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  1. add API to instantiate a content add-in from a task pane

    Scenario: a task pane add-in displays a list of objects that represent content that can be added to a slide as a content add-in instances.
    Allowing the instantiation of a content add-in programmatically would facilitate creation of great user experiences.

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      1 comment  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add control API for an embedded Powerpoint, similar to how you can control the Youtube embedded player with Javascript

      Add to the embedded Powerpoint presentation API to:
      1.Get the presentation metadata
      2. Control the presentation slides

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        0 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix PowerPoint hangs related to DisableADALatopWAMOverride=1

        Occasionally, when a presentation is opened while a modal (add-in) dialog is open, PowerPoint seems to get into an infinite loop reading the following registry value:
        HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\Identity\DisableADALatopWAMOverride

        PowerPoint does not show as "Not responding" but effectively it is not responding to any clicks.

        We have only seen this behavior on machines where DisableADALatopWAMOverride was set to 1. This cannot reliably be reproduced but happens on different machines for different users. All of this seems to be related to Office 365 authentication.

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          0 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix PowerPoint's Presentation.SaveCopyAs method when saving to local OneDrive folder

          Presentation.SaveCopyAs fails when trying to save to the local OneDrive folder. Steps to reproduce (tested with 16.0.11001 and 16.0.10730):

          VBA:
          ActivePresentation.SaveCopyAs Environ("userprofile") & "\OneDrive\OneDriveSaveCopyAsTest.pptx"
          This does not give an error, but does not save the copy.

          C#:
          ActivePresentation.SaveCopyAs(Environment.ExpandEnvironmentVariables(@"%userprofile%\OneDrive\OneDriveSaveCopyAsTest.pptx"));
          This throws a COMException with HRESULT 0x80CD1001.

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            0 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Open up more functionality for PowerPoint in Office.js

            The current PowerPoint capabilities for inserting text/images is very limited and it would be nice to be able to interact with the elements on a slide.

            My specific scenario is to move an old VSTO plugin over to the add-in model, where I iterate all text elements, and change the language of the text boxes. It's very common in Europe that the template is either in the native language or English, and content is then opposite of the template. A link to the VSTO can be found at https://officeaddin.codeplex.com/.

            If adding direct slide capabilities is a stretch, then a…

            38 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow PowerPoint Add-In to create new Slide

              Add support for the Add-In to create a new slide in the presentation. A possible use case would be to support the ability for an add-in to insert template marketing slides. A sales person needs to create a new presentation. The add-in pulls the latest marketing slide from a repository and adds them to the presentation ensuring that the sales person is always using the latest slides

              91 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support the Importing of slides in PowerPoint

                I would like to be able to provide an add-in that could insert slides into a presentation. This is a similar concept to the Word Clause library. To provide maximum flexibility to the dev I would suggest using the Ooxml coercionType. Both Get and Set would be ideal

                61 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • PowerPoint API

                  Build out the specific host PowerPoint API with near complete parity to the control that was available in VSTO add-ins for PowerPoint. We have an add-in we want to build out in the new Web Add-in platform, but can't due to the extremely limited capabilities of the current Office.js API. You've had years to work on it, at least be more forth coming with where things are in development.

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                    13 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to convert Add-In slide to image

                    Hello,

                    I would like to convert selected Add-In slide images to an image. For example to base64 or png format.

                    Currently the JavaScript Api doesn't support this.

                    For an old project I used the following method to get this done in a VSTO Add-In:

                    public string SlideToImage(Slide slide, string filePath)
                    {
                    // Store images in the given path with slide name e.g. C:\Users\BramR\AppData\Local\Temp\2\slide_afbeeldingen.jpg
                    var path = $"{filePath}\\{slide.Name}.jpg";
                    slide.Export(path, "PNG", 1024, 768);
                    return path;
                    }

                    Is there a way I could do this with the new Office Add-In generation?

                    Regards,
                    Bram

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                      0 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a call to change the bitmap in a picture

                      At present when we need to change the bitmap in a picture, we need to delete the existing picture (shape) object and then insert a new one. And when doing so we need to cop all the properties of the picture across.

                      Just like we can presently change the position, seize, etc. of an existing picture, provide the ability to change the bitmap.

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                      • 3 votes
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                        • "help me to remember coding procedure."

                          "help me to remember the coding procedure."

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                          • Add ability to insert hyperlink to Powerpoint slides

                            Presently there is no way to insert hyperlink to the powerpoint slides using the office JS. So please add ability to insert hyperlink to Powerpoint slides

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                              0 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • allow slide size to be changed without modifying content size

                              When changing slide size in power point 2016 users are offered only two options with regards to existing content 1) maximize or 2) ensure fit. I suggest that a third option be added that does not modify the dimensions of the existing content. I currently achieve this effect by selecting my content, cutting, changing the slide size, and then pasting the content back in to the resized slide.

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                              • Allow bundling a content add-in and a task pane add-in as one unit

                                To extend PowerPoint with additional functionality and also add a new content type, we currently need to develop, package and deploy two add-ins, and task pane add-in and a content add-in. And the user needs to install two add-ins.
                                To improve developer/vendor and user experience it would be really helpful if at least two add-ins could be packaged, shipped, marketed and installed as a unit that can be discovered and installed in one step.

                                15 votes
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                                • Add a PowerPoint object model property to read/write Kumimoji text property (Japanese-language text rotation)

                                  When Japanese is the default editing language, PowerPoint has an UI option to apply Japanese-language text rotation, which rotates letters and digits differently . However, this property seems missing from the object model and an add-in therefore cannot know its state. Therefore, the add-in is bound to handle such text incorrectly.

                                  Apply the rotation setting from scratch:
                                  1) PowerPoint > File > Options > Language > Choose Editing Languages > Japanese (set as default) > OK
                                  2) Restart PowerPoint
                                  3) Create new empty file
                                  4) Insert textbox
                                  5) In textbox, write test123
                                  6) Select textbox
                                  7) PowerPoint > Home >…

                                  36 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Stop Luftes dhe Varferise ne Bote !

                                    Ti japim paqen Botes !

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                                    • Mac, PowerPoint: Add WindowSelectionChange event for changing slide selection in slide thumbnail pane

                                      Preferably, the PowerPoint programming API for Mac should behave the same as PowerPoint for Windows.

                                      In PowerPoint for Windows, clicking into the thumbnail pane generates WindowSelectionChange events.

                                      However, in PowerPoint for Mac (tested: Office 2016 Insider Slow Version 16.8 (Build 171210) and also Insider Fast, clicking into the thumbnail pane DOES NOT generate WindowSelectionChange events. Changing the selected slide in the thumbnail pane does NOT generate WindowSelectionChange events either.

                                      (Note that in Mac Office v16, the WindowSelectionChange event DOES fire for other selection changes, which was a new addtion to v16. It's just that it is missing for the selection…

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                                      • Mail merge feature in PPT

                                        My project does a lot of certificate for trainings. We designed a certificate template in PPT and we were unable to use MS word to design the template. I would like to suggest to have an add-in for a mail merge feature in PPT where you can merge information from Word or Excel. This would be really AWESOME!!

                                        23 votes
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                                          5 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow PowerPoint API to format font without selecting.

                                          Would be great if the PPT API gave you control over the font formatting as the Word API does. That way an add-in could create part of the presentation.with the formatting already done for you. It'd also be nice if the API could detect the font on screen without needing it to be selected.

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