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. To be able to inset my sway as an email body, that would be awesome.

    I would prefer to send my SWay as the email body, this way it would look inviting, atractive, rather than a plane link telling you to open extra windows.

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      0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 10 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support tags in a variety of ways

        Support tags:
        1. Allow tags to be added to a sway and implement a mechanism for searching on tags.
        2. Allow a Sway to inherit the tags of the photos used to build it. For instance, find all my Sways that have content from photos tagged with "China".
        3. Allow me to filter photos using tags, before selecting one to include in a Sway

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        • to stop getting spam from you

          I would like to not get spam email from Sway. I would like it if the "unsubscribe" link in the spam email I got from Sway actually gave any hint of how to unsubscribe.

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          • 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

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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. :)

            • Initial Comparison Slider Position

              I have noticed that when creating a comparison card, the slider is initially located about 66% to the right on the card. This should be a customizable setting where the creator can decide where the comparison slider initially rests on top of the images. On the Sway I am currently working on, the slider bar is in an awkward location, and it makes it hard to even see that it IS an interactable card. Most people would think it was a just a picture with a line in the middle. Even if there was just a 3 selection option like…

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              • 1 vote
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                  0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • White Space Card

                  I think that it would be nice to have a card in Sway that is completely blank, and only gives white space for aesthetic purposes. It could be completely null and have an adjustable emphasis size like the others to give the user some extra customization.

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                  • a panel in which to type live before an audience

                    It would be good to have a panel where I could brainstorm or type input from viewers during a presentation.

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                      0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      19 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • a universal audio option.

                        I want to be able to include sound for a Sway presentation. I want to be able to have the sound play for as long as the audio/music file is. And that independent of how many cards I insert to the Sway. One or more should not matter. But to be able to add sound to a card is important. Also to be able to schedule intros or outtros, fadings, duration.

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                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • A filing system for Sway files. Listing by date completed is not well-organized

                              Establish a way to file larger numbers of Sway files

                              4 votes
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                              • 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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                                  • 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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                                    • 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.

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                                        • Sway's ability to integrate with other accounts

                                          Sways ability to integrate with other accounts such as google photos, picasa, icloud etc.

                                          26 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thanks for this suggestion! Which account would be the most important for you? How do you envision this integration – would it be to allow easier access to other documents, or to allow more different types of content in Sway?

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