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. 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…

    10 votes
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    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. :)

  2. Adjust space between items on storyline

    I'd like to be able to adjust the space between the different items on my storyline

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

    Thanks for the suggestion! Why do you want to adjust the space between different items? Did you think it was too spread out or too close together? Which items weren’t properly spaced? Was it for aesthetic reasons or for something else? Let us know in the comments!

  3. Add a web site screenshot that links to the website

    I'd like to be able to easily add a visual link to be able to visit a website - either a screenshot of the site itself, or a live version of the website embedded into the Sway - kind of like you can do with a YouTube video only visiting a website instead.

    8 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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

    38 votes
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  6. 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…

    2 votes
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  7. 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.

    1 vote
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  8. 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.

    1 vote
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

    57 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Facebook

    Start and populate a sway based on a Facebook.page

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  14. 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?

    6 votes
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  15. Please update your tutorials

    I teach SWAY to high school students. I showed them a tutorial today from your website to find out the canvas looks nothing like that anymore. Please update your tutorials with your new releases.

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  16. add backround music to my Sway

    I need to add backround music to my Sway.

    8 votes
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  17. Support for Google My Maps

    Can you please add support for Google's My Maps embedding.
    You support normal Google Maps, but I have created my own maps, and I want to present them with Sway.

    23 votes
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  18. Embed from Lynda

    Microsoft owns Lynda. Please allow videos from Lynda to be embedded in Sway!

    12 votes
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  19. Restore Multiple Accounts

    In past builds we could sign in to personal and business accounts to create our Sways. As a heavy user, I was dismayed when this was over-simplified and I have to completely sign out and re-sign in to switch accounts.

    Also, I'm often signed out of my work account automatically by the app.

    3 votes
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  20. to create a Sway from a OneNote page

    It would be helpful to be able to create a Sway from information on a OneNote page.

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