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. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. Group of pictures that will cycle endlessly

    I had to make a GIF for that.

    4 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Improve (slow) loading time/start-up performance...

    The initial display of a Sway takes quite long time to display (as compared to a conventional web page)

    Please improve Sway initial display start-up time. Especially on mobile devices with less CPU power. Some sort of server caching for the initial page view would be really appreciated.

    24 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  4 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. The ability to upload larger images

    The first thing I tried was uploading a 5MB image from shutterstock. It failed miserably.

    3 votes
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  7. ideal sway output

    it would be awesome and amazing if sway could enable me to have same effects as this website.

    http://www.asus.com/my/NotebooksUltrabooks/ASUSTransformerBookT100TA/overview/

    thanks

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  8. Preview and edit media before insertion

    It would be good if you could preview and edit media content instead of just entering it in.

    11 votes
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  9. Support various nokia photo types

    I would love to be able to include my photosynths, nokia refocus, nokia panorama, nokia cinemagraphs and blink cliplets to sway

    5 votes
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  10. 1 vote
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  11. 7 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  3 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Add pinterest as resource

    Pinterest could be a great resource for images and optionally the content associated with the image.

    11 votes
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  13. Refresh OneDrive Photo Listing

    I was uploading new photos from Lightroom to OneDrive, to get them visible in Sway, I had to keep navigating in and out of the OneDrive folder to refresh. A button would be great.

    7 votes
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  14. Offer additional sway components/apps in the office store

    Offer sway apps from the office store or in sway itself that can be plugged into your sway site such as a PayPal or Stripe app for commerce or a Skype app for web based calls like in Outlook.com

    3 votes
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  15. Layout photos on various sides of a cube

    Switch to different views of the same object (front, rear, from above etc.) to create a tridimensional effect.

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  16. Create detailed pop-ups in photo

    showing an industrial process to a costumer:
    pointing in different part of a tool's photo grant access to different video, graph, quality report, certificates and other details about costs, performance ecc.
    example:
    in the photo of a drill, pointing on the handle will show safety data, on the tip will show performance ecc.

    4 votes
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  17. Picture zoom

    i can´t zoom a picture in a sway. (Tablet)

    9 votes
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  18. Pen or Stylus support

    Is pen support added? I am thinking at Surface users like me :-)

    14 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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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