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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• 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. 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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  2. 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. :)

  3. 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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  4. 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)

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  5. 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.

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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! :)

  6. Post updates to sway from other applications

    I would like to be able to post updates to Sway whenever I update a blog post in Wordpress or other blogging platform. This could be done with IFTT.com. Emailing to Sway would also be useful.

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  7. Center or left/right justify stack groups

    I created a sway that scrolls horizontally. When I put some images into a stack group, the group was left justified. I think it would be nice to have the option to center a stack. To me, it would look better on my laptop but maybe it doesn't work as well on small devices.

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  8. Ability to share individual sections separately

    Sometime, we just want to share a section or target information. We've already known that we create the whole presentation. But, in a situation, we just want to share the direct piece of information or the direct section to our interests.

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  9. Improve UX

    Using it the first time is a bit of a challenge.
    - Adding a new element, I see this huge slide in the storyline overview, however it looks totally different in the actual view - how do they relate, I have no idea
    - sections? Adding new content, new sections(?) were created, what the hell does that even mean, all of this should be easy and clear to understand from the UX when using it
    - positioning: I was confused that I could not drag and drop things into place. So I only add content and through predefined layouts everything…

    2 votes
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    Sorry that you found our UX difficult, and thanks for specifically pointing out what you think can be improved. We hope that as we better understand yours and other customers’ perspectives, we’ll be able to solve some of these usability problems. The reason that the storyline looks different than the canvas is because the storyline is the authoring model we use, and the canvas is where you can see what your Sway will look like. Sections are an organizational tool in your Sway, and yes, adding new content organizes them into sections. And yes, we don’t have a “What you see is what you get” authoring paradigm. You can read more about our authoring philosophy there: http://blogs.office.com/2014/12/10/sway-philosophy/. We’ll continue working on adding to our Microsoft support page, community forums, and knowledge base, so hopefully these resources will become more helpful in the future! Let us know if you come…

  10. Remix only specific elements in the Sway

    I'm really excited about the remix concept, but it would be great if you could select where you want to wonder around.
    Let me explain; if you could select what you want to alter, maybe just the font, or maybe the layout, or maybe the background color scheme, so you could "freeze" what you already like and keep trying new things where you are not completely sure, then you could quickly find something you like by trial and error... and you may end with something otherwise you wouldn't imagine.
    Personally, I try to make my presentations feel familiar in the…

    6 votes
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  11. Search articles or webpages within Sway

    I would like to do a Bing search on topics (researching)
    Eg: I'm trying to write about "Daft Punk"
    With other products I would hit a new tab and read an article about them and then continue writing,

    I want that experience in Sway. Where Not just pictures, but text and articles can be read and continued.

    You have a fantastic web experience and this will make me not move away and help you retain people.
    Great job!

    4 votes
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  12. I'd like to know if Sways are encrypted at rest when stored in Azure.

    I'd like to know if Sways are encrypted at rest when stored in Azure.

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  13. Share a OneDrive folder as an auto-generated Sway

    I use OneDrive to share pictures with friends and relatives. Unfortunately the display of pictures sucks on OneDrive.

    A cool feature would be to be able in OneDrive to have a button "Share this folder as a Sway" , and you would automatically have nice generated Sways from the pictures (and the captions of these pictures).

    This Sway would be updated automatically when new pictures are added to the chosen folder.

    This would provide a really pleasant way of sharing OneDrive pictures!

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    While we don’t currently support this feature, if you’re a Windows 10 user, you can use the Photos app to do something similar. Select one of your albums, then click Share → Upload to Sway (or scroll to the bottom and select “Tell your story with Sway”). This will allow you to auto-generate a Sway from all the photos in that album.

  14. Ribbon

    Add ribbon to easier creating of Sway. It would be more intuitive.

    3 votes
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  15. Customize your Sway

    There isn´t a Blank layout that allows user to customize his presentation... and there should be some effects as in the PowerPoint

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  16. Entering text in the text card by dragging

    If we want to create Sway with a lot of text, it is useful to logically divide complete text, make a doc file for each part, and put all the files in one folder. This simplifies review, changes and additions of text.

    As well, with Ctrl+A/Copy/Paste, we can easily enter text in the text card.

    But this can be even easier, and much more fun: in a way as we add images. We can place the doc files into Sway folder on OneDrive, and drag them to the text cards.

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  17. Boogie Board Sync Support

    I would love to draw something on my Boogie Board Sync and drop it into my Sway!

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  18. Option "Animations"

    With this option, we can add animation to the start of Sway. For example, Sway is shown as a magic box (or package) and click on it (people like to open the packages :)) box opens and starts Sway presentation.

    This would be fun, especially for children and older people who want to make a Sway.

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  19. Support own/foreign Web-Storage through WebDAV/FTP/HTTP Links

    Import and export of media should support own Servers, NAS or other Web-locations. The most useful protocol would be WebDAV. Also supporting access through FTP would also be helpful. Using a link to import videos or images would also be pretty useful.

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  20. Additional Context Menu

    I would really like to see a context menu at text editing and some other places additionally to the CardDeck-menu strip at the top

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