Wiki: move sections to a different wiki page, or allow a section to be split into a new page.
It is currently difficult to reorganize a wiki. Wikis are, by nature, subject to change in the future, and things will vary in importance over the life of a project.
While we can create new pages and new sections within a page, it doesn't seem to be possible to move sections from one page to another without a laborious copy/paste, and even then it's possible to lose formatting. It would be really great if, in addition to the "Send link,Move up, Move down, Delete" options in the ... menu for a section, if there were a "move to page..." with the ability to create an entirely new page or move to an existing page in the same team.
Microsoft seems unable to implement even the simplest and most obvious features that users identify as needed. How is this agile?
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According to the Wikipedia definition of a wiki, "wikis have little inherent structure, allowing structure to emerge according to the needs of the users".
For structure to emerge, the content needs to be easy to move around--e.g. move one "Section" to a different place on the page, or to a different page. Pages need to start small, grow, then break up into smaller pages.
Having worked with other wikis, it's always very easy to move things around. I've seen "structure emerge" with other wikis, but it's non-starter if it's hard to reorganize. Your wiki will never see widespread use unless this is easy!
The other 13 comments over 3 years are a perfect illustration of how crucial this is. Is it not easy to build using existing parts?
Per Lundgren commented
I work in a big hospital, and we have made 80-100 manuals we use in a daily basis. Now we have decided to create a different Team-structure, and we need to move the Wiki-pages to the other Team... Please don't tell me now, three years later, that this feature is still not available?!
Gary Freed commented
I can't believe this is not a standard feature. You have to understand as we are all figuring out the best way to implement MS TEAMS and all of its components we are constantly changing things and juggling them around to make the most sense of them.
Carry Megens commented
Please make this possible both via the suggested option AND via the drag and drop method (expanding pages when not showing sections)
Agree. Come on Microsoft, this should be a standard feature.
Agree. Not efficient and quite cumbersome. There should be a way to group pages? or put all related pages into a main page folder? During the pandemic we have been working remotely since March and we are now in July, that's quite a lot of pages to navigate for daily huddles.
Theo Ekelmans commented
Why not go all out, and adopt the reame.md markdown format as is used in the wiki of Azure DevOps ?
Stu H. commented
Surely this is an easy fix and would substantially increase flexibility. I originally hadn't realised about the pages option and just started writing with different sections. As the page has grown I decided that it would be better to organise everything monthly and created some pages to do this, only to discover that I couldn't move them and will have to copy and paste each section title and then it's content separately.
Not very efficient, and against my understanding of the concept of Teams.
Why is this not a thing? big miss.
Yes, it's very frustrating that we can't easily move a section between pages on the Teams Wiki. We lose the formatting and it doesn't work well at all typing and re-adjusting. It lags and can leave the pasted text highlighted, and we can't remove the highlighting.
Daniel Loo commented
Ability to move an existing page into a section of another page would be great!
Matt Ley commented
I'm working a project about distribution issues where we're using Channels as groups for each Distribution Center. Then a wiki page in each where the sections are specific issues. As they're closed out it would be really great to move all the closed one to a different page for further review of root cause issues (so keeping the conversations linked) but letting only active issues stay in each DCs channel.
TU! Moving sections between pages would be very handy!
Agree. The whole process of having to create a new section at the END, rather than insert one up top for reverse chrono order is ridiculous. Then, to have to "move up" each individual level?! Please - enable inserting a section and drag and drop.