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. text box

    I'd like to have the ability to have the text box centered on the page, set to the left margin, and set to the right margin. The text itself, within the box, doesn't necessarily needed to be changed from what you currently have, although it would be nice if the text could be aligned within the box as well.

    13 votes
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  2. 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. :)

    60 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  7 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. center pictures

    When I have a group of pictures, if I have two of them on a medium or small size setting, both of them are aligned to the left. I'd like to be able to center them. Some of the other pictures in the group are on the large size setting, so they're centered, but then there's two pictures on the same row that aren't centered, so it looks a little odd.

    Sorry if this doesn't make sense, I'm not very good at describing visual things with words. If you need clarification just let me know.

    6 votes
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  4. An option to turn off slide animation

    The current lowest setting of animation style is too high for professional use. It distracts from content. Especially distracting is seeing the same animation for more than 5 slides. A "No slide animation" would be a great option.

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

    Thanks for the suggestion! We’ll work on making sure that lower animation levels are available for all styles and navigation formats in Sway.

  5. 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

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

    This survey is now closed. Thank you for all your responses.
    Hi Sway users, our engineers would like to learn about your experience using the product. If you are willing to talk to us, please fill out the survey at https://aka.ms/SwayEnthusiasts

  6. More options when resizing pictures

    I would like to have more control over the picture sizes. It seems that there are only three options now: large, larger, and huge. Sometimes a small clipart is really all that is necessary to express an idea, and it doesn't need to fill an entire slide to get the point across. From a mobile perspective, percentage sizing would be very useful, so that the designer could specify how much of the screen should be devoted to a specific picture.

    It should also be easier to embed pictures within the text rather than include them only as stand-alone content.

    A…

    542 votes
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  7. Better support of PDFs in Sway

    PDF should be easely intigratet to Sway- like Photo- So- like upload PDF-> on click you can scroll and zomm through the pdf

    27 votes
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  8. Ability to change font

    First of all thanks for giving Sway I would like to use sway for story writing.Every thing is good but I am unable to change the font, at the particular situation there is a need of changing font to convey the emotion.Kindly make a note of it .Its really helpful to the one whose is having intention like me.Kindly provide an option for changing the font

    8 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Sway Team responded

    Have you tried going to Style → Customize, and then picking a different font set for your Sway? Or if you want just one piece of the text to look different, have you tried using the “Emphasize” button to change the text? What do you think of these options? Let us know in the comments! We appreciate that sometimes you just need to have a certain font (like if it’s your company’s branding), but we also want Sway to be able to understand your intent and change things like font for you!. :)

  9. Align text to the right

    I would like to align text to the right. How can I do that?

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

    Thanks for the suggestion! Why do you want to align your text to the right? Let us know in the comments!

  10. Change position of text so it doesn't overlap vital part of title or heading photo

    It would be great if the text on a Header were movable so that it would not block a vital part of the header photo.

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

    Thanks for the suggestion! What about that part of the image made it vital to you? Is the text over someone’s head or a graph that you’re trying to show off? Let us know in the comments!

  11. Insert objects like tables or figures

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

    264 votes
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  12. Option to add a navigation menu

    please add the ability to add/edit navigation menus

    113 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Interesting suggestion! Do you envision this being similar to a table of contents (with links to respective sections of a Sway)? Or more so like arrows that tell you which way to navigate through content? Or even like a navigation bar on a website that allows you to navigate to separate, non-connected parts of the same Sway? Let us know in the comments!

  13. Image Vectorization (like Vector Magic)

    Issue: I've got several smaller 200x200px images (some happen to include text) and when I place these images as a heading picture they get blown up in size way beyond what they should be on a 1080p monitor. Edges are not sharp, text is extremely pixelated and all the typical problems which happen when a small picture is arbitrarily scaled by several hundred percent.

    This may not be a feature for Sway specifically, but the ability to vectorize an image and/or use vector images would be of some benefit to users. It's certainly not the most elegant possible solution, though…

    27 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the feedback! We appreciate you sharing your suggestion. This would be good to make sure that Sways always look good across devices.

  14. 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.

    77 votes
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    Considering  ·  Sway Team responded

    Let us know in the comments which types of embeds are important for you!

  15. Custom background textures

    PowerPoint has this feature, though I've never used the green marble or fish fossil patterns...the subtle paper, linen, and wood patterns in Sway look really fantastic. Giving users the ability to choose from several preset textures would be a great way to give users just a little more "control" over the look and feel of the Sway. I know I often refer to www.subtlepatterns.com when I'm looking for something like this.

    82 votes
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  16. Allow text to be a part of a comparison

    The ability to make comparison sections of just text, to show different options side-by-side without having to save them as photos first.

    12 votes
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  17. Allow Sways to be narrated or read automatically

    Enable a function, which allows the Sway to be read by Cortana

    15 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the feedback! Why do you want the Sway to be read? For accessibility reasons or because you want a narrator to read the Sway to you for presentations or reports? Let us know by leaving a comment!

  18. Mindmap storyboard mode

    A mindmap story board mode may help organize ideas and present them amazingly quick and in an awesome way.

    112 votes
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  19. Wallpaper

    I would like to modify the wallpaper on the page "My Sways"

    10 votes
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  20. 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.

    100 votes
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