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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. Linking within my Sway

    I want to be able to use links to navigate within my Sway. Basically, the feature in Word that lets you choose to navigate to a place within your document.

    1,218 votes
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      72 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Timeline Layout

      I want to be able to add a layout to my Sway that allows me to create Dates and Text/Media then scroll through it like a timeline.

      247 votes
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        Considering  ·  5 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Sway API

        It would be great if Sway offered an API.

        I would LOVE to have tools to make templates or styles and give them out or at least edit my own sways in an advanced mode.

        200 votes
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          24 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Text formatting neceseary for scientific or mathematical equations

          I'm writing a scientific description of metabolic processes, and I'd like to be able to have superscripts and scientific characters (alpha, beta, gamma), multiplication via "dot" symbol etc. For example, I'd like to write -57 kJ * mol-1 and have that formatted automatically by Sway. I suspect that there will be some folks who will want to use Sway to present technical information, and this would be super helpful. Additionally, I'd like to just type things vs. having to use UI to generate the symbols that I want. So for example, I'd like to type delta G prime = -57…

          176 votes
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            20 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Polling/Quizzes

            I would like to add quick self-correcting questions (multiple choice or fill in blanks) to my Sway. This would be an awesome feature for use in educational / e-learning contexts.

            171 votes
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              14 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              We’ve made some improvements in this space and we now allow you to embed PollEverywhere.com to have live polls in your Sways! Read more about it here: https://blogs.office.com/2016/02/19/sway-adds-access-to-recent-office-documents-support-for-power-bi-and-polleverywhere-com-embeds-text-editing-updates-and-more/. Continue to let us know in the comments if there are other poling or quizzing capabilities that are important to you.

            • Add audio narration to a sway picture

              add voice narration to images and/or sway documents like word excel ppt, for example want to comment on an image to explain to students/viewers more details about it

              158 votes
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                12 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for the suggestion! We are pleased to announce that we now allow you to add audio with an audio card. This is the first step towards allowing narration and linking it with a picture. If you’d like to see any additional audio features, please open new suggestions to help us prioritize our future improvements in this space. :)

              • Format Navigation of Sections Separately (combine horizontal and veritcal navigation)

                I would like the ability to change the formatting of the navigation for individual sections, allowing me to scroll up and down between sections, but right and left in a particular section (or vice-versa). Right now it is an all one way or the other.

                150 votes
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                  11 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Edit images

                  Re-size images, apply shapes and effects to images is necessary.

                  116 votes
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                    12 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks for the suggestion! Have you tried modifying the image and changing its intensity to re-size it? What kinds of shapes and effects do you have in mind? If you’re interested in these features, let us know what you think by leaving a comment!

                  • Support code markups and related features

                    I'm a developer and current solutions for live coding or showing a demo involving source code do not necessarily fit my needs. A lot of my colleagues use PowerPoint to relay code snippets or documentation to other people, but it always felt like the wrong solution to the problem. I was hoping that sway could include several features for this - syntax highlighting, live coding support, clean style templates etc.

                    95 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Animations

                      Adding a subset of PowerPoints animations will help engage those reading our Sways. eg Pan+Zoom, header scroll, fade in / out etc.
                      Obviously there's a fine line between ease of creation and fully customizable options, keeping the animation selection to a minimum would b prudent.

                      95 votes
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                        5 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Better content management

                        At the moment writing text offers very basic functionalities. I would like to have more options to enter text like possibility to change character style (italic, underline, linethrough, double-line).

                        Better handling of images in the flow with the possibility to have text adapt around the image and have images positioned in different ways with respect to the text flow. This should be applied to any media actually: twitter posts, videos etc.

                        91 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Crop/edit photos in addition to specifying focus points

                          Cropping isn't just about picking what shows up in the Sway stream, it's also about eliminating/censoring parts of the picture so they can't be seen even when you drill in to the photo. When picking photos from one of my online accounts, it's super bandwidth intensive and time consuming to download a 1-5MB photo, open it in MSPaint etc, crop it, re-save it with a different filename, and upload it. Focus points are great, but they solve a different problem than cropping.

                          75 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • The ability to create corporate-branded templates

                            My organisation (global top 500) wants to start using Sway to share reports and ideas internally. However, all of our communications needs to conform with our corporate branding i.e. specific colour schemes and fonts. We want to be able to create a Corporate template to make available to our employees like we do with PowerPoint templates. If we can't do this, we can't use Sway, which is a huge shame.

                            75 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • more granular layout control

                              ability to have more control over the layout

                              75 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                The Sway team wants to make content groups in Sway work better for you. We’d like to learn from you – whether you use groups in Sway, how you use them, what you like and what you’d like to see changed.
                                 
                                Please fill out this short survey to help us!
                                https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbRymE30rVh0BOiw9HRUTVeDVUNkUyQlFYNlJSVUlDWkU1VEwwVklGWU9XWi4u

                                Also please tell us what types of layouts are you trying to achieve that Sway isn’t allowing you to do yet? Let us know in the comments!

                                Thanks!

                              • 72 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Spellcheck

                                  It would be great if we can enable spell checking when creating pages.

                                  71 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Multilanguage support within the Sway itself

                                    Sometimes I´d like to share ideas with people around the globe (especially in my professional life). So it would be great to have the chance to add textboxes in different languages and a toogle-switch within my sway.

                                    63 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improved Cut, Copy, and Paste

                                      Need robust paste from most common apps, e.g. when I paste from Office apps, I loose all formatting.

                                      44 votes
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                                        Considering  ·  4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Insert Visio Diagrams as native content

                                        I think I can use sway for compelling presentation of technical and business information, but much of my content is in Visio and exporting to raster format like PNG to import in Sway is far from ideal (poor zoom in / details experience, large file size).

                                        39 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Create more dynamics content much like SmartArt in PowerPoint

                                          For example: showing hierarchical data, flows, good/bad choices ...

                                          38 votes
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