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. Enable to display closed captions of videos automatically

    In my understanding, currently we have to pause a video and turn closed caption on for watching closed captions but I think it is not so good as presentation experience. Please add settings for automatically displaying closed captions like "cc_load_policy=1" in YouTube.

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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Sway to be stored in O365

      If an employee creates a new Sway from Office 365, the default location should be in a location that is manageable by the O365 Admins. Sway content needs to be treated just like any other business content.

      34 votes
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        2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • automatically display picture captions next to picture

        Captions pictures should display automatically next to the picture. Do not require viewer to click the picture to see the related caption.

        33 votes
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          6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Almost all picture captions are displayed next to the picture (or on the picture). There are some exceptions (for example, when the picture takes the whole screen, users will have to scroll slightly. Or if the picture is part of something interactive, there’s a button to reveal the caption). Are you concerned about the image location not being shown unless the user clicks the image (the link of the site where the picture was obtained)? Let us know in the comments!

        • connect Sway Analytics in Power BI

          I would like to create Power BI reports and dashboards using Sway Analytics as a data source.

          Ideally, I could create reports using analytics from Sways I have created and Sways for which I have author access.

          52 votes
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          • Usage Reports in the Office 365 Admin tool or User Adoption PowerBI Content Pack

            Sway should be as manageable as any other workload in Office 365. It should have usage reports accessible to the O365 Global Admin. Usage reports should show how many Sways have been created, viewed, shared, or whatever other relevant actions in the last 7, 30, or 180 days, just like for several other workloads.

            12 votes
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            • Provide the permission level that allows specifying the external users when sharing Microsoft Sway

              *English follows Japanese
              ■Title(件名):
              Microsoft Sway の外部共有について、特定の外部ユーザーを指定して共有を行えるようにしてほしい

              Provide the permission level that allows specifying the external users when sharing Microsoft Sway
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              ■Description(内容):
              Microsoft Sway で外部共有を行う場合、リンクを知っている人は誰でも共有を行える設定のみとなり、特定の外部ユーザーを指定して共有する機能がありません。そのため、Microsoft Sway の外部共有においても、特定の外部ユーザーを指定して共有を行えるように機能拡充を要望します。

              When sharing Microsoft Sway with external users, there is only one permission level “Anyone with a link” available. It is not possible to share Sway with specific external users.

              In order to improve usability, it will be nice if we could specify the external users to share Sway.

              Thank you for your consideration.

              13 votes
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              • Text to Speech

                I would love a text to speech feature, like the one that exists in Microsoft Word. I intend to use Sway for online course lectures, and text-to-speech would help make the presentations more accessible for visually impaired students.

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                • Export word

                  When Exporting to Word, can the Alt Text of an image automatically be the filename of the uploaded image (which is available in the Sway)?

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                  • Microsoft Flow integration for data import automation

                    I would like to leverage Microsoft Flow to pump data into Sway in order to present live data within Sway slides. By focusing on Flow, the types of content available to Sway users would increase over time as more Flow integration options become available.

                    8 votes
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                    • Internal Link

                      I'm requesting the ability to link to an existing Sway header.

                      59 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Personal Flickr / Photography service accounts

                        I would love to use this but unless I can connect to my flickr account, I really cant. I've read a few posts from dev's which say you can connect to your flickr account, but I cannot see how to do it. I can see flickr, so might I suggest that is where you put the option to connect to your own materials, even if they are copyright! It looks very promising!

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                        • Enable displaying images uploaded to Sway in the same resolution as original images.

                          *English follows Japanese
                          ■Title(件名):
                          Sway にアップロードした画像について

                          Enable displaying images uploaded to Sway in the same resolution as original images.

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                          ■Description(内容):
                          Sway に画像をアップロードすると、元の画像より低い画質で表示される。もとの画像と同じ画質で画像をアップロードし、表示できる機能を実装してほしい。

                          When uploading images to Sway, the images will be displayed in lower resolution than the original images.
                          In order to improve usability, I hope the feature will be improved to enable uploading and displaying images to Sway in the same resolution as the original images.

                          Thank you for your consideration.

                          6 votes
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                          • Panopto video to be able to embed

                            We use Panopto at our post-secondary institution - a lecture-capture solution that has amazing Universal Design for Learning tools (closed captioning, chapters, etc.) that we use to support student needs and teaching resources. Sway would be a wonderful place for us to design student resources (and have students demonstrate their own learning) if they could embed Panopto into a Sway.

                            What would it take for this to happen?

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                            • to be able to incorporate tables, more options to format font and style, etc.

                              If this is supposed to be an interactive document, being able to add a table would be nice. Basically, anything from Word 1997 would be amazing.

                              2 votes
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                              • presenter view 2nd monitor

                                I present a lot (10-20 times a week - but not on sway), and having a preview monitor or presentation view of the next upcoming slide and notes is mandatory. Would be great to have a presenter view? As is, Sway looks to be a great consuming platform for non-live applications and something akin to a web site pop up link.

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                                • Power Bi Embedded Capabilities

                                  Power Bi's service capabilities have changed in a way which will make Sway's existing workflow for embedding dashboards unusable. This is very unfortunate, because Sway provides an excellent venue for quickly and easily sharing dashboards.

                                  It would be excellent if Sway could add functionality to embed a Power Bi dash using the "Embedded" workflow. Bonus points if you can tie in buttons that can link to the API functionality.

                                  42 votes
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                                  • Integrate and replace the Publisher 2016 within Sway.

                                    Most of the Publisher features should be integrate within Sway to expande Sway features in web version of Sway, as well Windows app of Sway.

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                                    • Send a OneNote Page to Sway with Business Account

                                      I have the Send to Sway add-in in my OneNote but when I select the option I am asked to login and it will only accept a personal Microsoft account and not my "official" school (Business) account. Can this be changed to allow all my teachers to use this feature?

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                                      • MULTIPLE IMAGES AND LOGOS

                                        I really really hope that I could add multiple images or logos on the first page.

                                        At least please make it possible to add 2 logos, 1 for my own organization, 1 for the client.

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                                        • Full support for multiple levels of heading

                                          Proper support for 2nd level headings on iPad as in the browser

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