Sway

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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      1 comment  ·  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.

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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.

        53 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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?

          18 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

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              0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  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.

              24 votes
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              • 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 →
                • Make Sway work with Mix

                  I'm a teacher and I was recently introduced and given the opportunity to play with both Mix and Sway. They're great products, but I don't understand why they can't work together. I would love to create a sway where I can quiz students and see analytics. I'd also love to be able to download or export a Sway. I really like the way Sway looks and it will be great for me to present info, but it really needs the interactive nature of Mix in order to foster collaboration.

                  22 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • SWAYs at Docs.Com must load and view FASTER on MOBILE Devices.

                    SWAYs, especially those with videos and other rich multimedia content, take too long to load and view on mobile devices.

                    I tested several 'featured' SWAYs on an iPhone 6, iPad, Samsung Note 4, and Note Tablet ed. 2014. I tried both ATT's 4G mobile data and a very fast WiFi connection.

                    The TEST RESULTS were the same: SWAYs load too slowly for most mobile viewers, especially first-time casual users to a Docs.Com Collection.

                    If MSFT can't improve SWAY mobile loading times, this outstanding method for web publishing will surely flop.

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                      0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

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                        • There should be a way to play a 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.

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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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                            • Autoplay through a multiple sways in a playlist and loop as a continuous presentation

                              I would like to use sway to present stories of victories and recent achievements to people who come into my office on a casual basis, to keep people in the loop about what's been happening.

                              This would require creating a Sway for each victory story, and then creating a playlist of Sways which could auto-play through. It would be played on a loop setting on a TV in the office.

                              I think Sway would be a fabulous method to presenting and communitcating these stories, but without the ability to auto-play a sway, play through multiple sways in a playlist, and…

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                              • Hi, it would be just awesome if Sway could have the ribbon like it is in Office in general. This would make our work much more intuitive.

                                Hi, it would be just awesome if Sway could have the ribbon like it is in Office in general. This would make our work much more intuitive and effective. I think most of us agrees that ribbon was excellent idea.

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                                • Sway chat

                                  A chat to talk with other people that are editing the same Sway.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Email a sway so that it shows up in the email body (not just as a link), and/or import to mailchimp.

                                    When people get a sway it is just a link, so it can't really be used as a newsletter for marketing purposes. It needs to look like something in your mailbox; no on will click on just a link.

                                    Also it needs to import into mail chimp so you can use it with your email list and have all the tracking features at hand (or recreate the mailchimp features in Sway).

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                                    • Add screencasting tools to SWAY so I can make my own educational videos from my computer

                                      Please include screencasting tools to sway. Small businesses will not always have dedicated video makers or graphic artists to make educational videos and upload to sway before making a newsletter for example..I should be able to record and demonstrate while my webcam captures me and the educational video uploaded into SWAY...(see screencast-o-matic.com).

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                                      • Caption on Image Stack

                                        It would be cool, and useful, to be able to caption a stack of images -- presumably they are related in some way, that is why they are grouped.

                                        Currently captions on images within a stack do not show until you click on the little icon inside the picture, and then the caption tries to display also inside the picture -- rarely works well. When the stack is expanded to full screen, no captions show.

                                        So something to describe what the stack contains would be very much appreciated: e.g., Scenes from the Party, Terraced Fields, etc.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Sway metadata API

                                          I would like to embed a sway into my website similar to the way twitter embeds tweets into external sites. Right now, if I want to list Sway's on my blog, I need to host everything on my site statically, which could easily get out dated if I edit the Sway. I would like to be able to just list the Sway URLs and have a javascript library go through and create the previews for me.

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