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.

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  1. Change menu back

    The Office 365 version of Sway was better than the Microsoft personal version. Remix was an obvious button which the students love. Just yesterday, we saw the O365 version now matches the personal version. Please change it back. The O365 version was more user friendly and easier to navigate without a bunch of extra clicks. Personal should have changed to match O365, not the other way around.

    49 votes
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  2. background music feature to be added to my sway

    background music feature to be added to my sway

    123 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    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!

  3. 43 votes
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  4. 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.

    45 votes
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  5. 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

    170 votes
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  6. 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

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

    Thanks for the suggestion! We’ll let you know when we start to make progress on supporting this feature.

  7. 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 →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    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!

  8. 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. :)

  9. 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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  10. Changing the text size of individual cards

    I know that Sway allows me to change the font size, but only for the whole presentation in general. I want to be able to change the font size of an individual text card so that it can be even more emphasized. Even then, I really like Sway. I hope this can be done!

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

    You can change the emphasis of an entire text card by using the icon that has four corners with a larger square inside it right on the text card. Depending on your style and layout, the text may become bigger, offset, or have different colors, but it will be differentiated from other text in your Sway. If this doesn’t achieve what you’re hoping, let us know in the comments why you want to change the size of a particular text card. Thanks! :)

  11. Tableau embeds??

    I can't wait until you add Tableau Public as an embeddable function in Sway. I'm a news producer in New Orleans and I have begun using Sway for interactive news graphics. I also use Tableau for a wide range of graphics... so the sooner I can directly embed a Tableau dashboard in a Sway, the better. :)

    60 votes
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  12. An option to turn off slide animation

    The current lowest setting of animation style is too high for professional use. It distracts from content. Especially distracting is seeing the same animation for more than 5 slides. A "No slide animation" would be a great option.

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

    Thanks for the suggestion! We’ll work on making sure that lower animation levels are available for all styles and navigation formats in Sway.

  13. 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

  14. 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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  15. Align text to the right

    I would like to align text to the right. How can I do that?

    20 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the suggestion! Why do you want to align your text to the right? Let us know in the comments!

  16. Change position of text so it doesn't overlap vital part of title or heading photo

    It would be great if the text on a Header were movable so that it would not block a vital part of the header photo.

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

    Thanks for the suggestion! What about that part of the image made it vital to you? Is the text over someone’s head or a graph that you’re trying to show off? Let us know in the comments!

  17. 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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  18. Option to add a navigation menu

    please add the ability to add/edit navigation menus

    113 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Interesting suggestion! Do you envision this being similar to a table of contents (with links to respective sections of a Sway)? Or more so like arrows that tell you which way to navigate through content? Or even like a navigation bar on a website that allows you to navigate to separate, non-connected parts of the same Sway? Let us know in the comments!

  19. Image Vectorization (like Vector Magic)

    Issue: I've got several smaller 200x200px images (some happen to include text) and when I place these images as a heading picture they get blown up in size way beyond what they should be on a 1080p monitor. Edges are not sharp, text is extremely pixelated and all the typical problems which happen when a small picture is arbitrarily scaled by several hundred percent.

    This may not be a feature for Sway specifically, but the ability to vectorize an image and/or use vector images would be of some benefit to users. It's certainly not the most elegant possible solution, though…

    27 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the feedback! We appreciate you sharing your suggestion. This would be good to make sure that Sways always look good across devices.

  20. 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.

    82 votes
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