Formatting Changes after Uploading a Word Document with Images

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I have been using Teams to hold virtual office hours with my students in my Business and in my Technical Writing Class. This has been working when the documents are simple and straight text. However, my student uploaded a document with images, and when I opened this in teams and then in Word Online, I could tell that the formatting is askew: the Pictures are out of place. Then I opened the document in Word and the formatting is correct. I've had this problem before with the Online MS apps. Why can't Teams and Word OnLine maintain the formatting of such documents?

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Hello @mhnicholas you can read this https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Differences-between-using-a-document-in-the-browser-and-in-... to understand the difference between Word Online in teams and Word.

Hi @mhnicholas ,

 

Its just a limitation of Word Online. There are certain things that just don't format correctly and there is also a functionality deficiency in Online as per the previous posted link. I assume with images it is to do with the layout and the conversion between a word document and HTML. 

 

This issue is something I usually make users aware of as part of training. 

 

Andy

@Andrew Hodges so what you are telling me is that if any of our users actually touch the doc while it is in Sharepoint it gets totally screwed up. I always tell them to go to the application, but once the formatting gets messed up, it stays messed up.