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  1. 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?

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      15 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  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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        4 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        4 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

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

            209 votes
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              12 comments  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

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                3 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Less restrictions to the Office 365 REST API

                I'm looking into ways to migrate email from an on-premise Exchange server to Office 365. The REST API ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/dn605896 ) looks promising but a bit restrictive. Certain properties like isDraft, DateTimeSent, ConversationId,.. are set as read-only. While it makes sense that a user wouldn't be able to change these things I see no reason to block applications from creating custom mail messages.

                As an example, after I create a new mail with the API it is set as draft but I want to have the message show as if it had been sent already. When I send a PATCH…

                26 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Task Management API

                  While reviewing the O365 Preview API I was wondering what about Task-Management. Currently there are two systems for task management (Exchange and SharePoint). Would be great to see a roadmap for TaskManagement in the O365 Story and of course get an API to easily connect Apps to consume tasks. (No CSOM required just give us REST :D)

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                    16 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  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).

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                      Under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  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.

                      24 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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”.

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                          Under review  ·  7 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

                          26 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Activate mail apps in more scenarios other than read and compose

                            Current the mail apps can only be activated in read/compose. It would be helpful to allow mail apps to be available at Outlook application level such as in a task pane docked to main outlook window.

                            The scenario is as follows:
                            I have a backend document management service to be exposed in Outlook main window all the time. So I can drag/drop email to our document store.

                            6 votes
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                              Under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow Office.js api to save documents as read only

                              I posted this question @ http://stackoverflow.com/questions/39919312/office-js-saving-word-document-as-read-only

                              And got the answer that it's not currently possible.

                              Basically my problem is that I would like the word document to match what the pdf is like in our service. It could get confusing for the user if he thinks he can add text to the word document since it will NOT get updated at our end.

                              12 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  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

                                29 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make Outlook/Mail Universal App supporting Office add-ins

                                  The Universal App Mail (Outlook mobile) is definitely used a lot and is a solid candidate for being the mobile friendly Outlook client people were looking for.
                                  Unfortunately, the version 17.6525.42271.0 does not support office add-ins. I did not see a roadmap indicating it will be, but that would be a huge plus. Now the only mobile approach to consume add-ins is with a fallback with Outlook Web Access.

                                  61 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Bindings for Powerpoint

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

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                                      Under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  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.

                                      36 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  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

                                        6 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • please provide option to navigate bookmarks in the word document

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

                                          19 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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