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. 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.…

    155 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.

      129 votes
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        Gathering Feedback  ·  5 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a new font to Sway

        I would like to suggest "Segoe Pro" as a font in Sway in order to be in line with Microsoft's brand guidelines. In this way a Microsoft employee with an exchange account xx@microsoft.com has access to it, when working in sway and using it for internal and external use.

        119 votes
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          Gathering Feedback  ·  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          49 votes
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          • to be able to embed Sway in an email

            to be able to embed a Sway into an email for distribution via MailChimp or Dotmailer. Even just regular email through Outlook would be better than nothing. I love the tool but nobody clicks on links in emails and I need to maintain my readership!

            97 votes
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              Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • The ability to embed links to images

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

              63 votes
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                Gathering Feedback  ·  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • background music feature to be added to my sway

                background music feature to be added to my sway

                90 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for this suggestion. Right now, we do have an audio card (so you can add a file, or record something to add to your Sway).

                  Any more information you have is appreciated on how you’d like this scenario to work (ie – does it come from spotify/youtube/a file? should it play the entire time, or just for certain sections? what types of documents would you use this on?)!

                  Thanks again!

                • 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

                  393 votes
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                    13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    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. :)

                  • Remove the need to sign-in to Sway when it is embedded into a SharePoint Online site

                    Remove the need to sign-in to Sway when it is embedded into a SharePoint Online site

                    106 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ability to Size the Header Image within the Layouts

                      In most images in Sway you have the option to "showcase" or change the size of the image in general but in the Header Image you cannot. It takes up more space than I want in some cases and I'd like to be able to size it also. Changing the layout does not solve my issue.

                      29 votes
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                        Gathering Feedback  ·  0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • To be able to link within a Sway.

                        The ability to link within a Sway. So for example you could create a page with links to spots within the Sway, like either a table of contents. This will allow more flexibility for navigating through a Sway. Besides ease of navigation to go to a particular spot, this will also allow reinforcing conceptual schemata if that is relevant to the topic being presented.

                        80 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thanks for this suggestion! Yes, there are definitely topics that could use a navigation that is custom to that subject matter. If you have any more information about scenarios that you’d use this for, please post some comments with more information.

                          It’s helpful for us to know how this would be used. For example, do people want a hamburger menu with custom navigation that includes stuff like (Contact Us, Donate Now)? Or do you want to be able to have references within your text that allow you to jump to another section?

                          Thanks again.

                        • I would like sway to be embed into email for marketing use. This programme has so much it could offer.

                          A way to embed or copy the HTML of the sway so I can use it for marketing newsletters. even copying the HTML for use with Dotmailer etc would be amazing.

                          60 votes
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                            Gathering Feedback  ·  2 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  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.

                            78 votes
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                              Gathering Feedback  ·  0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Change the autoplay time for each individual card rather than one time for all cards text can take longer than titles.

                              Having one time for autoplay for all cards makes reading the title for 20 seconds boring for our users but then reading large text for 20 seconds makes it difficult. Being able to set the time for a title to 5 seconds but a text card for 30 would be advantageous.

                              31 votes
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                              • 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!

                                387 votes
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                                  7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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).

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                                  • 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

                                    67 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Select Thumbnail for Uploaded Video

                                      When uploading a video or selecting it from OneDrive, the video thumbnail appears to automatically generate, and not just from the first frame of the video.

                                      The ability to select a different part of the video to serve as the thumbnail or upload a different picture entirely to serve as the thumbnail would be a great way to make videos look a bit more professional. Some of the videos of people I've uploaded have automatically captured the thumbnail with their face in less-than-desirable frames

                                      69 votes
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                                      • Ambient audio/background music

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

                                        424 votes
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                                          23 comments  ·  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 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. :)

                                        • 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.

                                          457 votes
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