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  1. 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.

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  2. deselect selected text - setSelectedDataAsync - Office Javascript Add-ins

    I've been finding that I would really benefit from being able to de-select the currently selected text, or just be able to use setSelectedDataAsync in such a way so that when I call it again, it adds text AFTER not replace the current text.

    The use-case is a tool which generates Meeting Minute Actions, the user creates an action, it's sent to sharepoint, then a link is returned to that action. The link is then placed in a bullet list.

    To achieve this now I will have to change the app to instead of being a static page, be a…

    28 votes
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  3. 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.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Need events for Office Web versions of Word and Excel

    The following list of events found on the client version of Word and Excel would aid in development of apps that work the same as current client addin apps work.

    Excel Open Event
    Excel Close Event
    Excel BeforeClose Event
    Workbook activate event

    Word Open Event
    Word Close Event
    Word beforeClose event
    Document activate event

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  9. Provide access to a user identity object in apps for Office (specifically: Access)

    It is currently not possible to retrieve the current user identity in apps for Office. I realize that this is rather useless for Task Pane apps in Word/Excel/PowerPoint, but it is VERY useful for Mail and Access content apps. It is required if you want to save the refresh token securely to know which user is talking to your app backend.

    9 votes
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  10. Getting Current Account User Information via JavaScript API for Office in App for Word, Excel 2013

    Hi,

    Please add some properties to get current account user information who log in the Office via JavaScript API for Office in App for Word.

    Regards.
    Aftab Ahmad

    40 votes
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  11. 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

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  12. client-side ribbon manipulation

    I'd like to see the ability to register ribbon items (tabs and their children) dynamically on the client-side via my app or some tenant scoped javascript that I can register (needs to work with SharePoint Online and should not block submittal to the store). Right now the only way to register a ribbon item of any sort is to do so during the app installation which doesn’t allow us to extend the ribbon over time (either with our own service adding items or by allowing the user to add their own items via an app or whatever).

    105 votes
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  13. is there a "Contact apps for Outlook" for Office365?

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

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  14. Allow edits made by Office.js API functions (setDataAsync et. al.) to be 'undone' with Ctrl-z

    Right now, an app makes changes to the sheet, there's no way for the user to undo those changes (or their previous changes).

    61 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Drag and Drop

    As you are supporting so many document events for Getting and
    Setting the Data using office.js
    Hence we are developing office apps 90% code using Jquery and javascript,but not all the events are supported that supported by Jquery.

    I need some drag and drop kind facility for dropping "ooxml" kind of data to docuement.

    259 votes
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  17. 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.

    73 votes
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  18. Give Roadmap for App for Office JavaScript API

    I would be very interested to understand where you are going with the JavaScript API. I think it is a very good venue. However, it still is very rudimentary compared to the traditional C# or VBA API’s. There are still fundamental lacks (talking about Excel) such as:
    - Get address of bindings (e.g. info compared to =cell() function)
    - Get cell formula instead of value from a given matrix binding
    - Trigger range based recalculations
    - Evaluate function for computing a formula
    - Get more context (User context) e.g. for accessing external data (>> rights and roles management)
    - And…

    70 votes
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  19. 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)

    3 votes
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  20. 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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