Mouse/trackpad support for Word for iPad
In iPadOS 13.4, Apple introduced mouse and trackpad support more broadly into the platform. Word would offer a greatly enhanced user experience by offering full support ie change the cursor for text editing, enable support for left and right clicks etc. Would be great to see.
Ivan Ferrero commented
I fear it will take years as typical with Microsoft on iOS, but let’s hope for it ;-)
Haonan Deng commented
Please support mouse and trackpad. I don’t understand why it took so long for Microsoft to simply adopt multi window feature.
Oscar hull commented
The cursor, rather than an arrow, is now a small round circle, and appears as soon as you start to move a connected mouse or touch a connected trackpad.
To aid selection of things further, as soon as you move to hover over an icon or menu item the cursor instantly resizes to the size of that item making selection considerably easier.
On the homepage for example, that means the icons enlarge and jump out a little bit to show you've got it selected, while selecting menu options allows you to quickly jump left to right or up and down a list with ease. It's all very easy.
Erik Pagan commented
This needs to happen. Microsoft has been VERY silent about this.
Damian Medina commented
Came here to comment the same thing. It would enhance the experience significantly. This definitely needs more votes!!! The cursor morphing into the shape of icons should also be implemented within the app.
I agree – this is basic functionality that really must be implemented.