Export Dropbox Paper docs

If you need to use your Paper docs in other applications, you can export them to the following file types:

  • .docx
  • .md
  • .pdf

Export a Paper doc

You can convert any of your existing docs to .docx (Microsoft Word), or .md (Markdown) file by following these steps:

  1. Click "" (ellipsis) in the Paper doc you're viewing.
  2. Click Export.
  3. Choose the file format for your download.
  4. Click Download.

Important notes on exporting Paper docs:

  • Embedded files may export as a link rather than a full preview (e.g. with YouTube or SoundCloud files)
  • .docx exports are only compatible with Microsoft Word (not Google Docs or OpenOffice)
  • Some versions of Microsoft Word may not correctly display special characters in an export

Export all of the docs you've created

You can export all of the docs that you've created at once by following these steps:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Paper.
  3. Click your avatar (if you haven't set an avatar, your initials are displayed).
  4. Click Download docs you created.
  5. Choose the format for your download: Microsoft Word (.docx) or Markdown (.md).
  6. Click Export.

Dropbox Business admins

If you're a Dropbox Business admin, you can export all of your team Paper docs if you disable Paper for your team. 

Learn how to export all docs.

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