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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  1. Have a comment box for a Sway blog

    Have a comment box for people to comment on when posting a blog using sway

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      0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • SWAY label..age...factor

      SWAY label: SUITABLE for viewing for people below 18 years of age..
      if some pics or videos contain matured content in it..
      OR hiding or blocking options for children, kids..

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        0 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

        108 votes
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          1 comment  ·  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. :)

        • I would like if I were able to pick a font from my font folder as I can in MS Word.

          There are certain right-to-left languages I'd like to use which have some special characters not supported by SWAY currently.

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          • Navigation

            I like the addition of the navigation bar, but in addition to that, it would be nice if we could move it around to specific areas (i.e Table of Contents), or add hyperlinks to different areas of SWAY so people can use the TOC to go directly to their preferred article.

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            • make sway from photos

              Create a sway by highlighting several photos
              i.e. select your group of photos and then it auto generates

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              • Create a teacher controlled live session

                Allowing users to create a live-session in which the pacing is controlled by a facilitator would be a great addition to Sway. If this tool is being described as a storytelling tool, then Microsoft needs to pay attention to one of the most important aspects of telling a great story, the timing.

                18 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • to be able to play music in the background of your presentation or part of it

                  You should be able to have it in the background instead of just a audio card. It would make sway better in my opinion

                  9 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • A video timeline presentation

                    It would be great to have a way to create a video that you could press play on that would go through the presentation along the timeline. For example, take "The Universe" featured sway and start out with the picture of the people looking at the stars. The videos zooms into the stars (with perhaps some sort of ambient or background music playing) and then starts displaying the text information from the presentation. Basically a way of moving through the timeline by video that someone could just hit play on in a presentation mode.

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                        0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Full screen browsing

                        In full screen browsing, I can not use the mouse to click to switch the page, if use the mouse wheel, the entire page can't switch once

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                          0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • why cant i connect to Faacebook

                          let me reconnect with facebook

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                          • footnotes

                            Using Sway to cite sources is important. Being able to credit the source is even more important. Please add footnotes.

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Retention rates

                              So one of the first things I noticed when learning how to Sway was the "Tutorials" button at the top menu. While I think Youtube is a great resource for education, I first thought about user retention since clicking this button takes you away from the Sway site.

                              Would it make more sense to include a tutorial either as an in-browser dialogue box for important features (Insert, cards, design, layout, remix, etc) or after pressing the tutorial mode, this activates a guided teaching call-out mode that directs you to click on features you should know about as a first-time user.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Sway as a managed app

                                Would be good to know if the product group have plans to introduce Sway as a managed app (Intune MAMWE in particular) so we can control data and make full use of the client on mobile devices.

                                Thanks,

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                                • Embedding a 5 star rating scale

                                  I would like to be able to add a 5 star rating scale in an iframe. Such as: <iframe src="https://www.powr.io/plugins/star-rating/view?unique_label=73978c0c_1490729238986&external_type=iframe&quot; width="100%" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe>

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                                  • Show only images (no videos) in Sway suggestions

                                    When looking for a background image, I often find that the majority of suggestions are videos. would like to be able to filter for images only.

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                                      • format of headings to be kept from a word document.

                                        I used a Word document that had a structure given by title, heading 1, heading 2. Formats and levels should be kept.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • More variety in font sizes

                                          In using sway in my classroom, I have had students complain that the font is too small to read when using my projector. Having the ability to have a wider variety of font sizes would be very welcome. Maybe similar to word where I can select 12 pt. font size if I want or 24 pt. font size if needed.

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