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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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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. Create a Sway account

    It would be wonderful if you could add classes and make your username searchable so students and parents could have access to the sways for that subject in one easy place.

    21 votes
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      3 comments  ·  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 →
      • Merge

        Can you introduce feature to merge two sways.

        55 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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 →
          • Text formatting neceseary for scientific or mathematical equations

            I'm writing a scientific description of metabolic processes, and I'd like to be able to have superscripts and scientific characters (alpha, beta, gamma), multiplication via "dot" symbol etc. For example, I'd like to write -57 kJ * mol-1 and have that formatted automatically by Sway. I suspect that there will be some folks who will want to use Sway to present technical information, and this would be super helpful. Additionally, I'd like to just type things vs. having to use UI to generate the symbols that I want. So for example, I'd like to type delta G prime = -57…

            176 votes
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              20 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  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.

              46 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Sway future vision  ·  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 →
                • 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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                    10 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 6 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 36 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 58 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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

                          72 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  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 →
                            • 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 →
                              • Quick mode and Advanced mode

                                So that would keep it quick and easy as you obviously want.
                                But then you could have sensible layout features for those that want more control, and there's so much more control I'd like.....

                                15 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • create elearning SCORM contents with sway

                                  embeded sway in LMS. Export to SCORM package

                                  62 votes
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                                    6 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Improve (slow) loading time/start-up performance...

                                    The initial display of a Sway takes quite long time to display (as compared to a conventional web page)

                                    Please improve Sway initial display start-up time. Especially on mobile devices with less CPU power. Some sort of server caching for the initial page view would be really appreciated.

                                    23 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Linkable pictures

                                      I'd like to have images optionally linkable so viewers can click on them to go to other pages I want to direct them to. Somewhat like Pinterest, I guess.

                                      109 votes
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                                        7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • automatically display picture captions next to picture

                                        Captions pictures should display automatically next to the picture. Do not require viewer to click the picture to see the related caption.

                                        26 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Almost all picture captions are displayed next to the picture (or on the picture). There are some exceptions (for example, when the picture takes the whole screen, users will have to scroll slightly. Or if the picture is part of something interactive, there’s a button to reveal the caption). Are you concerned about the image location not being shown unless the user clicks the image (the link of the site where the picture was obtained)? Let us know in the comments!

                                        • 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

                                          74 votes
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