Discussing a document

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MVP

Two ways to discuss a document. 

  1. Attach it to a conversation - This will upload the document to the Team's document library and the root of the folder for the channel. 
    Or if you want more control as to where the document is uploaded.
  2. Open Files, visit the folder, upload the document.
    Then open the document and "Start Conversation."
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Have you ever had that "start conversation" button vanish? Mine disappears sometimes!
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@RoseN92 yup, had that too for a couple of days and then yesterday it worked again. Very confusing.

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@katsieUG  It appears that now documents open in Read Only mode and do not allow editing or conversations in Teams. This is very frustrating. The Start Conversation button ONLY appears when you start a brand new document. Once you close it and reopen it, the ability to edit or have a conversation disappears. I'm not happy about this at all!

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@Darrell Webster 

 

'Start Conversation'? We should be so lucky!

This appearance of this is completely random in our case (UK Education license). The only time the Start Conversation option appears with any regularity is when opening a Word doc shared during a private Chat. If you're opening a Word file shared during a Team Chat, or from a Team's Files area, it's completely hit or miss. Sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not! We can't recommend this feature to our users, however useful it is when it does work. Think how many support calls it would generate! This is driving us nuts!