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. Sway presentation link which the presentor controls

    Share link on people's devices so when the presentor speaks, he control the next page and everybody connected through that link will see the next page on their device.

    Call this the presentator mode.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. The ability to import from OneDrive or other services

    I would like the ability to import files from OneDrive and other services like Dropbox rather than just being able to import files into sway locally. I feel this would give much more of an option for users. I am really enjoying using Sway at the moment it is a very good idea.

    9 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion! When creating a Sway, did you try clicking on the “Media” button after clicking on the black diamond with the plus sign? OneDrive is currently a supported source for importing images. Dropbox is on our radar.

  3. touch screen features

    Leveraging a surface, and would love to see some added options for the Surface pen. When viewing a sway, being able to swipe with my finger to move along would be great.

    20 votes
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  4. Set base Font and Colour, Sway to do the rest

    Basically we're looking at the possibility to use a sway professionally when we need to quickly communicate an idea/concept/development to clients. Normally we might send an email, usually not enough time to produce a ppt, but a Sway could be perfect to help us communicate more efficiently.

    However, we need to be able to brand it a bit so we'd like the ability to set one font and select one highlight colour (the font we always use for headers, and our "corporate colour"). After that Sway can do whatever it wants matching fonts and colours to our selected ones.

    I…

    15 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for explaining your scenario to us. Have you tried uploading your logo as an image in your Sway, then picking the color palette based on that image? If not, try going to the “Mood” pane then selecting “Color.” You can choose whatever image you want, but try one with your logo and branding colors. Does this meet your needs? Let us know why or why not in the comments!

    Currently we don’t have any direct font customization, but we appreciate your feedback!

  5. For my formatting to stay mine!!

    I just used Sway for a final presentation and IT. WAS. TERRIBLE.
    Because the size of the projector was different than my computer, all of the formatting that I tried so hard to force Sway to do was removed. Sway decided what the images should look like. And they were wrong. Some of my most important equations were shrunken down to the point at which they were no longer useful.
    My professor and other students gave negative design feedback regarding the font, the size of pictures and graphs, and the tilt of the images.
    I have another final presentation later…

    7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re sorry about your negative experience, and we are avidly working to eliminate the issues you have brought up. We would like to avoid having our end users “force” Sway into specific formatting, which is why we’re working with a new creation paradigm. (You can read more about our philosophy here: http://blogs.office.com/2014/12/10/sway-philosophy/). As we continue to improve our algorithms, we would appreciate any specific feedback you can leave us in the comments! Why were the images wrong? Was it mostly ones that involved text/equations that were no longer useful? What was wrong about the font? Why was the new formatting not effective? Feel free to attach some screenshots if possible (or attach your Sway and the dimensions of the screen it was viewed on) so we can investigate further. Thanks for the feedback! :)

  6. More semantic structure?

    I realise you are trying to keep content and styling separate and use 'semantic' structure (like html5?) by using things like 'emphasis'.
    That's fine, but how about some more features like that? ....like article, caption, aside, navigation, header, footer..

    oh and separately ..graphic flow left/right... would be wonderful....

    8 votes
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  7. Embed vertical Sway into a blog

    It would be awesome if I could write blog posts using the vertical scrolling sway and then sharing it on a blog platform.

    Not as a smaller embedded iframe, but as a full size post, as we can see them on the sway website right now.

    I created a small Sway to explain with a picture my idea:
    https://sway.com/QxyhZpeIQonyET68

    Of course the end could automatically add a "created with Sway" or something to give appropriate credits to the app!

    202 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  16 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 2 votes
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  9. Direct connection with programs like mind mapping

    It would be very easy if there was a direct connection with OneNote since it is used to gather website information very quickly. Also, a connection with content from other programs like mind mapping could be very interesting.

