Dropbox Paper

Share ideas with Dropbox Paper, a feature that comes with every Dropbox account. Paper is more than a doc—it’s an online document workspace that brings creation and coordination together in one place. With Paper, you can write, organize the work with teammates, give and receive feedback, review designs, run meetings, and co-edit to your heart’s content. You can choose whether to share your doc, and whether others you share it with can edit, view, or comment on your work.

Paper can get your team in sync from your favorite web browser. Or, download the Paper desktop and mobile apps to work without distractions. Although Paper stores documents in the cloud, it doesn't use hard drive space on your computer or storage space on your Dropbox account.

How to: Dropbox Paper

    1. Sign in to dropbox.com.

    2. Click Paper on the left side.

    3. Click Create new doc.

Note: If you don’t see Paper on the left-side column, click Create new file, click Dropbox Paper, click the folder you’d like to store your Paper doc in, and click Create

You can use a Paper template for regularly-used doc formats. Check out tips for using templates to get project moving quickly:

You can also turn any doc into a shareable template. Customize the format that works for your team’s workflow.

Learn more about how to create, use, and share a template in Dropbox Paper.

  1. Open the Paper doc you want to share.

  2. Click the blue Invite (or Share) button at the top of the doc.

  3. Type the email addresses of the people you want to share with, and include a message if you'd like.

  4. Click Can edit to choose the permissions access you'd like invitees to have:

    - Can comment allows others to leave comments on your content.

    - Can edit allows others to add to, edit, or delete your content, and to invite others to the doc

  5. Click Send.

By default, whoever has the link you share will be able to edit your file. Learn how to change that setting.

  1. Open the Paper doc you want to share.

  2. Click the Copy link button (chain icon) at the top of the doc.

  3. Paste the link into an email, chat message, or text.

Note: If you create a private, unfiled doc (one that’s not inside of a folder or Dropbox Space), you’ll be the only person who can search for and edit it. This will stay true until you decide to share it. If you create a doc within a folder or Space, all of its members can open, search for, and edit the doc.