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  1. Bibliography for Apple iPad.

    Please add the manage sources and bibliography insert for iPad.

    11 votes
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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!

      60 votes
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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.

          1 vote
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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.

            46 votes
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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.

              1 vote
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              • Handwriting with Apple Pencil very buggy

                Please improve the handwriting and drawing with Apple Pencil in Word for iPad. Writing or drawings always get shifted left when handwriting or drawing. Really annoying

                13 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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                  • Support for check boxes is needed

                    Word (iPad) needs support for checkboxes

                    3 votes
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                    • Please add navigation pane to iOS Pages!!

                      Without a navigation page it's impossible to work on a long document, a research document, or a set of notes with different sections. In long documents it's not really possible to scroll up and down - especially on a mouse-less platform!

                      15 votes
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                      • Table Borders options

                        Please allow the ability to customize a border in a table.

                        6 votes
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                        • Please allow the referencing apps like Mendeley to be functional on iPad version of Word. Without this feature educators might stop using it

                          Please allow the referencing apps like Mendeley to be functional on iPad version of Word. Without this feature educators might stop using it

                          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

                            6 votes
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                            • Create ability to set default language for spell check in Word app, regardless of region setting on iOS. Ex.

                              I live in Germany so for ease of use my iOS region is set to Germany (this way I get local news and phone numbers are formatted properly) but when I use Word I most frequently use it in English. It would be helpful if I didn’t have to change the spell check feature over to English on every new document I create and could instead set a default language.

                              5 votes
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                              • Font Embedding

                                Enable font embedding feature on iOS Word platforms.

                                4 votes
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                                • End note reference tab for iOS word app

                                  In the Word app on iOS you should be able to have a tab at the top so you can connect your EndNoteX8 account and add in references.

                                  16 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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                                    • We need Equations editor on word for Ipad

                                      We need Equations editor on word for Ipad

                                      14 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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                                        • "Mobile view" function for iPad

                                          Hello. I'vebeen using Microsoft Word for iPad for several years and I'm very pleased with it. More than a month ago, an update came. It added the "mobile view" feature. It VERY MUCH easier to work with documents in Split View mode. This function has become simply indispensable for me and all users of the program. But just a few days ago I got a new update for the iPad. In this update this function was removed. I would like you to return the "mobile view" on iPad, because this feature greatly helps with the work and increases the productivity…

                                          5 votes
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