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  1. Create an event to know when content control is selected in word online.

    I am trying to create an event to know what content control is selected. Alex Jerabek told me that "onSelectionChanged" could be useful but it is still in BETA. So I would like to ask you implement these events and release them.
    Thank you very much for your time.

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  2. JavaScript API to group a Range of text

    I want to group a text range in MS Word. On MS Word, it is possible to use the Group option under Developer Tab. It would be great if an MS Word API is available to do so.
    The idea was posted here originally with pictures as well - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/62446816/group-text-range-in-ms-word-with-javascript-api.

    23 votes
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  3. lefthand

    could you make me a lefthand feature? i want everything to write from right to left. in the entire windows software you could write from right to left, mirror writeing. Are you angry about me because i didnt write to you? I am going down about all my problems i never reach something with my ideas even if they are so good.

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  4. Provide a method to close an already opened document

    It would be really great to have a method (like context.document.close()) to close an already opened document. I need this to ensure that when I open a document using document.open(), the document should be opened in the same instance.

    4 votes
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  5. Word API- put a custom attribute on 'P'/Sect/children etc

    When ooxml is written back, please allow adding custom attribute to 'P'/section and any/all of its children, or to a 'Range'.
    Once set, a 'search' can be done on any custom attribute and its value and a Range (or RangeList as indicated via search) be returned, covering all contiguous tags having the attr/value.

    This, with some search improvements suggested (here: https://officespdev.uservoice.com/forums/224641-feature-requests-and-feedback/suggestions/40539628-word-api-search-improvements) will greatly improve user experience who's using the addin.

    7 votes
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  6. Word API - search improvements

    Three improvements suggested:

    1- Preferably search be given an extra parameter (or someway) indicating 'direction' - search 'forward' (below current cursor position) or 'backward' (above current cursor).

    2- A search should be possible on any attribute/value of P/Sect etc and/or any of its children.

    3- A search can also indicate if user wants to get only the first Range (ie 1st search result only) or all ranges (ie all search results). Word doesn't need to scan whole document if all user is looking for is next/previous one result only, which will result in faster turn-around.

    All these are specially needed…

    7 votes
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  7. Method to update fields

    Hello,
    please add a method that can update all fields in the document, just like F9-Shortcut does.

    16 votes
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  8. Display images in Outline View of Word

    Word only allows images to be displayed in Print and Web views but not Outline or Draft.

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  9. Allow dialog boxes to interact with the Word document

    According to the documentation ...
    "Dialog boxes - Display custom UI in a dialog box that overlays the Office document. Use a dialog box for interactions that require focus and more real estate, and do not require a side-by-side interaction with the document." (Emphasis added)

    There is some emphasis in the Office Add-in documentation regarding consistency of the add-in UI with the Word/Office experience, which i whole-heartedly agree with, but this dialog requirement is actually not consistent with the existing Word/Office user experience. Users regularly interact with dialog boxes.

    It's probably a small point, but I want to write…

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  10. onScroll event and getViewPortParagraphs method in Word api

    It would be very helpful to now when the user scrolls and to know which part of the document the user is currently viewing.

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  11. Add support to execute VBA macro from officeJs word taskpane.

    Most of the word API's OfficeJs is not supported like xml mapping with content controls. But there are other way like VBA macro to do it.
    So if it is possible to call VBA macro from OfficeJs API we are able to use most of the API's from VBA which are not supported by Officejs.

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  12. Word Add-in: MAC IndexedDB behaviour is strange

    I have stored some data from word add-in into IndexedDB. So, For that session, I am able to retrieve data and work with that.

    But when I close the word(Completely Quit from menu), and reopens, then I open word add-in and I don't get access to data into IndexedDB. Also, not getting any error.

    Again, when I close add-in and reopen, I get access to data. So, I don't get access only first time when I completely quit word and reopens again.
    It's strange behavior.

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  13. track changes support

    I would really appreciate if the Microsoft Word Add In could provide an API for support the Track/Revision changes. Currently there seems to be no support it in the API. Have been waiting for the same for a number of years now.

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  14. add mail merge to online ms office word

    It will be wonderful if the online version MS Office can add the mail merge function to link with word and excel file.

    4 votes
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  15. 3 votes
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  16. add more preferences for references insertion

    that enable user to edit font of endnotes and footnotes and enable user to add bracket in refernce

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  17. Provide access to commentsExtended.xml

    I'm currently developing a Word add-in and would like to be able to access commentsExtended.xml from the API so that I can gather when a comment is a reply or has been resolved.

    As of now, I have to use a 3rd party library to read the docx file to get to the XML. When the document is encrypted, this is not an option and must inform users that replies and resolutions are not available if the document is encrypted (password protected).

    If this XML (and perhaps all XML content under /word) could be exposed via getooxml(), this would be…

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  18. Slow performance of getFileAsync

    Currently we can use Office.getFileAsync api to get the file in slices using getSliceAsync. Then we can construct it into a file, or a blob.

    This API seems to very slow when it comes to performance.
    In the Desktop app, it is fast, takes less than a second mostly.

    But in Word online, it takes easily 4-5 seconds even for an empty document. And in our testing for files with more content it took 10-20 seconds.
    So to improve performance, i was trying to request all slices at once, instead of waiting for first one to be returned and then…

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  19. Look again at what people actually do in Word...

    Just read "Build your first Word task pane add-in". I'd like to suggest that before you start giving developers examples of what one can do with Yeoman and Javascript, that you actually analyze what people use Word for right now.

    For the desktop version of Word, where most power users live, applying a style then changing the font is a ludicrous example of automating Word. This is also true of any advanced automation in Excel, too. That you think javascript as it is now being promoted can compete with the power of .net, or better still, vba, is cute. But…

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  20. 3 votes
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