Publish task pane and content add-ins to an add-in catalog on SharePoint

Office Add-ins

Publish task pane and content add-ins to an Office Add-ins catalog on SharePoint.

Last modified: August 17, 2015

Applies to: Access apps for SharePoint | apps for Office | Excel | Office Add-ins | PowerPoint | Project | Word

Learn more about supported hosts and other requirements.

Note Note

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.

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Publish to an add-in catalog
Find the add-in catalog
Additional resources

Use the following steps to upload the manifest for your task pane or content add-in to an Office Add-ins catalog on SharePoint. To set up an add-in catalog, see Set up an add-in catalog on SharePoint.

  1. Browse to the add-in catalog.

  2. Choose the Click to add new item link.

  3. Choose Browse, and then specify the manifest to upload.

After you upload add-in manifests to the Office Add-ins catalog, users can manually configure their installations of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Project using File > Options > Trust Center > Trust Center Settings > Trusted Add-in Catalogs to specify the URL of the parent SharePoint site collection of this add-in catalog. For example, if the URL of the Office Add-ins catalog is in this form:

https:// domain /sites/ AddinCatalogSiteCollection /AgaveCatalog

…users should specify just the URL of the parent site collection, like this:

https:// domain /sites/ AddinCatalogSiteCollection

After specifying the add-in catalog URL, you must close and reopen the Office application before the add-in catalog will be available in the Office Add-ins dialog box.

Alternatively, an administrator can specify an Office Add-in catalog on SharePoint by using group policy as described in Using Group Policy to manage how users can install and use Office Add-ins in Overview of Office Add-ins 2013 on TechNet.

Content and task pane add-ins in this catalog are now available from the Office Add-ins dialog box. To access them, choose My Add-ins on the Insert tab, and then choose MY ORGANIZATION, as shown in Figure 1.

If an add-in catalog is already set up for a SharePoint web application, you can find it by using the following steps:

  1. Open the SharePoint Central Administration main page.

  2. Select Add-ins

  3. Select Manage Add-in Catalog.

  4. Choose the link provided, and then choose Office Add-ins on the left navigation bar.

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