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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. Add Workbook.CancelEdit or WorkSheet.CancelEdit to get around GeneralExceptionError when cell being edited

    It would be great to have a CancelEdit or have the Range Select / setting range values automatically cancel the editing and avoid this error which seems to have no workaround.

    Whenever a cell is being edited by the user, any attempt to select a different range or update values in different ranges causes the General Exception error. There is no method to Cancel the Edit (essentially just need to send the ESCAPE keystroke to the workbook).

    To reproduced just double-click on a cell to go into edit mode and then execution of this code fails:
    Excel.run(function (ctx) {

        //this
    66 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Brian. Thank you for your input, it is greatly appreciated! We’ve added this to our backlog as something we want to implement. There are many items on the backlog, so we can’t set an exact estimated time for this, but we’ll keep you posted with status updates.

    Thanks!
    Office Extensibility Team

  3. Make the module extension add-in available for Outlook.com (and then hopefully the iOS and Android mobile apps)

    Just looking at the new module extension point for Outlook add-ins.

    https://dev.office.com/docs/add-ins/outlook/extension-module-outlook-add-ins?product=outlook

    I notice that this is only currently available for the desktop version of Outlook

    "Note: Module extensions are available only in Office 2016 Click to Run."

    It would be great if this extension could be added to the Outlook.com and the mobile apps

    64 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Support iOS compose in Add-Ins

    Currently (05/2017) Outlook for iOS does not support Compose Add-Ins.

    Please support iOS and give us some idea of when this support will be available.

    62 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Programmatically disable/hide the Ribbon menu

    We are in the process of development for Office 365 based Add-ins for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    It would be really nice, if we could have a way to disable/hide the ribbon buttons based on some data against that particular user.

    62 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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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    Under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Add-in: General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Create an API for reading resource strings and URLs from the add-in manifest

    It would be very useful for us to be able to customise strings and images within our add-in pages by changing the manifest.
    Our use case is for intranet deployment customised for departments and/or companies.
    Something like GetResource(id:string): string would be very helpful.

    58 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Provide VSTO's DocumentBeforeSave event

    This is necessary to implement app-dependent document content protection

    57 votes
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  9. i neeed persian calender in my office please make an add-in for Office to add persian calender to it

    i neeed persian calender in my office please make an add-in for Office to add persian calender to it

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  10. Add Windows to "Microsoft 365 E5 Developer"

    Need to test and work with Microsoft Virtual Desktop and use autopilot scenarios for Enterprise testing. The Pro to Enterprise step up integrated into Azure AD is needed

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    Under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Developer portals & programs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Allow Application-Level or Document-Level Office Addins

    In VSTO, we can create Application-Level or Document-Level documents. In Office-JS, It seems that at the moment it is a mixture of application level for the ribbon/pane and workbook level for the JS.
    This separation is important so developers can sell, for instance, a specific workbook for its own and only own ribbons and panes, or a generic applciation level tool.
    A consequence of this request is that it should be possible to attach an office addin (initialization) to a specific document.

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    2 comments  ·  Add-in: General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Allow office.js Outlook add-ins to open a new compose email form

    Our use case is to display email addresses for contacts in a user's CRM (other colleagues of the sender, for example), and those addresses be hyperlinks to open a new email in the active Outlook with the "TO:" field pre-populated with that address.

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    4 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Enable Add-ins when creating Appointments in Group Calendars

    It should be possible to use Add-in while creating meetings in group calendar. This works in Outlook Web but not in native.

    Our applications helps to create structured agenda for a meeting but since the add-in is disabled while creating meeting in group calendar, we cant use the app in group calendar using Outlook 2016 native.

    Currently in Outlook native Add-ins are not supported in shared mailboxes this is mentioned in details in the below Stack Overflow question.

    https://stackoverflow.com/q/48075490/5767992

    54 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Provide Mail App Compose appointment functionality to manage resources

    In compose app scenario there is no way to manage resources.
    1. if you open a meeting in OWA that has resources configured, you cannot access to this resources.
    2. if you create a meeing in Outlook and you add "Room Mailboxes" as required or optional attendees, OL resolve those partecipants as Resources and you can no longer manage those elements.

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    4 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Office Apps for all Clients Applications

    I saw a lot of devs and customers being confused caused by the point that Apps are not available across all Office client applications. Especially OneNote would be a great benefit. OneNote is one of the best Apps I've ever used. Can't imagine my daily business without OneNote. We've collected several ideas which would enhance OneNote even more and make customer more productive.

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    3 comments  ·  Add-in: OneNote  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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.

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    6 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Add support to read field codes in the document using office.js API

    I am trying to read custom field using Word Office.js API, where field is added as follows:- (Insert -> Quick Parts -> Field)
    Using VSTO addins i am able to read custom fields and also able to create fields, but didn't able to achieve this using Office.js for word.
    Please support this through Office.js.

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  18. Allow access to page margins

    Currently there is no direct way to access page margins in the Word JS API. If I want to insert a new document into the file, it maintains the page margins of the current document.

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  19. allow modern Office Web Add-ins to work offline.

    Like webpages get cached, modern Office Web Add-ins should also be enabled to work offline. If developers wish, they can use browser capabilities (like web workers) to build Office Add-ins that would support working offline. The ask here is that Microsoft clearly outlines the way developers can build offline functionality into their Office Add-ins and that this will be supported as a core feature for Office Add-ins in the future.

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  20. "Show original message" button was removed and lets bring it back

    This functionality was the main reason we started using actionable items in emails. This allowed you to be able to switch back and fourth between the email behind the card and the card. Maybe it would be better to call it something like "See Accompanied Message".

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