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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. Export Sway to PDF, Word document, or PPT presentation

    The ability to export a Sway, whether as a PDF file, or as input to Word or PowerPoint. Sway's experience is responsive web, but it's also a powerful modular template engine for other platforms.

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      222 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      So there is a workaround you can use to help you export your Sway to PDF.

      For now you can…
      1) Click on the … in the top, right corner of your Sway
      2) Choose Accessibility View
      3) Change the browser to be about the size of the paper you’ll use (for best results)
      4) Select browser built in-printing. (On Edge, Chrome, Safari – press Ctrl-P (Command-P on Mac) or use “…”/Print menu. In IE – use Tools (gear icon)/Print/Print Preview.)
      5) Choose paper size, select PDF output. (For best results in IE, please check “Print Background colors and images” checkbox.)
      6) Print!

      Note: This doesn’t work on Firefox, and not all items in your Sway may print (such as embedded content).

      We hope this will help you with some of your needs!

    • Printing a Sway

      Sways are a great way to view a project 'on-screen'. If a Sway could be easily delivered in a format easily printed as well as viewed on screen with print templates suggested by Microsoft for each individual project than a Sway would be the ultimate project tool, especially for more formal presentations where a print is required (after-all, many people do also print a PowerPoint).

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        100 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        So there is a workaround you can use to help you print your Sway.

        For now you can…
        1) Click on the … in the top, right corner of your Sway
        2) Choose Accessibility View
        3) Change the browser to be about the size of the paper you’ll use (for best results)
        4) Select browser built in-printing. (On Edge, Chrome, Safari – press Ctrl-P (Command-P on Mac) or use “…”/Print menu. In IE – use Tools (gear icon)/Print/Print Preview.)
        5) Choose paper size, select printer or PDF output as desired. (For best results in IE, please check “Print Background colors and images” checkbox.)
        6) Print!

        Note: This doesn’t work on Firefox, and not all items in your Sway may print (such as embedded content).

        We hope this will help you with some of your needs!

      • Embed Sway directly into email

        Looking for Sway to be embedded into an email rather than just clicking on the link.

        735 votes
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        • Save Sways to OneDrive

          Save sways to OneDrive. Maybe in a way which is similar to OneNote (just a "link" to the notebook is sync, and the content "per se" is online. In the same way, just a link to the sway gets sync to the PC).

          This way, the standard sharing features of OneDrive could be used by Sway.

          If I put a Sway in a shared folder, everyone who can see that folder could see the Sway.

          433 votes
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            42 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for sharing. Can you help us understand a bit of why you would want to Save to OneDrive? Is it for sharing or is it for offlne access? Are there other services you would want to save to? Why?

            Interesting idea— please drop a comment if you like this idea as well.

          • Share privately with specific people

            Is it possible, like onedrive, to share a sway with certain people instead of the whole world. I would like to present our company strategy with sway, which obviously is private to a number of people.

            264 votes
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              13 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              To ease some of your minds, if your are using Office 365 for Business or Education, if the Sway is set to your organization only, there is no way for the Sway to be opened by people outside your work or school. Even if someone clicks on the share button. We’re working on giving you more control over who the Sway has been shared to though.

            • Android Sway App

              View a Sway via an Android app.

              The world has 2 billion Android users and many may be like me: I'd love to show my Sways offline. I would be keen to use Sway for my speaker presentations straight from my phone.

              232 votes
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                16 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • "Hide" a card (Remove a part of the Sway without deleting)

                I would like to be able to hide some cards without having to delete them. This would be very useful when showing a general Sway to a particular audience that might not be interested in some parts. It would also help when experimenting with various card arrangements to see which render the best in Preview mode.

                190 votes
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                  7 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Embed vertical Sway into a blog

                  It would be awesome if I could write blog posts using the vertical scrolling sway and then sharing it on a blog platform.

                  Not as a smaller embedded iframe, but as a full size post, as we can see them on the sway website right now.

