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. Responsive Text

    I realize that this is optimized for Mobile, which is awesome, but when you are viewing the Storyline the text does not extend the entire width of the page, looks to be about 50% of the page. It would be nice for it to have the same layout across all screens.

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  2. Disqus forums

    Awesome potential here for online education. I'd like to see the ability to attach Disqus forums = class discussion

    15 votes
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  3. Kinect Support

    specific gestures will make spectacular presentations.
    Especially combined with some other suggestions presented here.
    Create sway with Xbox one will be an additional vantage

    4 votes
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  4. Import Retains Basic Formatting

    I am creating a catalog of images where each image needs a unique caption, as there are almost 200 images doing so by hand in Sway is very tedious. I automated the process of creating the captions in Word and then upload that document into Sway, which works very well.

    The issue I have is that the first part of the caption needs to be bold, with the last part (the price) should not be. I can automate the formatting in Word as well but Sway does not recognize the formatting so I have to manually emphasize each image in…

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  5. Xbox Showcase

    Be able to drop videos from a user's Xbox showcase / game dvr

    1 vote
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  6. Control Sway with Microsoft Band

    With Sway projecting to my audience from my phone or other device, I would like to move through my Sway presentation by using gestures picked up and interpreted by my Microsoft Band which then sends a corresponding navigation instruction to Sway. I would like to control my presentation by flicking my wrist or tapping the screen of my Microsoft Band.

    8 votes
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  7. 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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    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!

  8. 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!

  9. Group of pictures that will cycle endlessly

    I had to make a GIF for that.

    4 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 1 vote
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  17. 7 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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