Introduction

A simple and efficient way to create and upload re-usable content directly within Office across locations, devices and platforms.

Uploader for Office, Word
Uploader for Office, Word
Multiple Office App Awards Winner

Deployment

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Office Add-Ins

Historically you might be used to deploy Office Add-Ins using MSI packages. This is not an option for our modern officeatwork cloud SaaS Office Apps/Add-Ins anymore as they are not build with the older (COM) platform dependent technology. That is the reason why we do not offer any MSI package for our modern web based Apps and Add-Ins. Learn more about the modern way of deploying cloud Apps and Add-ins for Office 365 below.

Centralized Deployment

The by far best way of deploying Add-ins for Office 365 is using the new 'Centralized Deployment' feature inside the Microsoft 365 admin center. This feature will allow you to deploy add-ins to your users on all devices and platforms. There are no local installations necessary for this to work. Check out the videos below to learn more about centralized deploying Web Office Add-Ins in Office 365.

What it is

3:12 Minutes

How it works

1:34 Minutes

Be sure to check if your tenant is ready for 'Centralized Deployment'. Here is a link to the Microsoft support document called 'Determine if Centralized Deployment of add-ins works for your organization' that will explain the requirements in detail. Microsoft also offers an Add-In (Word & Excel) that will perform automated checks to see if your infrastructure is ready for Centralized Deployment. It's called 'Compatibility Checker for Centralized Deployment'

Currently you can reach 'Centralized Deployment' by going to: Microsoft 365 admin center > Settings > Services & add-ins > Deploy Add-In

Please note: You must be an Office 365 admin to be able to sign into the Office 365 Admin portal. You will also need to use the ‘I want to add an Add-In from the Office Store‘ option as this will keep your add-ins up-to-date automatically!

Useful Resources

Sharepoinnt add-in catalog (for older Office versions)

Modern Web Office Add-ins can also be deployed for older Office version like Office 2013. For that you can use the SharePoint Add-In catalog deployment method. Please note that some features like showing icons in the ribbon in Office will not be available via this deployment path. This deployment method will though work for the officeatwork 365 Template Chooser and Content Chooser Add-Ins. Please expect limited functionality due to missing API's in Office 2013. Check out our 'Compatibility' page to learn more about any missing features for your Office version.

Useful Resources

Office

You can find our Add-Ins within the Office Store experience provide within the Office applications. Just us the 'Get it now' button to acquire and deploy the Add-In.

Appsource

You can find our Add-Ins for Office on AppSource. Just us the 'Get it now' button to acquire and deploy the Add-In.

Compatibility

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Check out the minimal Office versions required for running the officeatwork 365 Web Add-In on your devices. Also see what specific features of the individual Add-Ins are supported from what version onward.

Minimal Office Version

Minimal Office version required to run the officeatwork App.

Windows

Office 2013 (MSI)

not available

Office 2016 (MSI)

16.0 (4390.1000)

Office 2019 (MSI)

all versions

Office 365 (C2R)

1602 (6741.0000)

iPad

Office 365

1.22

Mac OS

Office 365

15.20 (160315)

Office Online

Office 365

September 2016

General Add-In Features

Ribbon Icon

Access Add-In via one or multiple icon in the Office ribbon.

Windows

Office 2013 (MSI)

not available

Office 2016 (MSI)

not available

Office 2019 (MSI)

all versions

Office 365 (C2R)

1603 (6769.0000)

iPad

Office 365

not applicable

Mac OS

Office 365

15.33.0 (1704.0900)

Office Online

Office 365

January 2016

Centralized Deployment

Deploying Word, Excel and PowerPoint Add-Ins in Office.

Windows

Office 2013 (MSI)

not available

Office 2016 (MSI)

not available

Office 2019 (MSI)

all versions

Office 365 (C2R)

1704 (8067.2115)

iPad

Office 365

not applicable

Mac OS

Office 365

15.34.0 (1705.1500)

Office Online

Office 365

January 2016

Automatically open a task pane

Automatically load an Add-In and open a task pane when opening a specific Word, Excel or PowerPoint document.

Windows

Office 2013 (MSI)

not available

Office 2016 (MSI)

not available

Office 2019 (MSI)

all versions

Office 365 (C2R)

16.0 (8121.1000)

iPad

Office 365

not applicable

Mac OS

Office 365

15.34.0 (1705.1500)

Office Online

Office 365

January 2016

Launching

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Office

Uploader Ribbon

Once the «Uploader» App has been assigned to you or you have acquired it via the Office Store/AppSource, it will automatically appear in the «Design» tab of your Office application ribbon. To launch the App best click on the «Upload» button.

