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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  1. Remember photo selection location and zoom during edit mode

    While I am selecting photos I would like Sway to remember my location within Photos. Each time I gather photos while creating a Sway, it should pick up where I left off each time I go into Phoyos to select more images.

    Also, it would be 'nice' to be able to zoom in on a photo once it is loaded in the Sway. Sometimes I end up adding more photos than I need or add similar photos unsure of which is my top pick. As I compose my Sway, I then choose my top picks and discard what I don't…

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      0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Sway to embed videos from EdPuzzle or Tubechop

      Allow Sway to embed videos from EdPuzzle or Tubechop OR provide a way to clip Youtube videos to emphasize the part I want viewers to watch.

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      • Give Sway Title without Entering Into Title Box

        We have designed a masthead for our Sway newsletter. We don't want a title over it, but still want to give the Sway a title.

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        • Need more complicated examples and tutorials

          I am an technical instructor. I can't find any good examples of using Sway to teach. Most examples are something very basic such as: Here are my vacation photos and info about them. Here is how to do something super easy, without much detail. What about a couple good examples of using Sway to communicate modules of an instructor - based learning class? This is what I'd really love to use Sway for... but having trouble. Perhaps Sway isn't made or able to be used for such content. If so, please make it more clear on the types of content…

          7 votes
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          • Would like to embed document content from documents on OneDrive for Business or in SharePoint Online.

            This functionality looks possible from the consumer version of OneDrive, but not ODFB. We would like to embed document content from documents (Word, Excel, and Pptx) that live on OneDrive for Business or in SharePoint Online. The content of these documents would get rendered inside the Sway.

            32 votes
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            • Image/Video

              When an Image or Video is added, provide ability to rotate the Image/Video. Also provide a pause-stop-play buttons.

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              • to add logo or other transparent png images over a backgorund image

                Like here I would like to see logo on the picture. not under it https://sway.com/3GA8Cw0FdVn9I9DY

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                • Use Flow to create a daily Sway

                  Leverage the new Flow app to auto generate a daily Sway. I'm thinking of a Feedof5 where I curate content from my top 5 influencers, newly published content.

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                  • Support for PhET

                    Support for embedding for instance https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/bending-light for education

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                    • Crop/edit photos in addition to specifying focus points

                      Cropping isn't just about picking what shows up in the Sway stream, it's also about eliminating/censoring parts of the picture so they can't be seen even when you drill in to the photo. When picking photos from one of my online accounts, it's super bandwidth intensive and time consuming to download a 1-5MB photo, open it in MSPaint etc, crop it, re-save it with a different filename, and upload it. Focus points are great, but they solve a different problem than cropping.

                      77 votes
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                      • Get Office365 Video as a data source in Sway

                        When end user making a Sway, they can add various content they pickup/snack on different place.

                        When they adding a Video within a Sway, then can pickup Video (with facilities) from Bing, Youtube, etc ...

                        But Office Video need to be embed with "code", so the "Sway" user, need to :
                        1) go on Office Video Portal, search the video
                        2) search the video he want to highlight within his/her Sway
                        3) get the "embed code"
                        4) go back to sway
                        5) then add an EMBED Media
                        6) then click on the EMBED Media box he/she inserted within the Sway …

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                        • Spellcheck

                          It would be great if we can enable spell checking when creating pages.

                          83 votes
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                          • Safe Search

                            I would like a Safe Search feature that returns results that are consistent with Bings SafeSearch function.

                            Right now, it appears that Sway can return thumbnails of content which don't show up in Bing (or Google) searches (with SafeSearch) that are inappropriate in an academic environment.

                            19 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Can you reply to this email letting us know what search query you were using when you got inappropriate material? By default, we have the search set to the strictest setting and only showing creative commons images, so we need to understand if this is broken. Because we have these settings set, you shouldn’t see the exact same results show up in Bing unless you mark similar settings. (And Google should return different results in general.)

                            • An agenda card

                              It would be nice with a card designed to create an agenda. It could automatically pick up on the titles you've placed throughout the Sway, and then you can use the agenda card (mainly in presentation mode but maybe also in edit mode) to jump around in your Sway between the different sections. Maybe you could even have a pop up menu in the corner, that can take you straight back to the agenda.

                              8 votes
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                              • Copy design of one Sway and apply it to another (create your own design template)

                                I have made a Sway about a topic and remixed it many times. I got a nice layout and I wanted to make an other Sway with this layout but with other content. I could make it only when I duplicated the first one and deleted the content. It would be nice a "copy formatting" option. :-)

                                25 votes
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                                • iPad App add Video locally

                                  It would be wonderful if you could insert a video directly in the Sway app for iOS from the camera roll, instead of having to upload it to Youtube or Vimeo then embed it.

                                  14 votes
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                                  • Import Sway style into OneNote

                                    I sway this way:
                                    I write my idea and use OneNote like a text editor, with titles, fonts, size of the text like a word document, because it's more easy to use and I can rearrange text in a easy way and I can paste image, insert reminders and so on
                                    when my document is ready I export to Sway butI have to rearrange things with the Sway style.
                                    Wish have the right style allready on OneNote so when publish to Sway all text and bold or underline are allready there.
                                    In other words please enable a "Sway Mode" on…

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                                    • Sway need to have parental protections for searches

                                      Currently when you access Sway, the searches stay within the "sway.com" internet address. This allows the searches to bypass any and all parental or school protections against children accessing inappropriate material. A child could look up anything and insert it into a sway, for example to watch a sex video. There needs to be a way to allow parents and teachers to control the search features so children/teens don't intentionally or accidentally pull up inappropriate images or videos.

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                                      • Add Bulk upload so we can get our data in there faster!

                                        Allow us to bulk upload feature (add to office365) so we can get our data into sway faster! I'm loading pdfs and it looks at each page when it uploads. Nice feature but time consuming.

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                                        • The ability to add a screenshot

                                          Most Office packages have a screenshot facility. It's really useful and would fit great in Sway.

                                          8 votes
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