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.

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. Sway should have Office ribbon

    Hi, it would be just awesome if Sway could have the ribbon like it is in Office in general. This would make our work much more intuitive and effective. I think most of us agrees that ribbon was excellent idea.

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    Thanks for this suggestion! What in the ribbon do you think would be good to add to Sway? Do you prefer the Win32 (Desktop) ribbon or the ribbon in the Universal app?

    We’d like to keep Sway simple to use, but would like to know if there’s functionality you think would be good to add.

  2. Sway would have great potential as a digital signage system

    I think Sway could have the building blocks for a great digital signage system. If Microsoft could release a "Enterprise" product where digital signage content could be created, and then be able to distribute them to TV's using a Windows 10 IoT device, that would be amazing. Storage of content could be either OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint or on premise server. Would need to separate the management of the connected Windows 10 IoT devices (IT department) from the content creators (your Communication department), then you got a great corporate digital sinage system.

    48 votes
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  3. Full Customization

    Alright Mr. Sway-Decision-Maker, it's time for a reality check.

    Customization is NEVER a bad idea. Sway seems like I'm being shoehorned into making a crap presentation with a great program. The program shows promise, however I won't be using it in the future unless full customization is implemented. From the other posts I've read, either nobody working on Sway has any idea how to implement that customization (which I don't believe), or they've got their head so far up their assess that they forgot how to let people innovate within a program. I'm currently just trying to add a frame…

    93 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re sorry to hear about your frustration. Sway is a new productivity tool striving to reinvent the way people work, and since Sway is still a fledgling product, there are things we’re still working on. That said, we typically follow this model: first, and foremost, we want design decisions to be automatic so that our customer isn’t obligated to spend copious amounts of time on fine grain details (for example, Sway will automatically crop your image). We came up with this automatic system by working with professional designers to try and find something that is broadly appealing. However, we know it doesn’t fit everyone, so we offer a set of overrides to help users tweak their Sway (in this same example, this would be the feature Focus Points). Finally, we want to allow customization of those overrides (in this same analogy, this would be the ability to manually crop the…

  4. Add screencasting tools to SWAY so I can make my own educational videos from my computer

    Please include screencasting tools to sway. Small businesses will not always have dedicated video makers or graphic artists to make educational videos and upload to sway before making a newsletter for example..I should be able to record and demonstrate while my webcam captures me and the educational video uploaded into SWAY...(see screencast-o-matic.com).

    5 votes
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  5. Text Layout Freedom

    While creating a Sway for a presentation the current layout options would not let me arrange text in an aesthetically pleasing way. I was forced to pick a design that was closest to what I had in mind for the text layout of my presentation but in doing so I lost the background and color formatting I had liked.
    I would like the freedom to be able to move text wherever I please without having to change other features. The main thing I like about powerpoint is the ability to change the layout of each page however I choose. I…

    13 votes
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  6. Digital Inking

    I love Digital Inking and would like Sway to support it for quick drawing, graph, math and why not able to write on the go.

    Also support for different colors of pen ink.

    132 votes
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  7. Working Title

    I Use sway to send to customer after visit with main goal to show customer example of workflows. I would like to duplicate a Sway, make some modifications and send a tailor made version to the customer. Because each Sway has the same Heading it is not even slightly possible to manage Sways (with the same name).

    I Would like to be able to add a 'working title'. This title should only be visible to moderator - so not to customer! - I then can give the Sway a for me meaningfull name.
    Also It would be great to be…

    14 votes
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  8. Data Tables

    Sway absolutely needs the ability to include data tables of some sort. Similar to Word or PPT.

    There is basically no way to present numeric data in Sway right now which makes it mostly useless as a business presentation tool.

    38 votes
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  9. Merge

    Can you introduce feature to merge two sways.

    92 votes
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  10. Integrate it with Microsoft Powerpoint

    I tried making a sway (or whatever you call to the product of this software) and found that it is an easy way of organizing your thoughts when doing a presentation.

    Instead of putting your ideas in "Outline" in Microsoft PowerPoint, I think organizing it this way (I mean the sway way XD) makes it more easier and adorable.

    74 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback! How do you imagine Sway integrating with PowerPoint? Do you want to be able to convert one to the other? What functionality would you expect to see in Sway or in PowerPoint if they were integrated? Let us know in the comments! :)

  11. very basic simple html formatting commands support please

    I love sway and cards.. I think it made lot of learning simple to me.. However as the saying goes by the user like me want more of this amazing product...

    html formats and html5 media formats are the way of the content organisation. i would love to have different background colors and different font colors for all the text and videos i want to load up. Audio files,videofiles embedding would be something i was also looking forward. however simple html contents/file supports/html5 media support must be in the future plan i hope.

    4 votes
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  12. Display data and enter forms from SharePoint on-premise (or 365) lists e.g., blogs, surveys

    Please have Sway allow us to display data and enter forms from SharePoint on-premise (or 365) lists e.g., blogs, surveys

    7 votes
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  13. A Sway web design app

    I would use Sway if it's output could be imported into website designs, or if it could be used to create them directly. The way it's designed is exactly the kind of web page design app I would go for.

    3 votes
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  14. Embed gist

    Allow for embeding gist (gist.github.com) into sway

    32 votes
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  15. I would like to see more personalisation.

    I love the themes which are in place. However, I think that it would be nice if we could decide the colour of the fonts and headings used in the customise section with a colour picker like you do in other office applications. I would also like to see improvements to background images, so instead of using the defaults you could also choose to import your own images. This would make the experience much more personal. I always find that the themes which exist are missing the combinations of colours that I would like.

    5 votes
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  16. Sway Integrated Into SharePoint Publishing for Curation

    Integration features into SharePoint Publishing to allow content curation of SharePoint content utilizing Content Search. SharePoint currently allows you to publishing pages, but not curate content. It would be nice if you have a portal hosted in SharePoint to use Sway features to use Content Search to discover content within your portal to use in creating a narrative.

    58 votes
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  17. Links to Windows Explorer

    Allow Sway to link to Windows Explorer file paths.
    Make sway the go-to app for online tutorials by allowing us to link file paths on Windows such as C:\Program Files or C:\Users\Downloads

    4 votes
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  18. Sway and search engines

    Hi Sway Team,
    i was trying with using Sway for a presentation of my "little" company. Ater trying - i left it as a little "WebSite". Take a look at http://www.yabez.de
    The interesting thing was, that Google immediatly took my Sway in the Search Results (Search for "yabez"), Bing did not (for now).
    So here is my Idea: Could you implement a few functions for optimization in point of search-engines?
    - robots.txt stands in the moment not on "follow, ..."
    - indexing
    - Tags and description
    - ...

    Kind regards,

    Matthias

    25 votes
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  19. Yammer Integration

    I can imagine a Sway tab on the User's Yammer Profile.
    • listing sways created by the user
    • ability to attach them to posts for sharing
    • ability to link to them from notes etc

    I can also imagine uploading sways into a Yammer Group in the files sections.
    • Images, Documents, Images, Videos and now Sways

    Finally, we need to ensure that we use app extensions so that the user on a mobile can easily share a sway into a Yammer group. Or from Yammer, open the sway in the app.

    24 votes
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  20. Integrating some of the innovation used by Visme in Sway

    If you have not heard of visme, take a look at visme.co I was part of one of your 3 day focus groups in Redmond a couple of years back. I had a great time with your Dev team members. I'm happy to see you implemented printing, but also find the visme template tools very easy to create dynamic presentations and documentation. Take a look. I look forward to hearing your thoughts! Lou Kalis - La Crosse Public Library - I.T. Manager

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