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

Create a Dropbox Paper doc

To create a blank Paper doc:

  1. Sign in to Paper.

  2. Click Create new doc.

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.

Sharing a Paper doc by Invite

  1. Open the Paper doc you want to share.

  2. Click the blue Invite 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 directly add to, edit, or delete your content, and to invite others to the doc

  5. Click Send.

Note: If the recipient doesn't have a Dropbox Paper account, they’ll be prompted to create one before viewing your document.

Sharing a Paper doc by link

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), you’ll be the only person who can search for and edit it. And this will stay true until you decide to share it. If you create a doc within a folder, all members of that folder can open, search for, and edit the doc.