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Office Web Apps is a web-based version of the Microsoft Office productivity suite. It includes the web-based versions of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft OneNote. The web applications allow users to access their documents directly from anywhere within a web browser as well as share files and collaborate with other users online.

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Unable to open document through office online application in SharePoint 2019 on premise

I am getting below error while opening any office document online sorry, there was a problem, and we can't open this document, if this happens again try opening this document in Microsoft word while ...
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Office 2013 Web Apps Error

I've installed the Office 2013 Web Apps in my server. The first created Web Application is using office web apps correctly, but when I create a second Web Application and try to open this, following ...
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Office online Server does't work in Sharepoint Server 2016

I am a developer and I was entrusted with the administration of windows servers (windows server 2012 r2), first experience elsewhere. I have three (03) windows 2012 R2 servers: DC: domain controller ...
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Disable autosave for Office Web Apps?

Is it possible to disable the autosave feature for Excel Web App when working with documents in a SharePoint library? We are deploying a number of workbooks with Pivot Tables (connected to SSAS), ...
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SharePoint Foundation [Unable to process the request in Excel Web App]

I am encountering below error msg whenever I try to open excel file (.xls, .xlsx) in SharePoint Foundation 2010 portal. Other Office files such as word, ppt opens correctly without any error but ...
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Office Online documents error: the file is locked for shared use by another user

We have the following setup: SharePoint 2019 farm with 4 servers: 2 WFE servers - load balanced by an F5 LB, 2 APP servers and a connection with a 2 server Office Online Farm, also load balanced by an ...
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Can't Preview Excel in Office Web Apps but available to view in browser

I recently deployed Office Web Apps for SharePoint 2013, the preview of Excel docs returns We can't show a preview of this item. It will display in a browser if that option is selected. This is a ...
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Wopiframe.aspx - SharePoint 2016 - Redirect user to correct location

This issue has been reported many times before but none of the work around works for me. Scenario : User opens a document in office web apps from a document set. When the user want to go back and ...
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'Open In Excel' option is grayed out for .xlsm files in Sharepoint 2013

We know that excel files with macros and password protections are not supported to view in Browser using Office Web App / Excel Web App. In this SharePoint shows small dialogue where it has 'Open In ...
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Mentioning someone in a powerpoint comment will not work unless the user has Contribute

I have a power-point document published inside SharePoint document library, and we have userA who have read-only permission on the document, and if i try to mention this Read-Only user inside a power-...
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How to configure external url for OWA for SharePoint 2013

The SharePoint farm and the Office Web App farm is configured for the internal url, but it hasn't been configured for the external url. How do I configure the external URL now? should I be ...
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Office Online Server "Edit in Browser" not working for Users on an Extended FBA Web App

Setup: Sharepoint 2016 Farm (running FP1) Office Online Server We have 1 web applications, with 2 zones (default and internet) The default zone has windows auth, while the extended internet zone ...
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SharePoint Site Terms of Agreement Page

Need to add a terms of agreement page on the SP online site, where each user have to agree to the terms of use, until they do so we need to lock the site for them and show them policy page. The ...
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SharePoint Microsoft word online sorry we ran into a problem opening this pdf

I uploaded number of pdf files on SharePoint 2013 library. I have already installed web apps, few pdf files are get opening online. Few are causing error 'sorry we ran into a problem opening this pdf'....
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Outlook Calendar to SharePoint 365 for everyone to view

Perhaps this has been answered in another post and if so I apologize for taking up your time and you can just redirect me to the thread that it has been resolved under (if possible thank you). This ...
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Excel Web Access Web Part won't load any workbook

I've been attempting to troubleshoot an issue on my SharePoint 2016 site with the Excel Web Access. I'm trying to embed a simple work sheet into a page. I should simply be able to open the Web Part ...
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PDF fails to render correctly in Web App

I have a pdf opening from Sharepoint 2013 being displayed in the office web app. It displays text as squares instead of actual letters. The font used in the file is Arial, strangely some of the text ...
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On-prem Office Online Server don't show users markers when users co-working with documents

We have SharePoint 2016 Farm (build version 16.0.4417.1002) and Office Online Server (build version 16.0.6814.2226). Our issue is that Office Online Server doesn't show users markers when multiple ...
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How to find office web apps server in existing farm

Today one of the SharePoint farm was handed over to me but I was not able find the office web apps server. So can anyone tell me how to find office web apps server in existing SharePoint farm.
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Office Web App not working for excel alone

In our SP2016 on-prem environment, we have 4 web applications.In all webapplications, Office web app is not working for excel files alone, word/ppt files open fine with OWA. UAT and Prodution share ...
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Office Online Server / Office Web Apps Server - How to test?

When I´m installing a Office Online Server 2016. How can I validate that everything is green before adding the Server to SharePoint, Exchange etc? With the Office Web Apps Server 2013 it was possible ...
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Someone sent me an Excel Online link that is too big to view online -- how do I download?

Someone sent me an Excel document hosted on their organization's SharePoint server with a URL that looks like this: https://REDACTED.sharepoint.com/personal/REDACTED_org/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?...
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Why office apps doesn't open in web browser in SharePoint?

I've installed Microsoft office web apps offline in the VM and also Installed SharePoint 2016 in another VM machine. Both VMs are connected to the domain. Besides, I've successfully connected ...
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Embed code is not working for Chrome browser However its working on IE Browser

I have a PowerPoint Presentation File and using the embed code of if I am trying to display as Iframe on my publishing pages. This is Working on IE browser but not working for Chrome. I have created ...
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Document not displaying latest changes in Sharepoint library

The problem A user is working in a Sharepoint Library with a .ppt file that has been changed recently. If she opens the document with Sharepoint Online's Power Point, she is able to see the last ...
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Office Add-in can't find network

I am running in a VM that is using Windows 2012 R2 and Sharepoint 2013 installed. When I create a Office add-in that is empty. Or when I use one that is pre-defined like the examples in here. I am ...
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Is the "ocws.officeapps.live.com" API used by the Office 365 start page open for re-use?

