The layout of an exported Sway should be the same as the Sway it was exported from.
I tried Sway a while ago, but the lack of offline viewing options rendered it useless.
When I saw that an Export feature had been added, I gave it another go.
Foolishly, I created a new Sway, rather than trying to export an existing one.
What a waste of time. Having spent time formatting my Sway to look how I wanted it, I exported it to PDF, but when I viewed the PDF, the layout had changed, so it didn't resemble my Sway.
Taylor Christian Goldsberry commented
Exporting to PDF really messes up my design/formatting and Word... well let’s just not talk about that.. It almost makes Sway moot.
This happened to me the other day. I thought I had made a cool looking music video treatment but really I had a PDF that looked terrible, I could have made a better looking one in Word. It was late and I sent it not checking to make sure that what I had made was what I exported and I sent a very unprofessional looking document.