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Microsoft today released updates to its suite of Office apps for iPad, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Notably, Word and PowerPoint for iPad now support Split View, which allows you to open two documents simultaneously side-by-side.

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Split View can be accessed by touching and holding on a document in any file view and then dragging it to the left or right side of the screen. To exit Split View, grab the slider in the middle of the screen and drag it to either the left or right to close one of the documents and take the remaining one full-screen.

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Microsoft is also said to be working to implement full support for the new trackpad controls introduced in iPadOS 13.4, but these are not yet available. Basic trackpad functionality is present, but Microsoft still has some work to do to roll out support for the complete set of trackpad features.

(Thanks, Nelson!)

Article Link: Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for iPad Now Support Split View
 

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Very nice, the future is apps for arm cpu, maybe not the near future ,but in 15 years every important and big app will be full for arm cpu
 
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fredrik9

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Finally! How long ago was this enabled in ipados?

Sometime in September or October I think. Yet, one has to remember that not even Apple's own Pages, Keynote and Numbers were updated to support multiwindow on day one of 13.0.
 
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They should also add support for tabs with option choose side by side view.
 
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They need to support the trackpad/mouse in a major way. I know they said “this fall” but holy f*** we need it now.
 
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Finally! How long ago was this enabled in ipados?

I'm not clear whether this is split-screen at the OS level (i.e. having two apps independently open side-by-side), or if this is in-app (e.g. a single instance of Word allowing you to display/edit two files side-by-side).
 
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Finally! How long ago was this enabled in ipados?
Assuming it relies on the OS level ability to handle multiple instances of an app open at the same time, that came with iPad OS 13 in September-October time. Seems a pretty standard lead time to add a feature for a big software developer like Microsoft, they have to prioritise between supported platforms.
 
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nicho

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I'm not clear whether this is split-screen at the OS level (i.e. having two apps independently open side-by-side), or if this is in-app (e.g. a single instance of Word allowing you to display/edit two files side-by-side).

its the os level version. It means you can also swipe between multiple docs if wanted.
 
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Microsoft today released updates to its suite of Office apps for iPad, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Notably, Word and PowerPoint for iPad now support Split View, which allows you to open two documents simultaneously side-by-side.

word_split_view.jpg

Split View can be accessed by touching and holding on a document in any file view and then dragging it to the left or right side of the screen. To exit Split View, grab the slider in the middle of the screen and drag it to either the left or right to close one of the documents and take the remaining one full-screen.

powerpoint_split_view.jpg

Microsoft is also said to be working to implement full support for the new trackpad controls introduced in iPadOS 13.4, but these are not yet available. Basic trackpad functionality is present, but Microsoft still has some work to do to roll out support for the complete set of trackpad features.

(Thanks, Nelson!)

Article Link: Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for iPad Now Support Split View
🥱 Call me when they start bringing more features from full WORD, like maybe “REFERENCES” so anyone writing an academic paper can build citations? I mean come on.
 
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Maybe I'm dumb, but I just want to have two powerpoint decks side by side and be able to drag a slide from one deck to the other... I'm always pulling slides from various decks into one, but have never been able to do this cleanly on an iPad (and I have to think this isn't a unique use case)..

Anyone know an easy way to do this? I pretty much never create a slide deck from new :/


EDIT: Looks like you can copy and paste one slide to the other deck ... Fonts are all jacked up, but it's better than before!
 
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Maybe I'm dumb, but I just want to have two powerpoint decks side by side and be able to drag a slide from one deck to the other... I'm always pulling slides from various decks into one, but have never been able to do this cleanly on an iPad (and I have to think this isn't a unique use case)..

Anyone know an easy way to do this? I pretty much never create a slide deck from new :/


EDIT: Looks like you can copy and paste one slide to the other deck ... Fonts are all jacked up, but it's better than before!

So true!!! I "leverage" old decks all the time.
Getting better but has a ways to go. 🤔
Till then I'll use this for ad hoc stuff but do the real work on my Thinkpad.
 
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For those of you who wanted to join the Testflight but couldn't because beta was full, I think some people now opt out to get the stable version, so it allowed me join today. You might want to check it again if you want to get the trackpad support early (not available yet but testflight will probably get it weeks in advance).
 
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