Seed Quip with work from other applications

Now that you've added your Group and Shared folders, let's seed your Quip site with work you've previously created in other work tools like Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Dropbox, Evernote, or Box. Seeding Quip with some example documents is the best way to get your team to engage with Quip and start collaborating. It defends against that ghost town feeling and shows the vision and potential of Quip as the team's new work home.

Planting these seeds now will help turn your Quip site into a flourishing collaborative workspace faster. Sprinkle as many key documents and spreadsheets you feel will drive the point home to your team that Quip means business.

What you'll learn...

Importing files into Quip

You can import numerous file types - such as .doc, docx, .rft and .txt - into Quip. Welcome all those static Microsoft Office files to the cloud, where you can follow a single living version of the document and you never have to manage it in an email thread again.

Go to one of your Group folders and at the top right of the screen, click the compose button, and then select Upload or Import.


Quip helps you import files from your computer, as well as content from cloud-based services such as Evernote, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box.


You can also drag-and-drop files from your desktop

  • Select a file from your computer (.doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt)
  • Drag it onto the Quip desktop or into a Quip folder
  • It will automatically be converted into a Quip document

In no time, you can add work that your team is familiar with and make it accessible in Quip.


Import files and and services on your mobile device

When you click the + symbol in your Quip mobile app you'll get the option to create a document, spreadsheet, or folder. You'll also see the option to Import Document. On the next screen you can either choose a file you have on your phone or tablet, or import from a variety of different cloud services – Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, and Box.

It's more than likely you'll import content while on your computer, but if your on the train home from work, this is a great opportunity to seed Quip while you listen to your favorite podcast.

If you want additional examples of work you can create in Quip, check out our teams pages on our website. You'll see a variety of different examples of documents for several different teams.

  • How to import files into Quip docs
  • How to import files from cloud services
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