Apps for Office
Get started with apps for Office by using Napa Office 365 Development Tools from your browser to create a basic content, task pane, or mail app for Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, or Word.
Last modified: April 27, 2015
Applies to: Access apps for SharePoint | apps for Office | Excel | Outlook | PowerPoint | Project | Word
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You can create a simple app for Office using Napa.
Here's what you need to do that:
Note: The name "apps for Office" is changing to "Office add-ins," so you'll see references to "add-ins" in the tools even though most Office applications and docs still refer to "apps for Office."
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 app 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 app you chose opens, and the sample app appears. You can now experiment with the features of the app.
Here are some deeper examples: