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  1. Word js api: Add support for all content controls

    Currently only content controls of type RichText are support (see https://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/word/contentcontrol). Please add support for other types, specially BuildingBlockGallery, CheckBox and ComboBox

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    • Ribbon: Ability to show/hide button dynamically

      Ribbon: Ability to show/hide button dynamically

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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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          Hi Fergus, thank you for your input, it is greatly appreciated. We’ve added this to our backlog as something we want to implement. There are many items on the backlog, so we can’t set an exact estimated time for this, but we’ll keep you posted with status updates.

          Thanks!
          Office Extensibility Team

        • Add bookmark Support in word add in

          • Looks like bookmark support is being introduced in Word API 1.4
          • This is currently available in Insider Preview builds and beta version of Office.js.

          Please let us know when will this be available in production

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          • Support for Search API with search text more than 255 character

            Today Search can be done only utpo 255 Character limit. Please enhance the search to allow more than 255 characters.

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            • No Direct communication between Dialog API popup window and document

              Today there is no support for Direct communication between Dialog API popup window and document. As a work around we are sending commands to the Task Pane first then updating the document. Please add support for communication between dialog API and Popup window

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              • Mac / iPad: window.open calls sometimes displays sites in a popup window instead of browser

                • Looks like if the domain is listed in the manifest, window.open calls display the page in a popup window.
                • Third party links are displayed in a new browser window
                • There seems to be no way to override this behavior.

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                • Mac / iPad: window.print JavaScript call does nothing

                  There is no support for window.print JavaScript call does nothing. Please add the support for it.

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                  • Mac / iPad: Download does not work

                    We get a blank popup window for any attachment downloads.

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                    • No events for standard operations like Document close, Task Pane close, Paste, Hyperlink Click

                      There are no events for standard operations like Document close, Task Pane close, Paste, Hyperlink Click. Currently using SelectionChange event for Hyperlink click and Paste

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                      • No direct support to lock document programmatically

                        Currently we are adding a Content Control to the entire body and setting its cannot Edit property to true.

                        This works fine in Desktop and Mac, but fails in case of Word online and iPad when we have nested Content Controls.

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                        • Ribbon communication with Task pane

                          Ability to open the Task pane and perform ExecuteFunction on click of Ribbon button

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                          • Ability to resize Task Pane in Word online, Mac and IPad.

                            Word Add in features need to be enhanced to have ability to resize Task Pane in Word online, Mac and IPad.

                            Mac and iPad also has limited resize ability and hence taskpane resize is needed

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                            • Font assignment fails if the given range has multiple styles

                              Font assignment fails if the given range has multiple styles. When range consists of mixed font name/size, font properties(bold/italic) value is set as blank value/null. If we set these values to range’s/content control’s respective property, exception is thrown.

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                              • Word online: Formatting changes when Word document content is pasted in online document.

                                Word online: Formatting changes when Word document content is pasted in online document.

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                                • Support for Search API in Headnotes and Footnotes

                                  Currently, No Support to access Footnotes and Endnotes using JavaScript API. Please add support for search in foot notes and end notes.

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                                  • Ability to add Content Controls next to each other – Word online

                                    Word online still has issues when content controls are next to each other.

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                                    • Ability to add support for Retrieve Page numbers for Range

                                      Currently, we are using lastrenderedpagebreak property in Open XML to determine the new page in desktop version. However, this does not seem to work if the document is created in Word online or if we have empty paragraphs at the start of the page.

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                                      • Allow to customize the pop-up dialogue title when it is called by displayDialogAsync

                                        I'm using Office.context.ui.displayDialogAsync to display a popup dialog.

                                        In word and powerpoint for Windows, the Window title is shown as the add-in name.

                                        In word and powerpoint Online, the window title is 'Message from Add-in: ' followed by the add-in name. This doesn't look too good.

                                        I suggest to let user customize the title his way by

                                        (a) provide the title as a parameter to the api

                                        (b) use the html page title

                                        or at least (c) remove the text 'Message from Add-in: ' in the case of office Online

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                                        • Make the thesaurus/synonyms accessible through office-js

                                          I would like to present synonyms for frequently used words to writers. So far, this is only possible using external services. Using the same thesaurus as the one accessible from the context menu would make the interaction a lot more consistent and stable.

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