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Welcome to Sway’s Suggestion Box!

To help us build the best version of Sway, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to hear your ideas and suggestions. We regularly review the ideas and incorporate them into product planning discussions. We will read all suggestions and respond to every suggestion that gets at least 20 votes. We may also merge and rename suggestions for clarity.

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  1. The ability to fine tune layouts, designs, typography, colors, and themes and more

    Having the ability to be picky with the layout, designs,etc. as we have with PowerPoint would be awesome. Sway provides fantastic transitions and layouts that would suffice the general user, but having the power to modify specific details would be a game changer. The other idea would be the ability to export and download with compatibility with presentation software would be beneficial to a broad audience. Also have an option that the Sway can autoplay!

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      3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for your feedback! While fine-tuning is on our road map, we’re currently prioritizing the work that will allow our algorithms to get it right more often (to minimize the need for fine-tuning). If you’re interested in learning more, you should check out this blog by the original general manager of Sway: https://blogs.office.com/2014/12/10/sway-philosophy/. In summary, we are trying to understand what a person’s intentions are when they tweak the layout, so that we can teach Sway to do that tweaking for them. We know we aren’t entirely there yet, so we hope to continue to learn from you where Sway is failing you so we can improve. If you have any specific examples where you don’t like Sway’s layout, please tell us in the comments along with why you think something else would be better. :)

    • The ability to add Excel Files in Sway

      As my immediate supervisor loves Excel, many of our files are in that format. The ability to embed spreadsheets with the ability to switch between sheets/tabs in Sway would be beneficial.

      78 votes
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      • Please allow the use of tables of data

        I would like to start using sway for business presentations that can be shared online. It would be great if Sway would allow me to put in small tables so that I can put data into presentations. At the moment I can upload data as text, which is fine, but without being able to put it into columns and rows (or even use tabs to separate the data) it at all looks a bit of a mess and I am not sure that I can use Sway in the way I would like.

        70 votes
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        • Support Photosphere or 360 degrees panoramas

          I really, really wish there is support of panoramas in Sway. This should include 360C photos as well as "normal" wide panoramas. Like in Google Photos or Flickr

          18 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • SAVE SWAYS

            SAVE BUTTON FOR SWAY

            9 votes
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            • How do I place a chosen sway creation to offline mode?

              How do I place a chosen sway creation to offline mode?

              10 votes
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              • audio

                I would like to add an audio track to an entire Sway presentation.

                8 votes
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                • Allow sways to be saved as a file on my computer.

                  Not being able to have a local copy of my Sways on my laptop makes it difficult to use Sway as a work tool, as my workplace blocks access to docs.com. Having a local file would give me control over where and in what format I store my Sways, and provide me with a way to use them in work presentations, newsletters, and intranet.

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Download Sway as a Flash file

                    sway should be able to be downloaded as a flash file to play arround and share.

                    43 votes
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                    • Button for 'see all' sways

                      Congratulation for sway. Our main Problem is the search function and thats my question: how can I search in all sway-files/documents, and not only in the one which are showed on the front side. Or is there a buttom for 'see all' files?

                      21 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please develop a feature to export a sway

                        Functionality that is missing for reviewers to write on the sway on an ipad.
                        Please provide export, pdf, print or other editing mode.

                        7 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Google Analytics to a Sway

                          Hello! My name is George, and I'm from Russia. I have been doing Internet marketing in B2B. I constantly use your program to create business proposals and presentations of our services. My clients are thrilled with the presentation in the "SWAY". I would really like to understand and analyze the behavior of see my presentation, in order to make them better and more useful. Is it possible to attach the system analysts, such as Google Analytics. I would like to see on what the user pays attention when watching. It would be helpful to know how much time it takes…

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                            3 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Html to Sway

                            Html to Sway

                            I am planning an app that produces (W3C conform) html pages (travel reports).
                            Users should be able to publish html pages to Sway. Would be great!

                            7 votes
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                            • Make Sway faster

                              It is very time consuming. very slow. To share the photos, transfers not very good. Compared to Google, you have to improve a lot.
                              Let the site look like a page in a book. A few buttons, which serve well. Faster, and with exact purpose. Not to confuse.

                              5 votes
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                              • Start Sway from a certain point

                                Every time you press play it starts from the beginning and that is not very useful for editing. You should be able to play from an exact point.

                                12 votes
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                                • 5 votes
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                                  • "Animate" my text to reveal answers to questions

                                    Do something like group text cards, so that I can do similar approach to when I could animate text to appear on a click in a PowerPoint. In my classroom I do daily questions on PowerPoint and then animate the answers to show up when I want them to show up. I can't find a good way to do something like this but maybe if there could be stack cards or something with text that flip between the cards or reveals the "back side" of the card, that would be a neat interactive and visual way to work with text.

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                                    • General suggestions and remarks

                                      @Sway Team

                                      Having read the blog post by your former general manager, I can say - as a designer - that while an 'amorphic' design tool is something that many of us were wishing to have some day, there are some things that your team got wrong;

                                      1. Limited section layout: currently is almost impossible to mix images and text in a visually appealing way - other than halves and maybe quarters (e.g. text in columns is out of the question, although it may be meaningful in larger screens)

                                      2. Inexistent paragraph formatting: how a paragraph is formatted, is entirely…

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                                      • to save files

                                        I really enjoy Sway, and I am in love with the concept. Unfortunately, I must adhere to government regulations, and as you mentioned before, I cannot use Sway "for regulatory reasons." My organization uses Microsoft products, and we have been using them for the duration of my career. The ease-of-use and dumbing-down of presenting information would help to turn around the "death-by-powerpoint" culture we are unfortunately in today. I believe that Sway is a very intuitive way to just get the information you need on the presentation rather than copying and pasting everything from a word document, and it encourages…

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                                        • please make a Windows 10 mobile app!!

                                          Is amazing the fact that there's no app for W10 mobile! Even worse Sway is an UWP!!. Think ok your platform before android and IOS.,

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