Task pane and content apps for Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Word
Task pane apps work side-by-side with an Office document, and let you supply contextual information and functionality to enhance the document viewing and authoring experience. Content apps integrate web-based features as content that is shown in line with the body of a document. Content apps let you integrate rich, web-based data visualizations, embedded media (such as a YouTube video player or a picture gallery), and other external content.
Last modified: June 04, 2015
Applies to: Access apps for SharePoint | apps for Office | Excel | Office Add-ins | PowerPoint | Project | Word
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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.