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. Crop/edit photos in addition to specifying focus points

    Cropping isn't just about picking what shows up in the Sway stream, it's also about eliminating/censoring parts of the picture so they can't be seen even when you drill in to the photo. When picking photos from one of my online accounts, it's super bandwidth intensive and time consuming to download a 1-5MB photo, open it in MSPaint etc, crop it, re-save it with a different filename, and upload it. Focus points are great, but they solve a different problem than cropping.

    82 votes
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  2. Spellcheck

    It would be great if we can enable spell checking when creating pages.

    92 votes
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  3. Use Flow to create a daily Sway

    Leverage the new Flow app to auto generate a daily Sway. I'm thinking of a Feedof5 where I curate content from my top 5 influencers, newly published content.

    7 votes
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  4. Linking within my Sway

    I want to be able to use links to navigate within my Sway. Basically, the feature in Word that lets you choose to navigate to a place within your document.

    1,553 votes
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  5. Add audio narration to a sway picture

    add voice narration to images and/or sway documents like word excel ppt, for example want to comment on an image to explain to students/viewers more details about it

    174 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion! We are pleased to announce that we now allow you to add audio with an audio card. This is the first step towards allowing narration and linking it with a picture. If you’d like to see any additional audio features, please open new suggestions to help us prioritize our future improvements in this space. :)

  6. Embedding (public) Facebook posts

    I'm preparing a Sway about the use of Social Media and it would be very nice to be able to embed public Facebook posts (e.g. from FB pages) similar to the ability to embed Tweets.

    35 votes
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  7. Search 'my' Flickr photos

    It's great that I can search Flickr for images, however unless I've tagged my images as CC I can't find them. If I could log in to Flickr and have my images and albums right there in the images pane then I could get my images straight into my sways without having to download them and then re-upload them.

    14 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    If you’re signed in using your personal Microsoft account (and not an organization Office 365 account), you should see a button that says “Connect to view your Flikr content.” By connecting this account, you’ll be able to see your images.

  8. Better content management

    At the moment writing text offers very basic functionalities. I would like to have more options to enter text like possibility to change character style (italic, underline, linethrough, double-line).

    Better handling of images in the flow with the possibility to have text adapt around the image and have images positioned in different ways with respect to the text flow. This should be applied to any media actually: twitter posts, videos etc.

    95 votes
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  9. Text formatting neceseary for scientific or mathematical equations

    I'm writing a scientific description of metabolic processes, and I'd like to be able to have superscripts and scientific characters (alpha, beta, gamma), multiplication via "dot" symbol etc. For example, I'd like to write -57 kJ * mol-1 and have that formatted automatically by Sway. I suspect that there will be some folks who will want to use Sway to present technical information, and this would be super helpful. Additionally, I'd like to just type things vs. having to use UI to generate the symbols that I want. So for example, I'd like to type delta G prime = -57…

    254 votes
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  10. Timeline Layout

    I want to be able to add a layout to my Sway that allows me to create Dates and Text/Media then scroll through it like a timeline.

    303 votes
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  11. Sway API

    It would be great if Sway offered an API.

    I would LOVE to have tools to make templates or styles and give them out or at least edit my own sways in an advanced mode.

    251 votes
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  12. Replace image command

    When adding images to cards it would be nice to have a replace image command. That way when you want to try a different image in your sway design, you don't have to always delete the image and then start a new card and add new media

    81 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion! For the time being, we kind of have this feature for header and title cards. Just drag a new image over the card and it will pop the old picture out into a separate image card and add the new image to the header/title. We’ll continue gathering feedback to see if we should expand this capability like you suggest. :)

  13. Track changes by different authors in Sway

    I would like to be able to figure out what changes have been made by others before finalizing the sway.

    14 votes
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  14. Inline a Sway in another Sway

    Beyond embedded a Sway into another Sway, what I would more useful would be to inline Sway X inside Sway Y. There are a couple of applications here. The obvious one is when one has a standard presentation, and might like to simply have a different title or closing screen. Talk to absolutely anyone in outside sales and I'm sure they will understand this in about five seconds. Have a standard presentation done by marketing, the sales guys can create a new title/closing sway and drop the base sway right into it. The other way this could be used is…

    13 votes
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    Are you imagining that when a Sway X is imported into Sway Y, all of the content flows together (like when you import a word document into Sway)? Or do you want to keep Sway X intact but just have it be in Sway Y? Let us know in the comments! If you prefer the latter, go ahead and try embedding a Sway by copying the embed code from Sway X into an embed card in Sway Y and let us know what you think!

  15. Insert Visio Diagrams as native content

    I think I can use sway for compelling presentation of technical and business information, but much of my content is in Visio and exporting to raster format like PNG to import in Sway is far from ideal (poor zoom in / details experience, large file size).

    74 votes
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  16. Multilanguage support within the Sway itself

    Sometimes I´d like to share ideas with people around the globe (especially in my professional life). So it would be great to have the chance to add textboxes in different languages and a toogle-switch within my sway.

    71 votes
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  17. Embed thinglink

    Ability to embed a Thinglink into Sway.

    https://www.thinglink.com/

    15 votes
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  18. Add transitions between cards

    The cards are shown either Horizontally or Vertically but are still and don't have any transition effects. No fancy transitions just small fade in/out or rotate in 3D would be great.

    47 votes
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  19. 76 votes
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  20. Sway folder

    When we make Sway, we can make the job easier by previously put in the same folder all the images and texts necessary for making new Sway.

    For example, we can make a folder called "Sway" in OneDrive, and there put all the images and texts for our new Sway.

    But it would be better if you add in OneDrive "Sway" default folder, and add option (on right-click) "send to Sway folder", to easily transfer images and text from other OneDrve folders in the folder Sway.

    In Sway you can add the option "Sway folder" next to the "Media" and…

    29 votes
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