Content Control support in Word Online

We are currently not able to add or edit Content Controls in Word Online. I've found some info on this here:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Differences-between-using-a-document-in-the-browser-and-in-Word-3e863ce3-e82c-4211-8f97-5b33c36c55f8

This link says the following about Content Controls: These display in the document as expected in Reading view. In Editing view the content of fields and content controls are displayed but cannot be edited or updated.

I've also found a couple of questions about this:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/officeonline-word_online/does-word-web-app-support-editing-documents-with/327745a0-64a2-475a-9b40-3e85cd17f244?auth=1

https://community.office365.com/en-us/f/172/t/356962

It's clear that Word Online does not support adding or editing Content Controls, what isn't clear is why and whether Word Online will support it eventually or not.

Are Content Controls ever going to be fully supported (enabling adding and editing) by Word Online? If so, when will that happen?

 

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Last updated November 6, 2019 Views 1,284 Applies to:
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Just for the record and close the loop on this discussion,  rich text content controls in Word onlines are now supported.

Right now you folks can insert, have access to content controls in documents, you can also edit them in Word Online. (please note that this you can do programmatically not directly with Word Online in other words there is still no developer tab in Word Online)

Please refer to here for more details and also check out the content controls samples in script lab!

thanks!

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/javascript/api/word/word.contentcontrol?view=word-js-preview

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/javascript/api/word/word.body?view=word-js-preview

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