                  I created a small Sway to explain with a picture my idea:
                  https://sway.com/QxyhZpeIQonyET68

                  Of course the end could automatically add a "created with Sway" or something to give appropriate credits to the app!

                  175 votes
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                  • Remove 'Share' option or only allow me to share with specific people

                    Add option to remove 'Share' options. I sometimes create a private sway (for my family) and I don't want them to accidentally click Share!

                    134 votes
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                      15 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thanks for the suggestion! To ease some of your minds, if your are using Office 365 for Business or Education, if the Sway is set to your organization only, there is no way for the Sway to be opened by people outside your work or school. Even if someone clicks on the share button. We’re working on giving you more control over who the Sway has been shared to though.

                    • Autoplay media

                      While we scroll through a sway it should have preloaded media like videos and autoplay it when it hits the viewable part of the screen

                      128 votes
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                      • Autoplay through a multiple sways in a playlist and loop as a continuous presentation

                        I would like to use sway to present stories of victories and recent achievements to people who come into my office on a casual basis, to keep people in the loop about what's been happening.

                        This would require creating a Sway for each victory story, and then creating a playlist of Sways which could auto-play through. It would be played on a loop setting on a TV in the office.

                        I think Sway would be a fabulous method to presenting and communitcating these stories, but without the ability to auto-play a sway, play through multiple sways in a playlist, and…

                        127 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          We don’t support the ability to “create a playlist” but if you have an Office 365 subscription, you can now set your Sway to play automatically! If you are the author of the Sway, use the … to go to Settings for that Sway and turn auto-play on.

                        • Prevent Image Downloads

                          Please prevent a user from doing the right-click Save Image trick. if a photographer is going to use Sway, he doesn't want his pictures download all over the web fro free.

                          Thanks.

                          118 votes
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                            From Mark:
                            When viewing someones sway as at the moment there are only very few available to see on sway.com, it would be good to be able to write a little review for the creator, such as ''I really enjoyed reading/viewing your sway'

                            It will also be useful for feedback in how others view possible improvements or corrections etc.

                            79 votes
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                              15 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks for the suggestion! Is it more important to you to have someone be able to comment on the entire Sway or on content within the Sway? Also, do you think of commenting as something people who are authoring with you should do or as something you want your viewers to do? Should comments be publicly visible or only visible to you? Let us know in the comments. :)

                            • Export to HTML5 + JS

                              Export to HTML5 + JS sways can be shared with links. Currently there are some web apps which dissect and present powerpoint presentations. Put an end to that and use an existing open standard

                              64 votes
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                              • Embed web content as iFrame in a Sway

                                I would like to be able to embed an external website inside a sway as content, so you could scroll through that website as part of the sway. This would be use din instructional manuals that are authored as Sway's, but contain small embedded live sites, such as forums or forms or other similar items.

                                63 votes
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                                • Remove the need to sign-in to Sway when it is embedded into a SharePoint Online site

                                  Remove the need to sign-in to Sway when it is embedded into a SharePoint Online site

                                  63 votes
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                                  • create elearning SCORM contents with sway

                                    embeded sway in LMS. Export to SCORM package

                                    59 votes
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                                      • Browse sways from my organization, or appear in DELVE /Office 365/

                                        Its very compatible if the sways created by our organization is could be explored through DELVE or Sharepoint site, since its part of knowledge sharing so why not to let it be exploreable, manageable
                                        Maybe you guys already doing something great about it,

                                        Sway is great to use. I love it

                                        54 votes
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                                        • Let people subscribe to sway presentations so they recieve alerts when presentations changes

                                          Let people subscribe to sway presentations so they recieve alerts when presentations changes

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                                            9 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thanks for the suggestion! Do you frequently edit the same Sway and want to update your readers? Or do you publish multiple Sways to Docs.com and want to notify users when something new has been published? Let us know by leaving a comment! :)

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