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closing Documents in Teams, returning to Root Directory

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When I close a document within Teams , the View is always returning to the the Root Directory.

This is really annoying and takes time. What can i do ? We have a commun Sharepoint Database for ouer Documents. As a Team we can also not use a commun Calendar , so we made one in Sharepoint, but this one isn't Userfriendly and the Design is bad. Thanks for any Help  Marc

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Hi @Marc_MKH ,

Could you walk me through your scenario a bit more please?

 

So where do you launch the document from exactly? Is it within the Files tab of Teams, Files in the left hand navigation of Teams, Files within a Chat etc. Or even from SharePoint directly?

As I did a quick check of say Files Tab > Folder 1 > Doc.docx and when opening and closing Doc.docx I returned to folder one, with me interpreting your root as being Files Tab, however I stayed in Folder 1. So I am sure you are meaning something else?

 

Thanks

 

Henry

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Hi@henryarphillips365 ,

 

I go to files in Teams (General) ( in the Team Bar ) see picture ,these files are actually in Sharepointand are linked to Teams.

Then i go throu all the Folders until i found my Excell Sheet.

I open it and work within in the Teams App. When i close the File i am returning imediatly

to the Generel Root Folder, instead of getting back in the last Folder i was .

 

I'm not a Pro even not native english speaking, i hope you understand what i want to explain :)

Best Regards

 

Marc

 

 

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Hi @Marc_MKH ,

 

You are very good at English considering it is not your native language, so no problem. I am embarrassed to say that I am a typical Englishmen who relies on everyone else speaking English. I know what can you do with us.  

However the crucial bit of info was the fact you were linking to other SharePoint locations by way of adding cloud storage.

I can unfortunately confirm that this just seems to be the way when linking to a SharePoint library in this manner, however and maybe not ideal. But this is not a problem if you add the library as a tab, rather than a link in the Files tab. In this scenario it will stick to the the path you were within.

I also found this user voice that might be worth a vote on: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/34700860-working-with-files-fo...

 

Thanks

 

Henry

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Good Morning@henryarphillips365 

 

When i started to use Teams with ouer Team of 5 , i saw that evry User had his own Calendar and own cloud Storage. But as a Team we needed 1 "Server" and 1 Calendar for us all together. I then called Microsoft Helpline, they understood my Problem und told me to connect Sharepoint to Teams.

 

Anyway , could you tell me how to add the Library as a tab ? Maybe this will work :)

 

And yes , the link explained the same issue, i voted.

 

Thank You

 

Marc

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You are in luck as it sounds like Microsoft Lists would be right up your street as there are many types, some of which are Calendar based.

Think of Microsoft Lists as a self contained SharePoint list that can be used in its own right and separate app.

So to add a tab you should have an add option to the right of your existing tabs. Click this and then choose the Microsoft Lists option.

If you want to do this a bit more traditionally then you could go to the SharePoint site that backs your Team, by going to Files tab > open in SharePoint. Click on home to get into the right context > New > APP. Search for and select Calendar list.

Now back in Teams you should be able to add a tab that makes use of that list.

Thank

Henry
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@henryarphillips365 

 

Yes this is it ! It works, i have now a tab named Documents. One thing that changed is that now i have a different Excell App within Teams. ( see 2 screenshots) This Excell App seems better but i cant find the "close" Button.

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Hi @Marc_MKH ,

 

So I presume we are talking about the second screenshot as the first one has a close towards the top right.

As for the second it looks to me like you have added a tab directly to an Excel document, so to close is effectively to move away from that tab as the tab is the document. To close the document would be essentially needing to remove the tab.

 

I have to ask and I am glad you are happy and if it works it works. But are you using an Excel spreadsheet for your Calendar.

If so I would still strongly look into Microsoft Lists or a SharePoint list. Or even consider something like Planner if you are wanting to manage tasks as a Team.

 

Also just for completeness you could also add a SharePoint Document library as a tab, that contains the Excel document, that way you would get the usual close.

 

Also you could just pin the document, so have it in say Files and do this sort of thing:

 

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Looks like this above all other docs:

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You also get the option to make any document a tab more easily doing this:

 

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Thanks

 

Henry



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@henryarphillips365 

 

yes the second screenshot is what i have now.

i made a tab "documents" where i see all the Folders , when i go in a Folder and open an excell sheet,

its like in the second screenshot and i can not go back, i have not made a tab from only one document.

the Calendar is not related with Excell, just trying to get this done first.

When i made the Tab Teams askes me to enter a Link from Sharepoint, i pasted the Adress from Sharepointsite where i can see all my Folders.

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Hi @Marc_MKH ,

 

The only way I can get an Excel Web version like your second screenshot is to interface with it via SharePoint directly.

So I would comeback to the tab if you want the more familiar experience and choose a tab of type SharePoint Document Library and Not SharePoint (that gives you the options to reference a Page or List).

So this one:

 

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But in the other instance if it works, you essentially just click back or away from it or comeback in the breadcrumb trail:

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So for example I am in an XLSX within the General Folder of the TechCommunity library. So I could just click on TechCommunity to go back to the level where the document is housed or leave.

 

Thanks

 

Henry



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@henryarphillips365 

 

Thank you Henry,

 

I used the Document Library Tab it works , just less options on the Right Mouse click.

But its much easyer to work now.

 

The example in Excell from Generel to TechCommunity has no Reaction in my App , maybe i have some bugs in the App.

 

Thank you for all your Help Henry