Ability to open multiple documents
Currently If I am editing a File in Teams, and if I have to refer another file present in Teams, I have to forcefully close existing document and go to the next file. It will be a nice to have feature if I can open other documents in Preview mode if I am editing a document.
Andrei Popa commented
One way to work around this is to access TEAMS from multiple tabs in a web browser.
This way you can access as many things as you like at the same time...from any team.
PO Chan commented
totally agree. this is so critical!
Matt LaBorde commented
This really needs to be a priority feature. Creating a document viewer window should not be too complicated. Even if it is limited to two documents that would be understandable. Is there a way we can push this prioritization via our sales rep/customer support channel?
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Lorri Hopkins commented
Where is the answer from teams regarding this question which has been asked by multiple users?
How to open multiple documents at open time.
Michael Hunter commented
My work around to this issue has been to open multiple Chrome browser tabs, each for TEAMS. Then in one tab I can edit and go to a different Teams tab and review, copy, etc .. Haven't tried this with the Teams client.
Gary Bowering commented
We need to be able to access multiple documents and dashboards etc during a meeting. Being able to have all these open in separate windows before the meeting and then Alt-Tab between them is vital for efficiency.
The current set up is infuriating. VERY POOR USER EXPERIENCE! We should be able to switch between different tabs with document/conversations and so forth to resume work/chat/refer etc. @Microsoft: Please make this happen asap. Thank you.
Marino Jayasuriya commented
This is really bad user experience and Microsoft is not even bothered to evaluate and post a comment.
Simply we need the functionality to open multiple documents via teams and also to use it's other facilities like chat without closing the documents which are already opened.
Agree. Just in the middle of editing a document when a colleague sent through a chat message asking a quick question. There needs to be a way of quick-tabbing between applications perhaps, without closing a document that is actively being edited?
Fully agree. I'm a newby on Teams, went to an organisation which uses it all the time. I cannot see why. Our documents for a meeting are in Teams. Meeting starts, I open the agenda. Forced to close it to see the first document for item 1 on the agenda. Forced to close that to see doc 2. Etc, etc. Totally unproductive and completely incredible from the company that created Windows. It seems MS has turned full circle.
So back to old fashioned printing (nice for the environment) or download all documents and organise a personal shadow directory?
Really need this to view an agenda, and talk thought another document.
Clive Shergold commented
I agree this is essential. How can I coordinate with other people if I cannot coordinate with myself? I need to see the current agenda, the minutes of the last meeting, and the action log; and all that is before I start on project documentation...
L. D. commented
Why can't we open more than one document in Teams? How can we share and edit information on different documents as a "team" if we have to close a document to open another. What is the point?
Vladimir Rosu commented
I can not understate the need of this feature. I'm a lot less productive without being capable to open multiple documents at the same time. While the thick apps offer a way to do this (open in Word), it just seems sometimes that does not work, throwing up various errors
I'm 100% with you on this. Is there a way to view more than one file at a time?
Yes! The desktop app should open multiple files....please!
Timothy Brown commented
Until they can fix this, the most obvious way to use multiple windows is to open Teams in a browser window, as opposed to using the desktop app. Each time you click on the Teams app, a separate window opens.
Saira Kanwal commented
Hi, I have a same query, how to open multiple documents in the Teams?
Project Manager Man commented
PLEASE YES. I am being forced to use MS Teams on more and more accounts and my productivity is taking a huge hit without being able to have multiple documents open at once. Or at least give me an option to open documents by default in my browser