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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• 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.
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  1. start a document from online onedrive for business

    Allow users to grab files from ONLINE OneDrive for Business when clicking on "Start from a document". Otherwise, students have to download the file from their OD4B then browse for that file to use it to create a Sway. Also helpful when on a shared machine.

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  2. Have fewer limits by linking to OneDrive

    There is currently a limit placed on the number of headings, photos, imports etc on Sway. This is a major problem. Could this be reduced or entirely removed if Sways could be saved to OneDrive instead of just on Sway website, allowing the size limit to be that of the users storage. This would provide a lot more freedom.

    11 votes
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  3. Edit on mobile chrome

    I would like to edit on mobile because I want to go edit my sway and I can't because of chrome so pls, I need sway on the go but also it would be nice to have a app that can also run offline things

    9 votes
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  4. I suggest...

    I suggest that the videos can be displayed in play at the same time, they do not work me one by one.

    3 votes
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  5. a universal audio option.

    I want to be able to include sound for a Sway presentation. I want to be able to have the sound play for as long as the audio/music file is. And that independent of how many cards I insert to the Sway. One or more should not matter. But to be able to add sound to a card is important. Also to be able to schedule intros or outtros, fadings, duration.

    7 votes
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  6. Intrusive software update UX

    When editing a Sway, a notification often appears that the Sway software has been updated and that it is necessary to refresh the browser. This is intrusive because it's impossible to proceed without refreshing, but refreshing takes me to the first card in the Sway and sometimes loses a few seconds' worth of work. The nuisance factor is building up as it happens so frequently. I don't encounter this problem with other major webapps, and it would significantly improve the UX for me if this distraction could be fixed.

    1 vote
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  7. Add video resources from the repositories used by our Library, namely: Kanopy, ClickView and Alexander Street Video

    I would like to be able to embed video resources from commonly used Library video repositories such as Kanopy, ClickView and Alexander Street Video ... without the ability to do this, there will be a limit to Sway take-up by teachers (and from there, students). I think that Sway is indeed a very useful tool for both teachers and students, but without this flexibility in this setting (Tertiary organisation) fewer will be able to use it to link together open web resources, with the material students will need to access via the Library.

    The cherry on the cake would be…

    15 votes
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  8. 17 votes
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  9. Audio file

    Ability to play audio file continuously in program

    10 votes
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  10. Duplicate an existing sway

    Duplicate an existing sway on the iPhone app.

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  11. White Space Card

    I think that it would be nice to have a card in Sway that is completely blank, and only gives white space for aesthetic purposes. It could be completely null and have an adjustable emphasis size like the others to give the user some extra customization.

    3 votes
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  12. a panel in which to type live before an audience

    It would be good to have a panel where I could brainstorm or type input from viewers during a presentation.

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  13. Templates

    A few different options for Sway To-Do List templates

    3 votes
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  14. format of headings to be kept from a word document.

    I used a Word document that had a structure given by title, heading 1, heading 2. Formats and levels should be kept.

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  15. sync issues

    I'm using an online Office 365 version of Sway to create a monthly newsletter. I've been doing this for about a year and a half. I've been getting a syncing error message more and more often for the last couple months (see attached screen shot), and it's getting to the point where I can't get anything done. Can you help direct me to a solution? Thanks.

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  16. A "new" way to mark words.

    Usually you can choose between a few options when you want specific words to stand out. I've only found a way to make the words thicker or make them "lean", for a lack of a better word.
    I would like if I could mark words by putting a line below them.

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  17. Ruled Lines Notebook Page Layout (For Typing Notes)

    A Sway page layout with ruled lines similar to a notebook for users to be able to type in, or write in with a handwriting option-either with your finger or a stylus!

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  18. Templates

    An option for ALL users of Sway, (not just Office 365 users) to integrate interactive CSV formatting to display tabular data for spreadsheet tables and database info. Now, I'm not suggesting implementing the full on Excel program into Sway, but MINIMALLY give users the ability to create tables within the Sway program...similar to what Word offers their users which is the ability to create custom tables within a document. One would think a feature such as this wouldn't be too much of a hassle to incorporate into the Sway program fairly easily...?

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  19. Add something

    Start from a document.

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  20. Add slugified name for my sway instead of that random name at the end of url. And ability to add html meta tags.

    If you change the publicly shared sway url to something like https://sway.co/{userName}/{slugifiedSwayName} it would be easier to share. And if also we could add html meta tags to make them easier for search engines to crawl and index them, It can be a good replacement for bloggers.

    4 votes
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