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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Thanks for joining our community and helping improve Sway!


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  1. Ribbon

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

    3 votes
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  2. 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

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

    Thanks for the feedback. Have you tried playing with the different options in the Mood tab? Let us know what further customization you would like to see in the comments!

  3. 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.

    1 vote
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  4. Boogie Board Sync Support

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

    3 votes
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  5. 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.

    1 vote
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  6. 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.

    2 votes
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  7. 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

    1 vote
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  8. Section layout options

    Allow varied selectable layouts within each section. Currently, only an entire Sway layout and (future) varied photo group layouts seem possible. Allowing varied layouts within each section will increase the "personal" feel of Sways and avoid looking like "one of those templates".

    9 votes
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  9. Landing page Dynamics marketing

    Hi,

    Landing page in Dynamics marketing are poor. But if we could embed easely their web forms into sway, then we would have a wonderful landing page !

    Could you please add this ?

    1 vote
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  10. Automatic page size optimization

    In most cases, page sliding does not show distinctly separated single slide. I agree that this feature can be a merit of sway. However, it produces too much redundancy in a slide, particularly cut edge or cut text on the right side when proceeding to the next page, finally depressing readability and clean web design.
    This feature hampers clear cut presentation as we can easily find in powerpoint sildeshow or turning a single page to next page in reading books.

    11 votes
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  11. The ability to choose between different levels of available layout customization

    Sometimes I might want a down and dirty presentation, and would be happy with the preset Sway options. Sometimes I would want more control like font size, color & picture layout. A toggle between "Let Sway Create" and "More Control" menus might work.

    But don't let me or any other user have complete control, otherwise you lose the simplicity and beauty of Sway.

    One last thing ... "Remix Me"? Really?

    1 vote
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  12. Use tag to filter content

    Using tags to easily filter contents from keywords would be useful, because it could allow users to search pictures (and text) about a specific subject.

    2 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the feedback! Are you hoping for tags in the Add Content pane so it can help you find content to add to your Sway? (For example, in conjunction with the Bing search.) Let us know in the comments!

  13. Smart Layout and Features for Images


    1. When I'm using Sway to create a presentation, it looks like all images are responsive based on devices. If Sway can create more options, like a thick box, or image box which can be resized by the user (in HTML, it is free to create a image box which size can be set in x% of the screen), in this case, I think I can create more pages just what I did in Word (or for advanced users, allow user to create the page with CSS?)

    2. The current version of Sway is just like a website. If Sway can provide…
    1 vote
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  14. Full web (www) access via Bing or Google and multi file format support

    That will be nice if we had full web access, for now there is only possibility to get photos, videos etc. via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter... I mean by that to have easy access to any material that is available on the internet, when I'll need more information about anything that I could easily get for example from Wikipedia, Yahoo answers etc. That app is not giving much for now but with full access to WWWs and multi file format support it can be the best app out there. :)

    7 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the suggestion! Are you thinking specifically of looking through web pages for media content or do you envision being able to browse the text on web pages as well? Let us know in the comments!

  15. 11 votes
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  16. More dynamic text

    While trying Sway, I noticed that the entered text could not move freely like in ppt.

    A subindex of types of letters as you write would be great to improve the partnership with development.


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    Saludos desde chile, mi idea de mas dinamismo al texto

    Al probar sway note que el texto ingresado no lo podia mover libremente como en ppt.
    un subindice de tipos de letras mientras se escribe seria genial para mejorar la amistad con el desarrollo.
    Pero los felicito por el desarrollo, seguire probando para ayudar en su prontas mejoras.

    Simon Reyes
    Chile

    8 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the suggestion! We’re doing our best to understand your request, and would definitely appreciate any bilingual speakers who can help clarify our translation. :)

  17. More OneNote functionality in Sway

    When looking at the current OneNote look, feel and handling it just does not feel like it is a part of the new road Microsoft is walking on. I believe that integrating functions from OneNote into Sway the whole new Microsoft experience will have a streamlined tool which fits in just right.

    2 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    We are interested in knowing which OneNote functions specifically you think would help enhance Sway. Let us know in the comments! :)

  18. Insert and/or crop YouTube video clip

    I short video clip (shorter than 30 secs) will enhance any (Sway) presentation... check this feature from un upcoming service

    Simple and great!, Find / crop / insert Youtube video http://www.powtoon.com/slides/ at 2:23...

    11 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the suggestion! Currently, you can search for YouTube videos in the Add Content pane to add them to your Sway. We don’t have cropping at this time though.

  19. Set the height of the iframe

    I don't have a problem with embedding the iFrame into my blog but I want to be able to view the entire Sway in the iFrame and not have scrolling. I am using Tumblr and that may be the cause of the issue. But Tumblr could be a platform that Sway will thrive on ... I would love to be able to embed straight to Tumblr from Sway.

    2 votes
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    Gathering Feedback  ·  Sway Team responded

    Thanks for the idea. This is to set the “auto height” of the embed so that it expands to the length of the content correct?

    Anyone else interested in this idea? Leave a comment below!

  20. Make UI more intuitive

    I as an experienced user like the sway Interface but I think new users might get lost to do simple tasks because they are hidden!


    • How do you preview your sway? You click out of the content area but this is a bit hidden I think.. why not adding a button in the header saying "preview" or something to make it super-simple?


    • The areas to edit something is not always clear. I've found myself selecting the group instead of the item itself or the exact opposite because I clicked a few pixels too high.. It's hard to find the area…

    15 votes
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