Supported Office applications

Word
Word

Please note: Dependent on the capabilities of the platform the «Uploader» App might be available or not on different platforms for different Office applications.

Connecting

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Uploader Welcome Page

To get started with the «Uploader» you need to connect it with your Office 365 work or school account or with your personal Microsoft Account. Click the «Connect» (1) button to start the process. The actual  sign in experience is provided by Microsoft.

Consenting

The first time you connect the App you might be asked to consent to the permissions the App requires. Please go through those permissions carefully and grant consent as the App requires these permissions to function. If you do not grant consent the App will not work for you.

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The navigation within the App is split into two sections, the «Contents» page and «User» menu.

Contents

Uploader navigation

The «Contents» page (1) will list all linked contents in your document. It will also offer an «Add» button that will allow you to upload your current selection as a new content and automatically create a linked item on your document in the process.

User Menu

The «User» menu (2) will provide links to resources such as «Yammer», our «Feedback form», the App «Roadmap», the «Settings» page, the «About» page and the App documentation (website). Additionally, it will allow you to sign-out of the App.

Please note: Dependent on the officeatwork App settings for your Office 365 tenant the items available in the «User» menu can vary.

Getting Help

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Learn more… & Info button

Uploder getting help

Here and there you will see some «Learn more» links (1) spread around the App. Those links will take you to a new Web page that will explain further details specific to a topic.
The «Info» button (1) will provide you some more info relevant to the topic right within the App.

Yammer

Join our «Yammer» network and participate in our discussion around the officeatwork 365 Apps and to learn about coming updates. You will find a link to our «Yammer» network in the «User» menu called «Yammer Community» (2).

Please note: Dependent on the officeatwork App settings for your Office 365 tenant the «Yammer Community» and «Send us your Feedback» option might not be available to you.

Contents

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The «Contents» page lists all contents your document contains.

Navigation

Show in document

Uploader Linked Items List

When hovering over an item the «Show in document» button (1) appears. Clicking it will highlight the associated content in your document.

Selection indicator

The selection indicator (blue bar) (2) will appear for each linked item that is currently partly or fully selected in the document.

Add

Use the «Add» button (3) to upload your current selection as new content to a content library in either SharePoint, Teams or OneDrive. This process will automatically create a new linked item once completed.

Creating a new content / uploading a content

Clicking on the «Add» button at the bottom of the «Linked Items» list will enable you to upload new content to one of your existing «Content Chooser» content libraries in SharePoint, Teams or OneDrive.

Format

Uploader upload

The «Pick a format» option will determine in what file format the new content will be created in.

Destination

The «Destination» field will allow you to choose the library and folder in which the new content will be created in. Clicking on the «Destination» field will present you with a «Select Destination» fly-out allowing you to navigate and choose among the different content libraries and their sub-folders available to you.

Name

The «Name» field will allow you to specify a name for the new content that will be created.

Upload

Finally, the «Upload» button (1) will upload your current selection in your document as a new content file according to the settings you defined above. Once uploaded the Add-In will return to the «Linked Items» list and show the newly uploaded content as a new linked item.

Content Details

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When clicking on an item in the «Contents» list the details of that Content will be shown.

Content Details

Location

Uploader update

The «Location» field shows the location of content the linked item ins linked to.

Name

The «Name» field shows the name of content the linked item ins linked to.

Update existing contents

The «Update» button will upload the current state of your linked item in your document and overwrite the content file in the content library that is linked to this item.

settings

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The «Settings» page will allow you to adjust the settings for this App. The page can be accessed via the «More» menu.

Document

Template Chooser Settings

Open Add-in together witH this document

You might want the Add-In to automatically open alongside with a specific document. To do that you can use this «Open Add-In together with this document» (1) setting.

Never

Choose this option if you do not want the Add-In to open together with your document (default setting).

Once

Choose this option if you want the Add-In to only open the next time you open your document, after that it shall not open automatically anymore. 

Always

Choose this option if you want to have the Add-In open together with your document all the time. Note that the Add-In will also open if you close your document with the Add-In closed and then re-open the document.

User

Template Chooser Settings

Languages

The Language dropdown (1) allows you to decide in which language the user interface should appear.

Automatic

The Automatic option will set your language setting to whatever your Office user interface language is set to. If no matching language is found the Add-In will default to English.

Specific Language

If the Language dropdown is set to a specific language, then that language will be used as user interface language for that Add-In.

Administrator

Template Chooser Settings

Admin Permissions

This option will allow an Administrator to grant permissions to the Add-In as Administrator. Learn more

To grant Admin Permissions just click on the «Grant Permissions» button (1) and follow the sign in and grant screens.

roadmap

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Released JANUARY 2019

Released November 2018