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  1. Developer tools for iPad Pro app

    Can you please implement the developer tool options into the word app for iPad? Due to the lack of being able to fill out forms and use drop down boxes the iOS version is not feasible for my business to use and we have had to use a different program on our iPads than the word program we use on our iMacs at the office.

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        • Retain formatting when pasting into other apps

          We've noticed that the Word iOS app doesn't seem to copy the formatting when we paste it into other apps it loses the formatting. This causes friction as the user needs to then change all the formatting within the app to match what was in Word.

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          • Please add tables of content, word art, and crossed references

            Word is totally un useful for students without this characteristics, there is no way i can write a paper using apa style on my iPad Pro if word doesnt have this characteristics.... I’m really disappointed, the advertisements and videos said office was exactly like on the Mac

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            • Looking forward to the equations editor in iPad Pro. It’s really what the students of engineering need.

              The tool of Myscript Math Sample are useful, but not perfect because the handwriting area are too small. We need a equation editor with surport of both handwriting and keyboard(better in Latex).

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              • Make Siri work in the Word app in IOS.

                Siri doesn’t work i the Word app in IOS!

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                • Fix undo/redo

                  I can’t tell you how many times I accidentally hit Command+A on my iPad’s Bluetooth keyboard instead of Control+Z, and then I hit backspace very quickly since I’m a fast typer before I realize I just deleted my entire document. Then, Microsoft Word is so stupid that it can’t remember how to undo what I did. It just grays out the “Undo” function, leaving me to hope that I had a backup saved to my iCloud or my OneDrive and that I hadn’t made too much progress.

                  Microsoft for iPad sucks.

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                    • Documents are being un-pinned from the top of the “Recent” list

                      I have several Word documents that I use regularly and so I have them pinned to the top of the “Recent” list.

                      Recently, probably since the update to version 2.19, these documents are being un-pinned from the list although I have not un-pinned them.

                      There seem to be two actions that cause this to happen.

                      1. Open one of the pinned documents then close it again, with or without saving changes.
                      2. Pin a different document to the top of the list.

                      This happens on both my iPad and my iPhone.

                      The same problem occurs with workbooks in Excel -…

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                      • Support for iOS 11 Files App

                        As it stands now if you use the Files app, you can't open and edit an Office file on the iPad. Instead the only option is to Send a Copy to Word, or Excel or PowerPoint. Then you have to save from Word and remember and find the path to save it back to it's original location. NOT efficient at all. I hope this is coming soon; this is preventing me from using Office on the iPad.

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                        • Need character spacing on iOS products.

                          Add the "Character Spacing" option found already on OSX and WIN products to iOS. Presently, if you want to change the spacing in between characters on an iOS device, you have no options.

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                          • We need to be able to password protect our documents and add the thesaurus for iPad!

                            As a teacher and a writer, I need to be able to password protect my documents. I use my iPad at home and at work and this feature is something I miss. Also the need for the thesaurus as well as the dictionary is an obvious one!

                            53 votes
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                            • The ability to set the paper size of a new Word document when creating one on an iPad or iPhone

                              I contacted Microsoft support, and they told me that there is no way to set the paper size of a document when using Word for iPad or iPhone. It would be useful to have that ability so that when you send a person the document you created via Word on an iPhone or iPad, the document would print out in the correct size and formatting.

                              7 votes
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                              • Add a cover / title page

                                It would be nice to have the possibility to add a cover / title page on Word for iOS just like the desktop version.

                                https://support.office.com/en-us/article/insert-a-title-page-af06f4e0-131a-4aa3-8d5c-520e94e26905

                                5 votes
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                                • Overtype

                                  I use my ipad extensiviley during travel. Having the overtype feature avaliable would make filling out forms and questionaires much more efficient

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Full support for inserting and editing fields such as ToC, dates, and calculated formulae in tables

                                    To fully move to tablet from laptop the office functionality needs to include more advanced features found in desktop versions that allow more feature rich documents.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • MS office 365 should work on iPad exactly as office 2007 on a standard non Apple Laptop. Why change a winning fromula. This is crazy

                                      let MS office 365 operate like previous good versions of office (MS 7) . 365 doesn’t support some basic functions on words and excel - SAVING , SAVING AS etc. This is crazy. The FILE is so so confusing -

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                                      • Support for editing inline Excel tables in Word documents

                                        'Real' calculation tables inserted into Word documents are currently interpreted as image with no ability to edit them.

                                        Would appreciate to have the possibility to edit the table data inline or 'tunneled' through Excel app.

                                        8 votes
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                                        • Include the form features on Word for iPad.

                                          It would be awesome if forms created in word with fields for text can work on iPad.

                                          9 votes
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