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. Set the height of the iframe

    I don't have a problem with embedding the iFrame into my blog but I want to be able to view the entire Sway in the iFrame and not have scrolling. I am using Tumblr and that may be the cause of the issue. But Tumblr could be a platform that Sway will thrive on ... I would love to be able to embed straight to Tumblr from Sway.

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      2 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make UI more intuitive

      I as an experienced user like the sway Interface but I think new users might get lost to do simple tasks because they are hidden!

      - How do you preview your sway? You click out of the content area but this is a bit hidden I think.. why not adding a button in the header saying "preview" or something to make it super-simple?

      - The areas to edit something is not always clear. I've found myself selecting the group instead of the item itself or the exact opposite because I clicked a few pixels too high.. It's hard to find…

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        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Media Interaction (audio, video, etc.)

        I don't just want audio playback. I want the user to interact with the audio that's going on. For an example, let's say I have 3 objects in my sway. Clicking one switches to a different mp3 at the same timestamp as a different mp3. I'm a composer. So this would allow a user to have 3 options, "more action", "less action" and "normal playback". I would have 3 mp3's that are similar but different on the back end. This way the user could "interact" with the audio. This is a very specific example, I know. But I'm not suggesting…

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          1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Combine text with photos

          I can not find a way to combine text and pictures, except for the labeling of photos.

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            11 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            What exactly are you trying to do by combining text and photos? For example, are you trying to overlay text on a photo, create a caption, or something like having the text and photo displayed side-by-side in a group? Let us know in the comments!

          • Responsive Text

            I realize that this is optimized for Mobile, which is awesome, but when you are viewing the Storyline the text does not extend the entire width of the page, looks to be about 50% of the page. It would be nice for it to have the same layout across all screens.

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              1 comment  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Disqus forums

              Awesome potential here for online education. I'd like to see the ability to attach Disqus forums = class discussion

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                1 comment  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Kinect Support

                specific gestures will make spectacular presentations.
                Especially combined with some other suggestions presented here.
                Create sway with Xbox one will be an additional vantage

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                  2 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Preview videos before inserting into Sway

                  I Would like to be able to preview a video when creating a sway. Currently the only way to see the Video is to insert it and play it in the Sway to see if the video is what you desire OR to open another tab, search YouTube and pkay the video there.

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                    0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Import Retains Basic Formatting

                    I am creating a catalog of images where each image needs a unique caption, as there are almost 200 images doing so by hand in Sway is very tedious. I automated the process of creating the captions in Word and then upload that document into Sway, which works very well.

                    The issue I have is that the first part of the caption needs to be bold, with the last part (the price) should not be. I can automate the formatting in Word as well but Sway does not recognize the formatting so I have to manually emphasize each image in…

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                      0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Xbox Showcase

                      Be able to drop videos from a user's Xbox showcase / game dvr

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                        0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Sway library

                        A Sway library to store, find and (re)use Sway templates and earlier used Sway cards.

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                          Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Control Sway with Microsoft Band

                          With Sway projecting to my audience from my phone or other device, I would like to move through my Sway presentation by using gestures picked up and interpreted by my Microsoft Band which then sends a corresponding navigation instruction to Sway. I would like to control my presentation by flicking my wrist or tapping the screen of my Microsoft Band.

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                            0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Notes to Images

                            As I'm working on a lengthy sway, I have many images in a OneDrive folder. It would be great to be able to add notes or tag the images to help organize things a little easier. Folders could work, but makes picking them for use in the sway tedious.

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                              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks for the feedback! We know that if you have lots of content in your OneDrive, it can be unruly. Could you help us better understand the scenario? What types of things would you want in these notes and what would the desired result be? (For example, are you imagining being able to search within your OneDrive for content based on these self-specified notes/tags?) Let us know in the comments!

                            • Sort or filter content in OneDrive

                              Having > 1000 pictures in one onedrive folder, it's kinda impossible to find the ones I want to embed into a sway. So please add options as they are available in onedrive (list/thumbnails) and allow sorting by name, size, date (ascending & descending) and as in onedrive, allow storing the sort type. And maybe even add a filter for date, to limit display to a specific period.

                              34 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                You can now use the search bar to search the metadata of your OneDrive content to help find what you need! We’ll keep this idea open though to track actually creating filters like you describe. Thanks for the feedback!

                              • Magazine Layout Templates or Structures

                                Magazine layout templates... I'd do a weekly/monthly magazine ...

                                image with text blocks, full bleed. vertical and horizontal.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Set photo as background image for entire Sway

                                  It would be great if the user could set a custom background (e.g. a photo or color) which is always shown as the background. Text and other content in a Sway would appear in front of this background.

                                  60 votes
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                                    Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Autogenerate a preview thumbnail for links

                                    When adding a link to Sway, add content/media from the site like Facebook or Twitter does when you post a link on their sites.

                                    18 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • YouTube thumbnails

                                      More of a question than an idea. When we insert a YouTube video, the thumbnail looks blurry. Is Sway grabbing the custom thumbnail presented by YouTube, or finding a random frame to use in the video as the thumbnail?

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                                        6 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Group of pictures that will cycle endlessly

                                        I had to make a GIF for that.

                                        4 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Windows Phone Reader view of a Sway (to enlarge text)

                                          Sways currently appear with "squint print" on Windows phones such as my Lumia Icon. A "Reader" view of Sways would help people who have a hard time dealing with tiny fonts.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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