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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. Sway for Windows 10 Mobile

    Please, develop Sway app for Windows 10 Mobile.

    1,239 votes
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      56 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bring back the charts

      The charts were great for pupils making a presenatation and wanting to show their data. It meant they didn't have to faff with excel and then import their data, it could be done quickly and easily within Sway

      74 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for your feedback. We really liked this feature too, but we needed to take it down to do more work on it. As a workaround we currently make a chart somewhere else and include it in the Sway as a screenshot. We know it’s not ideal but we’re working on it. :)

      • Gif to play with Style 1 designs

        I would like Gifs to play with the Style 1 row of the designs. They work perfectly with every other style, but only appear as an image with Style 1 variations.

        11 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Sway's ability to integrate with other accounts

          Sways ability to integrate with other accounts such as google photos, picasa, icloud etc.

          13 votes
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          • embed sway in onenote (desktop)

            The ability to embed sways into the OneNote desktop version as well as the app.

            4 votes
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            • In Sway we need to be able to add background music

              In PowerPoint we can add an MP3 file or an MP4 file, we need to be able to add background music in Sway.

              5 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Categories/Files

                I'd prefer files or tabs where I could organize my sways more easily; as the number of my sways is growing constantly, it would be helpful to organize them according to topic/theme etc.

                5 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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!

                  296 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create a teacher controlled live session

                    Allowing users to create a live-session in which the pacing is controlled by a facilitator would be a great addition to Sway. If this tool is being described as a storytelling tool, then Microsoft needs to pay attention to one of the most important aspects of telling a great story, the timing.

                    5 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • linkedin

                      Sway is great for making fancy resumés. Now that MS owns LinkedIn, a direct link between the two would be awsome: auto create a fancy resume in Sway using data from your LinkedIn profile.

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • More themes and more stuff!

                        Give us more stuff on sway!!!

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                          0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Text-box Shading

                          Add the ability to add a background colour (with perhaps 60% transparency) behind your text so that it can be easily read against a background.

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            We do this automatically for you to make the text more legible. If you have an example though where we’re not doing a good job, can you reply directly to this email notification with a screenshot (or with a link to the Sway)? Thanks!

                          • email link in the share dropdown

                            Please create an icon for mail to next to the docs.com and embed. Making it easier for students to email their Sways.

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                              0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Embed an Office 365 Sway into SharePoint Online

                              Right now in Office 365 there is no embed code option for a Sway created in Office 365 (unlike the commercial version where you have embed code). This prevents the easy use case of embedding an Office 365 Sway in SharePoint Online. This is a popular use case for departments to easily create interactive Sways and then have them inline with other content on their department sites in SharePoint Online.

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                              • visitor count

                                Please add a visitor count to Sway. As an administrator, I would like to know if my employees are actually looking at my presentations or ignoring them. This way I can present data if the employees are doing their required job training or not.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 1 vote
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                                    • education sways so that content text is levelled at primary level

                                      sways need to be accessible for students - at the moment i cant get content leveled at primary level - the text retrieved is too hard - it'd be great to have education sways where content is simplified and easier to read for younger users

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                                        0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • A sway styled print option.

                                        I am trying to use sway for a resume but employees sometimes want a printed copy and sway lacks this ability.

                                        It would be amazing if you guys could add a printed sway option that uses sways design tools but instead of a webpage layout its a printed layout.

                                        Perhaps you could incorporate templates like a resume template that omits certain details such as pictures and tries to fit all the important things on one page. Because when your printing a resume, its gonna require different design choices from a webpage layout.

                                        19 votes
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                                        • add minitranslator for foreign languages

                                          add minitranslator for foreign languages

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