How to install plantuml and word plugin in office 365?

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asked Sep 12, 2018 in Question / help by Mike
The instructions doesn't really match how it looks in office 365.

I have tried, but can't get it to work. Is there anyone that have got it to work in office 365, and can share instructions?

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answered Nov 13 by anonymous
edited Nov 13

Hi Mike,

You have to find the STARTUP directory.

Here: https://wordaddins.com/support/how-to-find-the-word-startup-folder/

And then follow this: https://github.com/plantuml/word-template

Steps:

1- Open Word

2- Alt+F11 (to open macro editor)

3- Ctrl+G (to open immediate window)

4- type: ?Application.StartupPath (to know the instalition path of Word, "c:\users\xxxxx\appdata\local\packages\microsoft.office.xxxxxx\localcache\roaming\microsoft\word\startup" in my case) xxxx is hiding my stuff

5- go to that path and follow the second link

Note: .jar file is here http://plantuml.com/en/download

commented Dec 4 by John
Hi,

Thanks for the information about finding STARTUP dir.

Even after putting the .jar and .dotm files in STARTUP dir, it doesn't work. When I open Word it gives an error that it cannot open the template file.

I am using the Word2016 template file, since the github website does not have any Word for Office365 specific template file.

Anybody else have the same problem? Any solutions?

I tried opening the same template file in Word 2016 also on a different laptop running Win7, and it still gives the same error - that the file is corrupted or has some problem.

Note that my other Win7 laptop with Word 2016 already has PlantUML plugin for Word and it works fine. I installed in a few years ago, so I don't remember exactly the instructions I followed, but there seems to be a .xml file in the %appdata%\Microsoft dir.
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