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  1. Writable NamedItemCollection

    The ability to update, delete and insert into the Named Item Collection items for excel named ranges.

    33 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fix the issue with new JavaScript API for Excel: any change by an add-in clears the Undo/Redo stack.

      You can try to run this code and check the Undo/Redo stack:
      Excel.run(function (ctx) {
      return ctx.sync();
      });

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

        Renat, thanks for reporting this issue! We are aware of this and the bug is currently being patched. Note that the undo stack will be removed upon any “update” action occurring in the add-in. For read actions, we’ll preserve the undo-stack. We’ll let you know when this is available.

        Thanks,
        Office Extensibility Team

      • Add User Defined function support to the Apps for Office Excel APIs

        Add User Defined function support to the Apps for Office Excel APIs so that users can enter formulas in excel. User Defined Functions are one of the most powerful features of Excel (and some competitor spreadsheets products now available in the web). They are critical for us to make our Apps for Office product as powerful as our legacy on premise product.

        219 votes
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          15 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Word Add-In (Office 365) allways available.

          I want to have my Word Add-in automatically loaded the next time I start Word. Now, I have to add the Add-in every time I start Word.

          9 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 2 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Extend the getFileAsync functionality to work on Excel as well.

              Extend the getFileAsync functionality to work on Excel as well. It's essential in order to be able to export the file to a web service.

              94 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Need content Controls found on desktop Excel and Word applications to be avaiable in web version of Excel and Word

                Content controls like found in the desktop version of Excel Word need to also exist on the Web version of Excel Word and function the same. The same controls should be able to be used on the desktop version of Excel and Word and the Web version of Excel and Word. This would allow moving Excel and Word files containing content controls between the desktop and Office 365's OneDrive and SharePoint sites. The Workbooks and documents with content controls would work the same in both environments (desktop and Online). This is a critical need!

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

                  Jim, thank you for your feedback! Please note that there’s no notion of content controls in Excel. Content controls feature is only available in Word.

                  Also, the content control API is already available in Word Online. However, content controls are currently not editable in Word Online, and this is currently being worked on. We’ll keep you posted when this is available.

                  Thanks!
                  Office Extensibility Team

                • Create a new Word Online document

                  Add a function in Office.js to create a new Word online document to the logged in user's OneDrive account.

                  This call would utilize the code behind the "+new" button in OneDrive by generating a new Word Online document in the top level folder location.

                  Also add the ability to append content to this new document.

                  Finally add the ability to open this document.

                  e.g Pseudocode:

                  // Create a document in memory:
                  var doc = WordOnline.Create();

                  //Insert paragraph
                  doc.InsertParagraph("This is my first paragraph");

                  //open document
                  doc.Launch();

                  This would be of great benefit to educational task pane apps for creating specific lesson…

                  39 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • API to point to next and previous paragraph from the current paragraph

                    It would be very useful for processing large document to have the ability to access previous and next paragraph from any paragraph object.
                    Thanks

                    6 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide access to CustomXMLParts for Excel via JS APIs

                      It will be good to have access to CustomXmlParts for Excel via JS APIs. Currently it supported only by Word. It allows developers to provide coolest plug-ins for Excel 365.

                      15 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Opt out or in of saving add-in to document

                        Saving a document with an add-in panel open, saves the add-in along with the document.

                        The next time the document is opened the add-in opens with it. If the add-in is not installed it will be suggested to the user.

                        In cases where an add-in generates content for the user the add-in may not be meant for user's clients in which case it would be great to have this functionality as either opt out or opt in.

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 1 vote
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                            0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Bug to fix: Html ordered list last element rendered out of list when bound to RichText Content Control

                            There is a bug I've discussed on MSDN forum:
                            https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/cb7b7f3b-c59b-4868-b80f-da6c82b45231/office-api-rich-text-content-control-html-coercion-problem-ordered-lists

                            Basically, when html for an ordered list passed with coercion type html into a rich text content control, last element of list rendered as a seperate paragraph.

                            A fix would be nice.

                            Thanks

                            7 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Implement Conditional Formatting Editing

                              The ability to edit conditional formatting in OfficeJS Excel API.

                              21 votes
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                              • 51 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hi folks,

                                  We’ve added some changes to our documentation to better cover our REST APIs. For existing APIs (such as the list, list items, folders, and files APIs), we added additional documentation in MSDN. Moving forward, we are trying our best to fully document new REST APIs, an example of which is the new Files API included in the recently-announced Office 365 APIs. Please let us know what you think — we’re happy to make changes based on constructive criticism.

                                  Thanks!

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