Sway Suggestion Box

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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. 59 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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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    2 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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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    1 comment  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the suggestion! We have enabled Excel charts for the time being via the embed link, and we have plans to add more interactive elements to Sways in the future! Have you tried embedding GeoGebraTube?

  4. 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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    0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Have you tried importing a PDF into Sway? Let us know in the comments if that achieved your goal or not! :)

  5. Annotating videos

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

    1 vote
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the feedback! What type of information do you want to annotate on your video? Let us know in the comments!

  6. Recreate traditional games

    There should be a way to make Sway really cool with some templates of games, they can be for creative purposes and projects fro school.

    1 vote
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    1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the suggestion! What type of games are you hoping to include? Let us know in the comments. :)

  7. Embed Shazam Tags

    There should be an option to share Shazam Tags or embed them into Sway.

    1 vote
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    1 comment  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the suggestion! Out of curiosity, what kind of Sway are you planning on making using Shazam tags? Let us know in the comments!

  8. Embed code from Sharepoint

    Its possible to Embed code from my personnel OneDrive but not from the OneDrive Business ?

    9 votes
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  9. Arrow Buttons and Keys in Photo Grid

    If you create a grid of photos, and then click on one to make it fullscreen, there should be arrows to look at the other photos (and arrowkey shortcuts) . Right now you have to click to minimize then click a different pgoto to maximize

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. XBox One and 360 App for sway

    Kinda like onedrive app but lets you see the sways using kinect and or just using your controller

    9 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. import ppt masters (for layout & font) and ppt color palettes/themes created in-house

    In order to use for business, it would be helpful if Sway allowed you to import ppt masters (for layout) and ppt color palettes. As it stands, I'm not sure I can produce anything that will comply with company branding guidelines.

    I would suggest more flexibility and customize-ability. Especially if you want large companies to work with it.

    5 votes
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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the suggestion! We will ultimately support business scenarios, and your feedback will help us ensure that we have the necessary features to enable you and other companies to use Sway.

  12. Be able to have a background to "hold in place" for a determined number slide. And have video playing in the background is very cool.

    I would like a background image to remain visible, say, in a very subdue washout color while text and graphic content can 'roll' over until another background image can be use for another section of rolling graphics. Oh and plz allow for fonts selection and manipulation to the fullest extend. Text is such an important component of any modern app, it should be a "feature."

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Try showcasing a picture as much as possible (“most”) then putting a text card after it. If your Sway is in the vertical structure (and for the majority of styles), you will get the effect you described. We’re working on making effects like this more discoverable, so your feedback is greatly appreciated! Additionally, if you break your each of your ideas into their own posts, it will help others vote for them. :)

  13. To preview header photo and align focus

    I agree with the suggestions to allow for more ability to resize photos, however, more specifically, it would be really nice to have some sort of way to select the area of the photo that the header/title photo should focus on. Most images don't fit well in the header or title area and end up being cut off. That's very frustrating, but would be acceptable if users could decide which areas of the photo to show.

    This is the biggest thing holding me back from using sway because it really effects the look and quality of the sway.

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the feedback! We’re working on resolving this issue, and we’ll let you know once we do. We want to ensure that this isn’t holding you or anyone else back from using Sway.

  14. Mac App

    a app for sway that is supported across many platform's

    42 votes
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    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Quick mode and Advanced mode

    So that would keep it quick and easy as you obviously want.
    But then you could have sensible layout features for those that want more control, and there's so much more control I'd like.....

    15 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    What control do you think is missing? Let us know what’s important to you in the comments or by voting for features that you think are missing!

  16. Support for third party moods

    There are so many talented graphic artists in the world that I would like to make sure that being able to access third party moods is part of the application platform.

    3 votes
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  17. Kindle Fire app

    Please make an app for the Kindle Fire!

    12 votes
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  18. Jump to the end of Sway (>|)

    This option is required. During creation of Sway, when we add some contents, we start Preview and we have to go to the end of Sway to see how it looks. So, quick jump to the end of Sway is a very useful feature. Also, this is useful if a table of contents at the end of Sway.

    8 votes
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  19. Manual markers where presentation should pause

    Now when pressing the "next" (>) button, Sway decides how far ahaid it jumps. Sometimes it goes to far and viewers can see what is next. This way they don't stay focused on the current topic.

    Because of that, you have already comments on a phrase that is written in the next slide, while it still is completely out of context at that moment.

    The only way to avoid this, is to do some scrolling. However, this removes the smoothness and doesn't resolve the problem once Sway supports pointers.

    3 votes
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  20. PowerPoint Tools available in Sway

    As an avid user of ppt... Sway seems to limit my "creativity" by just having templates in the remix (altho i do think it would be helpful for others who just want a ready-made look)...

    a) choosing fonts and font color and size
    i use font style sometimes as an addition to whatever message i need to convey.. so if its light then its comic sans.. if its horror themed.. then i go for chiller. if i want to emphasize a word.. i might want to start with a small sized font until and make it grow into a full…

    14 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the feedback! If you break apart your requests into separate submissions, it is easier for others to vote for which ones they want us to work on! Additionally, you can use some of your allotted votes to vote for ones that are already submitted. :)

    It’s certainly interesting to hear what features from PPT and other Office applications users want to see in Sway. However, Sway is a new option for people within the Office portfolio, and whether you choose Sway, PPT, or any other Office application really depends on your own specific needs and content creation preferences. While we don’t plan to build all of PPT’s functionality into Sway, we do want to understand what features from PPT, or other Office apps, you think might be absolutely critical for Sway. We’ll consider how each requested feature from those other apps would fit with the unique…

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