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.

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. Diagrams

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

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  2. 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

    1 vote
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  3. 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.

    2 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Xbox Showcase

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

    1 vote
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  7. Sway library

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

    18 votes
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  8. 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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    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!

  9. 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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  10. The ability to upload larger images

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

    3 votes
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  11. 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

    5 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Macros

    VBA or C# macro language to enable scenarios for automation, animation, interaction, and data sharing. The other Office products are not just tools -- they're amazing platforms for building customized tools. Sway is a great concept. Make it better with Macros.

    8 votes
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  14. Create detailed pop-ups in photo

    showing an industrial process to a costumer:
    pointing in different part of a tool's photo grant access to different video, graph, quality report, certificates and other details about costs, performance ecc.
    example:
    in the photo of a drill, pointing on the handle will show safety data, on the tip will show performance ecc.

    4 votes
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  15. Integration of Wikipedia (Commons)

    Add Wikipedia and its sister projects (especially Commons for images and videos) as a media resource.

    Moreover, this idea would go well together with support for an 'attribution page': http://sway.uservoice.com/forums/264674-sway-suggestion-box/suggestions/6543894-attribution-page-at-end-of-the-sway

    7 votes
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    We now pull Wikipedia articles into our suggested content in the Insert pane. Thanks for the feedback you’ve provided, and let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to see us do here by leaving a comment. :)

  16. Preview animations while creating or editing Sway

    It'd be really nice if there were a way to see what the animations were going to look like without going into the full preview view (which you'd have to leave if you want to change the animations). It'd just be nice for exploring the different layouts quickly.

    1 vote
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  17. Text cards should be displayed separately when viewing/consuming a Sway (in "landscape")

    I think that if each "Text" represents an idea, they should to presented one at a time (like an slide in powerpoint...)

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  18. Storyline synced with view mode while scrolling

    When finding a place that needs adjustment, it would be nice if going back to the Storyline meant already at the right place to edit.

    3 votes
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  19. Split imported Word documents into sub-sections

    To be able to splitt lengthy imported word documents into shorter parts. And also to be able to insert pictures and other stuff inbetween text parts, and in the middle of the text

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    We can see why having a long document would be difficult. Out of curiosity…were there any types of dividers in your original Word documents, such as headings? If so, were they respected in a way that seemed reasonable to you?

    Would you find it useful for a split card command to exist to help break text cards into smaller text cards?

    Additionally, splitting text cards apart by inserting a different card between them has been implemented! Thanks for the feedback. :)

  20. Insert a 3D PDF with navigation

    Ability to insert 3D models. One way is with 3D PDFs. Maybe there are HTML versions that could be embedded.

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