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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.

    481 votes
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  2. 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”.

    185 votes
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  3. Allow PowerPoint Add-In to create new Slide

    Add support for the Add-In to create a new slide in the presentation. A possible use case would be to support the ability for an add-in to insert template marketing slides. A sales person needs to create a new presentation. The add-in pulls the latest marketing slide from a repository and adds them to the presentation ensuring that the sales person is always using the latest slides

    113 votes
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  4. Support the Importing of slides in PowerPoint

    I would like to be able to provide an add-in that could insert slides into a presentation. This is a similar concept to the Word Clause library. To provide maximum flexibility to the dev I would suggest using the Ooxml coercionType. Both Get and Set would be ideal

    74 votes
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  5. Allow PowerPoint Add-in to read custom properties

    Current version of API lacks this functionality

    59 votes
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  6. 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.

    50 votes
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  7. Open up more functionality for PowerPoint in Office.js

    The current PowerPoint capabilities for inserting text/images is very limited and it would be nice to be able to interact with the elements on a slide.

    My specific scenario is to move an old VSTO plugin over to the add-in model, where I iterate all text elements, and change the language of the text boxes. It's very common in Europe that the template is either in the native language or English, and content is then opposite of the template. A link to the VSTO can be found at https://officeaddin.codeplex.com/.

    If adding direct slide capabilities is a stretch, then a…

    48 votes
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  8. add API to instantiate a content add-in from a task pane

    Scenario: a task pane add-in displays a list of objects that represent content that can be added to a slide as a content add-in instances.
    Allowing the instantiation of a content add-in programmatically would facilitate creation of great user experiences.

    40 votes
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  9. Allow Powerpoint to send unique slides as an image/object

    Enhance the Office JS API to allow Powerpoint to send a selected slide as an image/object

    38 votes
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  10. Add SlideSelectionChanged event for Powerpoint in the JavaScript API

    The JavaScript API for Office should be enhanced so developers have an event notifying if the current slide in the normal / edit mode is changed. This would allow for more contextual user interaction.

    38 votes
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  11. Add a PowerPoint object model property to read/write Kumimoji text property (Japanese-language text rotation)

    When Japanese is the default editing language, PowerPoint has an UI option to apply Japanese-language text rotation, which rotates letters and digits differently . However, this property seems missing from the object model and an add-in therefore cannot know its state. Therefore, the add-in is bound to handle such text incorrectly.

    Apply the rotation setting from scratch:
    1) PowerPoint > File > Options > Language > Choose Editing Languages > Japanese (set as default) > OK
    2) Restart PowerPoint
    3) Create new empty file
    4) Insert textbox
    5) In textbox, write test123
    6) Select textbox
    7) PowerPoint > Home >…

    36 votes
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  12. Bindings for Powerpoint

    Extend Javascript API for Powerpoint to add and edit bindings as in Word and Excel.

    34 votes
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  13. Option to Export Slides To Image And Video in Web Add-ins

    Hi All,

    I am creating a PowerPoint Web Add-in to export all ppt slides as an image and video format, To do this, I also saw the documentation from the URL "https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dev/add-ins/powerpoint/powerpoint-add-ins". But, I am not able to find a way to do this and it is also not very helpful.
    Can anyone please suggest a way to achieve this task?

    26 votes
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  14. Support the reading and editing of Custom XML Parts by PowerPoint Add-Ins

    Currently if an add-in relies upon being able to read and write Custom XML Parts, it can only do it in Word (and coming in Excel JS 1.3). It would be great to see this functionality appear in PowerPoint so that add-ins can be created that interact with data stored in Custom XML Parts.

    26 votes
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  15. Mac, PowerPoint: Add WindowSelectionChange event for changing slide selection in slide thumbnail pane

    Preferably, the PowerPoint programming API for Mac should behave the same as PowerPoint for Windows.

    In PowerPoint for Windows, clicking into the thumbnail pane generates WindowSelectionChange events.

    However, in PowerPoint for Mac (tested: Office 2016 Insider Slow Version 16.8 (Build 171210) and also Insider Fast, clicking into the thumbnail pane DOES NOT generate WindowSelectionChange events. Changing the selected slide in the thumbnail pane does NOT generate WindowSelectionChange events either.

    (Note that in Mac Office v16, the WindowSelectionChange event DOES fire for other selection changes, which was a new addtion to v16. It's just that it is missing for the selection…

    25 votes
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  16. Allow bundling a content add-in and a task pane add-in as one unit

    To extend PowerPoint with additional functionality and also add a new content type, we currently need to develop, package and deploy two add-ins, and task pane add-in and a content add-in. And the user needs to install two add-ins.
    To improve developer/vendor and user experience it would be really helpful if at least two add-ins could be packaged, shipped, marketed and installed as a unit that can be discovered and installed in one step.

    23 votes
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  17. Mail merge feature in PPT

    My project does a lot of certificate for trainings. We designed a certificate template in PPT and we were unable to use MS word to design the template. I would like to suggest to have an add-in for a mail merge feature in PPT where you can merge information from Word or Excel. This would be really AWESOME!!

    23 votes
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  18. Add control API for an embedded Powerpoint, similar to how you can control the Youtube embedded player with Javascript

    Add to the embedded Powerpoint presentation API to:
    1.Get the presentation metadata
    2. Control the presentation slides

    22 votes
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  19. Add a support for InsertXML for powerpoint

    As like the Selection.Range.InsertXMl I need the option in powerpoint also. It will be helpful for adding contents using openxml.

    20 votes
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  20. Add ability to create/update charts in PowerPoint using JavaScript API

    JavaScript API for PowerPoint is very limited at the moment. The only options we have are to insert text or picture. Presentations are all about the visualization, so it would be very cool if we have an option to add/update charts as well.

    18 votes
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