How to organize everything with Dropbox Paper folders

You can organize everything in your Dropbox Paper account by creating folders and adding relevant docs.

How to create a Paper folder

  1. Sign in to
  2. On the left-side column, click Paper
  3. Click Folders.
  4. Click Create new folder.
  5. Enter a name for your folder.
  6. Select the permission level for the folder in the pop-up window.
    • Clicking your team name makes the folder accessible and discoverable to your whole team through search
    • Clicking Invite-only makes the folder private to you and the people you invite
  7. Click Create.

Note: A doc can't be added to more than one folder.

Learn more about Paper folder permission levels.

How to pin a doc in a Paper folder

If you have editor permissions, you can pin docs to a folder to ensure that they're always at the top. To pin a doc:

  1. Sign in to
  2. On the left-side column, click Paper
  3. Open a Paper folder.
  4. Click the “” (ellipses) icon next to the doc you want to pin.
  5. Click Pin to folder.

How to sort docs in a Paper folder

You can sort docs in two ways–Recently viewed and Alphabetical. To do so:

  1. Sign in to
  2. On the left-side column, click Paper
    • If you don’t see Paper, it means you’re using the 2020 release of Dropbox Paper that allows you to sort your Paper docs on with your other files and folders
  3. Open a folder.
  4. At the top, choose either Recently viewed or Alphabetical.

How to open and close the sidebar

From the sidebar in Paper, you can add a doc to a folder or, if the doc is already in the folder, view the folder’s sharing settings.

To open the sidebar, click the open folder view icon (square) in the upper-left corner.

To close the sidebar, click the close folder view icon (square) in the upper-left. If you don't see the square icon, click anywhere in the document to close the sidebar.

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