Open multiple documents in Word, PowerPoint on iPadOS

By Office Feature PM on April 29, 2020

Hi Office Insiders! I’m Sammy Chiu from the Office team. I’m excited to share that you can now open multiple documents in Word and PowerPoint on iPadOS.

Open multiple documents

Take advantage of the larger screen on your iPad with the new multi-window support in Word and PowerPoint. Open and work on two documents or presentations side-by-side.

You can access this feature a few ways:

  • Touch, hold, and drag a file from the Recent, Shared, and Open file list in the app to the iPad screen edge to open it side-by-side.
  • In Word or PowerPoint, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and open the dock. Then touch and hold the same app’s icon and drag it off the dock to the left or right edge of the screen. Then tap the document to open it.
  • In Word or PowerPoint, access the Recent, Shared, and Open views in the app start screen, tap the “” menu for a file in the list, then tap Open in New Window.

Open multiple documentsPrerequisites

This feature requires iPadOS 13.


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