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  1. Remove the 'Delete draft' option when saving a new document

    When hitting the back back button to save a new document, it would be preferable not to be offered the 'Delete draft' option. The consequences of pressing that option by accident is so much worse than having to manually delete an empty document once in a while...

    6 votes
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    • Improve digital signatures

      Improving digital signatures, I believe that in the near future this will be a feature that is used much because the tendency is to stop using paper, so the use of alternative mechanisms such as digital signatures (certificates) or (biometrico as tablets wacom) will be one of the features that users will use daily.

      Currently the functionality of digital signatures work well, however as a user think it could be improved by including more information regarding errors during the process of signing, suggestions on how to fix some errors in the firms, make more beautiful generally provide more elements tools…

      8 votes
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      • Centre vertically when reviewing edits/changes

        Please ask MS Word developers to shift where edits appear when clicking next to review. ATM they are ALWAYS at the bottom of the screen. Should be dead centre, as we need to read the context (entire sentence) to decide whether to accept/reject

        1 vote
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        • "OneNote in Word" file format

          Many people might prefer to store and organize their notes in Word files using traditional multi-page "paper" layouts. OneNote layouts don't have boundaries and we can't store and manipulate them like with files.

          1 vote
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          • Open and edit text files in Word

            I wish Word for iOS could open, edit, and save plain text files. I do most of my drafting and note-taking in a text editor on a Mac. I cannot open these files in Word for iOS since Word for iOS can only open and edit Word files. Editing text files would be useful to a bunch of nerds like me and would just involve turning off most styling features in the UI.

            3 votes
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            • Auto-save doesn't really save.

              On Word for iPad when you hit the back arrow on the top right you have to save or delete the file, why? Normally you can do back and forth to the menu but not on the iPad. If you don't save it, even with auto-save on you lose the doc and can't go back. Auto-save should save it, the auto part of it, but doesn't always.

              3 votes
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              • custom option for pagewidth and for line spacing

                The ability to customize pagewidth and line spacing

                4 votes
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                • Shared login with Outlook

                  With the iOS office suite I am required to login to each app separately, which can be quite frustrating when my password changes and I re-login to each app separately.

                  Apps made by other vendors (such as Google) allow shared account login accross all of it's apps where I only need to login once and all the apps just work.

                  5 votes
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                  • Add Quick Parts to iPad Word!

                    I would like to use Quick Parts with the word for iPad. Being more difficult to insert text on the iPad, using predefined texts would be a great way to create quicker documents.

                    7 votes
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                    • Turning off and on automatic numbering, bullets and/or indent

                      I have found Mobile Office for iOS, especially Word, is very useful tool but a biggest snag was a lack of a feature that can turn off auto numbering, bullets and/or indent. Often times I prefer not to use auto numbering, bullets and indent but I cannot disable any of them, which is quite annoying. There should be a way to disable or enable these.

                      7 votes
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                      • Autoscroll

                        Have an option for auto rolling in Microsoft Word 365 for the iPad

                        1 vote
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                        • Better table editing features

                          Allow ability to individually size a row or column in a table. Right now can only autofit or,resize whole table. Very frustrating

                          10 votes
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                          • Open documents directly in edit mode from OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online

                            Allow documents opened in Word for iOS to open directly in edit mode when the file is located on OneDrive for Business or SharePoint online.

                            Today files hosted on SharePoint Online / OneDrive for Business open in read only mode with a Yellow "Server Document" banner. To edit this file users need to click the "More" button then click the "Edit" button.

                            Users often mistakenly close this banner and then update the read-only document generating a duplicate.

                            This issue also occurs with Excel for iOS and PowerPoint for iOS.

                            9 votes
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                            • photos

                              Have the option to save an photo taken in the word app to camera roll (ipad). Our company would like to upload the photos taken within the app to a file hosting site after the report is completed.

                              1 vote
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                              • Needed Features

                                1. Control "Paragraph" features, most importantly the ability to increase or decrease line spacing before and after a paragraph. Currently adjusting line spacing is the only option, which is not sufficient.

                                2. The ability to view two documents side by side.

                                3. The ability to compare documents into a redline comparison.

                                17 votes
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                                • I need a word function in iPad

                                  The iPad word should be able to change the page background, this will be convenient for me to read, and I need to lock the keypad and avoid touching by mistake, you can imagine you reading when suddenly point out the feel of the keyboard?, that's too bad!

                                  2 votes
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                                  • "Welcome Back - Pick up where you left off" feature for iOS is missing

                                    Hi, this isn't a "new" idea, but rather I was wondering where a feature went to. It's the "Welcome Back - Pick up where you left off" book mark that used to appear in my MS Word for iPhone app. I use my phone in class for taking notes, and I have several documents that are well over 100 pages, and it's difficult scrolling all the way to the bottom. That feature was so handy. After downloading the latest update, that feature disappeared. I have searched for possible solutions on various MS Office forums, but so far haven't found one…

                                    9 votes
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                                    • Hitting undo shouldn't scroll back to top of page

                                      Everytime I hit the undo button on my iPad, the document scrolls back up to the first page. Very annoying especially when I have some documents over 100 pages long. It's definitely a bug and not on my end as reinstalling the app hasn't helped and my iPhone has the same issue.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Just do whatever it takes to make password protected attachments open-able.

                                        Important attachments with password should be simply openable.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Office 365 and power BI for watch os

                                          Microsoft office is the best productive office suit . To improve it please bring office for apple watch for only veiwing our documents and managing over projuct by power BI through a wearable.

                                          17 votes
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