Sway Suggestion Box

Welcome to Microsoft Sway’s Suggestion Box by UserVoice!

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 will read all the suggestions, and we regularly review the ideas and incorporate them into product planning discussions. Please note that the suggestion box is moderated and is a voluntary participation-based project. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft. Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms.

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• Select one of the feedback forums listed.
• Check out the ideas others have suggested and vote on your favorites.
• Search for your suggestion and if you can’t find something similar, you can submit your own.
• Keep suggestions focused on a single idea per post and limited to 25 words or less.
• When you post an idea to our forum, others will be able to subscribe to it and make comments.

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  1. Xbox Showcase

    Be able to drop videos from a user's Xbox showcase / game dvr

    1 vote
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      0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Sway library

      A Sway library to store, find and (re)use Sway templates and earlier used Sway cards.

      18 votes
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        Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Sort or filter content in OneDrive

        Having > 1000 pictures in one onedrive folder, it's kinda impossible to find the ones I want to embed into a sway. So please add options as they are available in onedrive (list/thumbnails) and allow sorting by name, size, date (ascending & descending) and as in onedrive, allow storing the sort type. And maybe even add a filter for date, to limit display to a specific period.

        34 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          You can now use the search bar to search the metadata of your OneDrive content to help find what you need! We’ll keep this idea open though to track actually creating filters like you describe. Thanks for the feedback!

        • Autogenerate a preview thumbnail for links

          When adding a link to Sway, add content/media from the site like Facebook or Twitter does when you post a link on their sites.

          18 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • The ability to upload larger images

            The first thing I tried was uploading a 5MB image from shutterstock. It failed miserably.

            3 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support various nokia photo types

              I would love to be able to include my photosynths, nokia refocus, nokia panorama, nokia cinemagraphs and blink cliplets to sway

              4 votes
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              • Add pinterest as resource

                Pinterest could be a great resource for images and optionally the content associated with the image.

                11 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Select all / deselect all button in Add Content Pane

                  I wanted to test how clever Sway is when you put bunch of photos so I picked one of my trips folder in OneDrive and have found out that I need to manually select all photos one by one.

                  It would be great to have a button for selecting all files in current folder.

                  8 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks for the suggestion! In the meantime, here’s something that might help: with a keyboard, you can use shift+select to select the last item in a folder after selecting the first to quickly select all items. After you’ve made some selections, a “clear selection” option is available.

                  • Improved Cut, Copy, and Paste

                    Need robust paste from most common apps, e.g. when I paste from Office apps, I loose all formatting.

                    47 votes
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                      Considering  ·  4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Macros

                      VBA or C# macro language to enable scenarios for automation, animation, interaction, and data sharing. The other Office products are not just tools -- they're amazing platforms for building customized tools. Sway is a great concept. Make it better with Macros.

                      8 votes
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                      • Create detailed pop-ups in photo

                        showing an industrial process to a costumer:
                        pointing in different part of a tool's photo grant access to different video, graph, quality report, certificates and other details about costs, performance ecc.
                        example:
                        in the photo of a drill, pointing on the handle will show safety data, on the tip will show performance ecc.

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Integration of Wikipedia (Commons)

                          Add Wikipedia and its sister projects (especially Commons for images and videos) as a media resource.

                          Moreover, this idea would go well together with support for an 'attribution page': http://sway.uservoice.com/forums/264674-sway-suggestion-box/suggestions/6543894-attribution-page-at-end-of-the-sway

                          7 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            We now pull Wikipedia articles into our suggested content in the Insert pane. Thanks for the feedback you’ve provided, and let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to see us do here by leaving a comment. :)

                          • Preview animations while creating or editing Sway

                            It'd be really nice if there were a way to see what the animations were going to look like without going into the full preview view (which you'd have to leave if you want to change the animations). It'd just be nice for exploring the different layouts quickly.

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                            • Text cards should be displayed separately when viewing/consuming a Sway (in "landscape")

                              I think that if each "Text" represents an idea, they should to presented one at a time (like an slide in powerpoint...)

                              1 vote
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                              • 500px in Add Content pane

                                It will be great if you could integrate services like 500px.com and Flickr.om it is a great oppt to get all the photographers to create on Sway

                                7 votes
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                                • Storyline synced with view mode while scrolling

                                  When finding a place that needs adjustment, it would be nice if going back to the Storyline meant already at the right place to edit.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Instagram in Media pane

                                    There's OneDrive, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for sources in the media pane. I would also really like to be able to add pictures from Instagram! Maybe my own instagram account as well as being able to search for what people are hashtagging there.

                                    26 votes
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                                    • Web Pages

                                      I would like to reference a full web page. Is that Possible?

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi, thanks for using Sway! Just to be clear, are you asking to have a web page as a content type in Sway (similar to pictures, tweets, etc.)? That is not possible at this time, but we are always trying to make Sway better. Thanks for the feedback!

                                      • Split imported Word documents into sub-sections

                                        To be able to splitt lengthy imported word documents into shorter parts. And also to be able to insert pictures and other stuff inbetween text parts, and in the middle of the text

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                                          0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          We can see why having a long document would be difficult. Out of curiosity…were there any types of dividers in your original Word documents, such as headings? If so, were they respected in a way that seemed reasonable to you?

                                          Would you find it useful for a split card command to exist to help break text cards into smaller text cards?

                                          Additionally, splitting text cards apart by inserting a different card between them has been implemented! Thanks for the feedback. :)

                                        • Share to Sway

                                          The possibility to share to Sway from as many other apps as possible. I would expect at least all Microsoft programs being able to share to Sway.

                                          6 votes
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