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…
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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. 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.

    1,882 votes
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    91 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    This survey is now closed. Thank you for all your responses.
    Hi Sway users, our engineers would like to learn about your experience using the product. If you are willing to talk to us, please fill out the survey at https://aka.ms/SwayEnthusiasts

  2. Better offline support

    Hello,
    My suggestion is to improve the offline mode for (at least) presenting without the Internet connection. It could be useful to have the possibility of presenting without Windows 10 app or even without any apps (to export it as flash, for example).

    1,587 votes
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    77 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Vanity URLs/be able to mask the sway url with my own domain name

    Sway can be used as a simple website builder... but it is missing one key feature: the ability to mask the url and use your own domain name. I get that you want to promote sway, and that will happen by letting people make great websites. I'd be willing to accept a sway watermark somewhere, if that would help you get your needs met.

    1,289 votes
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    70 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. More formatting and layout options

    Would be nice to see some "traditional" layout tools such as tables or text justification options to further help swayers(?) design. Thanks!

    Additionally, it would be really awesome if we could edit the text blocks differently. Like have one be one font size, whereas another is a different color.

    Italic, Colors, Fonts, Size, Forms etc.
    Paste images from other websites (without putting them on OneDrive\Documents\Sway)
    Copy/Paste without the security message
    Resizeable pictures
    Drag and drop the structure in the preview
    An interactive summary

    855 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    This survey is now closed. Thank you for all your responses.
    Hi Sway users, our engineers would like to learn about your experience using the product. If you are willing to talk to us, please fill out the survey at https://aka.ms/SwayEnthusiasts

  5. Custom font (for company branding)

    For my business, a designer has chosen a certain font for my titles and another one for text. I use these fonts in all my communcation and media. So I would like to be able to add those fonts in Sway too, in that way my business style is repeated there as well, and recognizable.

    698 votes
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    47 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the feedback! We currently have plans to do this some time in the future. Continue to vote for it if this is important to you so we can prioritize it against all of the other work we’re doing. :)

  6. 650 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  69 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Save Sways to OneDrive

    Save sways to OneDrive. Maybe in a way which is similar to OneNote (just a "link" to the notebook is sync, and the content "per se" is online. In the same way, just a link to the sway gets sync to the PC).

    This way, the standard sharing features of OneDrive could be used by Sway.

    If I put a Sway in a shared folder, everyone who can see that folder could see the Sway.

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

    Thanks for sharing. Can you help us understand a bit of why you would want to Save to OneDrive? Is it for sharing or is it for offlne access? Are there other services you would want to save to? Why?

    Interesting idea— please drop a comment if you like this idea as well.

  8. More options when resizing pictures

    I would like to have more control over the picture sizes. It seems that there are only three options now: large, larger, and huge. Sometimes a small clipart is really all that is necessary to express an idea, and it doesn't need to fill an entire slide to get the point across. From a mobile perspective, percentage sizing would be very useful, so that the designer could specify how much of the screen should be devoted to a specific picture.

    It should also be easier to embed pictures within the text rather than include them only as stand-alone content.

    A…

    545 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Ambient audio/background music

    I think sway would've been much better if it had a background audio feature

    515 votes
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    24 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    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 background music. If you’d like to see any additional audio features, please open new suggestions to help us prioritize our future improvements in this space. :)

  10. Bring back the charts

    The charts were great for pupils making a presenatation and wanting to show their data. It meant they didn't have to faff with excel and then import their data, it could be done quickly and easily within Sway

    427 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for your feedback. We really liked this feature too, but we needed to take it down to do more work on it. As a workaround we currently make a chart somewhere else and include it in the Sway as a screenshot. We know it’s not ideal but we’re working on it. :)

  11. The ability to fine tune layouts, designs, typography, colors, and themes and more

    Having the ability to be picky with the layout, designs,etc. as we have with PowerPoint would be awesome. Sway provides fantastic transitions and layouts that would suffice the general user, but having the power to modify specific details would be a game changer. The other idea would be the ability to export and download with compatibility with presentation software would be beneficial to a broad audience. Also have an option that the Sway can autoplay!

    403 votes
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  12. 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…

    398 votes
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    36 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Good points! We will keep on working on ensuring that our users are able to use Sway in professional/educational scenarios.

  13. Sway to have compatibility with USB presentation devices or have a Bluetooth phone app similar to Office Remote

    I'd like to Sway to be compatible with USB presentation devices or maybe a Bluetooth phone app like Office Remote so that I can present Sways without having to stand behind a computer or look down at my tablet to move the Sway along. This would improve my presentations because I'd be able to move around during my presentations, engaging with more of my audience.

    380 votes
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    11 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the suggestion! We definitely empathize with wanting to be able to present Sways but not being stuck at a computer and keyboard.

  14. 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.

    373 votes
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    42 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Interesting. Ok- if Sway offered an API what would you love for it to do and what would you expect to do with it?

    Drop a line in the comments below!

  15. Insert objects like tables or figures

    It would be very useful to insert not only images but tables or figures created in situ

    264 votes
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  16. "Hide" a card (Remove a part of the Sway without deleting)

    I would like to be able to hide some cards without having to delete them. This would be very useful when showing a general Sway to a particular audience that might not be interested in some parts. It would also help when experimenting with various card arrangements to see which render the best in Preview mode.

    245 votes
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  17. The ability to embed links to images

    I'd like to be able to embed a hyperlink to images in my Sways.

    228 votes
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  18. Embed vertical Sway into a blog

    It would be awesome if I could write blog posts using the vertical scrolling sway and then sharing it on a blog platform.

    Not as a smaller embedded iframe, but as a full size post, as we can see them on the sway website right now.

    I created a small Sway to explain with a picture my idea:
    https://sway.com/QxyhZpeIQonyET68

    Of course the end could automatically add a "created with Sway" or something to give appropriate credits to the app!

    202 votes
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  19. Linkable pictures

    I'd like to have images optionally linkable so viewers can click on them to go to other pages I want to direct them to. Somewhat like Pinterest, I guess.

    198 votes
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  20. Let people subscribe to sway presentations so they recieve alerts when presentations changes

    Let people subscribe to sway presentations so they recieve alerts when presentations changes

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

    Thanks for the suggestion! Do you frequently edit the same Sway and want to update your readers? Or do you publish multiple Sways to Docs.com and want to notify users when something new has been published? Let us know by leaving a comment! :)

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