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  1. PowerPoint API

    Build out the specific host PowerPoint API with near complete parity to the control that was available in VSTO add-ins for PowerPoint. We have an add-in we want to build out in the new Web Add-in platform, but can't due to the extremely limited capabilities of the current Office.js API. You've had years to work on it, at least be more forth coming with where things are in development.

    475 votes
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    34 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    393 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Ability to resize Task Pane in Online Clients

    Online Add in features need to be enhanced to have ability to resize Task Pane in Word online, Mac and IPad.

    iPad also has limited resize ability and hence taskpane resize is needed

    396 votes
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    Under review  ·  28 comments  ·  Add-in: UX  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Add "Change Tracking" API

    Need a Change Tracking API in Word.

    331 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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

    318 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Add-in: General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Allow administrators to pin Office Add-ins

    With the preview release of "the new Outlook" on OWA, Office Add-ins are now buried in the drop down context menu in an email. Additionally, it appears they do not follow the same behavior of Outlook on the desktop, where Office Add-ins will show in the larger ribbon if used more frequently.

    According to this article, Office Add-ins can be pinned if they are used frequently:

    If you were using add-ins in the classic Outlook on the web experience, they will show up pinned next to mail actions or in the drop-down menu once you open an email in the…

    278 votes
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    Under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    252 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Add-in: General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Allow Outlook add-in commands to be used on selections of multiple items

    Currently an add-in command will disable if multiple Outlook mail items are selected. It would be really useful to be able run certain commands by iterating over a collection of the selected items.

    220 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Support wildcards for AppDomains in Office add-in manifests to support sub domains

    Support wildcards for AppDomains in Office add-in manifests to support sub domains for example <AppDomain>https://*.acme.com</AppDomain>

    219 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Add-in: General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Office UI Fabric Angular Components for Angular 2+

    Create a angular component library for the office UI fabric. There is currently a library for Angular JS and React, but not for modern versions of Angular.

    222 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Improve Custom Dialog

    Please improve the dialog, it should allow to:
    - set modality (right now the dialog is not modal!)
    - have bidirectional communication, i.e. to have possibility to pass information directly from dialog to task pane and vice versa.

    There are many use cases valid for both requirements:
    - when you need to retrieve data from task pane (e.g. lazy loading)
    - you have html where you fill the content, right now you need to pass them in URL which is not really nice solution.

    206 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Add-in: UX  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. setSelectedDataAsync with data type “HTML” and “Office Open XML” in PowerPoint

    Make it possible to use setSelectedDataAsync with data type “HTML” and “Office Open XML” in PowerPoint. Currently it is only Word that can use data type “HTML” and “Office Open XML”.

    182 votes
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    Under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Support dynamic content in Add-in commands ribbon dropdown menu

    It would be very useful if add-ins dropdown menu could contain dynamically generated items. Now the displayed content in the ribbon dropdown need to be hardcoded even for sub-menus which limit the capabilities of add-ins commands.
    See question on stackoverflow
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/36315571/dynamic-content-in-add-in-command-with-ribbon-dropdown-menu

    176 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Support Compose AddIn on Mobile

    According to this...

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/office/dev/add-ins/reference/manifest/extensionpoint#extension-points-for-outlook

    ...Addins are only supported for message read, on mobile. Can we please have a MobileMessageReadCommandSurface ExtensionPoint, so that we may create an addin for message compose, on mobile.

    167 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Ability to open/replace workbook with Excel JS API in a similar way Word API can with insertFileFromBase64

    We have a requirement to load a workbook from a remote source from within the add-in. User logs in, selects from a list and workbook template loads.

    With the Word JS API we can load a template remotely using an AJAX call that returns the workbook as a base64 string and then insert the response into the current workbook using the replace option. AFAIK this doesn't exist for the Excel API and we download the workbook and then instruct the user to open from the download pane.

    164 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The API is in preview for Excel Desktop and Mac now!
    This feature is not be able to GA due to this API is not available on Excel online due to the Excel online cannot insert worksheet from the external workbook, so Team is now working on investigating on Excel online. and figure out the features that we can support now and our strategy is to build addFromBase64 for Excel Online with a limited supported feature, which allow us to GA this API. and then we will continue iterating this API to support more features

    For Excel Desktop and Mac beta preview. you could use our Beta CDN, more info on this here https://aka.ms/excelapiopenspec

    Here is a sample code snippet using the API

    https://gist.github.com/jipyua/caec8eb5fddc0f611c43a1dbb356fa2a

    key line of code context.workbook.worksheets.addFromBase64(mybase64)

    send an xlsx (base64 encoded)

    please use it and send us feedback!

  16. Wildcard search and MatchWholeWord search doesn't work with 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.

    159 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Provide functionality for Outlook Add-In to automatically launch in the task pane

    Our very successful commercial Outlook add-in ePredict for SharePoint (http://ww3w.docauto.com/product/epredict-for-sharepoint) automatically launches its UI in the task pane in desktop versions of Outlook. Our customers are interested in a version for Office 365 Outlook online. However, Office 365 Outlook online requires user input to launch a task pane add-in. Our users would not accept this. Please add functionality, probably in the manifest, that would allow a user to give permission to an add-in to automatically launch in the task pane when an existing email is opened or a new email is being created. Thanks!

    158 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Word js api: Add support for all content controls

    Currently only content controls of type RichText are support (see https://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/word/contentcontrol). Please add support for other types, specially BuildingBlockGallery, CheckBox and ComboBox

    145 votes
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  19. Support for hiding/showing task pane through the Office Javascript API

    Currently, there is no ability to hide or show the task pane from the Office Javascript API.

    140 votes
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  20. Power Automate transfer function

    ☆ It would be nice to add a setting that allows you to specify a transfer-prohibited address or domain.
    ☆ It is hoped that Power Automate can take over the transport rules of Exchange Online.

    138 votes
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