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  1. Open multiple documents (simultaneously)

    I'd like the ability to open multiple documents at the same time, so I can switch easily between them. When switching from one document to another it closes the current one and it takes loading time to open the other doc (which isn't workable in a meeting).

    With something like tabs you can easily switch...

    704 votes

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    127 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re pleased to share with you that we’ve addressed this long-standing feature request: the ability to open Multiple Word Documents on your iPadOS. This capability is available to M365 subscribers starting from build 2.37.504.0.

  2. Navigation pane

    Please add navigation pane support for iPad/iphone, navigating a large document that I have set up with headers is a pain currently. additionally a next page previous page button would be helpful as scrolling constantly can be tiresome.

    139 votes

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  3. Make check boxes fillable in Word for iPad.

    Check boxes should be workable in Word for iPad. This feature would make mobile experience better when filling in forms required for our inspectors work.

    44 votes

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    Thank you for your feedback. We’re pleased to let you know that the latest release of Word on iPad includes support for checkboxes.

  4. Please give iPad Pro users the option to deactivate drawing with the Apple pencil

    Basically every time you put the Apple Pencil down on the Microsoft word file, the pen starts writing, But I believe that the great majority of word for iPad Pro users do not use the pen for drawing on their word file, but simply for scrolling up and down. So please at the very least make scrolling the default, rather than writing, for the pencil.

    37 votes

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    Thank you for your feedback. This option is now available under Settings > Word > “Apple Pencil Always Draws Ink”.

  5. Include a "Save as PDF" option in Word for iOS

    Right now, the only way to create a PDF from your Word for iOS document is to send it as an attachment. I want to be able to save as a PDF into either 1) a different app, or 2) into my linked OneDrive, Dropbox, Box account, etc. Right now I end up having to email the document to myself as a PDF from the Word app and then open the PDF with a different app.

    23 votes

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    Thank you for your feedback. We’ve added an option for this under the File button in the Quick Access Toolbar > Export > PDF.

  6. Allow one to merge/split cells in a table please

    Please create a function that allows one to merge and split cells like the standard version of Word.

    19 votes

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  7. Single Line Spacing Between Paragraphs As Default (Word for iOS)

    I suggest making single line spacing between paragraphs the default in Word for iOS. While we can currently use SHIFT+ENTER to get a single space between paragraphs, not many people know about that. However, everyone knows you can simply hit ENTER twice to get double line spacing between paragraphs if that is desired. Plus, every other word processor I've used in my iPad has the default of single line spacing between paragraphs.

    5 votes

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  8. Introduce an option in Microsoft Word to use the Apple Pencil to scroll down and up without drawing in the document.

    Introduce an option in Microsoft Word to use the Apple Pencil to scroll down and up without drawing in the document.

    2 votes

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    Thank you for your feedback. This option is now available under Settings > Word > “Apple Pencil Always Draws Ink”.

  9. Add footnote function for iPad please!

    As a student I use an iPad Pro for my work. I use word on ipad and I could really do with the footnote fuction on iPad for word so that I can reference!

    12 votes

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  10. Allow endnotes.

    Most academic publishers require endnotes as opposed to footnotes. They are not available in the Word for IPad and that is a significant deficit.

    11 votes

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  11. Apple Pencil and Word(excel,PPt) draw feature

    Please Fix

    The Apple Pencil defaults to draw even though there is an on/off switch. It would be nice if the next update to Word (etc.) would allow the pencil to work the same way as a finger/stylus/53 pencil etc. does and allow the user to chose manipulating text and formatting OR drawing and annotation.

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    8 votes

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    Thank you for your feedback. There is now an option available to set the default behavior under Settings > Word > “Apple Pencil Always Draws Ink”.

  12. Open as PDF in another app

    I'd love to be able to open a file as a PDF in another app. Currently, I need to email the file to myself as a PDF, then open it in another app. This is a lot of steps to go through. Instead, I'd like to have a share sheet that lets me open the current file as a PDF in another app.

    19 votes

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  13. Add direct access to the camera

    captured photos are inserted directly

    2 votes

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  14. Please fix the "Replace" function for pictures on v1.12 of the Word app for the iPad!

    This worked well in Word app 1.11 but now does not work in V 1.12. Please update and fix this bug!

    4 votes

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