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  1. Support Regex (regular expressions) via Search javascript API

    context.document.body.search and range.search do not accept regular expressions (regex) as search patterns. The current wildcard language that is supported is far less capable. We have documents with lots of patterns that we look for via regular expressions and currently that is not possible with the javascript API. Please consider adding support for that.

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    1 comment  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Need Word API extended to support "ShowHiddenText" functionilty like found on the Desktop

    Need Word online API to support "ShowHiddenText" in similar way performed with Word desktop method to support "ShowHiddenText"

    14 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. content control mapping to customxmlnode

    I would like to be able to insert a control container with the selected text and with a mapping to a new customXMLNode (created by me)

    10 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Use Office Add-ins (js) to import Mail Merge Data

    My scenario is that I am creating a dataset in an office js task pane which I would like to feed into the native mail merge data source, this is available in the VSTO version of Office add ins by using the ActiveDocument.MailMerge.OpenDataSource(@path) method.

    31 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Access and manipulate non-rich text content controls

    Currently I can only access non rich text content controls via ooxml. This is very cumbersome and error prone. It would be great if I could access items in dropdowns, checkbox values, or comboboxes without having to add the functionality in parsing ooxml.

    15 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Linked images using <img> tags in Word desktop don't roundtrip to Word Online

    I'm developing an add-in for Word 2016 and online Word.

    In it, on the desktop version of Word, if I insert html content using document.setSelectedDataAsync with an image tag and URL to an image on our server, the image displays on the desktop version of Word. If I save the same file to OneDrive and show it on the online version of Word, the image does not display. If I wrap the image in an <a> tag with a link, the link shows up when I hover over the image in the online version of Word, but the image never…

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  7. Any way to get current active page for Word document while read data (for selected text)

    i did not found any way to get current active page while reading data from Word document using Office AddIns API (JS).

    So while my content is to large for search then i can move (scroll) document to that page from where this text (paragraph) was selected

    16 votes
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  8. please provide option to navigate bookmarks in the word document

    please provide option to navigate bookmarks in the word document (office app javascript API)

    27 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Provide additional features around Exchange Permissions.

    This request is multi-part:

    - Provide a way to find what/where a particular user has access and to what permissions level, both for administrators and to the end user without a resource intensive powershell script (today's method).

    - Provide a built-in Permissions Administrator RBAC role that limits the administrators ability to only manage permissions (Access and Sending Rights) to a user or group. Provide them with a limited ECP view. No access to content, just Rights Management.

    - Provide a Permissions Troubleshooting tool via the Remote Connectivity Analyzer.

    16 votes
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    Under review  ·  4 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. getSelectedDataAsync for Powerpoint shapes

    getSelectedDataAsync only return text string (if there is text in selected shape). Would be great to return more info of selected shape, perhaps in OOXML/HTML form, or at least a shape ID.

    42 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. InsertFileFromBase64 with continious section breaks

    When inserting a file from a base64 string into the body with the method "InsertFileFromBase64()" it does not include continious section breaks. It uses page breaks instead. It would be nice to have those working also.

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  12. change user document's theme with office.js

    The situation is we want to automaticlly add and choose specific theme for certain type of the document that has certain rules in font and size. So, can you help?

    7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Office 365 - Cloud Storage Partner Program Registration form does not work.

    I tried in Chrome, Edge and IE. There is an angular.js error in the JavaScript console.

    7 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. navigate to a bookmark would be very useful

    Using office app javascript API, It would be very useful if you add an option to navigate using the bookmark name

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Grow/shrink Word table containing ContentControls when mapped XML changes

    In Word, table rows mapped to custom XML part don't get updated correctly when the XML changes. The table doesn't adapt the the number of items. In other words, when the XML has X items mapped to a repeatable row, the table doesn't grow to accommodate the X items.

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  16. A Single call to get events from all users calendars (default and others) using office 365 API

    It will be nice if Office 366 API expose a single call to return all events from Users calendars.
    Instead of, first getting all calendars to know the Ids, then for each calendar make another all to get events by passing Calendar ID

    15 votes
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    0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 8 votes
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    Under review  ·  2 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Bindings is getting Removed for Table when Table is inside the Text Binding Controls

    I have uploaded the code to one drive...here is the link

    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=AC13FB5219C13126!373&authkey=!APxbF470V75cCE4&ithint=file%2crar

    Steps to reproduce:

    1.Click the "Create content control button" to create the Text Binding.

    2.Create table (3 cloumns and 5 rows) Inside the content control and then "Create Table Binding".the table bindings will be created for the table that you selected .

    3.Click the button "GetandSetXML for ContentControl" to get and set the XML.

    4.Once after the this, you can notice the Bindings for the table is getting lost.

    Do let me know if u need more understanding on this scenario

    please see the question I rased in…

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Allow us to not store credentials when doing automated fulfillment from managed code (Exchange)

    "I am attempting to do some automated fulfillment from managed code, The exchange management shell is installed on the server and the application will be running under credentials that have access. How do I do this without having to store the credentials?"

    Source: MSDN Survey Verbatim, 10/17/14
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ff326159 (not in this doc)

    3 votes
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  20. Let Word support web font

    I'm developing a Word App which can add custom fonts(which are not installed yet) in Word.
    My idea is that to take the Word as a HTML page by using the JavaScript API for Office v1.1 (Office.context.document.setSelectedDataAsync). With the CSS font-family setting , ex:
    @font-face{font-family:fontname; src: url('http://xox.com/font/fontfile.eot');src: url('http://xox.com/font/fontfile.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'),url('http://xox.com/font/fontfile.woff') format('woff');}
    and the HTML tag setting, ex: <span style='font-family:fontname;'>Here shows the custom fonts...</span>

    But the result is: Word accept the CSS style setting, but the web font style is not success. It still keeps the system font style.

    I suggest Word can support web font.

    3 votes
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