Get started with Office Add-ins by using Napa Office 365 Development Tools from your browser to create a basic content, task pane, or mail add-in for Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, or Word.
Last modified: August 31, 2015
Applies to: Access apps for SharePoint | apps for Office | Excel | Office Add-ins | Outlook | PowerPoint | Project | Word
Learn more about supported hosts and other requirements.
The name "apps for Office" is changing to "Office Add-ins". During the transition, the documentation and the UI of some Office host applications and Visual Studio tools might still use the term "apps for Office". For details, see New name for apps for Office and SharePoint.
You can create a simple Office Add-in by using Napa.
Here's what you need to do that:
Open the Napa Office 365 Development Tools web app in your browser.
Choose the Add New Project tile.
Note: The Add New Project tile appears only if you have created other projects. If this is your first project, skip to the next step.
Choose the kind of add-in you want to create, name the project, and then choose the Create button.
The code editor opens and shows the default webpage, which already contains some sample code that you can run without doing anything else.
On the side of the page, choose the Run button().
The Office application associated with the kind of add-in you chose opens, and the sample add-in appears. You can now experiment with the features of the add-in.
Now that you've created your first add-in, see the following for some more in-depth examples:
You can also use Visual Studio or a text editor to create Office Add-ins. To learn more, see the following: