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  1. Add footnote support to the javascript API

    Footnotes are very heavily used in many professional types of documents. (Specifically legal documents). Currently Footnotes are not exposed in any way via the word api which is a sizable gap in the functionality.

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    • Office Add-ins should run in Edge, not IE11

      At the moment Word runs Add-ins in IE11

      IE11 doesnt support ES2016, and is therefore much harder to develop for than all of the other newer browsers (Safari, Chrome, Edge).

      Word should run Add-ins in Edge

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      • How to count Chinese characters and Korean words

        How to count
        Chinese characters and Korean words

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        • Getting and setting document properties is not working in Office Online

          Hello,

          I am working on the Office Add-in for Word using the Office JavaScript API. Using Word in Office Online and the latest Word 2016 I could get and set document properties. This all worked but it has now stopped working in Office Online. I get the error when I try to use context.document.properties or context.document.properties.customProperties:

          "Sorry, this function isn’t available. Perform a runtime check on the Office add-in to find out whether the feature is supported by the host."

          I perform the check "Office.context.requirements.isSetSupported('WordApi', 1.3)" to ensure that the version 1.3 of the API is loaded and supported and…

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          • Content Controls bound to custom xml not updated when opened on Word Online

            We have plain text content controls bound to custom xml. When opening on Word Online the bound content controls should get their data from custom xml. We tried to work around this by using GetOOXml() to get the document's open xml, then update the values on server side, then use InsertOoXml() to insert the updated open xml. But it seems that InsertOoxml() does not support content controls yet.

            I hope either of these two features that we need get supported soon. 1. Update text of bound content controls when opened on Word Online.

            2. InsertOoxml() support updating content controls.

            Thanks, …

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            • automated forms documents

              i work for a big education organization and received a request from the teachers about functionality they are using in google docs:
              - prepare a document template, being a form with some questions. is it an exam, survey, or an application form.
              - share the document with word online, so the students may edit the document, give answers, fill the gaps etc. but it is not THE document - it's the difference between 'document' and 'template' - each time new user access the temple, a new instance is created
              - on the end, the document is not saved, but there…

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              • to add the feature of suggesting words using "ctrl"+"spacebar"

                Just a suggestion, to add the feature of suggesting words (different from auto correct) as we type, or better would be using "ctrl"+"spacebar" like is in many IDEs for suggesting synonyms. thanks .

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                • global keyboard hook does not work in word 2016 . why? how can i make it work ?

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                  I'm trying to write an add-in for word using VSTO to get the keydown event and identify it .then if the key was shift+( then replace ( with () and put the cursor in the middle of them so that the user will be able to write in the middle after opening parenthesis .

                  The code i found works fine in word 2010 and 2007 but in higher versions you have to open the onscreen keyboard to make it work .
                  I'm looking for a way to make it work .

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                  • Level types of List

                    I use JavaScript SDK for Office Add-ins to create an application for Word. You know we can use list object (https://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/word/list) to make numeration for Paragraph, but I would like to use cross-link for that scenario. If the number of a paragraph was changed cross-link also has to be changed. Is it working scenario in the current edition of SDK?
                    Also, I can't change the level type of list when I try to create a new one from Paragraph. By default level type is Bullet. Any methods or properties to change.

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                    • Allow Office Add-ins to be persistent - to stay open as you move from document to document...

                      A productivity taskpane/add-in, by definition, is a often a tool a user would use on every document.

                      The current implementation requires a user go to the add-in Ribbon, click a button etc.

                      Ideally a user setting would allow an Add-in to stay open all the time.

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                        • Office js : Please, add Start and End properties to Range object.

                          Please, add Start and End properties to Office js Range object, like in https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.office.interop.word.range_members.aspx.
                          I need it as soon as possible.

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                          • Programmatically disable/hide the Ribbon menu

                            We are in the process of development for Office 365 based Add-ins for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
                            It would be really nice, if we could have a way to disable/hide the ribbon buttons based on some data against that particular user.

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                            • Add tool-tip in Word API

                              I want to show a tooltip when the user hover on selected keyword/phrase/text in the Word document using Word JS API from the add-in. This feature is available in Word using hyperlink and inserting ScreenTip.

                              Please add this feature in Word JS API.

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                              • Allow Add-ins on iPad from Centralized Deployment or Office365/SharePoint Add-inCatalog

                                Our team is working on the Add-ins for different clients (Word for Desktop, Word Online, Word on iOS, etc.) and we have setup a QA environment on Azure+SharePoint Centralized deployment. We would really like the option to be able to insert add-ins to the iPad through the centralized deployment.

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                                • Allow users to easily get inner HTML/OOXML of Content Controls

                                  Currently, there does not appear to be an easy way to get the HTML or OOXML representation of the contents of a Content Control, as the getHTML() and getOoxml() results include the control declaration itself. 'getInner...' versions of each method, or a parameter specifying inner or outer, would be very useful.

                                  Thanks!

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                                  • Allow users to insert text into Content Controls in MS Online

                                    Contrary to the documentation, ContentControl.insertText throws an exception in the Online environment, regardless of the 'insertLocation' provided. For a full description, see my question here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_word-msoffice_custom/insert-text-into-contentcontrols-in-word-online/b33092e4-ca07-48a8-9740-e06340dbdde1

                                    Is this a known issue?

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                                    • Add Method to Word API to Detect Review State (original, final, balloons, inline, etc.)

                                      We need a method to expose the current review state in word. Currently inline deleted track changes are impossible to detect via the api. If these are switched to not show or set to balloon then the API reports the paragraph text differently.

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                                      • Add DITA to MS word

                                        DITA is largely used authoring structure today. Can you please include DITA direct plugin in word. just like other authoring tools support DITA.

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                                        • i neeed persian calender in my office please make an add-in for Office to add persian calender to it

                                          i neeed persian calender in my office please make an add-in for Office to add persian calender to it

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