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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. Please allow the use of tables of data

    I would like to start using sway for business presentations that can be shared online. It would be great if Sway would allow me to put in small tables so that I can put data into presentations. At the moment I can upload data as text, which is fine, but without being able to put it into columns and rows (or even use tabs to separate the data) it at all looks a bit of a mess and I am not sure that I can use Sway in the way I would like.

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      0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Digital Inking

      I love Digital Inking and would like Sway to support it for quick drawing, graph, math and why not able to write on the go.

      Also support for different colors of pen ink.

      92 votes
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        12 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Integrate it with Microsoft Powerpoint

        I tried making a sway (or whatever you call to the product of this software) and found that it is an easy way of organizing your thoughts when doing a presentation.

        Instead of putting your ideas in "Outline" in Microsoft PowerPoint, I think organizing it this way (I mean the sway way XD) makes it more easier and adorable.

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          11 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for the feedback! How do you imagine Sway integrating with PowerPoint? Do you want to be able to convert one to the other? What functionality would you expect to see in Sway or in PowerPoint if they were integrated? Let us know in the comments! :)

        • Full Customization

          Alright Mr. Sway-Decision-Maker, it's time for a reality check.

          Customization is NEVER a bad idea. Sway seems like I'm being shoehorned into making a crap presentation with a great program. The program shows promise, however I won't be using it in the future unless full customization is implemented. From the other posts I've read, either nobody working on Sway has any idea how to implement that customization (which I don't believe), or they've got their head so far up their assess that they forgot how to let people innovate within a program. I'm currently just trying to add a frame…

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            1 comment  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            We’re sorry to hear about your frustration. Sway is a new productivity tool striving to reinvent the way people work, and since Sway is still a fledgling product, there are things we’re still working on. That said, we typically follow this model: first, and foremost, we want design decisions to be automatic so that our customer isn’t obligated to spend copious amounts of time on fine grain details (for example, Sway will automatically crop your image). We came up with this automatic system by working with professional designers to try and find something that is broadly appealing. However, we know it doesn’t fit everyone, so we offer a set of overrides to help users tweak their Sway (in this same example, this would be the feature Focus Points). Finally, we want to allow customization of those overrides (in this same analogy, this would be the ability to manually crop the…

          • Deploy company templates

            We'd like to be able to have a custom Sway template available for our Office 365 users to use to make Sway presentations.

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            • Merge

              Can you introduce feature to merge two sways.

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                6 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Sway Integrated Into SharePoint Publishing for Curation

                Integration features into SharePoint Publishing to allow content curation of SharePoint content utilizing Content Search. SharePoint currently allows you to publishing pages, but not curate content. It would be nice if you have a portal hosted in SharePoint to use Sway features to use Content Search to discover content within your portal to use in creating a narrative.

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                • Make Sway work with Mix

                  I'm a teacher and I was recently introduced and given the opportunity to play with both Mix and Sway. They're great products, but I don't understand why they can't work together. I would love to create a sway where I can quiz students and see analytics. I'd also love to be able to download or export a Sway. I really like the way Sway looks and it will be great for me to present info, but it really needs the interactive nature of Mix in order to foster collaboration.

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                    5 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Exporting sway to pdf

                    It would be nice if it was possible to export sway to pdf.

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                    • Embed gist

                      Allow for embeding gist (gist.github.com) into sway

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                      • Provide sway applets for "graduated" infographic display.

                        Provide applets that are themselves interactive for "stepping" through data to show sequences, evolution, or progression of a data series or relationship.

                        Instead of "changing a page" you are going to the next iteration of the infographic display.

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                          Gathering Feedback  ·  2 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Sway should have Office ribbon

                          Hi, it would be just awesome if Sway could have the ribbon like it is in Office in general. This would make our work much more intuitive and effective. I think most of us agrees that ribbon was excellent idea.

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                            0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Thanks for this suggestion! What in the ribbon do you think would be good to add to Sway? Do you prefer the Win32 (Desktop) ribbon or the ribbon in the Universal app?

                            We’d like to keep Sway simple to use, but would like to know if there’s functionality you think would be good to add.

                          • Microsoft Docs.com (The New Blog engine) & Sway (The new code-free content creator Tool)

                            We are loving sway in our company and we believe this is the new trend in content creation, better than blogging as we know it. We are already in the process of helping small client/bloggers planning to start a blog without the hassles of coding take advantage of this new tool. But Microsoft needs to help us make the tool look professional. Scenario 1: We'll like to see the possibility of having a media site around docs.com something like bloggers (By google). Docs.com is almost like that already we just need to create some templates for users to configure to…

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                            • to see more education support like "Moodle" with tests, interactive response, etc.

                              I have currently a Christian Education Center: https://docs.com/QualityofLifeMinistries
                              I have over 500 Views. But it could be a lot better if I could give tests and thereby certificates. And to do that I would need: Question/Answer capability-Multiple choice, essay, etc . The future is into online education. "Mix" has limited capability in this area, but it needs to be updated to Windows 10 apps.

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                              • Create a teacher controlled live session

                                Allowing users to create a live-session in which the pacing is controlled by a facilitator would be a great addition to Sway. If this tool is being described as a storytelling tool, then Microsoft needs to pay attention to one of the most important aspects of telling a great story, the timing.

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                                • Sway would have great potential as a digital signage system

                                  I think Sway could have the building blocks for a great digital signage system. If Microsoft could release a "Enterprise" product where digital signage content could be created, and then be able to distribute them to TV's using a Windows 10 IoT device, that would be amazing. Storage of content could be either OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint or on premise server. Would need to separate the management of the connected Windows 10 IoT devices (IT department) from the content creators (your Communication department), then you got a great corporate digital sinage system.

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                                  • Data Tables

                                    Sway absolutely needs the ability to include data tables of some sort. Similar to Word or PPT.

                                    There is basically no way to present numeric data in Sway right now which makes it mostly useless as a business presentation tool.

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                                    • Yammer Integration

                                      I can imagine a Sway tab on the User's Yammer Profile.
                                      • listing sways created by the user
                                      • ability to attach them to posts for sharing
                                      • ability to link to them from notes etc

                                      I can also imagine uploading sways into a Yammer Group in the files sections.
                                      • Images, Documents, Images, Videos and now Sways

                                      Finally, we need to ensure that we use app extensions so that the user on a mobile can easily share a sway into a Yammer group. Or from Yammer, open the sway in the app.

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                                      • Sway and search engines

                                        Hi Sway Team,
                                        i was trying with using Sway for a presentation of my "little" company. Ater trying - i left it as a little "WebSite". Take a look at http://www.yabez.de
                                        The interesting thing was, that Google immediatly took my Sway in the Search Results (Search for "yabez"), Bing did not (for now).
                                        So here is my Idea: Could you implement a few functions for optimization in point of search-engines?
                                        - robots.txt stands in the moment not on "follow, ..."
                                        - indexing
                                        - Tags and description
                                        - ...

                                        Kind regards,

                                        Matthias

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                                        • Disqus forums

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

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