Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for iPad Now Support Split View

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.


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.


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!)

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3 weeks ago


IWork crushes them both. but glad they are supporting the platform.

Crushes them? Now that is definitely a subjective opinion.
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3 weeks ago
IWork crushes them both. but glad they are supporting the platform.
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3 weeks ago
Weird, why didn’t Excel get this functionality?
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3 weeks ago
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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3 weeks ago


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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.



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.



Microsoft is also said to be working to implement full support for the new trackpad controls ('https://www.macrumors.com/2020/05/08/microsoft-office-apps-to-get-trackpad-support/') 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! ('https://twitter.com/nelsonehus18/status/1259711084065243141'))

Article Link: Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for iPad Now Support Split View ('https://www.macrumors.com/2020/05/11/microsoft-word-powerpoint-ipad-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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3 weeks ago
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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