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. Linking within my Sway

    I want to be able to use links to navigate within my Sway. Basically, the feature in Word that lets you choose to navigate to a place within your document.

    1,483 votes
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      79 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Timeline Layout

      I want to be able to add a layout to my Sway that allows me to create Dates and Text/Media then scroll through it like a timeline.

      299 votes
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        Considering  ·  6 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Sway API

        It would be great if Sway offered an API.

        I would LOVE to have tools to make templates or styles and give them out or at least edit my own sways in an advanced mode.

        242 votes
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          31 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Text formatting neceseary for scientific or mathematical equations

          I'm writing a scientific description of metabolic processes, and I'd like to be able to have superscripts and scientific characters (alpha, beta, gamma), multiplication via "dot" symbol etc. For example, I'd like to write -57 kJ * mol-1 and have that formatted automatically by Sway. I suspect that there will be some folks who will want to use Sway to present technical information, and this would be super helpful. Additionally, I'd like to just type things vs. having to use UI to generate the symbols that I want. So for example, I'd like to type delta G prime = -57…

          237 votes
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            26 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add audio narration to a sway picture

            add voice narration to images and/or sway documents like word excel ppt, for example want to comment on an image to explain to students/viewers more details about it

            173 votes
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              15 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for the suggestion! We are pleased to announce that we now allow you to add audio with an audio card. This is the first step towards allowing narration and linking it with a picture. If you’d like to see any additional audio features, please open new suggestions to help us prioritize our future improvements in this space. :)

            • Format Navigation of Sections Separately (combine horizontal and veritcal navigation)

              I would like the ability to change the formatting of the navigation for individual sections, allowing me to scroll up and down between sections, but right and left in a particular section (or vice-versa). Right now it is an all one way or the other.

              150 votes
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                11 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Name a Sway without title showing

                I love Sway and create dozens of them. I often duplicate them to share samples with clients, and end up with lots of versions of similar sways. There is no way to name each Sway in a way i can easily identify it without opening it and looking through it. Any name i give it shows in the actual Sway headline, which i don't want.

                In other words, not everyone wants the name of the sway to also be a headline. Sometimes use a custom image and embed a title into that image rather than letting Sway set the type.…

                141 votes
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                  Gathering Feedback  ·  4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • More flexibilty

                  Sway is a great product but it is VERY restricted.
                  We need the ability to add background colour, resize images or text and move items around freely. If you add these features, Sway will be without a doubt the best presenting program available.

                  119 votes
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                    Gathering Feedback  ·  5 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support code markups and related features

                    I'm a developer and current solutions for live coding or showing a demo involving source code do not necessarily fit my needs. A lot of my colleagues use PowerPoint to relay code snippets or documentation to other people, but it always felt like the wrong solution to the problem. I was hoping that sway could include several features for this - syntax highlighting, live coding support, clean style templates etc.

                    116 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Animations

                      Adding a subset of PowerPoints animations will help engage those reading our Sways. eg Pan+Zoom, header scroll, fade in / out etc.
                      Obviously there's a fine line between ease of creation and fully customizable options, keeping the animation selection to a minimum would b prudent.

                      111 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Better content management

                        At the moment writing text offers very basic functionalities. I would like to have more options to enter text like possibility to change character style (italic, underline, linethrough, double-line).

                        Better handling of images in the flow with the possibility to have text adapt around the image and have images positioned in different ways with respect to the text flow. This should be applied to any media actually: twitter posts, videos etc.

                        94 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Spellcheck

                          It would be great if we can enable spell checking when creating pages.

                          83 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Crop/edit photos in addition to specifying focus points

                            Cropping isn't just about picking what shows up in the Sway stream, it's also about eliminating/censoring parts of the picture so they can't be seen even when you drill in to the photo. When picking photos from one of my online accounts, it's super bandwidth intensive and time consuming to download a 1-5MB photo, open it in MSPaint etc, crop it, re-save it with a different filename, and upload it. Focus points are great, but they solve a different problem than cropping.

                            77 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • more granular layout control

                              ability to have more control over the layout

                              75 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                The Sway team wants to make content groups in Sway work better for you. We’d like to learn from you – whether you use groups in Sway, how you use them, what you like and what you’d like to see changed.
                                 
                                Please fill out this short survey to help us!
                                https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbRymE30rVh0BOiw9HRUTVeDVUNkUyQlFYNlJSVUlDWkU1VEwwVklGWU9XWi4u

                                Also please tell us what types of layouts are you trying to achieve that Sway isn’t allowing you to do yet? Let us know in the comments!

                                Thanks!

                              • 75 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  68 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Replace image command

                                    When adding images to cards it would be nice to have a replace image command. That way when you want to try a different image in your sway design, you don't have to always delete the image and then start a new card and add new media

                                    68 votes
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                                      12 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Thanks for the suggestion! For the time being, we kind of have this feature for header and title cards. Just drag a new image over the card and it will pop the old picture out into a separate image card and add the new image to the header/title. We’ll continue gathering feedback to see if we should expand this capability like you suggest. :)

                                    • 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).

                                      67 votes
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                                        9 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • change font colors

                                        Our school has adopted the use of Sway on a large scale. One issue, however, that we have is that the ability to change font color and size is very limited. As a teacher we would like to make one word a different color than the sentence, for example, so that we could highlight that word, such as a vocabulary term. Thanks for your consideration.

                                        64 votes
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                                        • Add Additional Owners (not authors)

                                          I would like to see the ability to add multiple owners who have full control of the Sway and its settings.

                                          This would be in addition to the collaborative functionality available via the edit link. A co-owner would be able to modify Sway settings and properties.

                                          Here are a few functionalities that are currently unavailable for co-authors:
                                          1. Save as Template option
                                          2. Modify View settings with Settings Menu
                                          3. Share 'Edit' and 'View' links within the Share Menu

                                          53 votes
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