Synonyms of 'on paper'
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If you say that ideally a particular thing should happen or be done, you mean that this is what you would like to happen or be done, but you know that this may not be possible or practical.
People should, ideally, eat much less fat and sugar.
Thesaurus for on paper from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you put your thoughts down on paper , you write them down.