-119.5738982

Instead, it'd be nice to either have a regex to apply formatting to certain text, or to have a simple filter set similar to Google Sheets that lets me automatically apply formatting.

You could then apply this formatting concept on a folder level, or saved as a formatting template.

That's all - thanks!

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Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Welcome to our Community and thanks for using Paper @heyitsbryanm!

I'm writing to let you know that I'll be more than happy to pass your ideas to our Paper team's devs - thank you for your feedback!

If that's not a problem, I'd also love to hear more about how you currently use Paper and how you'd like Conditional Formatting to fit into the exact work that you do.

If you're interested in sharing more, could you please answer the questions below? Feel free to answer as many or few as you like.

  • How do you currently use (or plan to use) Dropbox Paper for the work that you do?
  • Tell us more about how you would use conditional formatting to get your work done.
  • Lastly, if there's one thing you could change about Paper, what would it be and why?

Thanks in advance for answering these questions Bryan! Your feedback helps us make Paper better for all our users nerd face