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

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

Hi

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 6

I like Paper very much but it has a severe lacking: I do need to keep my documents in my PC other than the cloud, possibly in the same Dropbox foder tree.

 

I do need to carry with me - even offline - all my contents and Paper doesn't make any difference.

 

Even BOX.COM offer similar functionality: their Note Box is similar to Paper (more ugly and poor) but they save docs in the same main cloud file systems and the documents you get can be edited locally even offline.

 

Dropbox its a very  good tool that gives convenience and safety to my information, but all my content must stay always with me in my local spaces. That's mandatory for me.

 

Dont know what other people think or if Dropbox has any roadmap on this.

 

Mac

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

OK So I was have the same frustration and until DB gets is S#%@ together here is the workaround.... 

 

I integrated the folder which is shared with the team into the Main Project Folder with a link so we could easily go back and forth. Yes this is an extra step and it's dumb but, this is the best I've got. I tried to explain in these pictures. 

 

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I hope this makes sense. 

I was also able to share with links in docs to other docs with in the paper folder.... 

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Helpful | Level 5

Yes, this would be quite helpful. Any plans for this in near future?

Helpful | Level 5

+1 for integrating Paper documents to existing folders.

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

+1 for this as well. This was the first thing I tried to do, and it's the only feature that prevents us from using dropbox as a full platform for docs/files.

Seems like you can let the docs be in any folder, and if someone is using it on the desktop, it functions as a link to the browser doc. Obviously future feature would be desktop client for editing.

Helpful | Level 5

why has this been marked as solved? It hasn't been solved at all - we want to save paper's files to dropbox existing folders.

 

I'm looking to move to the new Google team drive for good now, and ditch dropbox altogether. It seems like the developers have no plans to make this functionality work.

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Dropbox Paper would be decidedly more useful on a number of levels if users had a menu option for Dropbox files to open them within Dropbox Paper, then save edited versions back to Dropbox from the browser (particularly if I just want to edit a few lines of code in a script).

 

Right now, if I want to edit an existing document, I must open a new Dropbox Paper document, import the content from dropbox, edit it, copy and paste the edited content into a desktop application, delete the original file, then upload the amended file to the original location.  This process is highly inefficient and I would be better off just downloding the file and editing it in the application I would end up pasting it into anyway.

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Please please do this! Come on, Dropbox, you should know better than this.

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New member | Level 2

I have the same problem! Dropbox should do the same as Box they have boxnotes totally integrated with box cloud, they evan a desktop application for that

Helpful | Level 5

I have to agree - creating another separate folder system makes no sense and makes the whole thing quite cumbersome. I have also being trying out Showcase, but that has very limited functionality and wrt integration and collaboration! 

 

I have to make a decision amongst alternative options very quickly and so it would be good to know what Dropbox plans to do. I would prefer to remain with Dropbox.

 

Thanks,

Chips

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