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  1. Support a DOCX/XLSX/PPTX clipboard format

    We need this more than all the other requests combined. At present we have implemented a major hack to accomplish this (opening the source document, copying it to the clipboard, then copying from the clipboard for the drag-drop data object).

    Add support for putting a docx, pptx, & xlsx in the clipboard, preferably in the flat package format, but a byte array to the file image would be fine.

    In addition, include an option with this that sets if it uses the source formatting, or blends to the destination formatting. In our case we need it to completely retain the…

    28 votes
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    • Stop using Internet Explorer for the desktop add-ins

      Either embed Webkit or use Edge - this has gone on long enough.

      40 votes
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      • Make possible to install Office add-ins permanently to be available offline

        I frequently have to keep my computer offline for weeks, and I'd want to use add-ins I need, like ScriptLab of FunctionsTransform, without constantly reminding myself that I must not clear browser cache or trying to self-host them.
        Simply put, I need an option to install them permanently on disk instead of memory.

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        • Passing querystring parameters to add-ins opened in Office 365

          When a word document is opened in Word online (by clicking the office 365 repository url of the document) is it possible to pass the url to the add-in opened in Word online application. If this is possible then external applications can pass arguments to the add-ins via the url

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          • allow users to move the location of an existing file.

            I open most of my files from "Downloads" and need to move the version I work on into an organized folder. There's no way to do this from an Office application once I have opened the file. I can Save in the original location, or Save As A COPY in another location, but original I no longer need is still there. Mac Preview allows this: when you change a file name you can also change the file location, and it really simplifies the process of organizing my files.

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            • Extend the "commands" to include built-in idMso for use in custom groups and tabs as well as repurposing

              In the COM world using Ribbon XML it's possible to: 1) display built-in buttons in custom groups and 2) re-purpose built-in buttons. This way the UI can be optimized for the purposes of an add-in. (2) is especially important because Office applications don't expose very many events, making it difficult to impossible to know when a user has done something that requires a reaction from the add-in. In this regard, COM add-ins and VBA are still much more powerful than the JS APIs.

              7 votes
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              • Create New File SharePoint online folders Office 365

                Add two new file types in the browser Create a New File drop down menu: 1. Text File and 2. Windows Contact

                Text files in One Drive Personal are great. Online the hyperlinks even work, they are easily searchable and small footprint. Why doesn't SharePoint have them?

                Contacts (.Contact) are another handy way to archive contact info. In a sync folder the information appears in the preview pane. They are easily imported into Outlook via the default Windows Contacts folder which as conversion tool .Contact to .VCF.

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                • give related search results

                  ALLLOW free related search results !

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                  • REST endpoint to configure/enable/assign conditional access permission in Azure to integrate with on-premise privileged account vault

                    Build REST endpoints that we can call to grant specific federated/cloud account conditional access to Azure/O365 services. We currently leverage an on-premise solution customized to do this for all of our systems, but Azure/O365 is the hold out service that we must have a different process.

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                    • Автоматически скрывать ленту, по аналогии с автоматическим скрытия панель задач

                      Если microsoft word, в верхнем правом углу во вкладке параметры отображения лента выбрать - автоматически скрывать ленту, то лента скроется в верхней части экрана. Для того чтобы она появилась, нужно навести курсор мыши в верхнюю область экрана и кликнуть левой кнопкой мыши. Предлагаю рассмотреть способ появлении лента в указанном режиме, без клика мыши. То есть при наведении курсора мыши в верхнюю область экрана, лента будет появляться без клика мыши, по аналогии так выезжает панель задач в windows если установить галочку на: автоматически скрывать панель задач windows. Например при работе на маленьком мониторе я её скрываю, однако для её появления постоянно…

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                      • refer to greasemonkey/tampermonkey for simplification

                        Regarding to development process and framework of Office Addin JS, there are lots of unnecessary steps which make it complicated. Is it possible that Office Dev team refer to the greasemonkey/tampermonkey which extend browser functionality easily.

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                        • Execute an add-in function when a tagged document is opened

                          Would it be possible to conditionally open an add-in task pane when the add-in:
                          - is tagged/embedded in the document
                          - has examined the state of the document and decided that the task pane needs to be opened (when user interaction is needed, for instance)

                          This is currently not possible with the office-js model.

                          3 votes
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                          • Allow Addins to be devleoped as spfx webparts hosted in O365

                            Would be nice to be able to configure a page in Sharepoint Online to serve as an Office Addin. We could then use am spfx webpart to build the addin.

                            3 votes
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                            • File-New Extensibility

                              We currently have an add-in that runs in a task pane. This add-in allows the user to create new documents based on templates in the user's SharePoint or OneDrive.

                              In order to provide our users with a more Office-aligned experience, we would like to display our add-in directly in the File-New canvas.

                              Do you have any plans to support this?

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                                • Support not only guids in GetRealmFromTargetUrl in TokenHelper.cs

                                  On-premises it is possible to assign a new Realm to any string using Set-SPAuthenticationRealm cmdlet.
                                  GetRealmFromTargetUrl in TokenHelper.cs from Visual Studio templates does not take that into account. This method validates the determined realm against Guid.TryParse as you can see here:
                                  if (bearerResponseHeader.Length >= realmIndex + 36)
                                  {
                                  string targetRealm = bearerResponseHeader.Substring(realmIndex, 36);

                                  Guid realmGuid;

                                  if (Guid.TryParse(targetRealm, out realmGuid))
                                  {
                                  return targetRealm;
                                  }
                                  }

                                  So, if you have changed the realm to a string which cannot be converted to guid, you will get a 401 Unauthorized if you e.g. try to access the host via CreateUserClientContextForSPHost().

                                  That would be really…

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Allow local files (no share) only when working on OneFrive

                                    Since a recent update it is NOT possible to work on a non-shared file if you save the document on a (entreprise) one drive folder. Plus the systems tries to upload the file as it saves it, in the very same time.
                                    Consequence : 1/ lot of sync conflict (vs. other clean cloud storage like dropbox or gdrive who dont mix collaboration and cloud saving)
                                    2/ lots of network request >> LAG all the time.
                                    3/ Bugs when offline (to my knowledge office is still a client, non web based systelm, is it ?)
                                    I understand where you guys want…

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                                    • Allow Application-Level or Document-Level Office Addins

                                      In VSTO, we can create Application-Level or Document-Level documents. In Office-JS, It seems that at the moment it is a mixture of application level for the ribbon/pane and workbook level for the JS.
                                      This separation is important so developers can sell, for instance, a specific workbook for its own and only own ribbons and panes, or a generic applciation level tool.
                                      A consequence of this request is that it should be possible to attach an office addin (initialization) to a specific document.

                                      50 votes
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                                      • Allow small sized ribbon icons

                                        Currently it is possible to add only large sized icons in Office Addins ribbon.
                                        It would be great to have smaller icon sized icons.

                                        33 votes
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                                        • Add Backup Solution of Microsoft 365

                                          After a quick review of marketing info of Microsoft 365 for Business, I failed to grasp how the product addresses a business' need for easy, robust data backup, retention, and retrieval. OneDrive is not a complete solution for this fundamental concern. Can this functionality be added? Or is there just a need to elucidate the best practices in the product literature?

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