1 Overview

The Smart View add-in for Mac and Browser allows Office 365 users to take advantage of Smart View functionality on the browser-based version of Excel 365 or on Excel 365 for Macs.

To use the Smart View add-in for Mac and Browser, you first create a manifest file. Smart View provides a utility to help you quickly create this manifest file.

You can sideload the manifest file to your Mac or browser and then run Smart View for Office for testing purposes. After testing, you can then deploy the manifest file to your Office 365 users.

The procedures in this document will show you how to:

  • Create a manifest file for the Smart View add-in for Excel 365 on Mac and browser

  • Sideload the add-in to a Mac or browser for initial development and testing

  • Deploy the add-in to your Office 365 users using Microsoft’s "Centralized Deployment" wizard