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  • Blog Post: New resources--using Office Open XML in apps for Word

    The JavaScript API for Office (Office.js) provides a way for developers to manipulate rich content in a Microsoft Word document by using Office Open XML. This blog post highlights a recently published MSDN article, Creating Better Apps for Word with Office Open XML , that shows how to use Office Open...
  • Blog Post: Writing data from apps to Office documents

    Inserting content into your Office documents is an important part of the app model. In this post, we'll talk about the Wikipedia app, how it inserts information into your documents, and ways you can use these APIs in your own apps. A key feature of Office extensibility is that you can interact with your...
  • Blog Post: Excel Does JavaScript! A VBA developer’s perspective

    Today's post is brought to you by Daniel Ferry. Daniel is a Microsoft Excel MVP.  He runs the Excel Hero blog and the Excel Hero Academy where students learn advanced Excel techniques.  He can be followed @excelhero or you can interact with the Excel Hero LinkedIn Group , where some of the...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 scenarios for the JavaScript API for Office

    Hello Developers! This is Juan Balmori with another post for the apps for Office blog! I am the Program Manager of the JavaScript API for Office (Office.js). I am excited to share with you top 10 scenarios for the JavaScript API for Office. It’s great that we now have a platform that can use an iFrame...
  • Blog Post: Inserting images with apps for Office

    Hi! I'm Gareth Pinto, a Program Manager on the Office Solutions Framework team working on the new apps for Office platform. You've heard a lot about our new platform goals, vision, architecture, and strategy from previous posts, and I hope it's inspired many app ideas of your own! With today's post,...
  • Blog Post: A closer look at apps for Outlook

    Rolando has already given an overview of how apps for Office work , so today I'm going to drill into how apps for Office run within Outlook. Apps for Outlook, or "mail apps" as they are sometimes called in our developer documentation, are apps for Office that are optimized for running in Outlook against...
  • Blog Post: Using the JavaScript object model (JSOM) in apps for SharePoint

    Hi! My name is Ricardo Loo. I am a Programming Writer for SharePoint. In today's article we'll talk about how to use the JavaScript object model (JSOM) in a simple HTML page in your app for SharePoint. By using the JSOM, you can access data and functionality in SharePoint 2013. You can also use Representational...
  • Blog Post: Anatomy of apps for Office

    We started this blog with a couple of posts that introduced the new Office cloud app model and the principles behind it: web standards, simplicity, security and performance, consistency, and flexibility to developers. Brian Jones already talked about our background , and as Howard Crow comments in his...
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