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.

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.

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  1. Provide a better way to describe the Sway concept to the lay user.

    I'm beginning to understand what you guys are doing, but I've had to read about it from other sites.

    When you use the term "authoring model" you're not helping your case; you need to use terms that everyday people are going to understand:

    There are components to Sway: the first is the "sandbox", the second is the "mixer", the third is the "sculpture".

    There's an audience out there that would like to see your stuff. You have boxes and boxes and boxes of stuff you've accumulated throughout your life (e.g., photos, documents, links, ideas) and you want people to see…

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    We like the analogy! Thanks for sharing with us! We always like to ask our users, “What is Sway?” to see what they say, because Sway is a little ambiguous and is still being defined. Does anyone else have other thoughts about explaining Sway? Let us know in the comments!

  2. More production manual on Sway in local language

    Currently the information for Sway is very limited especially in local language. And it is making IT administrators hard to evaluate this feature. In particular, we are being concerned about the Sway's data space if any. And if there is any data sapce for sway, where is it in o365. It would be very helpfull if we can have those technical manuals before the release.

    3 votes
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  3. Seeing a Sway's share status (public, just with a link, or just me) from My Sways

    "My Sways" Shared Status
    When we log into Sway, the "My Sways" page should show if each Sway is shared publicly or just via a link. Currently we have to open a Sway to see its shared status. This will get inconvenient once someone has created more than 15 sways.

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  4. 1 vote
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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    At this time, you can’t manually override the style’s layout of your Sway. However, we do have a style that centers all content. (Currently the 4th row of styles.) What do you think of these styles? Let us know by leaving a comment. :)

  5. Arrow Buttons and Keys in Photo Grid

    If you create a grid of photos, and then click on one to make it fullscreen, there should be arrows to look at the other photos (and arrowkey shortcuts) . Right now you have to click to minimize then click a different pgoto to maximize

    3 votes
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  6. import ppt masters (for layout & font) and ppt color palettes/themes created in-house

    In order to use for business, it would be helpful if Sway allowed you to import ppt masters (for layout) and ppt color palettes. As it stands, I'm not sure I can produce anything that will comply with company branding guidelines.

    I would suggest more flexibility and customize-ability. Especially if you want large companies to work with it.

    5 votes
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  7. Mac App

    a app for sway that is supported across many platform's

    42 votes
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  8. Jump to the end of Sway (>|)

    This option is required. During creation of Sway, when we add some contents, we start Preview and we have to go to the end of Sway to see how it looks. So, quick jump to the end of Sway is a very useful feature. Also, this is useful if a table of contents at the end of Sway.

    8 votes
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  9. Post updates to sway from other applications

    I would like to be able to post updates to Sway whenever I update a blog post in Wordpress or other blogging platform. This could be done with IFTT.com. Emailing to Sway would also be useful.

    1 vote
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  10. Customize your Sway

    There isn´t a Blank layout that allows user to customize his presentation... and there should be some effects as in the PowerPoint

    4 votes
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  11. Support own/foreign Web-Storage through WebDAV/FTP/HTTP Links

    Import and export of media should support own Servers, NAS or other Web-locations. The most useful protocol would be WebDAV. Also supporting access through FTP would also be helpful. Using a link to import videos or images would also be pretty useful.

    2 votes
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  12. Full web (www) access via Bing or Google and multi file format support

    That will be nice if we had full web access, for now there is only possibility to get photos, videos etc. via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter... I mean by that to have easy access to any material that is available on the internet, when I'll need more information about anything that I could easily get for example from Wikipedia, Yahoo answers etc. That app is not giving much for now but with full access to WWWs and multi file format support it can be the best app out there. :)

    7 votes
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  13. 11 votes
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  14. More dynamic text

    While trying Sway, I noticed that the entered text could not move freely like in ppt.

    A subindex of types of letters as you write would be great to improve the partnership with development.


    Original:

    Saludos desde chile, mi idea de mas dinamismo al texto

    Al probar sway note que el texto ingresado no lo podia mover libremente como en ppt.
    un subindice de tipos de letras mientras se escribe seria genial para mejorar la amistad con el desarrollo.
    Pero los felicito por el desarrollo, seguire probando para ayudar en su prontas mejoras.

    Simon Reyes
    Chile

    8 votes
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  15. Make UI more intuitive

    I as an experienced user like the sway Interface but I think new users might get lost to do simple tasks because they are hidden!


    • How do you preview your sway? You click out of the content area but this is a bit hidden I think.. why not adding a button in the header saying "preview" or something to make it super-simple?


    • The areas to edit something is not always clear. I've found myself selecting the group instead of the item itself or the exact opposite because I clicked a few pixels too high.. It's hard to find the area…

    15 votes
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  16. Refresh OneDrive Photo Listing

    I was uploading new photos from Lightroom to OneDrive, to get them visible in Sway, I had to keep navigating in and out of the OneDrive folder to refresh. A button would be great.

    7 votes
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  17. Pen or Stylus support

    Is pen support added? I am thinking at Surface users like me :-)

    14 votes
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  18. Let the input be easier

    The idea I made of Sway was an I/O software... And I discovered a wonderful output generator... Please let me include content "à la volée" : Let me write or copy text quickly, add photos or videos for further layouts or adjustings... If possible :) Otherwise I will keep my OneNote nearby ;)

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  19. Search tweet by specific user

    I would like to be able to search a specific user's tweets. I cannot find tweets that are older

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  20. Font icons as content media

    Enable using font icons as content media as well for presenting links in text

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