Custom vs Shared tabs in Office 2013 / 2016 start menu

When starting Word I have two tabs: One is named "Featured" the other is named "Shared", see picture:

But in PowerPoint one is named "Featured" and the other is named "Custom"

I have configured the setting "Workgroup Templates Path", which points to: C:\Templates\Office where I have copied templates with GPO.

The templates appear on both, so it's working I just need to know why the tab have to different names on some computers.

I also went through the settings (they only exist in Word): Word >Options > Advanced> File Locations...

I verified all the paths look the same on a computer where it says Custom and where it says Shared.

Does anyone have an idea?
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Where are the tabs from? Are they part of office or an addin?

Who made them?

If it is a custom tab from an addin the tab name is set by xml or a little bit of vba. Probably just an oversight of little consequence. 😊
ISDNOAuthor Commented:
These Tabs are default in Office, if you configured Workgroup Templates path they will appear - or if you go to Word:  Word >Options > Advanced> File Locations... > Shared Templates Path

Give it any value and the tab appears.
ISDNOAuthor Commented:
Based on my test, if we add the path to "Default personal templates location", Office 2016 will change the name from Shared to Custom. If we do not add this path, Office 2016 will keep Shared name.

Word=>File=>Options=>Save=> Default personal templates location

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