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. qr code

    I'd like the option of having my sway URL encoded in a big sized QR code and having it automatically inserted at the end of the sway.

    This is useful because when I present to an audience, I thought of not giving handouts to people anymore. Instead I would generate a giant QR code, encoding my Sway address, and put it in the Sway last page.

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    3 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. ...to search Sway presentations from within 365

    To be able to search the Sway presentations of my organization within Office 365 and Yammer 365

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    9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Full Customization

    Alright Mr. Sway-Decision-Maker, it's time for a reality check.

    Customization is NEVER a bad idea. Sway seems like I'm being shoehorned into making a crap presentation with a great program. The program shows promise, however I won't be using it in the future unless full customization is implemented. From the other posts I've read, either nobody working on Sway has any idea how to implement that customization (which I don't believe), or they've got their head so far up their assess that they forgot how to let people innovate within a program. I'm currently just trying to add a frame…

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    2 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re sorry to hear about your frustration. Sway is a new productivity tool striving to reinvent the way people work, and since Sway is still a fledgling product, there are things we’re still working on. That said, we typically follow this model: first, and foremost, we want design decisions to be automatic so that our customer isn’t obligated to spend copious amounts of time on fine grain details (for example, Sway will automatically crop your image). We came up with this automatic system by working with professional designers to try and find something that is broadly appealing. However, we know it doesn’t fit everyone, so we offer a set of overrides to help users tweak their Sway (in this same example, this would be the feature Focus Points). Finally, we want to allow customization of those overrides (in this same analogy, this would be the ability to manually crop the…

  4. Card Break or Line Break

    Text on a text card immediately following an image card continues directly below/beside the image card rather than beginning as a new card.
    Option to force next card to start in the place of the next card and not inline as it were.

    I have a horizonal scrolling sway and text is appearing below images where I would like it to appear beside it where the next card belongs.

    90 votes
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  5. 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

    88 votes
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    13 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. :)

  6. 87 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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).

    87 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Custom background textures

    PowerPoint has this feature, though I've never used the green marble or fish fossil patterns...the subtle paper, linen, and wood patterns in Sway look really fantastic. Giving users the ability to choose from several preset textures would be a great way to give users just a little more "control" over the look and feel of the Sway. I know I often refer to www.subtlepatterns.com when I'm looking for something like this.

    84 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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.

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    6 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

    82 votes
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  11. 82 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Allow anchor links in Sway

    *English follows Japanese

    Swayにてアンカーリンクを設置する機能の拡充希望
    Allow anchor links in Sway


    ■Description(内容):
    Swayで、同じSwayページ内で必要な個所にすぐに移動できるように、アンカーリンクが設置できるようにしてほしい。
    Allow us to have anchor links so we can move to a required place within the same Sway page.

    82 votes
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  13. The layout of an exported Sway should be the same as the Sway it was exported from.

    I tried Sway a while ago, but the lack of offline viewing options rendered it useless.
    When I saw that an Export feature had been added, I gave it another go.
    Foolishly, I created a new Sway, rather than trying to export an existing one.
    What a waste of time. Having spent time formatting my Sway to look how I wanted it, I exported it to PDF, but when I viewed the PDF, the layout had changed, so it didn't resemble my Sway.

    80 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  8 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Different Text Size

    You should be able to change your text size so you can fit everything on a single page.

    79 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Audio to auto play.

    when I start scrolling in sway, I want audio file to automatic play as I scroll.

    78 votes
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  16. Support Photosphere or 360 degrees panoramas

    I really, really wish there is support of panoramas in Sway. This should include 360C photos as well as "normal" wide panoramas. Like in Google Photos or Flickr

    78 votes
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  17. Integrate it with Microsoft Powerpoint

    I tried making a sway (or whatever you call to the product of this software) and found that it is an easy way of organizing your thoughts when doing a presentation.

    Instead of putting your ideas in "Outline" in Microsoft PowerPoint, I think organizing it this way (I mean the sway way XD) makes it more easier and adorable.

    77 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback! How do you imagine Sway integrating with PowerPoint? Do you want to be able to convert one to the other? What functionality would you expect to see in Sway or in PowerPoint if they were integrated? Let us know in the comments! :)

  18. More embed options

    I love how you can now add embedded content to a Sway. However, I would also like to add content from more services.

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  19. Choose from multiple paths trough my presentation

    I dont want my presentation to be a single strand of information, but spontaneously decide which slide/card to go next according to the situation.
    If i could put links between cards of similar topic, i could choose where to go next during the presentation.
    So i can easily adjust my presentation acc. to different audiences, times and questions, without editing the presentation.

    76 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is definitely something we’d like to ultimately build for Sway! What types of scenarios do you see yourself building something like this? Personal stories? Reading materials sent out to colleagues or to a class? Something else? Let us know in the comments!

  20. Add transitions between cards

    The cards are shown either Horizontally or Vertically but are still and don't have any transition effects. No fancy transitions just small fade in/out or rotate in 3D would be great.

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