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. Sway for Windows 10 Mobile

    Please, develop Sway app for Windows 10 Mobile.

    1,352 votes
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      60 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.

      71 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

        83 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  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

          132 votes
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            2 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!

              349 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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!

                • Share Sways to LinkedIn

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

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please allow the use of tables of data

                    I would like to start using sway for business presentations that can be shared online. It would be great if Sway would allow me to put in small tables so that I can put data into presentations. At the moment I can upload data as text, which is fine, but without being able to put it into columns and rows (or even use tabs to separate the data) it at all looks a bit of a mess and I am not sure that I can use Sway in the way I would like.

                    198 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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 →
                        • 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 →
                          • 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.

                            101 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  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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                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Download Sway as a Flash file

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

                                59 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Button for 'see all' sways

                                  Congratulation for sway. Our main Problem is the search function and thats my question: how can I search in all sway-files/documents, and not only in the one which are showed on the front side. Or is there a buttom for 'see all' files?

                                  22 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make Sway work with Mix

                                    I'm a teacher and I was recently introduced and given the opportunity to play with both Mix and Sway. They're great products, but I don't understand why they can't work together. I would love to create a sway where I can quiz students and see analytics. I'd also love to be able to download or export a Sway. I really like the way Sway looks and it will be great for me to present info, but it really needs the interactive nature of Mix in order to foster collaboration.

                                    38 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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.

                                      • Sway should have Office ribbon

                                        Hi, it would be just awesome if Sway could have the ribbon like it is in Office in general. This would make our work much more intuitive and effective. I think most of us agrees that ribbon was excellent idea.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks for this suggestion! What in the ribbon do you think would be good to add to Sway? Do you prefer the Win32 (Desktop) ribbon or the ribbon in the Universal app?

                                          We’d like to keep Sway simple to use, but would like to know if there’s functionality you think would be good to add.

                                        • lock for editing

                                          I am having issues with people viewing the Sway while I am still editing it. This kicks me out of editing and I have no way of seeing who is viewing the document to ask them to exit it.

                                          Considering I created this presentation, I don't understand why someone else just viewing it can usurp control of it from me. That should stay with whoever was there first at the very least.

                                          I'm not really sure how anyone even found them either. I haven't shared them with anyone yet.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            So the behavior you described shouldn’t be happening. If you are editing a Sway, no one should be able to kick you out of it. And if you haven’t shared the Sway, no one should be able to find it. Will you reply to this email to help us understand what is happening better?
                                            1 – What happens when you are “kicked out”?
                                            2 – How do you know someone is currently viewing the Sway?
                                            3 – What are the current share settings of your Sway?

                                            Thanks for helping us investigate this bug!

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