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Create the ability to make and use Custom Templates

Helpful | Level 5
We have several meetings a month that use a custom meeting template for agenda and notes. It would be really nice to have the set up automatically in dropbox paper and be able to use them as templates.
11 Comments
fblinden New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Would indeed be great to be able to create templates that you can share with others so they don't have to start from scratch

Royco New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Agree.  It would be really great to be able to have the ability to create forms or templates.  any chance this will come out soon ?

PG13 New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Google Docs takes too long to open documents, but at least it has a "Make a Copy" option in the dropdown (File) menu. Dropbox paper: Currently, a simple Master/template document for student lesson plans must be re-created for each daily folder? Hopefully there is something I'm missing. Does anybody know how to 'Make a copy"? -PG13

Pasquale I.
Helpful | Level 6

Would it be possible to have templates that can be saved and retrieved in order to create a new page? It would be great, for instance to have a template for a journal page (diary) or a book review page with configurable parameters (e.g. date, author and so on). Thanks.

JD3 New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Can I create my own template or at least copy and paste one paper doc to another?

Derekk New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I simply select all then ctrl a and open a new paper and paste
Not as easy as one button click but works for me

PieterNZ New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

This would be a great addition. I currently copy paste all, but templates are a lot more intuitive, and gives the possibility for automatic date fields etc. (even OneNote has this)

lynneluvah
Helpful | Level 5

I agree this would be a well-welcomed function. Just now I was trying to create a duplicate of a project list I already created but couldn't find any such feature available. Template and custom template options would be a great addition.

Community Manager
Community Manager
Status changed to: Accepted

Your wishes have been granted! We've now Dropbox Paper templates available!

 

Btw, this just came out: https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/26/dropbox-rolls-out-a-templates-tool-for-its-paper-online-document-s...

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey there @PG13 - thanks for using Paper and helping us improve it!

As you might know by now, this has been implemented recently so please give our Paper's (new) templates a go and let me know how you find them!

If there's anything you'd like to ask please let me know and I will be happy to help.

Thanks again and have a lovely week ahead!