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. Options like in Canva or Prezi

    m not sure what the direction of this tool eventually will be. Right now it lacks everything that would make it useful for business presentations. I'm a PPT user since version 1 of PowerPoint and maybe too spoiled. But if you need ideas for useful functionality/features and ease of use, just look at Canva (canva.com) or Prezi (prezi.com). A lot of things being asked in this forum are available in these tools already and I'm convinced that these are just two of the tools you're competing with. But then again, you might have a total different idea where you want…

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      1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for the feedback! As you have pointed out, a lot of key functionality is missing while we are in Preview. We value working closely with our users as we continue to build and develop Sway so we can incorporate this feedback, Which missing features do you think are the most important? Please let us know in the comments!

    • Entering text in the text card by dragging

      If we want to create Sway with a lot of text, it is useful to logically divide complete text, make a doc file for each part, and put all the files in one folder. This simplifies review, changes and additions of text.

      As well, with Ctrl+A/Copy/Paste, we can easily enter text in the text card.

      But this can be even easier, and much more fun: in a way as we add images. We can place the doc files into Sway folder on OneDrive, and drag them to the text cards.

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        0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Google Drive integration

        Allow us to search our Google Drive content

        21 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Diagrams

          Add the option to add simple diagrams (similar to SmartArt in Office) linked to themes with remix

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          • Additional Context Menu

            I would really like to see a context menu at text editing and some other places additionally to the CardDeck-menu strip at the top

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            • Ability to add text on top of a video/pictures

              I would love to see the ability to add text on top of a video or picture when creating a vertical page.

              12 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for the feedback! Out of curiosity, have you added photos to your headers or title cards? Is this the type of effect you are requesting? Or are you hoping to get more of a subtitle or caption, but overlaid on the picture or the video. Let us know in the comments!

              • Ability to change the Header -- including adding external scripts

                I'd like to be able to modify the <head> of the Sway. I'm thinking specifically about calling a script from a CDN, but there are other uses. There are unlimited uses for scripts, but what I'd use them for would be to provide a means of displaying math with the MathJax script.

                10 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Use tag to filter content

                  Using tags to easily filter contents from keywords would be useful, because it could allow users to search pictures (and text) about a specific subject.

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                  • Add author and attribute information

                    When I create a Sway I can add a title, but I can't add an author name or other attribute details: email address, job title, company name, Twitter ID, URL, etc. Without this every Sway is anonymous... or I have to add my details in the same format as the rest of the text.

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                      1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Preview videos before inserting into Sway

                      I Would like to be able to preview a video when creating a sway. Currently the only way to see the Video is to insert it and play it in the Sway to see if the video is what you desire OR to open another tab, search YouTube and pkay the video there.

                      8 votes
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                      • Import Retains Basic Formatting

                        I am creating a catalog of images where each image needs a unique caption, as there are almost 200 images doing so by hand in Sway is very tedious. I automated the process of creating the captions in Word and then upload that document into Sway, which works very well.

                        The issue I have is that the first part of the caption needs to be bold, with the last part (the price) should not be. I can automate the formatting in Word as well but Sway does not recognize the formatting so I have to manually emphasize each image in…

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                        • Xbox Showcase

                          Be able to drop videos from a user's Xbox showcase / game dvr

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                          • Sway library

                            A Sway library to store, find and (re)use Sway templates and earlier used Sway cards.

                            18 votes
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                              Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Sort or filter content in OneDrive

                              Having > 1000 pictures in one onedrive folder, it's kinda impossible to find the ones I want to embed into a sway. So please add options as they are available in onedrive (list/thumbnails) and allow sorting by name, size, date (ascending & descending) and as in onedrive, allow storing the sort type. And maybe even add a filter for date, to limit display to a specific period.

                              34 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                You can now use the search bar to search the metadata of your OneDrive content to help find what you need! We’ll keep this idea open though to track actually creating filters like you describe. Thanks for the feedback!

                              • Autogenerate a preview thumbnail for links

                                When adding a link to Sway, add content/media from the site like Facebook or Twitter does when you post a link on their sites.

                                18 votes
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                                • The ability to upload larger images

                                  The first thing I tried was uploading a 5MB image from shutterstock. It failed miserably.

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                                  • Support various nokia photo types

                                    I would love to be able to include my photosynths, nokia refocus, nokia panorama, nokia cinemagraphs and blink cliplets to sway

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                                    • Add pinterest as resource

                                      Pinterest could be a great resource for images and optionally the content associated with the image.

                                      11 votes
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                                      • Select all / deselect all button in Add Content Pane

                                        I wanted to test how clever Sway is when you put bunch of photos so I picked one of my trips folder in OneDrive and have found out that I need to manually select all photos one by one.

                                        It would be great to have a button for selecting all files in current folder.

                                        8 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks for the suggestion! In the meantime, here’s something that might help: with a keyboard, you can use shift+select to select the last item in a folder after selecting the first to quickly select all items. After you’ve made some selections, a “clear selection” option is available.

                                        • Improved Cut, Copy, and Paste

                                          Need robust paste from most common apps, e.g. when I paste from Office apps, I loose all formatting.

                                          47 votes
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