Microsoft Office for Windows

Edit Microsoft Word documents and assign emails to actions without opening Actionstep.

Introducing the all-in-one plugin for Microsoft Office.

Current version:
Release date: February 2, 2018

Please note:

  • The plugin is not compatible with Office Software that has been downloaded through the Microsoft Store.
  • The Microsoft Office plugin can only be installed on a Windows PC (7, 8, 10) with Office 2013 or 2016 installed.

Please note the Microsoft Office plugin can only be installed on a Windows PC (7, 8, 10) with Office 2013 or 2016 installed.


Once installed, you will see an Actionstep panel within your Outlook screen or a an extra tab in Word.

Next, you need to link the plugin to Actionstep:

Microsoft Outlook

Saving Emails to Matters in Actionstep
When you click on a message in the Outlook inbox the add in will query your Actionstep system and return a list of matters by comparing the sender and recipients in the message to the matter participants in Actionstep. If a match is not found you can do a quick search in the for the matter.

Once a match is found you can “link” the Outlook message to the matter and then upload a copy of the entire message (including attachments) to Actionstep. The original message will remain in Outlook.

Copying Attachments to Document Folders
Once uploaded, the entire message, including attachments, will reside in Actionstep. If you wish to copy any, or all, of the attachments from the email message in Actionstep to document folders in the matter then you can do this from within Outlook by clicking on the documents icon.

Sending or Replying to Emails in Outlook
When you send, or reply to, an email in Outlook the Actionstep panel will display in the email edit screen, allowing you to upload a copy of the outgoing message to a matter in Actionstep.

Microsoft Word

Saving files to Actionstep
Files can be saved to Actionstep by clicking the Save or Save as button in the Actionstep tab. This will open a browser allowing you to select the Matter and folder that the document will be saved to.

Opening files from Actionstep
When you click on the Open button in the Actionstep tab, a file browser will open that allows you to search for matters and look through their document folders. You can then select a file and open it inside Office.

Price Free
Author Actionstep