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. 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…

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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!

  2. 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).

    76 votes
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  3. 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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  4. Embed thinglink

    Ability to embed a Thinglink into Sway.

    https://www.thinglink.com/

    15 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 77 votes
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  7. Add a background video

    Not just photos/images as background... videos in order to personalize my sway and make it more dynamic!

    34 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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    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. :)

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

    15 votes
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    2 comments  ·  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!

  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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