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  1. 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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          0 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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 →
          • 3 votes
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            • "help me to remember coding procedure."

              "help me to remember the coding procedure."

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                0 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                    0 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      0 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                          0 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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…

                          22 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                              16 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Section control and multiple slides

                                It'd be great if the PPT API could give you control over slide sections and detect which section you are currently working under. And if you had control over all the slides in that section rather than just the current slide. That way if you needed a set of slide to look extremely similar you could control them all at once. Also the creation of sections and multiple slides would be great!

                                12 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  i made these so i made this intresting call me at 3 willow from

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                                    2 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • powerpoint chart

                                    Ability to update the data of the worksheet of a chart in slideshow mode, without seeing the Excel worksheet opening or flashing.
                                    We build software for displaying real-time data like a KPI on a slideshow.
                                    With that information screen running (the slideshow) you always see the Excel worksheet flashing (by the .Activate call).

                                    The old MS Graph had that functionality. With that, we could update the data quickly without seeing something disturbing on top of the slideshow. Now with the newer Charting capabilities, this seems not to be possible without flashing or chart corruptions (E_Fail when opening afterwards).

                                    thanks.

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                                      • PowerPoint Add-in in 2016 no longer working after Windows 10 update

                                        After Windows 10 update, PowerPoint add-ins in PowerPoint 2016 do not work in Slide Show mode. It just displays as a picture.

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                                          3 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Edit object properties

                                          It would be great if you'd allow to edit powerpoint oject properties. I want to e.g. set the font, color, background or spellcheck language from within my app on text boxes or the size/location of a selected object etc..

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