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

    Thanks for the suggestions! In order to better capture votes so we can monitor feature requests, we would ask you to break apart your request into two separate requests. For now, we’re editing your request to be solely for mind mapping since a request for OneNote integration has already been submitted. Use some of your votes to vote for the OneNote feature request, and let us know more about why you want it in the comments! :)

  10. HTML

    I would like to make my sway as Langding page
    There for I need to embed HTML

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Remix

    "Remix"
    This function can display a list of models instead of skipping one at a time.
    We have the habit of comparing models and choose the best and the process of "back, forward" makes the person give up.
    It would be nice that the models could be classified into categories or, in sway start, one chooses a theme and the "remix me" shows the models according to this choose that saves time.

    6 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Have you tried manually changing the style or structure in the mood panel? Do you feel that this does not let you choose a theme for the Sway? Additionally, now that we have undo/redo supported, we hope that you find that using “Remix” with undo will allow you to cycle through many choices then go back to your favorite. :)

  12. To have a link to an image editor available

    link it to existing on the machine text editor including rich text editor so that editing can be done in some sense offline and then bring it in to Sway -- to size, crop, position images

    7 votes
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  13. Import from Facebook page

    Really need the ability to import pictures from my Facebook photography page.

    5 votes
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  14. To add voice animation to a story book I want to create with Sway. Is it possible to have voice animation along with the text I will write?

    I want to create a story book with Sway for Special Education Needs children of one of the schools where I work. Some of the children have done cochlear implant. So I wanted to know if is it possible to have voice animation along with the text I will write? I want something like when the educator is reading the text for the children, the texts are highlighted as the educator reads the story.

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  15. Add videos from my own YouTube channel

    It woul be great to have an opportunity to add videos from my own youtube channel by drag and drop like photoes from OneDrive. So I suppose SWAY should have an option of attaching one's youtube channel to the account.

    20 votes
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  16. Support code markups and related features

    I'm a developer and current solutions for live coding or showing a demo involving source code do not necessarily fit my needs. A lot of my colleagues use PowerPoint to relay code snippets or documentation to other people, but it always felt like the wrong solution to the problem. I was hoping that sway could include several features for this - syntax highlighting, live coding support, clean style templates etc.

    116 votes
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  17. First quick Wish list :)

    Please.....

    Easy undo/redo
    More heading/structure levels
    Control over image placement and more sizing scaling
    Some advice over what shape image works in what bit ...it is just experimentation and totally haphazard currently
    Drag and drop rough positioning
    Rich media.... sound (mp3, background music would be good), video, animations, flash import
    Bigger scroll buttons (choice of buttons). On vertical scroll it isn't even obvious you need to/can scroll....
    Publish to mp4
    Publish for LMS

    It's nice, it's a bit of fun, I really hope you make it as much a 'go to' product as Powerpoint is, but at the moment it…

    6 votes
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    Thanks for the wish list, and we’re happy that you’re looking forward to seeing Sway develop further. We just wanted to point out that it may be easier for others to support your ideas if you list each one as separate ideas in this forum (and add votes for ones that already exist). Thanks for all the feedback though! Keep it coming. :)

  18. Ability to add webcontent via URL (e.g. Images, Videos, etc)

    It would be nice if we could go out to the web a pull an image from Bing Images or if we found a YouTube video that we would want to incorporate and we can just simply paste in the URL into the element to embed it in our sway then having to search or upload a local file.

    For the image from URL it could put a reference on the image somewhere as to what website it was from to not infringe on any copy rights.

    26 votes
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  19. Advanced image search options

    Give options when searching for images to limit search such as image size, colour, time (same options as bing image search)

    3 votes
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  20. Sway Preferences

    Sway Preferences

    Now, i have read the "sway philosophy" blog: thanks , great!

    One idea though keeps creeping: should there be a kind of dummy card or somewhere where i could specify some rules that i would want Remix to use?
    If you want, these would be my preferences, some indications to the automated way of Swaying.
    This would keep the product "pure" and would at the same time save time, please users etc .
    It could be an advanced feature so only users with some experience of Swaying would use it.

    2 votes
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    We’re glad you saw the Sway Philosophy blog post and enjoyed reading it!

    Thanks for the suggestion. This type of request is definitely something we’re considering for the future as we make Sway more robust. Keep the feedback coming! :)

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