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Welcome to Sway’s Suggestion Box!

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 regularly review the ideas and incorporate them into product planning discussions. We will read all suggestions and respond to every suggestion that gets at least 20 votes. We may also merge and rename suggestions for clarity.

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  1. More formatting and layout options

    Would be nice to see some "traditional" layout tools such as tables or text justification options to further help swayers(?) design. Thanks!

    Additionally, it would be really awesome if we could edit the text blocks differently. Like have one be one font size, whereas another is a different color.

    Italic, Colors, Fonts, Size, Forms etc.
    Paste images from other websites (without putting them on OneDrive\Documents\Sway)
    Copy/Paste without the security message
    Resizeable pictures
    Drag and drop the structure in the preview
    An interactive summary

    664 votes
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      28 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Vanity URLs/be able to mask the sway url with my own domain name

      Sway can be used as a simple website builder... but it is missing one key feature: the ability to mask the url and use your own domain name. I get that you want to promote sway, and that will happen by letting people make great websites. I'd be willing to accept a sway watermark somewhere, if that would help you get your needs met.

      503 votes
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        29 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • More options when resizing pictures

        I would like to have more control over the picture sizes. It seems that there are only three options now: large, larger, and huge. Sometimes a small clipart is really all that is necessary to express an idea, and it doesn't need to fill an entire slide to get the point across. From a mobile perspective, percentage sizing would be very useful, so that the designer could specify how much of the screen should be devoted to a specific picture.

        It should also be easier to embed pictures within the text rather than include them only as stand-alone content.

        A…

        305 votes
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          7 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Custom font (for company branding)

          For my business, a designer has chosen a certain font for my titles and another one for text. I use these fonts in all my communcation and media. So I would like to be able to add those fonts in Sway too, in that way my business style is repeated there as well, and recognizable.

          223 votes
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            24 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Custom Color Palette

            Would love to see the ability to set your own custom color palette. Designing brochures would usually mean adhering to corporate colors and/or some guidelines. Allowing us to create and save it custom palette would be great!

            155 votes
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              7 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for letting us know how we can improve our current color picker/mood features :-) We’ve been working on improving the feature. Have you tried importing a picture of your company’s logo and seeing what color palettes are recommended to you? Let us know in the comments!

            • Insert objects like tables or figures

              It would be very useful to insert not only images but tables or figures created in situ

              147 votes
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                7 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Mindmap storyboard mode

                A mindmap story board mode may help organize ideas and present them amazingly quick and in an awesome way.

                95 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Collapsible Sections

                  It'd great if the content contained under a header was collapsible. So you click the header to expand out or collapse the content. People wanting to present a lot of information could really cut back on the raw size of their sway with this.

                  74 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Change position of text so it doesn't overlap vital part of title or heading photo

                    It would be great if the text on a Header were movable so that it would not block a vital part of the header photo.

                    69 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Custom background textures

                      PowerPoint has this feature, though I've never used the green marble or fish fossil patterns...the subtle paper, linen, and wood patterns in Sway look really fantastic. Giving users the ability to choose from several preset textures would be a great way to give users just a little more "control" over the look and feel of the Sway. I know I often refer to www.subtlepatterns.com when I'm looking for something like this.

                      69 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Option to add a navigation menu

                        please add the ability to add/edit navigation menus

                        66 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Interesting suggestion! Do you envision this being similar to a table of contents (with links to respective sections of a Sway)? Or more so like arrows that tell you which way to navigate through content? Or even like a navigation bar on a website that allows you to navigate to separate, non-connected parts of the same Sway? Let us know in the comments!

                        • Template Sways

                          or edit examples like the "Sways we love" to learn how other Sways use the Sway tools.
                          Maybe this could be realized through a tutorial.

                          60 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • More embed options

                            I love how you can now add embedded content to a Sway. However, I would also like to add content from more services.

                            52 votes
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                              25 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support Photosphere or 360 degrees panoramas

                              I really, really wish there is support of panoramas in Sway. This should include 360C photos as well as "normal" wide panoramas. Like in Google Photos or Flickr

                              48 votes
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                              • Only start playing an animated gif when it's in view

                                Thanks for a great tool!

                                I am using animated GIFs as a way to introduce new users to a software tool. The animation works, but I would like the animated GIF to start playing when the user first navigates to the page/card. Otherwise they typically end up seeing the middle of an animation.

                                Regards,

                                Anders Forsell

                                40 votes
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                                • Set photo as background image for entire Sway

                                  It would be great if the user could set a custom background (e.g. a photo or color) which is always shown as the background. Text and other content in a Sway would appear in front of this background.

                                  34 votes
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                                  • Save the layouts I like

                                    Having a section where we can easily save and recover our favorite layouts would be an helpful addition!

                                    30 votes
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                                    • Comic Book Style

                                      I would really like a style that would make my Sway look similar to a comic book. For example, making content boxed and changing the saturation of photos to make the color pop, including speech bubbles as a layout option for text, animations that mimic turning pages.

                                      30 votes
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                                      • Image Vectorization (like Vector Magic)

                                        Issue: I've got several smaller 200x200px images (some happen to include text) and when I place these images as a heading picture they get blown up in size way beyond what they should be on a 1080p monitor. Edges are not sharp, text is extremely pixelated and all the typical problems which happen when a small picture is arbitrarily scaled by several hundred percent.

                                        This may not be a feature for Sway specifically, but the ability to vectorize an image and/or use vector images would be of some benefit to users. It's certainly not the most elegant possible solution, though…

                                        29 votes
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                                        • Sway to respect my focus points

                                          The focus option, is great, I totally get it. But two things could help me deliver even better Sways.

                                          1) try to avoid putting text over my focus - this is just plain annoying
                                          2) zoom in / out from the area of focus - this seems erratic, I can't quite tell if it's working or not

                                          eg, the focus in "A major problem with using citations", ( https://sway.com/2ptKClyyHZ6h5rL8 ) is the guy's face. I put a few spaces in to force the line break slightly better :D but the zoom and the text don't respect my defined focus.

                                          28 votes
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