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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. Host sways in O365 SharePoint

    Instead of sharing on sway or as a pdf i want to share my sways on Office365 SharePoint where all my other content already resides. I also want to embed videos and other content in my sway that exists on SharePoint. I would expect a sway to be just another App that I can add to a site, just like a document Library or custom list. and for which the permissions are set in SharePoint.

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      0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • MULTIPLE IMAGES AND LOGOS

      I really really hope that I could add multiple images or logos on the first page.

      At least please make it possible to add 2 logos, 1 for my own organization, 1 for the client.

      4 votes
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        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • stream

        I need to be able to embed an MS Stream video into a sway. Not just the link. The video should play inline.

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        • Sway: Make a copy

          Would like for learners to make a copy of a Sway created by teacher (as a template). Cannot seem to do that without giving learners edit access to the original. Is there a way to have kids copy and duplicate a Sway?

          OR...have the ability to create our own template?

          6 votes
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          • Request: Analytics functionality reinstated

            Hi -- I've contacted @office on Twitter and they've pointed me here. I want to know why the analytics functionality was removed. I was using it to monitor effectiveness and it was removed some time after 16:00 GMT Monday 27/11. It was listed just after the row of Edited, View, Deleted and included: avg time spent reading; number of glances; reading; and reading intently; percentage of clickers who actually read it. Also the data rowed above the last one published so you can compare and contrast. I used this functionality to gauge effectiveness and improve our content. When will you…

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              1 comment  ·  Sway forum or site feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • removing underline in hyperlinked titles

              It would be great to be able to remove the auto underline for hyperlinked titles.

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              • I'd like to add buttons to Sway for an interactive experience, so that users can choose to click on option A, B, or C. Clicking on one shoul

                I'd like to add buttons to Sway for an interactive experience, so that users can choose to click on option A, B, or C. Clicking on one should jump them to that location in Sway.

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                  Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • address bar

                  When I open and play a Sway on tablet or phone the browser address bar remains visible. Since there are no function keys on these devices, it is impossible to remove the address bar, so part of the screen is taken up by it. This is the case with MS Edge, Chrome, etc. If I cast from these devices, the bar is always visible. Please develop/provide a solution.

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                    0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • to extend the size

                    It would be useful to have the ability to extend the size of Sway, with the limit of 1000 paragraphs being increased, to enable documents with more content to be created.

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                      0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Drag - replace image

                      Most of the time, I am designing images and then bring them into SWAY. The current UI is - delete image, add image, click on new image, reformat focus of image - this requires a lot of repetitive clicking.
                      Is it possible to simply drag a new image onto of the existing image ( replace image YES / NO) and have the new image inherent all of the previous conditions?

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                        0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Full support for multiple levels of heading

                        Proper support for 2nd level headings on iPad as in the browser

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                        • Protect Sway content with Azure Information Protection

                          When external sharing for Sway is ON it's hard to control who can see (and share) the content. Azure Information Protection (AIP) is already used within Word, Excel and Powerpoint. I know Microsoft is working to enable AIP for the online Office applications, as it is not yet. So please add Sway to this list!
                          I suggest to add a AIP bar at the top of the Sway screen to set the protection as it currently works within the client Office applications.

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                          • Add the setting of “Allow sharing only with the external users that already exist in your organization’s directory” to Microsoft Sway

                            *English follows Japanese

                            ■Title(件名):
                            Microsoft Sway の共有について

                            Add the setting of “Allow sharing only with the external users that already exist in your organization’s directory” to Microsoft Sway
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                            ■Description(内容)
                            Microsoft Sway にて共有を行う際に、ディレクトリ内に既に存在する外部ユーザーとのみ共有する項目がありません。
                            そのため、Microsoft Sway の共有項目内に [組織のディレクトリに既に存在する外部ユーザーとの共有のみ許可する] 等の設定項目の追加を希望いたします。

                            Currently I have recognized that there is no setting to share the items with external users who already exist in the directly when sharing in Microsoft Sway.
                            Therefore, I hope the setting such as “Allow sharing only with the external users that already exist in your organization’s directory” will be added in settings for Microsoft Sway.

                            Thank you for your consideration.

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                            • Include Heading 2 in Table of Contents

                              To help us navigate non-linearly through our Sways, please include Header 2 items in the Table of Contents as well. Thanks!

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                              • Integrate and replace the Publisher 2016 within Sway.

                                Most of the Publisher features should be integrate within Sway to expande Sway features in web version of Sway, as well Windows app of Sway.

                                3 votes
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                                • link to censusreporter.org

                                  "Census Reporter" visually displays US Census data files, as compelling visual interactive graphics. Open source tool. Excellent resource for impeding visual graphic into Sway.

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                                  • 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.

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                                      Gathering Feedback  ·  2 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Switch H1 to H2 and vice versa

                                      You should be able to switch between H1 and H2 as property (like you change group type)

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                                      • 3 votes
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                                        • Picture and Video Content Filter for Education

                                          I work with middle school students. When we use SWAY, there doesn't seem to be an easy way to filter the content that students can search for images and videos. I did see that I can turn off some of the search sites like Flikr, Pickit, Wikipedia, and YouTube. What I am interested in doing is filtering the content coming from what ever search engine is working behind the scenes when students want to insert pictures and videos. Also, it would be helpful to have a means of reporting inappropriate content that passes through the filter.

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