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, 2019 by anonymous
edited Nov 13, 2019

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, 2019 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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