Convert Word to Teams Wiki
Several of our team members have private stashes of documents describing processes or other useful things. We thought it would make sense to bring a lot of that into a Teams Wiki, but you cannot copy the contents of a Word doc and expect success.
First, even though you can now paste an image from the clipboard (hurrah), copying the contents of a Word doc with both images and text will only retain the text. The images need to be copied one by one.
No surprises: Nobody's excited about converting the docs to begin, so making it more difficult than it needs to be simply means we use OneNote instead.
But aside from the images, it seems the Wiki's sections mostly matches the Heading 1 sections in the Word doc. Just like you can build a TOC in Word using that structure, it seems obvious that importing a Word doc should automatically structure the Wiki page into sections based on the heading usage.
I know it won't be perfect for all documents, but right now it is so limited that "okay for some" would be a great accomplishment.
Richard Chappelle commented
An MS Word plugin to upload the content of the current document to a page in Teams would be a good way forward for us.
Al Hernandez commented
I want to jump on this bandwagon! We just migrated to Teams and find ourselves wanting to move a lot of content we have in Word documents into appropriate Wikis w/in Teams but the manual effort involved in doing this is prohibitive.
I share such experience. I intended to build up a Wiki for our ERP system and intended to copy and paste out of a word docx a mixture of text and screenshots. The result is miserable...first, only the text is pasted into Teams and second even if you paste the images one by one, the image quality is poor, everything is terribly blurred. I believe it has to do with the usual compression behaviour MS Office users have to deal with since years.
Tom Sikes commented
Excellent idea. I was also thinking that If teams supported markdown or HTML import would then be even simpler.