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Brent Ellis
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When I try to go an add a Word tab for a document, it only shows me documents that are in the the particular folder of the Channel I am in, if I go up a level, it doesnt show any other folders in the document library.

 

Is this a bug, or is that the expected behavior (you can only add documents that are in channel folders)?

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IMHO this is just expected behavior :-)...of course, we can discuss what makes more sense: current behavior or the one you have described that makes absolutely sense
Bleh, the more I get into teams the more I keep asking why on earth did they link themselves to groups. As an org that fully adopted Groups (first) as a collaboration tool, trying to transition into Teams seems much harder and less logical than it needs to be.

No! This is not at all expected behavior. You should be able to navigate to all Teams and channels and select the desired file to add as a Word Tab. Just tested in my production tenant and it worked like a charm :)

 MyFileFromAnywhere.PNG

Btw. if you wanna add a file outside the MS Teams structure (channels-folders) I add it as a webpage and paste the Office Online url into it. A bonus is that you get full browser ribbon for Word(.pdf)/Excel/PPT
I can get to all of the Teams. That piece works fine.

The issue is lets say I had an O365 Group with folders called "Charter", "Projects" and 'Reports".

Then I turn the O365 Group into a Team. This creates a folder called "General" because there is only one Channel in the team by default.

The document I want to embed in a tab is in the Folder called "Charters", it is not aligned to a channel at all. I have no way to navigate to it.

Yeah, true. So if you wanna add a file outside the MS Teams structure (channels-folders) I add it as a webpage tab and paste the Office Online url into it. A bonus is that you get full browser ribbon for Word(.pdf)/Excel/PPT

I'll have to try this, an unfortunate manual step for basic users, but good to know it works.
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