How to connect Paper and Slack

With the Paper integration for Slack, you can search for and create Paper docs from Slack, and preview Paper docs when you paste a doc link in Slack.

The Paper integration for Slack is not available for those on the 2020 release of Dropbox Paper. You can still connect, but commands and previews will not work.

To find out which release you’re using:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Create new file.
  • If you see Dropbox Paper in the dropdown menu, then you’re using the new 2020 release of Dropbox Paper.
  • If you don’t see Dropbox Paper in the dropdown menu, then you’re using the old release of Paper.

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How to connect Paper and Slack

To connect Paper and Slack:

  1. Sign in to slack.com.
  2. Go to the Paper integration page.
  3. Click Visit App Site.
  4. Click Connect Paper and Slack.

Note: You can only connect one Slack workspace to your Paper account.

What Paper commands can I use in Slack?

In Slack, you can enter these commands to search or create docs.

Search Paper

/paper <query>

Replace <query> with your search term. 

You can see the top three search results in Slack. If your query returns more results, click See all results for <query> in Dropbox Paper to see all results.

Create a Paper doc

/paper new <doc name>
Replace <doc name> with the title of your new doc. This creates a doc with that title in Paper.

How to disconnect Paper and Slack

To disconnect Slack from your Dropbox Paper account:

  1. Sign in to slack.com.
  2. Go to the Paper integration page.
  3. Click Unlink Slack.
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