Query regarding Office 365 On Demand - support for COM Add-ins RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    could you please let me know if COM add-ins are supported in Word/Excel/PowerPoint streamed and launched through Office On Demand?
    I created a sample VS2012 VSTO Word addin but the Add-in wizard did not allow that to load (got error as not a valid add-in).
    I am trying to re-use an add-in here which is used by Word 2013 (full Desktop version) in another machine.

    few more details (I have Office 365 Developer Pack trial subscription) :

    > I installed Office 2010 Professional Plus in my machine

    > Launched Word (2013) from 'Office On Demand' from my Office 365 portal (from OneDrive). It runs side-by-side with my Word 2010.

    > In the above machine, a sample COM add-in which can be loaded by Word 2010, could not be loaded by the Word 2013 which was streamed by 'Office on Demand'. Note: From that streamed Word 2013, I could select 'File->Options->Add-ins->COM Add-ins' but could not 'Add' any addin dlls (getting '..not a valid Office Add-in' error).

    Can you please confirm if Add-in(s) are supported in streamed desktop version of Office and/or any other suggestions?



    Friday, May 23, 2014 9:24 AM


  • Hi,

    I can confirm add-ins are not supported in Office on Demand, to work with add-ins, you have to have an installation of Office.


    Melon Chen

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    • Marked as answer by sadagoban Wednesday, May 28, 2014 5:01 AM
    Monday, May 26, 2014 2:27 AM