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  1. ms word/excel simple way to create new file

    Sir/Madam
    I wish to suggest an improvement option about MS-WORD/MS-EXCEL.
    When we wish to create new WORD/EXCEL file, we right click on old file and select NEW option from it then both old & new files are open.
    1. I wish to improve it as only open New file(Blank file) but not old.
    2. I also suggest another improvement as if we bring/put the cursor on a file (WORD/EXCEL/IMAGE) then the content of that file i.e first page/first half page will appear as a flash i mean file not open until we click

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      0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        8 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • insertFileFromBase64 method does not support for embeded linked object inside the document

        insertFileFromBase64 method throwing error if any emebeded object is linked to the word document

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          0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 28 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add "Change Tracking" API

            Need a Change Tracking API in Word.

            204 votes
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              7 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Wildcard search and MatchWholeWord search don't work wtih tracked deletions

              At present, if there are tracked deletions within a word, that word will not be found by search if either MatchWholeWord or Wildcards are turned on. This is a bug in search, but it is especially crucial to fix for add-ins.

              150 votes
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              • Add a call to change the bitmap in a picture

                At present when we need to change the bitmap in a picture, we need to delete the existing picture (shape) object and then insert a new one. And when doing so we need to cop all the properties of the picture across.

                Just like we can presently change the position, seize, etc. of an existing picture, provide the ability to change the bitmap.

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                  0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Processing was delayed due to the handling of id. cites

                  The user is using a Mac and Lexis for Microsoft Office. User insert a Table of Authorities. There are 30 ‘Id.’ citations in the document attached. The 1st Id. citation (in the below list) is the 120th citation in the document where the Word Api takes time to search and find their ranges. The time taken to process these 30 ‘Id.’ citations alone took 30 minutes approximately. The same delay in Windows platform was not significantly noticeable when compared to the MAC platform.

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                  • provide access to building blocks in attached template - (Word

                    In vba/vsto i store prebuilt tables, Toc fields, frequently used text, etc as building blocks - makes it easy for the user to create consistently formatted documents. I cant see any way to access and insert a building block yet.

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                    • Allow Office.js add-in to make window.open() be able to open a dynamically generated HTML in a browser

                      As we know, using Word.Body class, we can get html from body or a section of an Active WORD document. We want to manipulate that html (based on our business needs) and then display it on a browser. But in an office.js add-in window.open() does not work on a dynamically generated html as explained in the following two posts: https://stackoverflow.com/q/53027657/1232087

                      https://stackoverflow.com/a/44010218/1232087

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                        0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 5. Remove the 64 character limit on ContentControl.Tag.

                        I cannot think of any reason why this limit was added – and it means Word presently does not match the DOCX spec.

                        We need this to use it as the associated text we would set is a database select - and that easily runs over 64 chars at times.

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                        • Detect partial font style attributes of text in Word API

                          Currently there is no way to detect partial styles in ranges. 'null' values are used to indicate inconsistency between the styles applied to the range but there is no way to determine which style starts and stops at what position of that range.

                          Following codesample shows the font style of a selection

                          $("#test1").click(() => tryCatch(test1));
                          async function test1() {
                          await Word.run(async(context) => {
                          console.log('run test1');
                          var thisDocument = context.document;
                          var range = thisDocument.getSelection();
                          range.load('style');
                          range.load('font');
                          await context.sync();

                          console.log(range.font.toJSON());

                          });
                          }
                          with the console output:

                          bold
                          null

                          color
                          "#222222"

                          doubleStrikeThrough
                          false

                          highlightColor
                          null

                          ...
                          If the selection contains a partial formatting…

                          3 votes
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                          • "help me to remember coding procedure."

                            "help me to remember coding procedure."

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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

                              111 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Open web links in default browser rather than IE for desktop Word

                                Clicking on hyperlinks in Word Add-in opens up IE browser
                                eq. <a href="http://example.com&quot; target="_blank"> then the window is IE.

                                It would be better if it would be default browser (as users are usually only logged into web portals with their default browser)

                                12 votes
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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.

                                  103 votes
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                                  • 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

                                    98 votes
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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.

                                      77 votes
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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

                                        54 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add support to read field codes in the document using office.js API

                                          I am trying to read custom field using Word Office.js API, where field is added as follows:- (Insert -> Quick Parts -> Field)
                                          Using VSTO addins i am able to read custom fields and also able to create fields, but didn't able to achieve this using Office.js for word.
                                          Please support this through Office.js.

                                          29 votes
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