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. 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…

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      26 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

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        Considering  ·  6 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

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          32 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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

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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. :)

          • 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).

            68 votes
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              9 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

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                5 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 76 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Flexibility for texts and images

                  My experience was using the horizontal structure. At first I was missing the ability to break a line on title or heading, like hitting enter, or [key]+enter. (by the way subheadings would be really nice too!)
                  When I insert text, and there's a remaining space below, I wish I could adjust images to fit in that column.
                  Image captions currently break my layouts, so that would be nice if there was options to set caption inside (top/bottom), outside. For the most detail-oriented, nested blocks (like a full text block inside an image) would work like a charm.
                  When you increase…

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

                    Thanks for the feedback! We appreciate the detailed suggestions. It would be helpful for other users if you submitted each of your suggestions as separate ideas so others can vote on them. Additionally, if others have the same ideas as you, you can vote for their ideas already on this forum! Keep that feedback coming. :)

                  • Download the corporate font on Sway

                    This tool is great ! However, I would appreciate if I could download our corporate font on Sway in order to create our Sway template.

                    Thanks :)

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                    • create a Sway within a group so that my co-workers can still access it (especially important if you were to leave the organisation)

                      If a Sway could be created in a group / within SharePoint, co-workers would be able to access it and they Sway would continue to exist even if the creator were to leave the organisation.

                      29 votes
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                      • Sign in to Sway through OneNote Add-in using company account

                        Dear Team,

                        I really like the Send to Sway add-in function in OneNote. However, when using company Office365 account, I can't sign in to Sway through this add-in. It seems it only supports personal account for this function. Hope it can also work for working or school account!

                        Bests,
                        Claire

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                        • Sway in a Sway slow to load

                          I have created a Sway in a sway however when scrolling through the Sway when we get to the point of the embedded Sway showing it takes some time to load. I would expect this to be a smooth transition without having a delay which reduces the impact of the message in the presentation. Surely the embedded sway would be aware that it is included and be visible at the same time as the rest of the Sway content.

                          It also did not work well with my autoplay setting as I had to reduce this to allow for the Sway…

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                          • Sway text bug

                            I am giving up on Sway due to a problem with text formatting on photo labels and text boxes. For the past couple days my text is entered from the right and scrolls to the left. It ends up looking like the attached sample. I suspect there's a bug in the coding. I am guessing you have given up on Sway. You are wasting my time. I must now redo the project with Adobe Spark Page.

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                            • Numbered items should carry from card to card

                              The text editor on a card is kludgy, buggy, and weird if you add bullets, so it's easier to put one bulleted entry per card if you want to created a bulleted list.

                              This trick doesn't work as well with numbered lists. Each new card starts its list at one. If there are multiple numbered card entries in a row, the numbers should carry on from the previous.

                              Alternatively, you could fix the text editor for cards so that it handles bullets correctly.

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                              • to put swf games on my sway

                                i would like to create a game website put i cant upload the file here is an file exsample

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                                • clunky

                                  Microsoft really needs to go back to the drawing board on Sway. While I love its potential, my students are asking to use Adobe Spark instead. Their reasoning is that Sway is clunky and unintuitive. Spark is very fluid and simple to use. As I have stated in other product posts, Microsoft needs to move away from a legacy backend, like SharePoint. My 20 somethings say they love the potential of the Microsoft product line, but they choose tools like Evernote, Spark, Trello, and G-Suite because they are super fast and fluid to use.

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                                  • Add Additional Owners (not authors)

                                    I would like to see the ability to add multiple owners who have full control of the Sway and its settings.

                                    This would be in addition to the collaborative functionality available via the edit link. A co-owner would be able to modify Sway settings and properties.

                                    Here are a few functionalities that are currently unavailable for co-authors:
                                    1. Save as Template option
                                    2. Modify View settings with Settings Menu
                                    3. Share 'Edit' and 'View' links within the Share Menu

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                                    • Sway - automated creation from a database

                                      Our business Brisbane Catholic Education is currently looking at creating a completely digital onboarding (new hire or internal transfers) experience. As a part of this process we were envisioning individual schools to have a brief unique video or Sway (default design/style) that provides a basic introduction and background to new employees. Due to currency being a factor when creating digital presentations we were hoping to automate the updating of this Sway based on a database (API).

                                      It would be great if Sway had the ability to create an automated Sway based on data pulled from an API - (series of…

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                                      • Facebook

                                        Start and populate a sway based on a Facebook.page

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                                        • Drag - replace image

                                          Most of the time, I am designing images and then bring them into SWAY. The current UI is - delete image, add image, click on new image, reformat focus of image - this requires a lot of repetitive clicking.
                                          Is it possible to simply drag a new image onto of the existing image ( replace image YES / NO) and have the new image inherent all of the previous conditions?

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