Sway Suggestion Box

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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.

How it works
• Create a user account if you want to add a new suggestion or vote on existing suggestions.
• 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. 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.

    20 votes
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  2. 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.

    45 votes
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  3. text align

    Teachers are asking me how to align text justified in Sway. It would look academically more correct.

    8 votes
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  4. Display caption ON images when hovered over with mouse.

    I am referring to caption on images when they are grouped.
    Depending on the Group type, the captions either appear as one line (not fully) at the bottom in Gallery, or does not appear at all (unless clicked at the little icon) on the image in Slideshow.

    I like that the captions are located ON the images, making my Sway looks less clustered. But it would be great to have them display automatically when hovered so viewers would not miss the additional information that we would like to convey.

    *I am using Sway to develop personal resume, hence the request…

    18 votes
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  5. Have an editable table of contents.

    The table of contents does not show enough information to truly help with navigating larger sways. The table of contents should show the fulling heading, rather than just a preview of it.

    14 votes
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  6. 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

    170 votes
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  7. footnotes

    Using Sway to cite sources is important. Being able to credit the source is even more important. Please add footnotes.

    20 votes
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  8. to be able to play music in the background of your presentation or part of it

    You should be able to have it in the background instead of just a audio card. It would make sway better in my opinion

    22 votes
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  9. 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

    81 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the suggestion! We’ll let you know when we start to make progress on supporting this feature.

  10. Initial Comparison Slider Position

    I have noticed that when creating a comparison card, the slider is initially located about 66% to the right on the card. This should be a customizable setting where the creator can decide where the comparison slider initially rests on top of the images. On the Sway I am currently working on, the slider bar is in an awkward location, and it makes it hard to even see that it IS an interactable card. Most people would think it was a just a picture with a line in the middle. Even if there was just a 3 selection option like…

    6 votes
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  11. Text-box Shading

    Add the ability to add a background colour (with perhaps 60% transparency) behind your text so that it can be easily read against a background.

    6 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    We do this automatically for you to make the text more legible. If you have an example though where we’re not doing a good job, can you reply directly to this email notification with a screenshot (or with a link to the Sway)? Thanks!

  12. 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.

    689 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the feedback! We currently have plans to do this some time in the future. Continue to vote for it if this is important to you so we can prioritize it against all of the other work we’re doing. :)

  13. Why Are the captions now on the pictures?

    Just starting yesterday I noticed that the sway captions are on the pictures instead of under them. This blocks out the bottom axis and my legend. Can you please change this functionality so this is optional???

    13 votes
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  14. Have the ability to change Link colors so they stand out

    When I provide links in text It just looks like the words are just underlined. I would love the ability to make those links stand out by making them white/blue/ another color.

    10 votes
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  15. each new section - as defined by the headings - to have a new background colour. Currently images are only behind the headings, not the text

    All text boxes seem to have the same colour background - it would be great if that could change!

    5 votes
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  16. I need to be able to create a blog site from my sways. I need a parent top site to provide a list of all my sways so that this tool gets mor

    I need to be able to create a blog site from my sways. I need a parent top site to provide a list of all my sways so that this tool gets more useful. why should I try to embed my sways by paying to blog hosting sites and then use sway to create the content? instead I wish I could directly use sway to replace a personal blog service, make it searchable etc.

    16 votes
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  17. 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.

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  18. Changing the text size of individual cards

    I know that Sway allows me to change the font size, but only for the whole presentation in general. I want to be able to change the font size of an individual text card so that it can be even more emphasized. Even then, I really like Sway. I hope this can be done!

    22 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    You can change the emphasis of an entire text card by using the icon that has four corners with a larger square inside it right on the text card. Depending on your style and layout, the text may become bigger, offset, or have different colors, but it will be differentiated from other text in your Sway. If this doesn’t achieve what you’re hoping, let us know in the comments why you want to change the size of a particular text card. Thanks! :)

  19. Pull-outs to highlight quotes

    I would love to be able to show, as a side box or pull-out, a portion of the text I want to emphasize, just to dress up the appearance as is often seen in news stories. Put in a graphic like opening quotes or exclamation mark, then text in a style different from normal text but not as prominent as a heading.
    So, like a heading in that it can have a graphic, but like text in that it is similar in size to normal text boxes (with the ability to change the style).

    6 votes
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    Sway Team responded

    Have you tried emphasizing the text card by using the buttons that look like boxes within 4 corners of a larger box (located on the right side of a selected text card)? These buttons will create a “block quote” effect. Does that achieve what you were asking or were you imagining something different? Let us know in the comments!

  20. To be able to colour certain words to emphasize them as well as change the font size individuallyy

    To be able to color certain words and change the font size individually to add emphasis to specific words

    11 votes
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