Insertion of Excel App to Excel File from browser (wrt to SharePoint sites) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to add an "Excel App" from the browser using "Excel Web App" in SharePoint sites (Online/On-Premise)?

    We want to eliminate the dependency on excel 2013 client for individuals i.e. user should able to create excel 2013 document using OWA capability on SharePoint Online site, further user should able to add an excel app in the excel 2013 document from the browser itself. Can similar capability be provided on SharePoint On-Premise site as well, provided it is configured with OWA Server?

    Few article says the procedure to configure App Catalog site on SharePoint Online for Apps For Office, but does not talk about how to make use of it, it only talk about Apps for SharePoint?


    Thanks in Advance

    Rakesh Ranjan

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    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 6:39 AM

All replies

  • Browser? I'm afraid you cannot do that.

    Do you mean the Excel Web app that we can use via SkyDrive?


    Thursday, March 21, 2013 1:10 PM
  • Correct, this currently is not available in Excel Web App.  As the goal of Office API is to cover all of Office clients and platforms, this feature will be available in the future.  Stay tuned and check out the site ( to get more information regarding Office API. 

    Friday, March 28, 2014 12:34 AM