April’s call featured these topics:
- Sudhi Ramamurthy, Sr. Program Manager, Office Platform team presented an overview of the Office Add-ins platform and provided a look at some of the new functionality in Excel API requirement set 1.7 that will be made available on the production CDN any day now.
- Wey Love, Sr. Program Manager on the Office Platform team, provided a look at what’s new, coming soon, and on the roadmap for Outlook Add-ins.
Watch the call here.
View the presentation here.
The next Office Add-ins community call will be on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. You can download a recurring quarterly calendar invite at https://aka.ms/officeaddinscommunitycall.
We welcome you to submit questions and topic suggestions in advance of each call by using our short survey form. Here’s the Q&A for several of the questions that were submitted before April’s call:
What's the best way to get started learning the new dev workflows for Office Add-ins?
Can you develop Office Add-ins without having a paid Office 365 account?
If you’re looking to develop Office Add-ins, consider joining the Office 365 Developer Program to get access to tools and resources that’ll help to streamline your development experience (including an Office 365 subscription, which is provided at no cost for a limited time).
What's the roadmap look like for PowerPoint APIs?
Enhancements to the PowerPoint APIs are currently in our backlog, but we don’t have any specific details or dates that we can share at this time.
Range.select("End"); in Word for Mac ignores trailing new-lines (as described here). Is there a working workaround or will this be fixed?
Thank you for the reminder about this issue. The Office Platform team has confirmed that this bug is being investigated, but exact timeline for resolution is currently unknown.
Is it planned to support CoersionType.image (when using setSelectedAsync) in Excel Online?
We are planning to support shapes and the first shape will be images.
Is it possible to create an add-in activation rule based on a custom property?
No, this is not possible.
Is there any way to convert office docs to PDF without using interops, SharePoint on-premise solution and third-party components?
There is no new automation solution. However, from within an Office Add-in you can use the getFileAsync method, which supports file type PDF (amongst others).
NOTE: If you submitted a question that has not been published here, please consider posting it to one of the Office Add-ins feedback channels listed below.
From April's call
- Office Add-ins documentation
- Outlook add-in API requirement set 1.5
- Outlook add-in API requirement set 1.6
- Outlook add-in API Preview requirement set
- Script Lab
Office Add-ins community call
- Recurring quarterly community call calendar invite – https://aka.ms/officeaddinscommunitycall
- Community call topic requests and questions – https://aka.ms/officeaddinsform
- Community call recordings – Office Development YouTube Channel
Office Add-ins feedback