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Designer for Office, Word
Designer for Office, Word
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Launching and Connecting


Designer Ribbon

Once the «Designer» 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 «Design» button.

Supported Office applications



Desinger Welcome Page

To get started with the «Designer» App 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.


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.


The navigation within the App has two main elements, the «Tabs» (1) section and «User» (2) menu. The «Preview» button in the ribbon opens the «Wizard» in a separate pane. The «Wizard» is also available as a separate App for users that just want to use but not create designs.

Tabs section

Designer navigation

The «Tabs» (1) allows you to select one of the main App sections that are «Settings», «Input Fields», «Placeholders» and «Publish».

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

Learn more… & Info button

Designer getting help

Here and there you will see some «Learn more» (1) links 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» (1) button will provide you some more info relevant to the topic right within the App.


Join our «Yammer» network and participate in our discussion around the officeatwork 365 Apps. You will find a link to our «Yammer» network in the «More» 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.