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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. Ability to Reuse uploaded files (e.g. images)

    It would be useful to have access to where uploaded files are located for re-use. I may be missing something, but for example, when I upload an image, e.g. a Logo, if I want to add again elsewhere, or even on a different Sway, it appears I have to upload it again.

    Is there a specific location where uploaded files are stored that can be accessed? If not, having a dedicated Sway folder in OneDrive would be really useful.

    Thanks! [A newbie Sway user]

    15 votes
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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  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

      650 votes
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        28 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Autoplay media

        While we scroll through a sway it should have preloaded media like videos and autoplay it when it hits the viewable part of the screen

        128 votes
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          10 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

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            222 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!

          • 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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              100 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!

            • No limit to the number of images or pictures

              I was thinking of having a sway for each year with sections in each for the different months. Each section then will have my personal photos and videos and comments for that month as part of my memories collection. I had created one with the photos from my one drive. However, there seems to be a limit in the number of images one can have in a sway. Is it possible not to have this limitation?

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

                As we continue to improve our performance, we will work on raising the limit of images you can have in your Sway.

                Has anyone else reached the maximum image limit? If so, let us know in the comments what you were trying to use Sway to make and why you needed that many pictures.

              • Draw Shapes

                I'd like to be able to draw shapes (boxes, circles, freeform, etc.) and be able to modify the properties of the shape (line color and type/weight, fill, transparency), just like in PPT.

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                  Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Deploy company templates

                  We'd like to be able to have a custom Sway template available for our Office 365 users to use to make Sway presentations.

                  66 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Sway for Windows 10 Mobile

                    Please, develop Sway app for Windows 10 Mobile.

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                      58 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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).

                      1,373 votes
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                      • Add Yammer Feed to Sway

                        Add the ability to insert Yammer conversations from Corporate Network to Sway

                        48 votes
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                        • 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.

                          1,203 votes
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                          • 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.

                            211 votes
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                              24 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              • Insert Visio Diagrams as native content

                                I think I can use sway for compelling presentation of technical and business information, but much of my content is in Visio and exporting to raster format like PNG to import in Sway is far from ideal (poor zoom in / details experience, large file size).

                                36 votes
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                                • Mindmap storyboard mode

                                  A mindmap story board mode may help organize ideas and present them amazingly quick and in an awesome way.

                                  94 votes
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                                  • 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…

                                    291 votes
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                                    • Option to add a navigation menu

                                      please add the ability to add/edit navigation menus

                                      66 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Interesting suggestion! Do you envision this being similar to a table of contents (with links to respective sections of a Sway)? Or more so like arrows that tell you which way to navigate through content? Or even like a navigation bar on a website that allows you to navigate to separate, non-connected parts of the same Sway? Let us know in the comments!

                                      • Comic Book Style

                                        I would really like a style that would make my Sway look similar to a comic book. For example, making content boxed and changing the saturation of photos to make the color pop, including speech bubbles as a layout option for text, animations that mimic turning pages.

                                        29 votes
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                                        • Set photo as background image for entire Sway

                                          It would be great if the user could set a custom background (e.g. a photo or color) which is always shown as the background. Text and other content in a Sway would appear in front of this background.

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