Tag: Apps for Office

Excel Online & Google Sheets for developers – what’s the difference?

Excel Online & Google Sheets for developers – what’s the difference?

In the last few weeks we’ve covered a lot of aspects of both Google Sheets and Excel Online and we’ve seen that both platforms offer developers various options to customize and integrate with. We also realized that each platform has as a number of caveats as well as a number […]

Creating Apps for Microsoft Outlook

Creating Apps for Microsoft Outlook

In the last couple of weeks we’ve explored many aspects of both Google and Microsoft’s online offerings when it comes to Office productivity. Gmail provides us with two options to add our own custom functionality in the form of sidebar and contextual gadgets. Microsoft offers the JavaScript API for Office […]

Google add-ons vs Microsoft Office Apps: Read/Write tests

Google add-ons vs Microsoft Office Apps: Read/Write tests

We’ve been spending a lot of time with the Office/Productivity offerings from Google (Google Drive/Docs/Sheets) and Microsoft (Office 365, SharePoint, Word, Excel) and both of these two platforms have some drawbacks, but also some redeeming factors. Google’s offering is purely cloud-based, your add-ons and scripts are hosted by Google and […]

How to create Excel Apps for Office 365

How to create Excel Apps for Office 365

About a week ago we explored the aspects of extending Google Spreadsheets by creating Apps scripts. In that example, we created a sidebar and custom menus with which the user could specify the orientation their current selection could be changed to. In today’s article, we’ll attempt the same functionality, but […]

How to create Word Apps for Office 365

How to create Word Apps for Office 365

It’s been close to two years since we’ve discussed the release of Office 2013 and the new web-based object model for Office, called Napa, which allows developers to build Office add-ins using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. We thought that after we investigated how to create customization for Google Docs and […]