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  1. Extend Word JavaScript API to add the ability to modify style definitions, list templates, and document variables

    There should be a way for an Office web add-In to modify existing styles, list templates, and document variables without closing and reopening the document. The JavaScript InsertOoxml method allows you to introduce new styles, list templates, and document variables to the active document but not to modify existing ones. The same was true of the VBA InsertXML method. However, VBA provided easy, direct access to these objects via Document.Styles, Document.ListTemplates, and Document.Variables collections. For example, in VBA, modifying a style was as simple as ActiveDocument.Styles(“NameOfStyle”).Font.Size = #. In contrast, it appears that the only existing objects outside of a…

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      1 comment  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Radio Buttons not working in Modern SharePoint Lists - Office 365

      Radio Buttons not working in Modern SharePoint Lists - Office 365

      In the modern experience view, the multiple choice option does not display as radio buttons even though the field is setup for radio buttons. It looks more like a drop down if anything. Is this a known issue or is this by design?

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      • Mailto URLs not working in Promoted Links

        Until about 2 weeks ago, we were able to use Mailto: URLs in our SharePoint Online Promoted Links. Now they don't work. When in the list view, the links works fine when clicked on, when in the tile view, nothing happens when you click on the link.
        When looking at the source code, the "click action=" is empty.
        We have used this extensively for Contact Us pages. Is it a bug, or does SharePoint Online not longer support Mailto: from the Promoted Links Tiles view?

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          3 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Disclose a public OfficeJs bug tracker

          Right now add in developers have no clue what bugs exist, what the status of bugs is because there is no such thing as an OfficeJs bug tracker. Why isn't there? it seems super obvious to have?

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          • ChakraCore or electron Add-in

            Use ChakraCore, or anything like electron-based inside office Add-in.
            Move on, use open source.

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            • Add new msbuild/.csproj support to Office Developer Tools for VS 2017

              Update the templates for VSTO Addins in the Office Developer Tools for VS in order to support the new msbuild engine introduced along with .net core and VS 2017.
              For example, we need the new .csproj format to move from packages.json to csproj to use nuget packages the easy way.
              Using a .net standard library at the moment is no fun.

              I tried to port my existing vsto project, but failed after hours of investigation: The VSTO .targets files seem to be incompatible with the new msbuild engine.

              Thank you!

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              • Hi

                Hello Dears
                I am an Iranian and one of the millions of Microsoft Office users
                One of the problems with Office is that Excel does not have Persian history and I mean Hijri Shamsi (Jalali calendar)
                Several other countries also use this calendar
                So please add this calendar to Excel
                Thank

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                  • Photo Editing

                    Microsoft is no doubt a powerhouse in many different areas surrounding our businesses and personal lives. Keeping us organized and streamlining our daily tasks. How about Photo Editing. How many of us have photo editing apps on our tablets and phones?!

                    I think Microsoft should concentrate on giving Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom some serious competition. Elements is to complicated without some kind of class to help you along the way. So, Microsoft give us an easy to use powerhouse photo editing product!! :)

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                    • Office Fabric JS is lacking compared to Office Fabric React

                      ms-Button--command is not available in JS (although it was in previous versions)

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                      • Replace VBA with Javascript

                        It would be a very easy if the Javascript integration with Office apps work the same way VBA works like defining custom functions, userforms and form controls.

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                            • Absolutely needed - the new update of Office 2016 Help Files: Office Fluent User Interface Control Identifiers

                              The Office 365 desktop application's UI has been redesigned last year - e.g. folder browse capability in File > Save As (full folder navigation in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for OneDrive folders, OneDrive for Business folders, and This PC).

                              So the new update of Office 2016 Help Files: Office Fluent User Interface Control Identifiers is absolutely needed now! The last version was released one year ago and even quite incomplete! (see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50745)

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                              • Give the VBA IDE a major overhaul finally

                                It's been over 20 years since the VBA IDE was created in its present form. MS has since created a number of modern and efficient development environments. Even if the VBA environment has long been referred to as outdated: it is simply the everyday reality for the majority of professional Office developers (especially all serious Access developers). I can not imagine that it lacks capacity to MS to bring the VBA IDE into a more contemporary form.

                                To insist that it would not be worthwhile to invest in an improved IDE, is roughly as if an automaker refuses any further…

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                                • Make the default value of "Require Variable Declaration" in the VB Editor to be True

                                  Please make the default value of the "Require Variable Declaration" item in the Options of the VB Editor of Office programs equal to True rather than False as it was changed to for Office 2010. There should be very, very good reasons for not having this value set (in fact I can't think of any). It is folly to not have it set. Note that this folly was pointed out in the private beta of Office 2010, but we were told it was too late to change it back and it was not changed in Office 2013 or 2016.

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                                  • Office developer tools offline installer

                                    I have a virtual DEV environment without internet access and physical non DEV machine without Admin rights or CD/USB access.

                                    This means I can't install web platform installer and download offline version using this tool or install the office developer tools from the internet on my DEV machine.

                                    Could you please always add links for offline installers to the download center?

                                    Thanks

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                                    • The old VBA help system worked well. The online version bears no comment!

                                      The idea is this: TEST MUST BE CARRIED OUT PROPERLY.

                                      The new, online help for VBA is COMPLETELY USELESS!
                                      The old, locally installed, up to Office 2010 worked properly and quickly.

                                      The online is way much slower, but first of all NEVER GIVES ANY RELEVANT HITS!

                                      I don't think that anyone would take any responsibility for it at MS.
                                      So, I won't add any comment of almost completely negligent leadership work in software quality.

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                                      • Please make Word Automation Services as Standalone Library

                                        Manipulation on Microsoft Word Documents grammatically are very actual. Microsoft does not support "Word Object Model" on unattended scenarios, and Microsoft always make reference to OpenXMLSDK and Sharepoint Word Automation Services.

                                        There is problem OpenXMLSDK is a library, Word Automation Services is not.

                                        In many cases we developers besides manipulation of docx files, we also need convert them to other word supported format.

                                        For that we have to install Windows 2016, Full SharePoint Server to have ability convert files. You may agree, this is too have for just for conversion tasks.

                                        Please make Word Automation Services as Standalone Library (Even…

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                                        • VBE Editor: Clear Immediate Pane from VBA

                                          When developing with VBA I find myself often using
                                          Debug.Print
                                          However the immediate pane can get quite cluttered from time to time. It would be an excellent addition if I could use e.g.
                                          Debug.ClearImmediatePane
                                          from VBA to remove all info from the immediate pane.

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