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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Please note that the Sway Suggestion Box is moderated and is a voluntary participation-based project. If your submission is not a product feature suggestion it may be removed. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft. Your submission is subject to the UserVoice License Terms.

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  1. Name a Sway without title showing

    I love Sway and create dozens of them. I often duplicate them to share samples with clients, and end up with lots of versions of similar sways. There is no way to name each Sway in a way i can easily identify it without opening it and looking through it. Any name i give it shows in the actual Sway headline, which i don't want.

    In other words, not everyone wants the name of the sway to also be a headline. Sometimes use a custom image and embed a title into that image rather than letting Sway set the type.…

    57 votes
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      Gathering Feedback  ·  2 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • tracking viewers

      knowing who read the Sway identifying the email.
      who clicked, when and on what news.

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

        Hi, You already have the ability to see the number of people who have viewed a given Sway. Just look at the number in the corner of the Sway, when you are on the sway.com/my page. If you’ve voted on this for other reasons, please comment about the functionality that you’re looking for. Thanks!

      • background music feature to be added to my sway

        background music feature to be added to my sway

        58 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for this suggestion. Right now, we do have an audio card (so you can add a file, or record something to add to your Sway).

          Any more information you have is appreciated on how you’d like this scenario to work (ie – does it come from spotify/youtube/a file? should it play the entire time, or just for certain sections? what types of documents would you use this on?)!

          Thanks again!

        • 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 →
          • Different Text Size

            You should be able to change your text size so you can fit everything on a single page.

            73 votes
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              Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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

              87 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • To be able to link within a Sway.

                The ability to link within a Sway. So for example you could create a page with links to spots within the Sway, like either a table of contents. This will allow more flexibility for navigating through a Sway. Besides ease of navigation to go to a particular spot, this will also allow reinforcing conceptual schemata if that is relevant to the topic being presented.

                70 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for this suggestion! Yes, there are definitely topics that could use a navigation that is custom to that subject matter. If you have any more information about scenarios that you’d use this for, please post some comments with more information.

                  It’s helpful for us to know how this would be used. For example, do people want a hamburger menu with custom navigation that includes stuff like (Contact Us, Donate Now)? Or do you want to be able to have references within your text that allow you to jump to another section?

                  Thanks again.

                • I would like sway to be embed into email for marketing use. This programme has so much it could offer.

                  A way to embed or copy the HTML of the sway so I can use it for marketing newsletters. even copying the HTML for use with Dotmailer etc would be amazing.

                  47 votes
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                    Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • change font colors

                    Our school has adopted the use of Sway on a large scale. One issue, however, that we have is that the ability to change font color and size is very limited. As a teacher we would like to make one word a different color than the sentence, for example, so that we could highlight that word, such as a vocabulary term. Thanks for your consideration.

                    55 votes
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                      Gathering Feedback  ·  0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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. :)

                      • Sway's ability to integrate with other accounts

                        Sways ability to integrate with other accounts such as google photos, picasa, icloud etc.

                        26 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thanks for this suggestion! Which account would be the most important for you? How do you envision this integration – would it be to allow easier access to other documents, or to allow more different types of content in Sway?

                        • 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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                            6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Share Sways to LinkedIn

                            Seeing as Microsoft acquired LinkedIn could you make it easier to publish sways to my network.

                            7 votes
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                            • Text-box Shading

                              Add the ability to add a background colour (with perhaps 60% transparency) behind your text so that it can be easily read against a background.

                              5 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                We do this automatically for you to make the text more legible. If you have an example though where we’re not doing a good job, can you reply directly to this email notification with a screenshot (or with a link to the Sway)? Thanks!

                              • Support Photosphere or 360 degrees panoramas

                                I really, really wish there is support of panoramas in Sway. This should include 360C photos as well as "normal" wide panoramas. Like in Google Photos or Flickr

                                51 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • How do I place a chosen sway creation to offline mode?

                                  How do I place a chosen sway creation to offline mode?

                                  33 votes
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                                    7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • The ability to add Excel Files in Sway

                                    As my immediate supervisor loves Excel, many of our files are in that format. The ability to embed spreadsheets with the ability to switch between sheets/tabs in Sway would be beneficial.

                                    113 votes
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                                    • When sharing, the background image from the Sway doesn't automatically appear

                                      É interessante colocar uma imagem de background, mas ao compartilhar no Face Book não aparece instantaneamente dificultando o compartilhamento nas redes sociais. Outra que observei, ao colocar áudio não tem como baixa-lo, creio que seria interessante ter este recurso.

                                      It is interesting to put a background image, but when sharing in the Face Book does not appear instantly making it difficult to share on social networks. Another one I noticed, when putting audio is not low, I think it would be interesting to have this feature.

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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Can u make it easier to share

                                        Can u make it easier to share

                                        9 votes
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                                        • Download Sway as a Flash file

                                          sway should be able to be downloaded as a flash file to play arround and share.

                                          62 votes
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