How to search for Dropbox Paper docs

The search bar in Dropbox searches the full text of your docs. You can search for:

  • The title of a doc
  • The content within a doc
  • The name of a team member to see all docs they created

To access search:

  1. Click the search icon (magnifying glass) in any doc.
  2. Begin typing in the search bar and results are automatically generated.

How to search within a Paper doc

To search docs on the web:

  1. Type control-F (Windows) or command-F (Mac).
  2. Type the word or phrase into the search bar.

To search docs on the Paper mobile app:

  1. Tap "" (ellipsis).
  2. Tap Find in doc.

How to use hashtags as labels for search

You can make search more powerful by using hashtags in your docs. Hashtags are clickable within a doc and you can use search to find all docs within your company that contain the same hashtag.

For example, type "#dogs" anywhere in your document. Then, to use this hashtag in search, type the hashtag and keyword (in this case "#dogs"). The results show all accessible docs containing that hashtag.

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