Sway

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.

    3,213 votes
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      233 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!

    • Better offline support

      Hello,
      My suggestion is to improve the offline mode for (at least) presenting without the Internet connection. It could be useful to have the possibility of presenting without Windows 10 app or even without any apps (to export it as flash, for example).

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        72 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          101 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!

        • Sway for Windows 10 Mobile

          Please, develop Sway app for Windows 10 Mobile.

          1,338 votes
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            60 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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 →
            • Embed Sway directly into email

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

              768 votes
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                29 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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 →
                  • 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.

                    438 votes
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                      43 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.

                    • Create homepages on own domain

                      Sway looks great, and this is what I was waiting for to redesign my own homepage. It would be great if Sway could do that and upload to any domain and administer links between the domains pages.

                      424 votes
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                        21 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Sway to have compatibility with USB presentation devices or have a Bluetooth phone app similar to Office Remote

                        I'd like to Sway to be compatible with USB presentation devices or maybe a Bluetooth phone app like Office Remote so that I can present Sways without having to stand behind a computer or look down at my tablet to move the Sway along. This would improve my presentations because I'd be able to move around during my presentations, engaging with more of my audience.

                        356 votes
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                        • The ability to fine tune layouts, designs, typography, colors, and themes and more

                          Having the ability to be picky with the layout, designs,etc. as we have with PowerPoint would be awesome. Sway provides fantastic transitions and layouts that would suffice the general user, but having the power to modify specific details would be a game changer. The other idea would be the ability to export and download with compatibility with presentation software would be beneficial to a broad audience. Also have an option that the Sway can autoplay!

                          348 votes
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                          • Ambient audio/background music

                            I think sway would've been much better if it had a background audio feature

                            344 votes
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                              19 comments  ·  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 background music. If you’d like to see any additional audio features, please open new suggestions to help us prioritize our future improvements in this space. :)

                            • 342 votes
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                                Gathering Feedback  ·  47 comments  ·  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 →
                                • 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.

                                  269 votes
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                                    14 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.

                                  • Having company branding / logo for a presentation

                                    It's a little hard to use it in a business context, since there doesn't appear to be any easy way to add a logo or watermark to the slides.

                                    It would also make sense to be able to import design guidelines into Sway in some way so that it can pick colors / themes that are coherent with a company's official design guidelines.

                                    Being able to create template sways would also help with reusing Sways in the office.

                                    The theme for this request is just: Using Sway at the Office, instead of PowerPoint.

                                    258 votes
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                                      17 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Thanks for the suggestion! Are you able to get your company colors using the color inspiration and color palette picker in Design → Customize? (You can use a picture of your company’s logo to inspire some palettes.) Hopefully this can help in the short-term while we work on enabling a more robust solution for you in the future! We appreciate your feedback. :)

                                    • 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.

                                      256 votes
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                                        16 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  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 →
                                        • 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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