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  1. Fix bug with Outlook OWA Command Button showing button label as the app title first use in a session

    It seems there is a bug with the Outlook add-in commands when using the add-in from Outlook Web Access.

    When using the add-in command (ribbon button) to open a task pane to show your add-in the label of the command button is shown at the top of the add-in where the add-in title should be. If you close the add-in and use the command button subsequent times in a session, then the add-ins title is correctly displayed.

    Full steps to reproduce the issue can be found on my blog:

    https://camerondwyer.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/bug-in-outlook-add-in-commands-showing-command-label-instead-of-the-add-in-title-on-first-use-in-a-session

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      0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support for Add-Ins for Junk Folder

      Please consider enabling Add-Ins for items in the Junk Folder. There are a lot of very valid use cases for this (like custom processing of junk or support for removing items from junk filter)

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        0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • how to add weather info into the mail?

        add weather info into the mail

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          0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Bug when using getSelectedDataAsync with coercion type html in Word add-in

          When trying to get the selected data, using getSelectedDataAsync function, with coercion type html the event Office.EventType.DocumentSelectionChanged is fired infinitely.

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

            we have big problems with the use of the Power Point API: The current version is full of bugs, versions are exchanged without prior notice, new versions are withdrawn ...

            Why is that? When to expect a debugged, final version??

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              1 comment  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Automate Task Pane Insertion into Excel

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              I want to insert the task Pane Addin into my excel file using Powershell script.
              We deploy add-in in SharePoint catalog and then manually insert into excel files.
              This is preventing use from getting into automated deployment.

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                1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Option Exhange Online management console for picture management

                There should be an option in Exchange Online to change users their profile pictures.

                Preferably with a bulk option.

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                  1 comment  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to set task pane title from Office.js

                  Currently, the task pane title for an Office.js add-in can be set only, AFAICT, from the manifest. It would be nice to update the title of the task pane from Office.js

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                    1 comment  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Automatically activate Office Add-ins based on a regex pattern in the email or meeting body

                    It should be possible to automatically activate Office Add-ins based on a regex pattern in the email or meeting body. This way the user doesn't always have to click the Add in button to open the sidepanel.
                    Alternatively it should be possible for a user to "Pin" an add-in so that it is always opened.

                    32 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Set a password to send emails to prevent my email account sending unauthorised emails without my knowledge.

                      I keep having issues with my email account send emails to my recent contacts, without my permission, often including a link to my OneDrive Photographs.

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                        2 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Proofing Tool API

                        We develop high quality grammar based proofing tools (including grammar checkers), and were looking into making them portable via Office.js, but the APIs are so fragmented and anemic that this seems extremely hard or even impossible.

                        We do not care whether the host app is Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or whether it's on Windows, Mac, iOS, Online ... we just need 3 things:

                        1) Read access to the current text that the user is editing, preferably with paragraph granularity.
                        2) Ability to navigate the user's view around to specific parts of the text, in order to highlight where an error…

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

                          Tino, thank you so much for your suggestions! We really appreciate it.

                          There are many requests on this entry. We strongly recommend that you open one for each granular requirement, so they can be voted individually. Could you please do that?

                          The first three things you are asking here are supported in Word. Please open separate requests for the other hosts so we can track them under the right categories and with the right teams.

                          For#1, you can absolutely have access to the current text. You can do range.getSelection().paragraphs . If there is no selection but the caret, you get the entire paragraph. once you are in a paragraph, you can use next(), previous() methods to navigate as needed.

                          For #2 and #3, I am not sure about the granularity level you need but if it’s word level, please check out the range.split method where you can get a set…

                        • Ability to use bindable content controls both in header and body

                          When bind function in Office API called for richtextbox content controls in header AND body called, binding fails. If content controls are only in header OR all are in body, binding works.

                          Please fix this situation so that content controls can be used with Office.js both in page header and page body at the same time.

                          9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable creation and editing of freeform shapes from apps. Ideally one could create a freeform shape directly from an SVG path.

                              Enable creation and editing of freeform shapes (or any shape) from apps. Ideally one could create a freeform shape directly from an SVG path.

                              4 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Programmatically add an App to an Office Document

                                We need a way to programmatically create add an App to an existing Office Document. The use case is to provide users with documents that already have the App attached to it instead of asking to add it manually.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable "Send to back" functionality for content add-ins for PowerPoint

                                  In my testing of content add-ins for Office I have found that the "Send to back/Bring to front" z-ordering does not work between the add-in component and other content in the slide. The add-in content is always in front of "native" content in the slide in the z-order. The z-ordering works between add-in content items. This means that you are not able to mix add-in content and native content in the slide - e.g. you can't add a text block over the top of an add-in element.

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                                      0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Document.getFilePropertiesAsync - file id and version history

                                      The Document.getFilePropertiesAsync should return file id and version history information to avoid seperate calls to the backend

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                                        0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make Linux command line access to Office365 easy available (Linux SDK)

                                        Linux engineers are at large scripting their work. How easy is it to get a file from an Office365 document library using a Linux command line script?
                                        Would be possible looking at oAuth and REST but with your more open approach, launch a Linux SDK

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                                          1 comment  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Drag and Drop

                                          As you are supporting so many document events for Getting and
                                          Setting the Data using office.js
                                          Hence we are developing office apps 90% code using Jquery and javascript,but not all the events are supported that supported by Jquery.

                                          I need some drag and drop kind facility for dropping "ooxml" kind of data to docuement.

                                          110 votes
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