The Office 365 start page shows a list of recently used documents. The data is being fetched from https://ocws.officeapps.live.com/ocs/v2/recent/docs?apps=Word,Excel,PowerPoint,Visio,OneNote,Sway&...
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No preview display in Search result after configuring Office Web Apps

I have recently configure existing Office Webs to use SSL and https url. Our configuration is 1 SharePoint server and 1 SharePoint Web Apps. In Office WebApps Server Set-OfficeWebAppsFarm -...
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Force a single user to open files in Office Online apps

A single user in my organization needs to be only able to open sharepoint-online files via browser apps. The file opening settings for the site are set to "open with desktop apps", since all ...
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SharePoint 2013 Excel Web App

On a Sharepoint2013 site, there are some excel files uploaded to the list attachments and document library. When user clicks the excel file, it prompts an error: This workbook cannot be opened ...
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Suddenly missing icons in the Office 365 App Launcher

Three weeks ago suddenly a lot of our users did not see all icons in the Office 365 App Launcher. The users could no longer see the icons for Office Online, Sites or OneDrive for Business. I do not ...
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Video failed to upload to Microsoft Stream

So we usually record our meetings through Teams and these get automatically uploaded to Stream. However yesterday the auto upload failed presenting this message: I downloaded the video manually (...
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PowerPoint not opening from Desktop app

I have a problem to open pptx from SharePoint Document Library modern view SharePoint online. When I click on the file nothing happens, where docs or docx and excel files opens from desktop app. This ...
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Behavior of files in Chrome / Version History (Browser vs Client Application)

We use SharePoint 2013 and Chrome (HP SureClick) as our default browser - IE/Edge are available as a fallback. Our document library is set to open files in the Client Application which works fine in ...
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Office Online Server - hide buttons

We are going to implement Office Online Server to allow users to view documents in the browser. They should not see any of the buttons like "Share", or "Embed". E.g. for sharing, this results in an ...
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How to hide or remove items in File menu in Office Web Apps

Is there a way I can remove or hide the options in Office Web Apps for Save As, Print and Share? I've read something saying it might be possible with Active Directory Rights Management Services, but ...
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How does one disable Office Web Apps for a given Site Collection or Web Application?

A customer has a farm with multiple web apps, one of which is accessible anonymously. Office Web Apps is installed on the farm. On the anonymous site, Word documents open in the browser viewer, but ...
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OWA vs OOS comparison

The company I work for is using SP2013 + OWA and is really conservative about software upgrades. I was trying to push a project to upgrade OWA to OOS, which seems to be really easy and straightforward ...
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Error 1921. Service 'Office Online' (WACSM) could not be stopped. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to stop system services

After installing the CU for Office Online Server when I run the New-OfficeWebAppsFarm command it throws this error: New-OfficeWebAppsFarm : The Office Online service did not respond in a timely ...
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Sharepoint-Office Web Apps Server error on New-SPWOPIBinding -All:$

I am trying to bind my SharePoint 2013 to Office Web Apps Server. The bind works with: New-SPWOPIBinding -ServerName MyOfficeWebAppsServer but it doesn't with New-SPWOPIBinding -ServerName ...
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Office Web App and SharePoint 2013 on premise

I can't open Excel,PP,word files in the sharepoint browser. I have installed only Sharepoint 2013 SP2 on premise and office 2016. Can I open files without installing Office Web app?
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SharePoint 2013 SP1 - How do I check for Office Web App?

How do I confirm if / where we have Office Web App services installed and what server they are running on? TIA
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Excel Online - Enter Array Formula [closed]

In Microsoft Excel entering an array formula requires using the keyboard combination: Ctrl Shift Enter How can I enter an array formula in Excel Online (the WebApp version of Excel). Is there ...
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Does SharePoint on-premise have "preview" functionality for word, excel, and other files? How to enable?

Google isn't showing any good results, and a client has asked for the "preview" feature when you right click on a .docx file inside of SharePoint. I can see the feature on the SharePoint Online ...
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Sorry, we ran into a problem

I am using SharePoint Server 2013 and I installed and configured the Office Web Apps server in a separate server and then did the bindings for the SharePoint Server. Now, the files are working fine ...
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Pricing information for Office Web App Server 2013

We want to use Office Web App Server with SharePoint server 2013. we need latest pricing information about Office Web App Server 2013. I know there is free version of Office Web App Server but it ...
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Basic authentication usage report for apps for sharepoint online

I have a requirement where I need to identify if there are any apps in our tenant that use basic authentication. Or if I have an app , I need to identify if that app is using basic authentication ...
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Open in OneNote: We couldn't open that location. It might not exist or you might not have permission to open it

We are using SharePoint 2016. I have a sitecollection where I have some new created OneNote document in the document library "Shared Documents". I shared this document to someone who dont ...
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PDF files not displaying drawings in Office Web Apps

I am facing some issue with some of the PDF files. The files are basically building blueprints and it contains some shapes and markings within document. When I try to open these files the OWA tries ...
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Unable to open office files from SharePoint 2013 using mobile phone

We are seeing weird issue where users are not able to open any office file from their mobile. They are trying to access them through SharePoint 2013 Intranet site which can be accessed through VPN. ...

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