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. 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.…

    195 votes
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  2. Add Additional Owners (not authors)

    I would like to see the ability to add multiple owners who have full control of the Sway and its settings.

    This would be in addition to the collaborative functionality available via the edit link. A co-owner would be able to modify Sway settings and properties.

    Here are a few functionalities that are currently unavailable for co-authors:
    1. Save as Template option
    2. Modify View settings with Settings Menu
    3. Share 'Edit' and 'View' links within the Share Menu

    109 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.

    152 votes
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  4. 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.

    119 votes
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  5. more granular layout control

    ability to have more control over the layout

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

    The Sway team wants to make content groups in Sway work better for you. We’d like to learn from you – whether you use groups in Sway, how you use them, what you like and what you’d like to see changed.
     
    Please fill out this short survey to help us!
    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbRymE30rVh0BOiw9HRUTVeDVUNkUyQlFYNlJSVUlDWkU1VEwwVklGWU9XWi4u

    Also please tell us what types of layouts are you trying to achieve that Sway isn’t allowing you to do yet? Let us know in the comments!

    Thanks!

  6. Spellcheck

    It would be great if we can enable spell checking when creating pages.

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

    Thanks for the suggestion! Have you tried using the browsers alternate spelling suggestions when you’re creating a Sway? Are you running into any problems with this? Let us know in the comments!

  7. 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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  8. Safe Search

    I would like a Safe Search feature that returns results that are consistent with Bings SafeSearch function.

    Right now, it appears that Sway can return thumbnails of content which don't show up in Bing (or Google) searches (with SafeSearch) that are inappropriate in an academic environment.

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

    Can you reply to this email letting us know what search query you were using when you got inappropriate material? By default, we have the search set to the strictest setting and only showing creative commons images, so we need to understand if this is broken. Because we have these settings set, you shouldn’t see the exact same results show up in Bing unless you mark similar settings. (And Google should return different results in general.)

  9. 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

  10. Format Navigation of Sections Separately (combine horizontal and veritcal navigation)

    I would like the ability to change the formatting of the navigation for individual sections, allowing me to scroll up and down between sections, but right and left in a particular section (or vice-versa). Right now it is an all one way or the other.

    156 votes
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  11. Add audio narration to a sway picture

    add voice narration to images and/or sway documents like word excel ppt, for example want to comment on an image to explain to students/viewers more details about it

    187 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  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 narration and linking it with a picture. If you’d like to see any additional audio features, please open new suggestions to help us prioritize our future improvements in this space. :)

  12. Embedding (public) Facebook posts

    I'm preparing a Sway about the use of Social Media and it would be very nice to be able to embed public Facebook posts (e.g. from FB pages) similar to the ability to embed Tweets.

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

    Thanks for the suggestion! Are you interested in searching through all public posts or are you more interested in things you and your friends have posted? Let us know by leaving a comment. :)

  13. Improve Twitter Integration Workflow (i.e.. Import More Tweets With Fewer Clicks)

    I recently tried to create Sway using a TweetStorm (of about 100 Tweets). I thought the Sway platform would be ideal to document this TweetStorm (great formatting and design options); I quickly found out that importing the 100 Tweets into Sway was going to be an exercise in futility. Each tweet requires 4 steps to import into Sway!
    Needless to say, I quickly abandoned Sway and switched to Storify because I could import all 100 Tweets with just one click.

    So to fix this problem, I think you need to relook at how Sway integrates with Twitter Content. Especially with…

    2 votes
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  14. Keep format of slide when uploading PowerPoint to Sway

    Could I upload the slides as tiles instead of Sway taking the objects apart? I uploaded a pre-existing presentation and it pulled all of the object out of the slide, including background images.

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

    We’ll be working on improving PPT importation in the future. If anything else appears broken, let us know by leaving a comment. That way we can make sure we’re addressing all known issues when we work on improving this. :)

  15. Control picture caption position

    control where text goes from picture caption

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

    Why do you want to control the caption’s position? Why don’t you like where it currently is? Do you simply want more variety or is there something you don’t like about how it is placed currently? Let us know in the comments!

  16. 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.

  17. Search 'my' Flickr photos

    It's great that I can search Flickr for images, however unless I've tagged my images as CC I can't find them. If I could log in to Flickr and have my images and albums right there in the images pane then I could get my images straight into my sways without having to download them and then re-upload them.

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

    If you’re signed in using your personal Microsoft account (and not an organization Office 365 account), you should see a button that says “Connect to view your Flikr content.” By connecting this account, you’ll be able to see your images.

  18. Better content management

    At the moment writing text offers very basic functionalities. I would like to have more options to enter text like possibility to change character style (italic, underline, linethrough, double-line).

    Better handling of images in the flow with the possibility to have text adapt around the image and have images positioned in different ways with respect to the text flow. This should be applied to any media actually: twitter posts, videos etc.

    95 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the feedback! Make sure you submit votes for the text formatting idea to cover your first point.

  19. 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!

  20. Include "Send To OneNote" for Sway

    Include the feature "Send To OneNote" for Sway

    22 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the suggestion! Why do you want to be able to send your Sway to OneNote? Let us know in the comments! :)

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