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. 1 vote
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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    At this time, you can’t manually override the style’s layout of your Sway. However, we do have a style that centers all content. (Currently the 4th row of styles.) What do you think of these styles? Let us know by leaving a comment. :)

  2. Standard Business Reporting - Enterprise

    I would like additional content sources for #Sway to include Standard Business Reporting. Information is defined once in the SBR AU (Definitional) Taxonomy and re-used many times across reports. These data elements can be used in a variety of ways to review and report business and financial information.

    Please review www.sbr.gov.au

    The taxonomy is designed from an information classification perspective and would be enhanced with additional sources such as dashboards, sound clouds and linked to Business Intelligence capability in Azure.

    I would like to discuss sway on a confidential basis through @skypebusiness.

    Thx for your consideration of these matters.

    Kind…

    4 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Edit Image with filters and Typography (Font Candy)

    With great social applications such as Instagram able to edit images with premade filters and add new and typography on the image similar to font candy on windows phone [1]

    [1]http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/font-candy-typography-photo-editor/9e404244-0f24-4c1e-9b97-6bc4b0f39761

    3 votes
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  4. Sway for Business Sales presentations

    I'd like to use Sway as a tool for our Sales people to create personalized customer presentations.
    What I'd need would be for Sway to stay within our O365 tenant (not public), to be configured to look at specific publishing libraries for master presentation slides (stored as images maybe?), disclaimers etc.
    After that it would be nice to be able to have an offline format (through OneNote maybe?) and share it selectively with customers.
    SharePoint used to have a Slide Library that we used in a similar way. I think Sway could be the killer app for Sales!

    15 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for all the suggestions! Some of them (like enterprise compliance) have already been suggested by other users, so make sure you go vote for their ideas. Can you elaborate more on what publishing libraries for master presentation slides Sway should be configured to? What disclaimers you would need? Let us know in the comments!

  5. Enalbe / Disable by user

    manage the enable / disable setting by user. Currently we could manage it for whole tenant. But we would allow to specific user such as by grade, FAC or STU, etc. Your consideration would be really appreciated.

    Reference site:
    https://support.office.com/en-us/client/results?Shownav=true&lcid=1041&ns=O365ENTADMIN&version=15&omkt=en-us&ver=15&services=YAMMEREDU%2cOFFICESUBSCRIPTION%2cSHAREPOINTWACEDU%2cSHAREPOINTSTANDARDEDU%2cEXCHANGESSTANDARD%2cMCOSTANDARD%2cAADPREMIUM%2cMFAPREMIUM%2cBIAZUREP0&HelpID=O365EServiceSettings_%20AdminSway

    5 votes
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  6. Smooth scrolling

    Having a Sway with many images, I would like to wish a smooth scrolling feature. Scrolling with the mouse is - at least on my system - not very smooth, whereas scrolling by arrow keys is.

    24 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion! Do you think this information is valuable to everyone who views the Sway or only for the author? Would you want to be able to “like/star/fave” any other piece of content in the Sway? Anyone who likes this idea, let us know what you think in the comments!

  8. Clean elegant themes

    I want to use Sway with professional audiences. Background textures, wacky typefaces, and swooshy transitions get you ignored

    Please provide additional clean & elegant theme/design options.
    I want my Sways to look like 85% Medium.com (excellent typography, focus on content, understated design), and 15% PowerPoint (emphasis on headings/sections, strong focus/full screen emphasis on certain elements).

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

    We appreciate the feedback! We have two “elegant” themes currently: the first row and the fourth row of the Design Pane (Click on Style). You can also further customize them by choosing your font combinations and color palettes, making the accent colors clean and more understated. Are you finding these variations to be too limiting and would simply like more? Are the colors/fonts not appropriate, even after customizing? Let us know in the comments!

  9. Combine two text boxes

    Combine two seperate text content boxes

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

    Currently, you can combine text cards by dragging and dropping one into the other. However, this only works if there are line breaks between text in the main card. We are tracking this issue as a bug and will update this post when it has been addressed. Thanks for reporting this to us! :)

  10. Need a Copy Link button when sharing.

    Hi,

    We need the ability to select the share links text and see the "Select All" option.

    Or we need a copy link button.

    That said, I like Sway and where you're going with the new features.

    Thanks.

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Have you tried clicking “Copy to Clipboard” when trying to share the Sway link? This will copy the entire URL to your clipboard so you can paste it anywhere without having to worry about a “select all” option. Additionally, when you click on the link, all of it should highlight to make it easy for you to copy. :)

  11. Where has my storyline gone?

    I made a sway over the last few weeks and i need to add to it, but when i open my sways online through 365 i only see the preview pane and no storyline is present! Help!!

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Sorry for the delayed response! If you notice a bug like this, we usually pay attention to the error page forum to address issues more quickly vs the idea suggestion forums where we wait for ideas to gain a following. Are you still experiencing this problem? Have you ensured that you are logged in when clicking the link to your Sway? If so, please reply directly to the email so we can assist you further.

  12. PPT

    When importing PowerPoints, my pictures and clip art are separated. Really need options on how to format uploads.

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  13. 11 votes
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  14. 59 votes
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  15. 3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    You can import photos and files from OneDrive currently! Try clicking the “Insert” option, then selecting “OneDrive” from the sources listed in the drop down. Was this hard to discover? Let us know in the comments! And thanks for suggesting iCloud. :)

  16. The pinch gesture to zoom out to a "sway map"

    Sway is awesome, but forces a linear presentation/consumption flow. What if the pinch gesture zoomed out to a "sway map" that was based on the section headings - this would allow non-linear navigation of the sway. If you wanted to get really cool, any links outside the sway would then map outside the "sway map" showing you the connections to other places. If a sway linked to a sway, you would end up with a view that showed this too - and a way to easily navigate through them all.

    9 votes
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  17. interactive Data

    For example, creating interactive mathematic graphics with excel or other data. So the users could click on the graphic and see what happen on the graph.

    It could be nice to create a timeline option to click on and see what happen.

    14 votes
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  18. Collage Creator

    As I was getting more familiar with Sway, the product does a great job of pulling in a variety of sources but does not give enough options for editing the images once imported. There are several popular online collage makers out there. Essentially to make my Sway really pop, I have to use either one of those online tools or create my own collage offline then import it into Sway.

    Cut the other guys out and you will have a winner.

    19 votes
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  19. Show annotated PDFS

    There should be a way to upload and share PDFs and annotation for class presentations or for proof presentations, to make presentations more interesting.

    2 votes
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  20. Annotating videos

    There should be an online way to annotate videos from either YouTube or other online streaming services.

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