Thanks for your request and votes. We are working on this feature for Word on iPadOS.
-Akshay BakshiPramod Rajani commented
Pretty sure MS doesn't care about the Apple platform at all. I can't even open multiple files at the same time which is a critical feature when using Word, Excel and Powerpoint. The hope here is they want people to frustratingly quit the iOS platform and revert to Windows. Of course that won't happen.