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  1. 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.

    58 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  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”.

      120 votes
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        Under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  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

        54 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  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 →
            • 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)

              238 votes
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                15 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  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?

                200 votes
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                  11 comments  ·  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.

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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 →
                      • Extend Word Javascript api to close the editing window

                        In a workflow scenario (not sharepoint workflow, something custom) where we want to have a button in a Word Add-In taskpane to close the Word Online window after saving the file. In this button we initiate a next workflow step by saving the document, initiate the next step by e.g. setting a flag in sharepoint and closing the document editing session of the user.

                        This could either be an office general api or a word specific api (this is where we need it the most).

                        68 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create a function to bring in cell Comments into an app create using Javascript API, to bring in Comments explaining a value.

                          Create a function to bring in cell Comments into an app create using JavaScript API, to bring in Comments explaining a value. If I create a visualization app in Excel, for example and there are outliers in the data. The users can Insert comment into Excel cell and the app can add it into the visualization.

                          54 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Office.js support comapre document functionality equivalent to Application.CompareDocuments

                            VBA COM Object model supports Application.CompareDocuments to compare and merge word documents. Office.js lacks this capability. Please support this through Office.js

                            5 votes
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                              0 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).

                              25 votes
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                                Under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide additional features around Exchange Permissions.

                                This request is multi-part:

                                - Provide a way to find what/where a particular user has access and to what permissions level, both for administrators and to the end user without a resource intensive powershell script (today's method).

                                - Provide a built-in Permissions Administrator RBAC role that limits the administrators ability to only manage permissions (Access and Sending Rights) to a user or group. Provide them with a limited ECP view. No access to content, just Rights Management.

                                - Provide a Permissions Troubleshooting tool via the Remote Connectivity Analyzer.

                                17 votes
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                                  Under review  ·  4 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  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

                                  26 votes
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                                    2 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

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

                                      82 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Mark, thank you for the feedback! We are currently trying to determine the feasibility both in terms of design and usability – especially in the online experience where the concept of ‘application’ is different. We will share any updates with you.

                                        As always, when the design draft is ready, we’ll present design for review under the open-spec branches of this repository: https://github.com/officedev/office-js-docs.

                                        Thanks!
                                        Office Extensibility Team

                                      • 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…

                                        23 votes
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                                        • Provide VSTO's DocumentBeforeSave event

                                          This is necessary to implement app-dependent document content protection

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