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  1. Fix addHandlerAsync and RemoveHandlerAsync

    A recent update to the office.js api seems to have introduced an issue with Office.context.document.addHandlerAsync.

    Running previously working code (Online Only, desktop excel seems ok) now gives a strange error, 'Function addHandlerAsync has invalid parameters'.

    This can be replicated using the example on the api doc page here, hitting Try Me and just running the default code will show the message.

    It also appears to have affected Office.context.document.removeHandlerAsync.

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  2. Enable Office Add-in (javascript) to run on Office Web Apps or Office Online Server

    Similar to the Desktop and Online (Office 365) versions, the office applications hosted on Office Web Apps or Office Online Server should support Office Add-in (javascript)

    For example, currently you can run the add-ins in Word Online (hosted on Office 365) but running Word Online hosted on Office Online Server the add-in functionality is not available.

    44 votes
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  3. Add a progress callback to the RequestContext sync() method in Office.js (Word.js and Excel.js)

    When you batch a number of commands prior to calling RequestContext.sync(), it can take what appears to be a long time with no feedback on progress. This is particularly evident when inserting images which need to be converted. Having the option to specify a progress function callback would give developers an opportunity to keep their users in the loop and avoid cancellations of actions.

    10 votes
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  4. Enable creation and editing of freeform shapes from apps. Ideally one could create a freeform shape directly from an SVG path.

    Enable creation and editing of freeform shapes (or any shape) from apps. Ideally one could create a freeform shape directly from an SVG path.

    4 votes
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  5. Programmatically add an App to an Office Document

    We need a way to programmatically create add an App to an existing Office Document. The use case is to provide users with documents that already have the App attached to it instead of asking to add it manually.

    7 votes
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  6. Microsoft to commission a book for Office App Development

    Back when VBA was the only way to develop Office Applications, there were lots of Books for developers to learn and understand best practice. Since then, MS has went through VBA, .Net, VSTO, C# and now we've got the Office App Development model.

    The Office Development community has become very fragmented as a result of this. How many developers know the path from VBA? Very few. How many know that VSTO is not the preferred way to develop for Office? How many know about the Office365 API's?

    Office is an amazing suite of products. But the majority of developers are…

    34 votes
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  7. Native API Access for Apps for Office/Office Add-Ins

    While it makes sense that Microsoft is trying to move towards Javascript for Office Add-Ins to easily support the multiple platforms Office is now available for, there are some things that almost every platform has available that are not properly usable from a web browser.

    For example, having access to native cryptographic functions is much better than using web-browser based cryptographic functions (for any number of reasons including security and performance). Some other examples include geolocation and file system access.

    While it may be possible to simply build in an exception for things like native cryptography (which would be very…

    13 votes
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  8. Apps for Office/Office Add-in Library for Managing Office Documents

    VBA/VSTO had different COM interfaces for managing PowerPoint, Word, Excel, etc. While it appears the end result is to give users access to the underlying OOXML (currently only available for Word), it will still be useful to allow users to navigate the schema of an Office document and do things like add PowerPoint Slides and Shapes without copy/pasting large XML blobs. Additionally, while OOXML support still seems far away for non-Word documents, the main components of this library are likely in use internally in creating the online versions of Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

    To make the point obvious, Office.js bindings…

    12 votes
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  9. Universal Changed Event Support

    Add a custom binding (named AllDocument binding) encompassing opened Powerpoint file , Excel File or Word file from Office.js so that a before chang event is raised to App. This will help with validations/ custom actions

    77 votes
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  10. Merge Apps for Office and Sharepoint API (Ewa namespace) and Office 2013 JS API

    Is there a reason why you would not provide a common base for the two API's?
    The Ewa namespace offers a lot of functionality requested in many ideas related to the Offie 2013 API - it seems you already have the code and the interface in the Ewa namespace ?

    7 votes
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  11. Methods for protecting and unprotecting changes in Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents using Office Web API

    Need for protecting and unprotecting Word, Excel and PowerPoint content that is open, saved or closed when using the Office Web apps. Using Office Web API there needs to be events that can be caught related to opening, saving and closing these types of files using Office Web apps and content protected or unprotected by password.

    72 votes
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  12. is there a "Contact apps for Outlook" for Office365?

    is there a "Contact apps for Outlook" for Office365?

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  13. Allow Excel and Powerpoint to send formated tables and text

    Enhance the Office JS API to allow apps to keep the format information while sending a selected table or text (as Word does when selecting a text)

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  14. Customisable App Catalog User Experience/UI

    Allow the app catalog user experience and UI to be customised. The API at the moment doesn't allow enough information about the available apps for anything to be built up around a bespoke marketplace site.

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  15. VBA method for launching an app programmatically

    For a better integration of apps into the software, it would be nice to be able to launch a specific app programmatically from a macro.

    It could also allow for a better interactivity by displaying a specific content or task pane app based on specific events, such as clicking on a shape button, or via a keyboard shortcut, etc...

    7 votes
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  16. VBA Style Embedded IDE in Office

    One thing that I miss a lot is to have the ability to write .Net code for Excel with the simplicity of the VBA editor. VSTO is great for IT professionals but impractical for most advanced Excel users as most users are not privileged to install applications directly in large companies (so distributing an excel based model internally is impossible, and non-advanced users would not touch a spreadsheet which is too complicated to set up).

    The way VBA works is brillant, we have a single self contained spreadsheet that requires no installation, has no dependencies, and for which creating user-defined…

    7 votes
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