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. Preview animations while creating or editing Sway

    It'd be really nice if there were a way to see what the animations were going to look like without going into the full preview view (which you'd have to leave if you want to change the animations). It'd just be nice for exploring the different layouts quickly.

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  2. Text cards should be displayed separately when viewing/consuming a Sway (in "landscape")

    I think that if each "Text" represents an idea, they should to presented one at a time (like an slide in powerpoint...)

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  3. Record a object transition

    And also when inserting an object I want to be able to modify its position using the mouse and a record button which function like a position recorder of an object

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

    Thanks for the suggestion! What are you trying to do with this type of recording? Are you looking to enhance animations or to try and illustrate a point or a concept? If you share your specific scenario with us, it’ll help us better understand your request. Please let us know in the comments!

  4. Let the input be easier

    The idea I made of Sway was an I/O software... And I discovered a wonderful output generator... Please let me include content "à la volée" : Let me write or copy text quickly, add photos or videos for further layouts or adjustings... If possible :) Otherwise I will keep my OneNote nearby ;)

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  5. Accordion Tabs

    Accordion 3-tabs that allow you to create content that you can highlight based on selections.

    7 votes
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  6. Allow the redirection by frame

    I want use a sway to present a project and so, i'd have the permission to make a redirection by frame from my domain (i use 1&1)

    4 votes
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  7. Navigating a Sway in new ways

    the opportunity to move the presentation already either vertical, horizontal or in any way imaginable so it looks more cool and more impressive

    4 votes
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  8. Provide sway applets for "graduated" infographic display.

    Provide applets that are themselves interactive for "stepping" through data to show sequences, evolution, or progression of a data series or relationship.

    Instead of "changing a page" you are going to the next iteration of the infographic display.

    21 votes
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  9. Storyline synced with view mode while scrolling

    When finding a place that needs adjustment, it would be nice if going back to the Storyline meant already at the right place to edit.

    3 votes
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  10. 4 votes
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  11. Photo caption font should match text style

    I added a caption to a photo, but it looks jarring and out of place because the text style is different than other blocks of text in my Sway.

    2 votes
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  12. Split imported Word documents into sub-sections

    To be able to splitt lengthy imported word documents into shorter parts. And also to be able to insert pictures and other stuff inbetween text parts, and in the middle of the text

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    We can see why having a long document would be difficult. Out of curiosity…were there any types of dividers in your original Word documents, such as headings? If so, were they respected in a way that seemed reasonable to you?

    Would you find it useful for a split card command to exist to help break text cards into smaller text cards?

    Additionally, splitting text cards apart by inserting a different card between them has been implemented! Thanks for the feedback. :)

  13. Sway Slogan - Share What Animates You

    I think a phenomenal slogan for SWAY would be "Share What Animates You."

    Captures the animation aspect and the social aspect of SWAY.

    3 votes
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  14. Bigger scroll button on L-R views

    I have my Sway layout right now going from left to right, and I can use the little scroller in the middle of my mouse to easily browse through the photos. However, for those without one of the scrollers on their mouse, or not knowing they can use that to view the images, the < and > buttons in the lower right should be a little bigger (hey, I know how it works but lots of people are a bit slower), and I also wish they would respond a bit quicker when you do click on them, as there is…

    6 votes
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  15. Search tweet by specific user

    I would like to be able to search a specific user's tweets. I cannot find tweets that are older

    10 votes
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  16. Font icons as content media

    Enable using font icons as content media as well for presenting links in text

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  17. Change state of elements (such as on hover or on seelct)

    It would be great to have a bit more control on text elements, like when hovering or selecting a text element, have it change color, go bold or italicize...You could also do this with photos, like pop up photo credits on hover...

    2 votes
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  18. Insert a 3D PDF with navigation

    Ability to insert 3D models. One way is with 3D PDFs. Maybe there are HTML versions that could be embedded.

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  19. Supply API to get information of contact as department from exchange online by mail app

    i am building an app for outlook web app
    account is exchange online

    by app, i want to get department of inputted email belong exchange online
    exist in global address list

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  20. Better color picker

    The colour picker is confusing. It seems to me that it is random?

    2 votes
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