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  1. Excel App - Ability to manage sheets in a workbook

    Ability to manage sheets in a workbook, is a key feature requirement for using Office Apps for OLTP systems.
    The main idea is to fill the gap between VSTO features and Office Apps. This will help in easy portability of VSTO based apps to Office apps.

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    4 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Excel Apps - Ability to programatically hide/unhide columns and rows

    Hiding/Un-hiding rows and columns is a key feature requirement for using Office Apps for OLTP systems.
    The main idea is to fill the gap between VSTO features and Office Apps. This will help in easy portability of VSTO based apps to Office apps.

    25 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Allow the Excel Javascript API to overwrite cells containing data when writing a "matrix"

    The Office Javascript API is buggy when writing "matrix" information via the Office.context.document.setSelectedDataAsync() method. There are two scenarios that don't make any sense:

    1) If an area is selected and the data written with setSelectedDataAsync() does not exactly match that area, the function will fail. Who cares if the data doesn't exactly match the area? Treat it as a paste operation, which doesn't care if it is overwriting data in existing cells nor what the selected area is for the paste operation - or pop up a dialog and ask the user if they want to replace the data.

    2)…

    76 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi there,
    We’re happy to say that this is now possible with new Excel JavaScript APIs. Please see http://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/excel/table for more information.

    To find even more about all these new APIs, please check out our API documentation on http://dev.office.com/docs/add-ins/excel/excel-add-ins-javascript-programming-overview or https://github.com/OfficeDev/office-js-docs/tree/master/excel.

    Thank you,
    Office Extensibility Team

  4. Excel Apps - Ability to enable/disable rows and columns programatically

    Enabling/Disabling rows and columns is a key feature requirement for using Office Apps for OLTP systems.
    The main idea is to fill the gap between VSTO features and Office Apps. This will help in easy portability of VSTO based apps to Office apps.

    15 votes
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  5. Add ability to refresh Pivot Tables via Office Javascript API

    Currently we are allowed to insert Excel tables via the JS API, I'm allowing users to insert tables for reporting purposes. The easiest way of making sense of table data is to create a Pivot Table off of it.

    I'd really love to see the JS API be enhanced to allow Pivot Tables to be refreshed via the Office JS API.

    At first a simple "Refresh All Pivots" method would be awesome as then I could automatically refresh Pivot Tables and Charts inside my users workbooks - allowing them to get instant updates on what their data looks like in…

    61 votes
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  6. Give roadmap for Apps for Office support on Office for IPad

    It would be great if you could give a roadmap as to when Apps for Office support will be introduced to Office for IPad, as well as the upcoming touch friendly Office for Windows that was shown at Build 2014. The popularity of any new app built for the App for Office platform would increase with our customers if the App was usable on these platforms. It would help us explain to our customers why we spent are time building a new App instead of extending our existing traditional Excel Add-in further. Any guidance would be appreciated, even if it…

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  7. enable worksheet selection

    In an application with lots of various data in Excel it would be very useful to be able to divide this data to different worksheets and in javascript to be able to hook to the worksheet selection event and also force the worksheet selection change from javascript. Without such functionality the only realistic option is to put all data in a single sheet which makes it far less usable.

    16 votes
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    Hi there,
    We’re happy to say that this is now possible with new Excel JavaScript APIs. Please see http://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/excel/worksheet for more information. You can simply call the activate() method to select and activate a worksheet,

    To find even more about all these new APIs, please check out our API documentation on http://dev.office.com/docs/add-ins/excel/excel-add-ins-javascript-programming-overview or https://github.com/OfficeDev/office-js-docs/tree/master/excel.

    Thank you,
    Office Extensibility Team

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  9. Allow the Excel Javascript API to select cells after getting permission

    The Javascript API should be enhanced to allow developers to select cells in the spreadsheet. The reason it can't do it now is probably for security reasons. This is where the app trigger would trigger Excel to display a dialog to the user to allow access to automatically select cells in the sheet. After approval, the app would be allowed to select whatever cells it needed to in order to complete its operations.

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    Hi there,
    We’re happy to say that this is now possible with new Excel JavaScript APIs. Please see http://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/excel/range for more information. You can simply call the select() method to select the range.

    To find even more about all these new APIs, please check out our API documentation on http://dev.office.com/docs/add-ins/excel/excel-add-ins-javascript-programming-overview or https://github.com/OfficeDev/office-js-docs/tree/master/excel.

    Thank you,
    Office Extensibility Team

  10. Add additional features to the Office JavaScript API for interacting with Excel Tables to allow developers to create rich Table-based Apps

    Add additional features to the Office JavaScript API for interacting with Excel Tables to allow developers to create rich Table-based Apps. Some top priority items should include

    1. The ability to name an Excel Table that is assigned a Table Binding.

    2. The ability to read an Excel Table name for a table that is assigned a Table Binding.

    3. The ability to select and highlight an Excel Table in the worksheet by using its name.

    These features would be useful for an Office App that is going to create many Excel tables in a worksheet. Each table may be…

    48 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi there,
    We’re happy to say that this is now possible with new Excel JavaScript APIs. Please see http://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/excel/table for more information.

    To find even more about all these new APIs, please check out our API documentation on http://dev.office.com/docs/add-ins/excel/excel-add-ins-javascript-programming-overview or https://github.com/OfficeDev/office-js-docs/tree/master/excel.

    Thank you,
    Office Extensibility Team

  11. Documentation that classifys apps as SharePoint-hosted, Auto-hosted, Provider-hosted makes no sense.

    Makes it sound like there's this one thing and you can host it in three different places.

    26 votes
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  12. Content app also for PowerPoint

    It would be nice to have content apps also for PowerPoint and not only for Excel. This is in order to have the possibility to display dynamic data into a slide or to interact with the slide from an external component.

    9 votes
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  13. Code samples are too narrow

    Code samples are not real-world enough, and we also need a 30,000-foot view

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    4 comments  ·  Developer portals & programs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback! We’ve several code samples in the OfficeDev repo on GitHub that are broader, scenario-type samples. Please check out the samples and let us know if they help.

    - Markdown Editor for Word Add-in
    - Excel Mail Merge Add-in
    - WoodGrove Bank Expense Trends Excel Add-in
    - College Budget Tracker Excel Add-in
    - Meeting Feedback for Android (https://github.com/OfficeDev/O365-Android-MeetingFeedback)
    - EmailPeek for iOS (https://github.com/OfficeDev/O365-iOS-EmailPeek)
    - ArtCurator for AngularJS, iOS, Android and WinPhone (https://github.com/OfficeDev/?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=artcurator)

    Thanks!
    Office Extensibility Team

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