Thanks for your request and votes. We are working on this feature for Word on iPadOS.
-Akshay BakshiSaurabh Jha commented
Best news I heard today! It is actually quite unbelievable that while this was demoed on the stage way back in June, Microsoft wasnt ready with it when iOS 13 launched. I had given up hope and was at the brink of cancelling my O365 subscription since everyone in my family now uses iPad and without this feature, the subscription is basically useless. Anyway,, so finally work has started on this and I really hope it doesnt take too long for it to see the light of the day.