Sway Suggestion Box

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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.

How it works
• Create a user account if you want to add a new suggestion or vote on existing suggestions.
• Select one of the feedback forums listed.
• 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.
• Keep suggestions focused on a single idea per post and limited to 25 words or less.
• When you post an idea to our forum, others will be able to subscribe to it and make comments.

In addition to the Sway Suggestion Box, we have…
Show us your Sway
Have you created a Sway that you think is awesome? Then share it with others by posting a link to it in our Show us your Sway page. We might even feature it on www.sway.com.

Sway for iPad & iPhone (iOS)
Do you use Sway’s iOS app? We’d love to hear your feedback on the Sway for iPad & iPhone page.

Need technical support? Please visit the Microsoft Community or the Office Support site.

Thanks for joining our community and helping improve Sway!


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  1. Make Sway look clickable when sharing

    When I shared to Facebook, the preview image is just a photo, so people think it's just a photo and don't click on it!
    can you promote some icon, or something to show that it's not just a photo - the title does not overlay or anything. I had to tell people it was a sway - they loved it then.

    12 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for this feedback! This is something we’re looking into. Do you have any specific ideas for what you’d want it to look like? Let us know in the comments! :)

  2. 3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the suggestion! Do you think this information is valuable to everyone who views the Sway or only for the author? Would you want to be able to “like/star/fave” any other piece of content in the Sway? Anyone who likes this idea, let us know what you think in the comments!

  3. 21 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Sway integration for Lync (Skype for Business)

    It would be amazing, if you could integrate Sway into Office Web App, to share it in Lync conferences. I know this implies work from 3 different Teams, but maybe there is a way :)

    9 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the suggestion! The more and more we move towards a full-release, we’re looking into releasing a version of Sway appropriate for enterprise customers. This feedback is really great for helping us come up with features that may be useful in those scenarios.

  5. Show annotated PDFS

    There should be a way to upload and share PDFs and annotation for class presentations or for proof presentations, to make presentations more interesting.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Have you tried importing a PDF into Sway? Let us know in the comments if that achieved your goal or not! :)

  6. Annotating videos

    There should be an online way to annotate videos from either YouTube or other online streaming services.

    1 vote
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the feedback! What type of information do you want to annotate on your video? Let us know in the comments!

  7. Embed Shazam Tags

    There should be an option to share Shazam Tags or embed them into Sway.

    1 vote
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the suggestion! Out of curiosity, what kind of Sway are you planning on making using Shazam tags? Let us know in the comments!

  8. Sway and Word Linked Together

    There should be a link that can be used by the user to use a word document on their OneDrive on Sway. The document can only be visible to the Sway user and as changes are made in word they reflect on Sway.

    For example, if there is a paragraph about Frankenstein on a word document, there should be an option to add it and convert any main headings, links and whatnot to Sway. AS their are changes added to the document, they also reflect upon real time or upon save (depending on user) posted on the Sway.

    15 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Have you tried embedding a word document into Sway? Changes made in that word document are updated in the embedded version of it as well! Let us know in the comments if you want this feature to be enhanced and how. :)

  9. Smooth scrolling

    Having a Sway with many images, I would like to wish a smooth scrolling feature. Scrolling with the mouse is - at least on my system - not very smooth, whereas scrolling by arrow keys is.

    24 votes
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  10. Manual markers where presentation should pause

    Now when pressing the "next" (>) button, Sway decides how far ahaid it jumps. Sometimes it goes to far and viewers can see what is next. This way they don't stay focused on the current topic.

    Because of that, you have already comments on a phrase that is written in the next slide, while it still is completely out of context at that moment.

    The only way to avoid this, is to do some scrolling. However, this removes the smoothness and doesn't resolve the problem once Sway supports pointers.

    3 votes
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  11. 59 votes
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  12. For my formatting to stay mine!!

    I just used Sway for a final presentation and IT. WAS. TERRIBLE.
    Because the size of the projector was different than my computer, all of the formatting that I tried so hard to force Sway to do was removed. Sway decided what the images should look like. And they were wrong. Some of my most important equations were shrunken down to the point at which they were no longer useful.
    My professor and other students gave negative design feedback regarding the font, the size of pictures and graphs, and the tilt of the images.
    I have another final presentation later…

    7 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    We’re sorry about your negative experience, and we are avidly working to eliminate the issues you have brought up. We would like to avoid having our end users “force” Sway into specific formatting, which is why we’re working with a new creation paradigm. (You can read more about our philosophy here: http://blogs.office.com/2014/12/10/sway-philosophy/). As we continue to improve our algorithms, we would appreciate any specific feedback you can leave us in the comments! Why were the images wrong? Was it mostly ones that involved text/equations that were no longer useful? What was wrong about the font? Why was the new formatting not effective? Feel free to attach some screenshots if possible (or attach your Sway and the dimensions of the screen it was viewed on) so we can investigate further. Thanks for the feedback! :)

  13. Ability to share individual sections separately

    Sometime, we just want to share a section or target information. We've already known that we create the whole presentation. But, in a situation, we just want to share the direct piece of information or the direct section to our interests.

    1 vote
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  14. Export to HTML5 + JS

    Export to HTML5 + JS sways can be shared with links. Currently there are some web apps which dissect and present powerpoint presentations. Put an end to that and use an existing open standard

    128 votes
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  15. Embed in SharePoint

    I would like to be able to embed Sway into my SharePoint site using the content editor web part.

    74 votes
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  16. Share a folder or collection of Sways

    So have one link that shows a grid of the different sways in the folder. Much like OneDrive, where you can share a folder and see all the items in a grid format. The layout is very nice and allows the user to share in one link multiple sways.

    26 votes
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  17. Windows Phone Reader view of a Sway (to enlarge text)

    Sways currently appear with "squint print" on Windows phones such as my Lumia Icon. A "Reader" view of Sways would help people who have a hard time dealing with tiny fonts.

    1 vote
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    Considering  ·  Sway Team responded

    There is now a text level adjuster for the author of the Sway under Design → Customize. In the future, we may also allow viewers to edit the text size of any Sway they’re currently looking at.

  18. Progress meter for viewers

    For larger sways it would be nice for the viewers to have some sense of how much is yet to be seen.

    32 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the feedback! We currently have scrollbars enabled to help users better understand where they are within the Sway, but are you looking for something different? Let us know in the comments!

  19. Add Watermark to completed Sway

    Add a logo / watermark on a completed sway to keep our content to from being replicated without permission.

    31 votes
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  20. Responsive Text

    I realize that this is optimized for Mobile, which is awesome, but when you are viewing the Storyline the text does not extend the entire width of the page, looks to be about 50% of the page. It would be nice for it to have the same layout across all screens.

    1 vote
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for reporting this to us. Which mobile device were you using when hitting this issue? And when you say the text in the storyline, do you simply mean the text you are reading or are you in editing mode looking at the storyline?

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