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. Live calendar embedding

    Please make it possible to embed a live calendar into a Sway that can be clicked on to open events and will reflect any live updates. We are replacing our current web site program with the use of Sway for teacher websites. One HUGE issue with the transition is the inability to have a calendar of events and assignments due. This is something that parents and students need to be able to see and interact with. If I just post a picture of a calendar that would have to be updated at every edit. Or if I link to an…

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  2. 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.…

    160 votes
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  3. 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.

    138 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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!

    108 votes
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  7. The ability to embed links to images

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

    75 votes
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  8. background music feature to be added to my sway

    background music feature to be added to my sway

    96 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!

  9. 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. :)

  10. 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

    112 votes
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  11. 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.

    35 votes
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  12. 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.

    83 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.

  13. 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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  14. 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.

    81 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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!

    391 votes
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  17. 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).

    1,552 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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

    71 votes
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  20. Text-box Shading

    Add the ability to add a background colour (with perhaps 60% transparency) behind your text so that it can be easily read against a background.

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We do this automatically for you to make the text more legible. If you have an example though where we’re not doing a good job, can you reply directly to this email notification with a screenshot (or with a link to the Sway)? Thanks!

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