How to use Dropbox Paper templates

You can use pre-designed Paper templates from Dropbox or create your own.

New to Dropbox? See Dropbox Paper's project planning template.

This article is for Dropbox users on the old release of Dropbox Paper instead of the new 2020 release of Dropbox Paper.

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.

If you're on the 2020 release of Dropbox Paper, visit www.dropbox.com/paper/templates to find and use Paper templates pre-designed by Dropbox, and save them to your account on dropbox.com with the file type .papert.

Create a template

  1. Open the Paper doc that you’d like to turn into a template. 
  2. Click the “” (ellipses) icon.
  3. Click Templatize.

Use a template to create a doc

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Paper in the left sidebar.
  3. Click Create with templates.
  4. Hover over the template you’d like to use, and click Create doc.

Edit a template

Note: You can only edit templates owned by you. To edit a pre-designed Dropbox template, create a doc from it and templatize it to have the option to edit it.

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Paper in the left sidebar.
  3. Click Create with templates.
  4. Hover over the template you’d like to use, and click the edit icon (it looks like a pencil).

Share a template

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Paper in the left sidebar.
  3. Click Create with templates.
  4. Hover over the template you’d like to use and click the edit icon (it looks like a pencil).
  5. Click Share.

Delete a template

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click Paper in the left sidebar.
  3. Click Create with templates.
  4. Hover over the template you’d like to use and click the edit icon (it looks like a pencil).
  5. Click the “” (ellipses) icon.
  6. Click Delete
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