Collaborate on Paper docs
In Dropbox Paper, you can collaborate with people by:
- Mentioning them in line and in comments
- Commenting on text and images
- Creating task lists
Mention a colleague anywhere in your Paper doc by typing @ (at) and then their name.
If the person you mention has a Dropbox account, their name is shortened to reflect the name on their account.
If you click a hyperlinked name, a dropdown appears. You can then search every shared doc that person created.
To comment on a doc:
- Highlight a line of text to bring up the formatting toolbar.
- Click the comment icon (a speech bubble) in the menu that appears.
You can @ (at) mention a colleague in your comment to send a notification.
Note: You can also create a comment by hovering your mouse pointer in the right margin beside a line of text.
You can create lists of tasks that need to be accomplished and to assign these tasks to colleagues. To do so, highlight a line of text to bring up the formatting toolbar. Then click the checkmark icon in the menu that appears.
Once you've created a task list, @ (at) mention colleagues to assign specific tasks. Your colleagues will receive a notification for each task.
Attribution shows you who wrote a section of a document. The name of the person who wrote a part of a document is shown beside the text. Attribution works even if you copy-and-paste from one Paper doc to another.
Note: Attribution doesn't always indicate the original writer of text. If the content is copy-pasted into Paper, the attributor may change:
- Content copied from external sources, or pasted without formatting, is attributed to the person who pastes it
- Content copied from another Paper doc is attributed to the original contributor