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Add images, video, and other media to Dropbox Paper

In Paper, you can add images, video, and other media directly to the body of your doc. If your file type is supported by Paper, you’ll see a preview, or snapshot, of the file. Learn more about file previews in Paper. 

How to insert images, video, and other media into Paper docs

You can insert media in a Paper doc in several ways:

  • Click into an empty line in your Paper doc, then click the two rectangles icon. Choose a file to add from your computer or from Dropbox.
  • Drag a media file from your computer directly into a Paper doc.
  • Copy-and-paste a media file or URL.
  • In the mobile app, tap the camera icon when editing a doc.

In each case the preview automatically appears. Click the preview to view the full size preview, manage comments on the preview, see all previews in the doc.

How to insert images or folders from your Dropbox into Paper docs

You can link or embed a file from your Dropbox directly in a doc (for example, an image or media file).

Note: You can also copy and paste the URL of a file or folder into a Paper doc and it will link to it automatically.

To link to a file from your Dropbox:

  1. Click an empty line in your Paper doc.
  2. From the toolbar that appears to the right, click the Insert from Dropbox icon (it looks like the Dropbox logo).
  3. In the pop-up window, select the file you'd like to add to the doc.

To link to a folder from your Dropbox:

  1. Click an empty line in your Paper doc.
  2. From the toolbar that appears to the right, click the Insert from Dropbox icon (it looks like the Dropbox logo).
  3. Click the checkbox next to the folder you’d like to link to.
  4. Click Choose.

Galleries and image layouts

If you drag or copy-and-paste images beside one another in your doc, the images automatically organize into a gallery view.

You can drag the images around the page to reorder them and they'll resize to fit. Supported image types include .png, .tiff, .jpeg, .gif, and more.

To create a wide-screen image, or to change the orientation of on an image on the page, click the image once and select from the menu that appears.

Note: You can only move or enlarge individual images, not ones that are side-by-side in a gallery.

 

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