Thanks for your request and votes. We are working on this feature for Word on iPadOS.
-Akshay BakshiMac Daddy commented
This feature should have been ready at the release of iOS13. Does any one at Microsoft read these customer requests? Would be nice to get a response from the MS development team. If they are not willing to add important features like these, then all of us users need to move on to other apps that respond to user feedback. Actually looking forward to the day that I am not required to use Microsoft products. Its a shame that I helped support this company back on the day when other companies had similar software products. Drove out the competition and now MS seems to think they don’t need to listen to their customers.