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  1. Allow MEDIA_BUTTON broadcast to be sent to outside applications and services.

    We have developed an application for our customers that takes the MEDIABUTTON broadcast and uses it to trigger a barcode scan.
    It works in every situation except when Excel has an open document.
    In which situation the broadcast doesn't get out of Excel; neither other applications nor default system behavior of MEDIA
    BUTTON works (can't put music on play/pause).

    Would that be possible to either change the way you receive the broadcast or to add an option for the user to choose whether or not they want Excel to take MEDIA_BUTTON input.

    Our customers would like to use our…

    3 votes
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  2. Add a support for InsertXML for excel

    As like the Selection.Range.InsertXMl I need the option in excel also. It will be helpful for adding contents using openxml

    5 votes
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  3. Enable Excel-JS to open a workbook in the same document as the addin.

    Excel-js currently have new functionality to open up a new workbook using "Excel.createWorkbook", this opens up a new document with the workbook. I would like to suggest functionality where the workbook is not open in a new document, but instead in the same document as the add-in.

    4 votes
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  4. Support passwords are retrieved or stored as files

    自己设置的用于保护EXCEL表格的密码忘记了,再也难以打开了。
    网上非常多类似的求助。建议类似BitLocker那样,把文件的密钥存储为文本或存储在U盘中,避免忘记密码而文档又无法恢复的情形。

    3 votes
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  5. copy and paste the required exist excel file into another excel page.

    if we can copy and paste the multiple excel files into the one excel sheet without enter into the excel file, that will be helpful for us.

    Previous method:
    i have 7 sepereate excel ( xls and xlsx ) files. So if we want to move the sheet from old excel file to new one, we have to open the excel file first, then we have to copy that sheet, then we can move it to new one. So if you want to move the 7 seperate excel files, you have to open one by one, then you can move…

    7 votes
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  6. does current OfficeJs framework can build RTD functions in Excel?

    I want to build RTD in office js, but can't found a way to define the RTD.

    only found old VSTO with RTD server and so on.

    Does we have a way to define a RTD function?

    3 votes
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  7. 'Freeze bottom row' option in Freeze Pan menu

    Just like 'freeze top row', in MS Excel please provide 'freeze bottom row' option in Freeze Pan menu

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  8. Allow office add-in in Excel to read and change a cell's pattern and pattern color

    Our add-in uses cell patterns extensively and our functionality limited in a critical way without access to these properties.

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  9. Page Setup API

    I would like to be able to access the page layout properties of the document so that I can set the print area.

    22 votes
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  10. Udfs are available in JavaScript in excel online only in developer preview mode. Tell us when it will be officially available. Please.

    I need to deploy a udf soon into excel desktop and online and also into google sheets. Udfs are essential to this addin. JavaScript is the natural way to go since both google and ms platforms support this language. But i can't ship a product with this key udf feature only available in developer preview. Knowing roughly when the feature will be available might save me the need to support both vba for excel desktop and JavaScript for sheets. Real addin developers need more timeline guidance from the excel team. I am a happy vba user trying to learn JavaScript…

    4 votes
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  11. use an array to format font color/weight

    Use a method like numberFormat that takes a table to format the font colors, weights ... of the data in a table.

    For Example :

    const sheet = context.workbook.worksheets.getItem("Sample");
    const formats = [

                ["red", "red"],
    
    ["red", "red"],
    ["red", "red"]
    ];

    const range = sheet.getRange("D3:E5");
    range.XXX = formats;

    18 votes
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  12. Find the dirty(edited) cell/cells from excel sheet using Excel JavaScript API

    How to find the dirty cell/cells from excel sheet using Excel Javascript API.

    If a cell is edited by value / formula / format, that became dirty. So I need to find, what are all the cells are dirty(edited) from range of cells.

    Please refer this stack over flow link - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50817709/find-the-dirtyedited-cell-cells-from-excel-sheet-using-excel-javascript-api

    12 votes
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  13. JS API function to prevent user from sheet interaction

    It would be extremely helpful in certain cases to prevent user to interact with the sheet/workbook while some action in the task pane is required or when some process is running (e.g. when some complex sheet changes are being performed - formatting, inserting columns, inserting data, charts....).

    80 votes
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  14. Pivot Tables should support DataSet measures from PowerBI

    Currently, when using Analyze in Excel OR Connect to Data with a dataset in PBI, simple measures created in datasets are not allowed in pivot tables "values". This causes a developer to re-create manually each measure or model each report with explicit sum/avg/etc and hide numeric fields modeled with aggregation which are also called measures. Excel should support these measures in Values in a Pivot Table to reduce complexity in modeling, unleash the power of a dataset for self service and provide a very easy option for storing data in one place where it is usable by both excel and…

    21 votes
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  15. Excel-JS should support already open Excel workbooks

    When multiple workbooks are open Excel treats their worksheets in a similar way across all open workbooks: you just qualify range references with the workbook name.
    Excel-JS should behave the same way when the user opens multiple workbooks.

    5 votes
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  16. Remove the size limitation of content-pane add-in's in Excel

    In Excel desktop there is a limitation to the width a content pane can be resized when adjusting with the mouse. It appears to be approx 1000px. However, if the columns underneath the content pane are resized, the pane follows this adjustment and will become wider than the 1000px limitation imposed by mouse resize. However, if the content pane is then again resized with the mouse the width limitation kicks in again and the pane width snaps back.

    In PowerPoint there is no such limitation to the width of a content pane Add-In. It would be helpful, and consistent, to…

    15 votes
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  17. Excel-JS and VBA: scan VBA project to identify all unique object model calls.

    When designing and developing a VBA the developer can be reasonably sure that all the Excel APIs that are required for the project are available.
    If the developer wants to convert an existing VBA project to Excel-JS there is currently no easy way to find out if the VBA APIs being used exist in the restricted subset of Excel-JS APIs.

    It would be extremely useful to have a tool that analysed a VBA project and produced a unique list of all the VBA OM calls.

    1 vote
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  18. Ability to get username in Excel

    I'd like to be able to access the username listed under Account -> User Information in my add-in in Microsoft Office Excel 2016.

    Besides being able to customize the add-in experience and address the user by first name, having the full name would allow me to look up internal users and perform more advance functions like looking up permissions or recording their userId along with actions they perform.

    33 votes
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  19. Keep add-in alive when user closes task pane

    When the user closes the web add-in task pane, the web add-in is terminated for that workbook with no warning. I currently see at least four distinct issues:
    - any in-progress operation may be interrupted with unpredictable results
    - The add-in’s Excel event processing and handling is terminated. So, there is no longer any reaction to user gestures such as editing a cell or changing the selection
    - The user steps needed to re-open the task pane (to re-attach the add-in really) are non-obvious for the average user
    - If the user does discover how to re-insert the add-in, the…

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  20. Header and Footer in Excel Workbook

    Similar to insertHeader in Word, can we have a similar function to read/update Header/Footer in Excel.

    4 votes
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