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

            9 votes
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            • Spellcheck

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

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                4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

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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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                              • embed content from BOX and Smartsheet into Sway

                                I would love to be able to insert the embed code for a Box folder or file into a Sway or a Smartsheet webform. Sway would be such a great way to deliver this content.

                                Thanks!

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                                • Improve Twitter Integration Workflow (i.e.. Import More Tweets With Fewer Clicks)

                                  I recently tried to create Sway using a TweetStorm (of about 100 Tweets). I thought the Sway platform would be ideal to document this TweetStorm (great formatting and design options); I quickly found out that importing the 100 Tweets into Sway was going to be an exercise in futility. Each tweet requires 4 steps to import into Sway!
                                  Needless to say, I quickly abandoned Sway and switched to Storify because I could import all 100 Tweets with just one click.

                                  So to fix this problem, I think you need to relook at how Sway integrates with Twitter Content. Especially with…

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                                  • Enable upload file from OneDrive in China

                                    I used to input files from OneDrive at the beginning. But recently, I even cannot find where is the entrance of upload file from OneDrive. I tried use VPN, finally I realized that you close the entrance from me. Because I am in China. Meanwhile, facebook. Filker also has been closed.

                                    Without upload from OneDrive is terrible, it is not friendly at all.

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                                    • Enable the OneNote import functionality into the business version of Sway

                                      My district is now an Office365 district, and I'll now be able to let my co-workers edit my Sways. Lately my Sway building starts in OneNote, where I use the "Send to Sway" button to create the Sway with the images I've gathered in OneNote. It would be nice if the OneNote "send to Sway' button could connect to my work O365 account. Otherwise I have to create the Sway in my personal account, then switch over to my O365 work account to duplicate the sway, so I can then share it with my coworkers. Every time I need to…

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                                      • edit preview window

                                        Moving around the cards when "free editing" can be confusing since your not sure how it will affect the other cards the way you want. It would be great to see a different type of preview screen so that you can see the layout in its entirety while editing.

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                                        • Import from Office Publisher

                                          Could I import from Office Publisher as a starting point of moving a printed newsletter to an online experience. Cut and paste slow and laborious

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