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Enabling Office Add-ins in Office Web Apps Server or Office Online Server RRS feed

  • Question


  • We are developing an Office Add-in for Word Online.

    When I run Word Desktop or Word Online in Office 365 there is a "My Add-Ins" button on the tool bar.

    But when I run it on our Office Web Apps Server or Office Online Server the button is not available

    Is there a way to enable this feature?

    Thursday, November 26, 2015 5:15 PM

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  • Hi Ben,

    >> Enabling Office Add-ins in Office Web Apps Server or Office Online Server

    In my option, it is impossible. With the link below, Office Add-ins are supported on a growing number of Office host applications running on the desktop, tablets, mobile devices, and in Office Online in the browser. Office web apps server or Office Online server are not included in the list.

    # Office applications that support Office Add-ins
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj220082.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Best Regards,

    Edward


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    Friday, November 27, 2015 7:22 AM
  • Thanks for your reply Edward.

    I am trying to get this working with "Word Online" in a browser, which is listed in the supported Office Application table in your link.  

    The only difference is that I am running Word Online hosted by Office Web Apps Server/Office Online Server instead of Office 365. So in theory shouldn't it work?

    -Ben

    Friday, November 27, 2015 4:15 PM
  • Hi Ben,

    Word online in Office 365 is hosted on SharePoint. Your Word online is hosted on Office web apps server. They are different. With the link below, task pane could be published to add-in catalog on Sharepoint. I think it is not supported in Office web app server.

    # Options for publishing Office Add-ins
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/fp123515.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Edward


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    Monday, November 30, 2015 8:10 AM
  • Hi Ed,

    We are working with Sharepoint 2016 and office online server. So there is no way we would be able to insert out add-in to word online ?

    Thanks,

    Goutham

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:39 AM
  • All,

    We had to enable officeaddins explicitly for the office web apps farm

    Set-OfficeWebAppsFarm -OfficeAddinEnabled

    Now we are able to see add ins while editing online

    Thanks,

    Goutham

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:23 PM
  • Hi Goutham,

    Thanks for sharing the solution.

    Since your issue is a little different from original post, I am afraid I could not mark your reply as answer.

    For your issue and solution, I would suggest you post a new thread with your issue, and share us your solution within a new reply, and then make your reply as answer.

    Your solution would help others who run into the same issue.

    Best Regards,

    Edward


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    Thursday, November 17, 2016 7:56 AM