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App Warning This app is not available in the Web App. Open this document in desktop version of Office to use the app RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I developed an office app.

    I uploaded in office365. when i open in excel web app it is giving an error something like

    "App Warning This app is not available in the Web App. Open this document in desktop version of Office to use the app"

    what is the possible way to come across this problem.

    Thursday, December 19, 2013 6:46 AM

Answers

  • Hi Siva,
    >>I uploaded in Office 365<<
    Do you mean you uploaded the Excel workbook to SharePoint Online?
    If yes, the reason is that you haven’t published the Office app to a public place, SharePoint Online can’t access local application.

    According to Overview of apps for Office:

    You can publish apps for Office to four distribution end-points:
    ·         Office Store—This is a public marketplace that Microsoft will host and regulate on Office.com. In the Office Store, developers around the world can publish and sell their custom Office solutions, and then end users and IT professionals can download them for personal or corporate use.
    When a developer uploads an app to the Office Store, Microsoft validates the code. For example, it verifies that the app manifest markup is valid and complete. If the code is valid, Microsoft digitally signs the app package. The Office Store then takes care of the consumer download experience from discovery to purchase, upgrades, and updates.
    ·         Apps for Office catalog on SharePoint—For task pane and content apps, IT departments can deploy private app catalogs to provide the same app acquisition experience that the Office Store provides. This new catalog and development platform enables IT departments to use a streamlined method to distribute apps for Office and SharePoint to managed users from a central location.
    App catalogs are available to all SharePoint 2013 customers (including Office 365 and SharePoint on-premise). An app catalog enables publishing and management of both internally created apps as well as apps that are available in the Office Store and licensed for corporate use.
    ·         Exchange catalog—This is a private catalog for mail apps that is available to users of the Exchange server on which it resides. It enables publishing and management of corporate mail apps, including internally created apps as well as apps that are available in the Office Store and licensed for corporate use.
    ·         Network shared folder app catalog—IT departments and developers can also deploy task pane and content apps to a central network shared folder, where the manifest files will be stored and managed. Users can then acquire apps by specifying this shared folder as a trusted catalog, or IT departments can configure this shared folder as a trusted catalog by using a registry setting.
    In this case, Office Store and Apps for Office catalog on SharePoint are two workable ways.
    For more information, please refer to Publishing your app for Office.

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    Saturday, December 21, 2013 5:29 AM
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