Microsoft Learning: Build Office Add-ins for Word

This module walks through development of Office Add-ins for Microsoft Word.

I work with Microsoft Learning to publish & maintain multiple self-paced learning modules related to Microsoft 365. These modules are primarily used as self-paced study resources for developers preparing to take the MS-600 exam , the only prerequisite to achieve the Microsoft 365 Certified: Teams Application Developer Associate certification. This is one of those modules.

Microsoft Office clients enable developers to create add-ins that extend Microsoft Word with custom functionality. Through a JavaScript API, developers can manipulate the content in a Word document from an app running in the task pane.

In this module, you’ll learn how to build a Word add-in that inserts (and replaces) text ranges, paragraphs, images, HTML, tables, and content controls. You’ll also learn how to format text and how to insert (and replace) content in content controls.

Learning objectives

  • Create a Word add-in that uses the Word JavaScript API to manipulate a document
  • Demonstrate how to add and edit content in a Word document
  • Explain how to deploy and host a custom add-in for Microsoft Word
Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web & cloud developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to helping you be the best Microsoft 365 web & cloud developer. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.