At the moment Word runs Add-ins in IE11
IE11 doesnt support ES2016, and is therefore much harder to develop for than all of the other newer browsers (Safari, Chrome, Edge).
Word should run Add-ins in Edge341 votes
Make sure to install insiders fast AND Windows May update.
• Looks like bookmark support is being introduced in Word API 1.4
• This is currently available in Insider Preview builds and beta version of Office.js.
Please let us know when will this be available in production104 votes
In Excel API, I can't choose cells based if they have formulas or values.
In VBA, I can do that by using Range.SpecialCells method. Also, I can specify if I want to get only text values, numbers, errors and/or booleans.
Office 365 shared mailboxes are very useful. Unfortunately, they do not load outlook web add-ins right now: see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/35059067/make-outlook-add-ins-working-with-office-365-shared-mailboxes/35065215
This would be terrific to have add-ins for such mailboxes especially for all CRMs related apps1,361 votes
Thanks for your feedback, the feature is currently in preview. Documentation can be viewed here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dev/add-ins/reference/manifest/supportssharedfolders
We are actively working on making it generally available and will update the status as soon as it is done.
Currently, the requiredAttendees methods setAsync and getAsync have serious issues when resources of room type are used. I will add below my review of the three methods exposed on requiredAttendees object (picture in the link):377 votes
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.149 votes
Hello! the API is in preview now! Make sure to have the latest insiders fast and use our Beta CDN, more info on this here https://aka.ms/excelapiopenspec
Here is a sample code snippet using the API
key line of code context.workbook.worksheets.addFromBase64(mybase64)
send an xlsx (base64 encoded)
please use it and send us feedback!
Please add the ability to create, delete, and modify Excel Comments on specific cells using Office.js147 votes
The comments API is in BETA now! please give a try! install insiders fast, use our beta CDN and try it!
let us know your feedback!
Authenticated O365 users shall not be prompted to login again when they want to use Word Add-In. At the moment any Word Add In secured using O365 directory need to prompt users to enter their credential again despite that they have logged in to O365.
The goal is to provide a better user experience with this single sign on.86 votes
We’re happy to announce that single sign-on is now in preview. You can find more information here:
Office Extensibility Team
I would like to be able to access the page layout properties of the document so that I can set the print area.13 votes
pagelayout object is in preview! pelase try it and send us feedback.
Check out https://aka.ms/excelapiopenspec
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