Sway Suggestion Box

Welcome to Microsoft Sway’s Suggestion Box by UserVoice!

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 will read all the suggestions, and we regularly review the ideas and incorporate them into product planning discussions. Please note that the suggestion box is moderated and is a voluntary participation-based project. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft. Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms.

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  1. Colour choice for links

    Give a colour choice when displaying links to sites and other media platforms. I see when i click on a link it comes up blue , but never stays that way. It would look amazing if they could be a different colour as i always use a black background and electric blue or any other colour REALLY stands out. !!

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      0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow embedded from mindmeiser

      I creat a mindmap from mindmesiter but i can't Embedded it on my sway.
      I need it

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      • Enterprise Library

        I like using Office 365 Sway for guidance documentation within an organisation, but it is a pain that I have to actively share them with other people, rather than them being in a location where people can find them.

        In the Sway interface, there are sections for My Sways and Featured Sways. I want something between these; for Enterprise Sways, where any Sways I have shared with my enterprise could be found.

        Ideally, there would be a concept of libraries or channels, like in O365 Video, where it would be possible to group Sways together and control access for editing…

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        • to include quiz features

          I see this as a potentially engaging instructional tool. The ability to create multiple-choice or other similar objective quizzes that students could answer, and then receive immediate feedback, would be a tremendous asset to learning. Such a quiz could be dropped in the middle of a "sway" presentation, creating a moment of self-assessment or reflection before moving on to new material. I hope you consider this!

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          • Sway - automated creation from a database

            Our business Brisbane Catholic Education is currently looking at creating a completely digital onboarding (new hire or internal transfers) experience. As a part of this process we were envisioning individual schools to have a brief unique video or Sway (default design/style) that provides a basic introduction and background to new employees. Due to currency being a factor when creating digital presentations we were hoping to automate the updating of this Sway based on a database (API).

            It would be great if Sway had the ability to create an automated Sway based on data pulled from an API - (series of…

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            • Autoplay in Sway

              Autoplay in Sway embed cards!

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              • Let me choose the image to go with my SWAY.

                Sway is excellent but sometimes the core image it pulls to create the visual link is cut off and doesn't look right. (see attached). Can you let me create my own image to attach to a SWAY so it can be correctly formatted? Alternatively, can you auto format the image so it shows the whole one vs truncates??

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                • Select only Accessible themes

                  Many government departments are limited to creating accessible documents. It would be nice if our users had an option to select only themes the know meets accessibility requirements based on colour contrasts/text sizes. It would also be nice to have template sets for different organisations.

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                  • Videos linked to a sway

                    When you create a link to a website or online content, instead of showing only the phrase that I enter, could it show the website. Usually a video, similar to when I upload a video from my files.

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                    • presenter view 2nd monitor

                      I present a lot (10-20 times a week - but not on sway), and having a preview monitor or presentation view of the next upcoming slide and notes is mandatory. Would be great to have a presenter view? As is, Sway looks to be a great consuming platform for non-live applications and something akin to a web site pop up link.

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                      • Your tool bar sucks!!!!

                        I can't believe you don't even offer basics in writing or design like changing font syles and sizes like in Word.
                        You can't add or delete photos/images easily in a card.
                        Add basic features for updating and changing the text and images otherwise it's not a valuable tool.

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                        • Add company typefaces/fonts to customize presentations

                          Would like the feature to add our company typeface to the the designs, so the presentation is on-brand.

                          Currently the presentations look detached because of this.

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                          • Disable the search candidate appearance by the settings in Microsoft Sway.

                            *English follows Japanese

                            ■Title(件名):Microsoft Sway の共有時に表示される候補について

                            Disable the search candidate appearance by the settings in Microsoft Sway.
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                            ■Description(内容):
                            ​Microsoft Sway の共有時にアカウントの一部を入力すると、一致する候補が自動的に表示されます。現時点では、この機能を有効化および無効化に変更する機能がありません。
                            そのため、本機能が設定で変更可能となる機能の追加を要望いたします。​​

                            When you enter some part of your account in case of you are sharing the Microsoft Sway, Search Suggestions are automatically displayed. However, at this time, there is no function available to diable this function by now.

                            Therefore, we hope the feature to be implemented that enables switching on/off the search candidate appearance from the setting freely.

                            Thank you for your consideration.

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                            • the ability to break text in heading cards

                              I would like the ability to manually break a heading card, to allow for easier reading and better alignment

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                              • Are you really committed to Sway

                                This is a question for the development team: are you really committed to SWAY? As lots of users have said there is so much potential, but you haven't thought through so many of the basics:
                                1. Images - the control over these is very limited - position, size and what appears in the nav bar
                                2. Designs - again very limited - most organisations will have brand guidelines that stipulate how things can be laid out. Can't we have more control to set up a template, PowerPoint style?
                                3. The visual link - this opens in storyline mode - so…

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                                • Customize the Link Title

                                  When you share a sway link now, it auto-generates a link for you. For a more professional look I want to be able to customize my link to include the header of the document and/or in my case a version number or a issue date. For example if I'm making a monthly newsletter through Sway I want to be able to use the same title but include the month and year into both the document and the link I provide to others.

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                                  • Facebook

                                    Start and populate a sway based on a Facebook.page

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                                    • Share Sway with specific people (from Office 365 Home account) - as a way to get off facebook

                                      Allow Office 365 Home account to share Sways with specific people - I would like to do this to share content outside of Facebook. It seems this allows us to share content and control who can see it - thank you.

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                                      • Change menu back

                                        The Office 365 version of Sway was better than the Microsoft personal version. Remix was an obvious button which the students love. Just yesterday, we saw the O365 version now matches the personal version. Please change it back. The O365 version was more user friendly and easier to navigate without a bunch of extra clicks. Personal should have changed to match O365, not the other way around.

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                                        • to be able to incorporate tables, more options to format font and style, etc.

                                          If this is supposed to be an interactive document, being able to add a table would be nice. Basically, anything from Word 1997 would be amazing.

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