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Does an Excel add-in have to be hosted on a website? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to create an Excel JavaScript Add-In to manipulate a couple of workbooks in Microsoft Office Excel desktop.  So, am wondering if the add-in has to be hosted on a website?
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 4:19 AM

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  • Hello,

    Please visit Office Add-ins platform overview

    Anatomy of an Office Add-in

    The basic components of an Office Add-in are an XML manifest file and your own web application. The manifest defines various settings, including how your add-in integrates with Office clients. Your web application needs to be hosted on a web server, or web hosting service, such as Microsoft Azure.

    Manifest + webpage = an Office Add-in Manifest plus webpage equals Office Add-in

    So you have to create a webpage and host the web application on any web server.

    Regards,

    Celeste


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