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. Embed content from SharePoint Online

    Provide the ability to embed SharePoint items, like documents, lists and pages into a sway

    68 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Hyperlink Images

      Hej
      I'd love to create a simple landing page with various offers. Instead of a link-list to the details I would like to use images/icons that the user can click to navigate to another sway or service.

      Please just allow to change the navigation target from clicking on an image to either "view in fullscreen" as it is default now, or "navigate to: URL/Sway", so we can use images as hyperlinks.

      Thanks

      11 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Customization of SWAY analytics report

        I want to customize the analytics report that is been generated on Sway. Like can I show it in chart view, User Location, Who is viewing, edit other options that I don't want to show out here.

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        • Enhanced references - endnotes/footnotes

          We are able to copy and past documents that use references like endnotes/footnotes and the format is great on Sway. What would elevate this would be to have the references automatically linked so users can access the notes directly from the body text. It would also be great to have the capability to hover over a reference and view the note it refers to.

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          • to have Google Web Fonts or Adobe TypeKit font support in Sway.

            I'd like to be able to customize the fonts in Sway using free Google Web Fonts, or tie in my Adobe TypeKit subscription to Sway to use for presentations.

            14 votes
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            • Ability to Size the Header Image within the Layouts

              In most images in Sway you have the option to "showcase" or change the size of the image in general but in the Header Image you cannot. It takes up more space than I want in some cases and I'd like to be able to size it also. Changing the layout does not solve my issue.

              26 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

                67 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Select Thumbnail for Uploaded Video

                  When uploading a video or selecting it from OneDrive, the video thumbnail appears to automatically generate, and not just from the first frame of the video.

                  The ability to select a different part of the video to serve as the thumbnail or upload a different picture entirely to serve as the thumbnail would be a great way to make videos look a bit more professional. Some of the videos of people I've uploaded have automatically captured the thumbnail with their face in less-than-desirable frames

                  71 votes
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                    Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Custom font (for company branding)

                    For my business, a designer has chosen a certain font for my titles and another one for text. I use these fonts in all my communcation and media. So I would like to be able to add those fonts in Sway too, in that way my business style is repeated there as well, and recognizable.

                    442 votes
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                      34 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Vanity URLs/be able to mask the sway url with my own domain name

                      Sway can be used as a simple website builder... but it is missing one key feature: the ability to mask the url and use your own domain name. I get that you want to promote sway, and that will happen by letting people make great websites. I'd be willing to accept a sway watermark somewhere, if that would help you get your needs met.

                      1,061 votes
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                        62 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • More formatting and layout options

                        Would be nice to see some "traditional" layout tools such as tables or text justification options to further help swayers(?) design. Thanks!

                        Additionally, it would be really awesome if we could edit the text blocks differently. Like have one be one font size, whereas another is a different color.

                        Italic, Colors, Fonts, Size, Forms etc.
                        Paste images from other websites (without putting them on OneDrive\Documents\Sway)
                        Copy/Paste without the security message
                        Resizeable pictures
                        Drag and drop the structure in the preview
                        An interactive summary

                        742 votes
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                          28 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Tableau embeds??

                          I can't wait until you add Tableau Public as an embeddable function in Sway. I'm a news producer in New Orleans and I have begun using Sway for interactive news graphics. I also use Tableau for a wide range of graphics... so the sooner I can directly embed a Tableau dashboard in a Sway, the better. :)

                          36 votes
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                          • Insert objects like tables or figures

                            It would be very useful to insert not only images but tables or figures created in situ

                            207 votes
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                              10 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thank you for this feedback! We appreciate your votes and comments for this suggestion.

                              In the mean time, you can create graphs and tables in Power BI or Excel. Once these are created you can take their “Embed Code” and embed them in Sway via an Embed card. Here are some instructions for using the Sway embed card: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Embed-content-in-your-Sway-1e1ab12a-f961-4a26-8afc-77a15f892b1d

                            • More embed options

                              I love how you can now add embedded content to a Sway. However, I would also like to add content from more services.

                              58 votes
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                                28 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Collapsible Sections

                                It'd great if the content contained under a header was collapsible. So you click the header to expand out or collapse the content. People wanting to present a lot of information could really cut back on the raw size of their sway with this.

                                80 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support for images with transparent backgrounds

                                  Support for formats like png.32 that would allow us the option to create images and composite or overlay them into cards, and still retain the style background vs. only having bordered images

                                  23 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • To be able to create a presentation for my software that is not linear to demonstrate my company's product

                                    The company I work for has software that is multi-tiered and the graphical nature of Sway is marvelous. I have a vision that could put together a marvelous presentation that could take an interactive tour of my software with levels that are as independent as my software. Sway I see now is linear but I see a 'coming soon' feature that possibly shows something different. The tiers of my software would be great to preview on Sway where I could go up and down as I presented so I can go DEEPER into my product.

                                    20 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Great suggestion! We definitely have some exciting plans for nonlinear Sways that you can see a teaser of in our “Coming Soon” section when choosing a Structure (or with some of the Sways We Love: https://sway.com/wood_burning, https://sway.com/red_panda, https://sway.com/state_flags). We want to make these more sophisticated before we let our users start authoring in them though, which is why they aren’t currently available. Thanks for the scenario suggestion! It helps us prioritize our work in what we will deliver soon. :)

                                    • Allow additional text (like bylines) on Title and Header 1 cards

                                      The title slide only offers one text field, and the caption is hidden if you set a background image. It would be great if you could add a little bit of additional text (date, version, authors, etc.) to give some more context to the title slide.

                                      Heading 1 cards are equally limited. Since I have to have a Heading 1 card in order to be able to use Heading 2 cards it would be nice if I could put a little more contextual information on the Header 1 card, especially for sways that only require one Header 1 card (single…

                                      8 votes
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                                      • drag and drop images within a sway to allow users to interact with the content

                                        I would like to make my Sways more interactive for use in a learning environment. The ability to drag and drop components allows for mix and match type interactive learning.

                                        The attached example was developed using Articulate Storyline. It is a more powerful software, but less beautiful and harder to use.

                                        7 votes
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                                        • change colour of photo on sway template

                                          Ability to use black and white style (ie Style 1 variation 1) but have main heading picture as colour instead of black and white

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