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. 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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      Gathering Feedback  ·  4 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Embed Microsoft Forms

      I have tried to embed a Microsoft Form, but it displays a block containing a link to the form, rather than the questions.

      It would be better if the questions could be displayed in and answered from the Sway.

      8 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • stream

          I need to be able to embed an MS Stream video into a sway. Not just the link. The video should play inline.

          12 votes
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          • to include quiz features

            I see this as a potentially engaging instructional tool. The ability to create multiple-choice or other similar objective quizzes that students could answer, and then receive immediate feedback, would be a tremendous asset to learning. Such a quiz could be dropped in the middle of a "sway" presentation, creating a moment of self-assessment or reflection before moving on to new material. I hope you consider this!

            17 votes
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            • Power Bi Embedded Capabilities

              Power Bi's service capabilities have changed in a way which will make Sway's existing workflow for embedding dashboards unusable. This is very unfortunate, because Sway provides an excellent venue for quickly and easily sharing dashboards.

              It would be excellent if Sway could add functionality to embed a Power Bi dash using the "Embedded" workflow. Bonus points if you can tie in buttons that can link to the API functionality.

              45 votes
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                1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Let me text pictures to a Sway via SMS/MMS

                My wife and I take a lot of pictures on our phone and are dying for a friction-free way to save the highlights with captions for the memories. The best we've got so far is a private FB group, but I love the format of a Sway and would prefer that. But the friction of adding pictures to a Sway is too high.

                The best I've thought of is for Msft to get a phone number that I as a user can text with pictures and optionally a caption. I would register my phone number to my account, and it…

                19 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add company typefaces/fonts to customize presentations

                  Would like the feature to add our company typeface to the the designs, so the presentation is on-brand.

                  Currently the presentations look detached because of this.

                  18 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Autoplay in Sway

                    Autoplay in Sway embed cards!

                    7 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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!

                      105 votes
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                        Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Host sways in O365 SharePoint

                        Instead of sharing on sway or as a pdf i want to share my sways on Office365 SharePoint where all my other content already resides. I also want to embed videos and other content in my sway that exists on SharePoint. I would expect a sway to be just another App that I can add to a site, just like a document Library or custom list. and for which the permissions are set in SharePoint.

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                          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.

                          69 votes
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                            Gathering Feedback  ·  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Colour choice for links

                            Give a colour choice when displaying links to sites and other media platforms. I see when i click on a link it comes up blue , but never stays that way. It would look amazing if they could be a different colour as i always use a black background and electric blue or any other colour REALLY stands out. !!

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • All Microsoft Word Fonts available in Sway

                              All Word Fonts available in Sway.
                              This would allow greater flexibility for users to personalise their Sways.
                              It's particularly useful for business users who must adhere to brand/design guidelines.

                              28 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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!

                                • Export to PowerPoint

                                  I think that we should export sway to Microsoft PowerPoint. Because Maybe there are a lot of people who like Microsoft PowerPoint. And we can't add videos from our computer.

                                  15 votes
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                                  • 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. :)

                                    • Add Columns to Text

                                      I would like to be able to edit the text into columns or at least a table so that it is easier to compare text--not pictures (I know there is a way to do it with pictures).

                                      18 votes
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                                      • to have Google Web Fonts or Adobe TypeKit font support in Sway.

                                        I'd like to be able to customize the fonts in Sway using free Google Web Fonts, or tie in my Adobe TypeKit subscription to Sway to use for presentations.

                                        17 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Have a feature to automatically have all pictures full view

                                          I write a sway newsletter every week and use a lot of photos. I would love to be able to default to all pictures being full view.

                                          6 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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