add @mention function in comments in all online office documents
In Google docs etc, you can add a comment (just like office 365) but you can @mention. We use it a lot for collaboration and we are trying to migrate to Office 365. This missing feature, while not a show stopper, is causing some groups real pain.
When is this coming? The user experience could not be worse. I @mention someone and then need to email that person the link to the document and manually add them to the sharing and then they need to go slide by slide to find the comment. Seriously Microsoft team...get a google docs account and try it out with their products. They built in dynamic sharing when @mentioning someone not on the document shared list and the links deep link to the slide in mention. Please...pretty please...make this available.
This lack of functionality is nearly a showstopper.
Adrian Baker commented
Please Please Please add this feature. Essential for group collaboration.
This is very important feature. A lot of the collaborative features are missing. Another example is to be able to organize files shared with me. So, if I have 100 files shares with me, then I will only be able to list them from the "shared with me" option.
This inability to @mention in comments is holding my team back significantly from effectively collaborating on any office document (word, ppt, excel, etc). Today you have to fake an @mention
in the comment and then send a link and the system doesnt know if the sharing gives that person access or not. Just copy the way google does it. Use @mentions and if the person is not provided access, suggest adding them with the read or read/write permission option made available.
This is a true collaborative feature that is dearly missing.
How is this feature not available? I just moved to a new company and away from G Suite and find myself stuck now in 2005. I have versions flying around my team and cannot even do a simple @mention in a document? I must be missing something. Any advice?
That is actually something we really need too and what will maybe lead us to switching to GSuite again. The important things about this feature are:
1) The @mention person needs to get a notification mail about being mentioned.
2) All comments and @mentions are saved and can be viewed even if someone is joining the document later on. (No like it is with the chat function, that is available currently. When two people are working on the doc and text a third person joining, later on, won't see what has been spoken before)
3) There should also be a @mention -> to task function like in Google. It makes collaboration so much easier
From our perspective, this is literally the ONLY feature that stops us from migrating from GSuite to Office365.
yes, there should be a way to chat with co-authors
just integrate skype sidebar just like outlook.com
via, we can chat with people who have access to that sheet
In 2017 this is a minimum must-have feature to manage actions related to specific content within the document.
Google Docs have got it right:
Send a comment to a specific person
To make sure someone sees a comment, you can add them to it. They will receive an email notification with your comment.
1. Open a document, spreadsheet, or presentation.
2. Insert and type a comment.
3. Somewhere in your comment, add the name (with the first letter capitalized). When the correct person is suggested click their name. You can also add the email address of the person you want to see the message.
4. Click Comment.
Note: If you add someone who doesn't have permission to see the file, you will be asked to share the file.
Please merge this idea with the similar ones:
Also for specific Office 365 applications: