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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. 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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      73 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Sway for Windows 10 Mobile

      Please, develop Sway app for Windows 10 Mobile.

      1,365 votes
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        61 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.

        1,277 votes
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          74 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  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.

          912 votes
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            56 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  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.

            830 votes
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              31 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

              688 votes
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                28 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.

                457 votes
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                  46 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.

                • 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…

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                    20 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 412 votes
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                      Gathering Feedback  ·  52 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      399 votes
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                        21 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ambient audio/background music

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

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                          20 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. :)

                        • 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.

                          363 votes
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                            11 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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!

                            362 votes
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                            • Bring back the charts

                              The charts were great for pupils making a presenatation and wanting to show their data. It meant they didn't have to faff with excel and then import their data, it could be done quickly and easily within Sway

                              343 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thanks for your feedback. We really liked this feature too, but we needed to take it down to do more work on it. As a workaround we currently make a chart somewhere else and include it in the Sway as a screenshot. We know it’s not ideal but we’re working on it. :)

                              • 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.

                                280 votes
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                                  19 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. :)

                                • 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.

                                  268 votes
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                                    29 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  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.

                                    256 votes
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                                    • 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.

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

                                        Hi, thanks for the feedback! We have been working on this, and you can now create templates that use your corporate-brand’s colors if you have a Office 365 account.

                                        Please do the following:
                                        1. Create a Sway
                                        2. In the Design pane, click the “Customize” button
                                        3. You can add your brand’s custom color using a HEX or RGB value.
                                        4. Select a style that uses your brand’s custom color.
                                        5. Go to the “…” menu in the upper right.
                                        6. Click “Save as Template” to create your template.

                                        There are other aspects of corporate-branding besides color. Please continue to provide suggestions and comments to help us prioritize your scenarios. Thank you!

                                      • 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.

                                        225 votes
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                                          29 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  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.

                                          193 votes
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