Today we are announcing the availability of a public preview of Office Scripts in Excel on the web. Office Scripts is a feature that enables users with all levels of Excel experience—from beginner users to those with advanced coding expertise—to record scripts and automate their tasks. Over the coming weeks, this preview will be rolling out to organizations with Office 365. Get started by opting into the preview within the Microsoft 365 admin center, and create new automations using the script recorder and editor functionality.
What is Office Scripts?
With Office Scripts, you can automate tasks and workflows easily, and eliminate the need for repetitive steps as you create and manage workbooks. When the preview is enabled within your Office 365 environment, you can start creating Office Scriptsby clicking the Record Actions button in the Automate tab, record the actions desired, stop the recorder, and then save the script. Once a script is created you have the capability to run the script manually on Excel workbooks you have access to. Because the script is saved to OneDrive for Business, they can be easily reused across workbooks.
Let’s see it in action:
Office Scripts will empoweryou to easily automate tasks and processes, allowing you to manage tasks efficiently anytime and anywhere, including within Excel on the web. Get started with the preview of Office Scripts for Excel on the web – we look forward to your feedback.
You can learn more about Office Scripts from these resources:
Office Scripts will be rolling out over the next few weeks to Excel users who have Office 365 E3 and E5 licenses. Gradual roll outs allow us to gather feedback and ensure feature quality. During this initial preview, Office Scripts will only be available in Excel on the web, though we will look to bring Office Scripts to other Excel endpoints. Office Scripts will need to enabled through the admin center and will become visible in tenants as the feature rolls out. The feature can be enabled by following the steps below:
Select Settings > Settings and then choose Office Scripts from the list.
Check the “Let users automate their tasks in Office on the web”box in the Office Scripts panel and save changes.
Note: Office Scripts is not currently available in Internet Explorer.
To stay connected to Excel and its community, read the Excel blog posts and send us ideas and suggestions via UserVoice or post your questions about how to create a script via StackOverflowusing the “office-scripts” tag. You can also follow Excel on Facebook and Twitter.