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  1. Bring back "Pick up where you left off" and add in the ability to change the Author/Editor name ON THE APP for iPhone

    These features are missing and at one time, you had the "pick up where you left off" feature. It would also be good to have the ability to change the Author/Editor name ON THE APP for iPhone, OR to have it be the same across devices from the phone to the computer, despite the differences in operating systems. The app for the iPhone and iOS platform is grotesquely behind in terms of compatibility. Fix this.

    6 votes
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  2. Implement automatic hyphenation in Word for iOS to get an consistent appearance of documents

    To avoid different appearances of documents on desktop and on tablet (e.g. different page breaks!), automatic hyphenation should be implemented in Word for iOS too

    23 votes
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  3. We should have the option for our own page margins

    You're not able to set our own page margins. There are only five suggestions we could take.

    8 votes
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  4. Support metadata tagging within SharePoint libraries

    It'd be useful to be able to tag documents within the Word app. At the time of writing, if a column within a library is marked as 'required', the file fails to upload.

    4 votes
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  5. Expand the viewing area with-in Open tab

    Please allow an expanded area of viewing for the files and folder when using an iPad Pro. When I go to the Open tab and navigate two folders in the last folder doesn't expand enough to read the entire file name. The windows should be adjustable for the user to view the entire name of at least more then what is currently provided.

    4 votes
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  6. 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.

    9 votes
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  7. Lasso tool (just as it is beautifully implemented with OneNote)

    Mostly for Apple Pencil users, to select objects and handwriting to rearrange them on the screen

    7 votes
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  8. 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…

    12 votes
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  9. Auto update fields before saving/exporting a document

    I work with documents that have fields in the footer that need to be updated before saving/exporting (i.e. proposal title, document number, etc.). There is no way to update this info in Word for IOS (iPad).

    10 votes
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  10. Add templates

    Can we please be able to add our own personal templates to the templates you include?

    19 votes
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  11. What is the status of the auto-ink problem fix for the word, excel, and PowerPoint mobile apps?

    The mobile apps for Word, Excel, and the other apps need to allow the option to use an Apple Pencil or other stylus to be used to choose text, etc. as before, instead of going to draw automatically. Office apps were much more useful before this ridiculous change was made. I bought an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil primarily for choosing text in Word, etc., not for drawing!

    2 votes
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  12. RTF & text file export from Word iOS

    RTF & simple text files are still in use in many industries. It would be great if Word iOS can export such file format. Thank you.

    5 votes
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  13. display page numbers

    Display the current page number and the total page numbers of a document somewhere in the ribbon/tool bar

    8 votes
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  14. 12 votes
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  15. 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.

    10 votes
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  16. 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.

    6 votes
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  17. Word on iPad freezes when working with large documents

    Hello,

    Since the latest update, word on my iPad freezes when i'm working on a large document (500 pages of text). This didn't use to happen and now it is practically unusable. The app freezes for a long time then restarts. I work on this document on my Surface and 2 desktop computers without any issues. I also worked on this document without issue until i updated to last version of word. File is located on my OneDrive for Business location.

    Thank you,

    Serge

    2 votes
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  18. save in flash drive

    enable save in iklips flash drive

    3 votes
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  19. More keyboard shortcuts.

    Please add more shortcuts like for bulleted lists, insert table, numbered lists, insert text box, etc.

    13 votes
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  20. 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.


    22 votes
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