Test and debug Office Add-ins

This section contains guidance about testing, debugging, and troubleshooting issues with Office Add-ins.

Sideload an Office Add-in for testing

You can use sideloading to install an Office Add-in for testing without having to first put it in an add-in catalog. The procedure for sideloading an add-in varies by platform, and in some cases, by product as well. The following articles each describe how to sideload Office Add-ins on a specific platform or within a specific product:

Debug an Office Add-in

The procedure for debugging an Office Add-in varies by platform as well. Each of the following articles describes how to debug Office Add-ins on a specific platform:

Validate an Office Add-in manifest

For information about how to validate the manifest file that describes your Office Add-in and troubleshoot issues with the manifest file, see Validate and troubleshoot issues with your manifest.

Troubleshoot user errors

For information about how to resolve common issues that users may encounter with your Office Add-in, see Troubleshoot user errors with Office Add-ins.