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  1. 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

    220 votes
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      12 comments  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide VSTO's DocumentBeforeSave event

      This is necessary to implement app-dependent document content protection

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        0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 22 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • GraphQL API for the Microsoft Graph

          Facebook's GraphQL is the perfect API solution for the Microsoft Graph. I highly encourage you to implement this, since it would improve development for React apps.

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            0 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Deprecate localisation of Excel function names

            Many ages ago someone in the USA got the *GREAT* idea to localize the names of Excel functions. She probably wanted to please international users from all over the world: why a user from Czechoslovakia should learn a new term "SUM"when he knows "SUMA" from school... And why the foreigner should learn "VALUE" when he knows "HODNOTA" in his language. Well so far so good. But the Czech guy says and writes word "text" exactly the same as his English colleague. God knows why she (the MS person in America) suddenly translated the function "TEXT" as "HODNOTA.NA.TEXT" in the Czech…

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              0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add ItemSend event (so add-in can cancel email)

              Would like to have an ItemSend event in the web API just like the regular API does. Is that on the planning stage for future releases?

              248 votes
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                16 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

                27 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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

                  31 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Office 365 SDK for Java

                    Hi, Would it be possible to add a Office 365 SDK for Java so that it can be used for web applications.

                    Thanks.

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                      Under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • In O365 APIs, need more data in Events property.

                      In O365 APIs, provide a property in "Events" (https://outlook.office365.com/ews/odata/Me/Calendar/Events) to determine whether a meeting is accepted/declined or is still awating action from user.

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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

                        12 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to manipulate Excel comments

                          Please add the ability to create, delete, and modify Excel Comments on specific cells using Office.js

                          56 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Retrieve custom properties of a message/appointment from each mailbox

                            Currently the custom properties stored within an item are scoped to the user's mailbox. It would be great if we could access them everywhere. For example a scenario:
                            Compose form which will store facilities required for a meeting within an appointment. In webmail the receptionist could open the read form of the appointment and see all the required facilities stored in custom properties.

                            Currently this is not possible, because the receptionist is viewing it from another mailbox where the custom properties are not available.

                            23 votes
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                              Under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Create Word Comments via Office API

                              Hi,

                              Could you add functionality to create Word comments via the Office API?

                              I know have a proof of concept, named Feedback+, in the store where we create comments into a word document. But this has a bug. It creates a paragraph everytime someone creates a comment in the document.

                              Thanks,

                              JW

                              39 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add keyboard shortcut

                                In all previous versions of MS Word I used ability to assign keyboard shortcut to a macro. However JavaScript API for Office seems to not support this. It is so strange and unexpected.
                                Unfortunately absence of this feature is a blocker for me to develop custom plugins for Word 2013 online. Could be great to have it back!

                                18 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Wrapping OOXML APIs Needed - insertComment, insertBookmark, insertOoxmlFragment

                                  The API makes it very very difficult to wrap content in the underlying OOXML with additional OOXML.

                                  SUGGESTION: It would be great if there were a range.insertComment, range.insertBookmark that worked exactly like range.insertContentControl does! Or please give us a method to get the current OOXML fragment represented by a range. I'm trying to insert bookmarks and I've seen others trying to insert comments, around the selected text. The getOoxml() methods are great if you're writing copy/paste functionality, but that doesn't help you if you're trying to manipulate/wrap the fragment.

                                  42 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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).

                                    32 votes
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                                      Under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support custom colors for highlightColor in Word

                                      It seems that setting `font.highlightColor` only supports couple of basic colors even though the docs don't explicitly mention any limitations. Any other color used seems to be converted to closest basic color.
                                      This is quite limiting especially that the basic Word highlight colors are mostly dark and very unsuitable for highlighting black on white text.

                                      5 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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

                                        9 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Adding Field Codes for Word Using Word Javascript API

                                          I want to add field codes using word JavaScript API. I checked the API documentation but I found nothing regarding this. It would be great, if there a possible way to do this through the API.

                                          6 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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