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. Dng Support for Sway

    Since I store all my pictures taken with my DSLR, it would be great if I could use those photos (DNG's).
    Right now Cr2's (Canon) are supported, but the Previews are really of poor quality.

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      0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Sort images by picture quality when searching

      Would like to be able to filter during a picture search in the same way Bing can i.e. large, medium, small. Even though the size is shown on the picture it would be preferable to filter out the small ones when I am looking for a large background that is a decent quality when viewed on a large screen

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        0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Expert / Freestyle Mode

        While the machine/auto design by Sway looks amazing, it would be awesome if we could get a freestyle/expert mode so we could manually place and layout certain slides ala traditional Powerpoint. The contents of that card would be locked and immune to the Remix. However, colour palettes, fonts etc works across to ensure consistency and cohesiveness. Thank you

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          2 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          We plan to unlock more and more finer controls over time, but keep in mind that the Sway Philosophy is that no matter the device or screen size, Sway will look amazing. There are some types of layouts we wouldn’t want to allow a user to manually set because if someone viewed their Sway on a phone, it may be unintelligible or illegible. We hear you though about having an “expert” mode, and as we start to get more and more of the basic functionality in, we’ll start looking into enabling expert users with more knobs to turn. :)

        • Lightroom plugin or API to build one

          SWAY seems to be best for image-heavy web presentation with little text content. So it would be great to photographers to wrap up images and add some personal touches and context.
          A Sway would e.g. be great to sum up a typical wedding shoot quickly.

          Most photographers live in Adobe Lightroom. So it would be great to have a LR plug-in to select some images, add some texts and pre-create a Sway, ready for finishing touches online on the web.

          Alternatively it would be great to have an API, so the community could build one.

          34 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Inline a Sway in another Sway

            Beyond embedded a Sway into another Sway, what I would more useful would be to inline Sway X inside Sway Y. There are a couple of applications here. The obvious one is when one has a standard presentation, and might like to simply have a different title or closing screen. Talk to absolutely anyone in outside sales and I'm sure they will understand this in about five seconds. Have a standard presentation done by marketing, the sales guys can create a new title/closing sway and drop the base sway right into it. The other way this could be used is…

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              1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Are you imagining that when a Sway X is imported into Sway Y, all of the content flows together (like when you import a word document into Sway)? Or do you want to keep Sway X intact but just have it be in Sway Y? Let us know in the comments! If you prefer the latter, go ahead and try embedding a Sway by copying the embed code from Sway X into an embed card in Sway Y and let us know what you think!

            • More embed options

              I love how you can now add embedded content to a Sway. However, I would also like to add content from more services.

              55 votes
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                28 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Custom background textures

                PowerPoint has this feature, though I've never used the green marble or fish fossil patterns...the subtle paper, linen, and wood patterns in Sway look really fantastic. Giving users the ability to choose from several preset textures would be a great way to give users just a little more "control" over the look and feel of the Sway. I know I often refer to www.subtlepatterns.com when I'm looking for something like this.

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                  4 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow creating Sways from long powerpoint files

                  When trying to import a powerpoint slide, too often Sway informs us that it's too long.
                  Please increase the limit of the import size.

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                    1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Drag and Drop Pics from PowerPoint

                    PrintScreen images I paste into PowerPoint for cropping and enhancing must then be saved, then browsed to before dragging into Sway. I'd like to drag them directly from PowerPoint without saving them as a photo. Also, when dragging from a folder of pics, it indicates "move" rather than "copy" which is misleading. This last item is similar to what occurs using squarespace.com which has the same issue. I think Sway has great potential.

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                      0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • The demos to illustrate what it is actually possible to do!

                      I very much like Sway. However I just find it VERY confusing and frustrating that the demos offer functionality that isn't there - you see a demo and think "That's great....I want to do do that - it must be possible". I just think it's a very odd thing to do. It's just not clear at all from the demos what is possible now and what isn't, so you don't know if it's just that you haven't found the right button or it's not available yet. Especially when trying out a new tool you really don't know if you are…

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                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        We’re sorry for the confusion! We have plans to implement new layouts for Sways (not just panorama and vertical) like you see in the Red Panda Sway, but we haven’t exposed those to customers yet. We understand that it’s pretty confusing understanding what is what in the “coming soon” section. We’ll continue to improve our help content and hopefully Sway will become easier to understand as we improve the experience!

                      • Warn me that new styles may break my slideshows

                        I looked at my Sway on an iPad, changed the "mood", and several things "broke" like comparisons and slideshows. I would've at least liked a warning that it was going to do this. Also, I can't seem to go back to the default style, as I don't know what it was.

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                          0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Interesting… do you know which style broke your slideshow? (You can just let us know which row the style was in.) This is not expected behavior. Were you using the slideshow with a filmstrip at the bottom? Let us know in the comments so we can follow up with this.

                        • 30 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Insert linebreak

                            I would like to be able to insert a line break without getting a new paragraph. For instance when typing an address I don't want that much space between the lines.

                            36 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Revoke collaborative Sway sharing link

                              Great job on the collaborative / multiple author Sway feature.
                              When I create an edit link, I understand that authors don't appear until they sign in using the edit link.
                              We can revoke all links to the Sway to make it private again.
                              Can we have a feature to revoke just the edit link? This will leave the public link intact and the public can still view the Sway, while all shared editing ceases.

                              6 votes
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                              • Ability to import TimeToast timelines

                                i use the website timetoast to make timelines and i would like to be able to import one in to a sway

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                                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    At this time, you can’t manually override the style’s layout of your Sway. However, we do have a style that centers all content. (Currently the 4th row of styles.) What do you think of these styles? Let us know by leaving a comment. :)

                                  • Standard Business Reporting - Enterprise

                                    I would like additional content sources for #Sway to include Standard Business Reporting. Information is defined once in the SBR AU (Definitional) Taxonomy and re-used many times across reports. These data elements can be used in a variety of ways to review and report business and financial information.

                                    Please review www.sbr.gov.au

                                    The taxonomy is designed from an information classification perspective and would be enhanced with additional sources such as dashboards, sound clouds and linked to Business Intelligence capability in Azure.

                                    I would like to discuss sway on a confidential basis through @skypebusiness.

                                    Thx for your consideration of these matters.

                                    Kind…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Edit Image with filters and Typography (Font Candy)

                                      With great social applications such as Instagram able to edit images with premade filters and add new and typography on the image similar to font candy on windows phone [1]

                                      [1]http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/font-candy-typography-photo-editor/9e404244-0f24-4c1e-9b97-6bc4b0f39761

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                                      • Sway and Word Linked Together

                                        There should be a link that can be used by the user to use a word document on their OneDrive on Sway. The document can only be visible to the Sway user and as changes are made in word they reflect on Sway.

                                        For example, if there is a paragraph about Frankenstein on a word document, there should be an option to add it and convert any main headings, links and whatnot to Sway. AS their are changes added to the document, they also reflect upon real time or upon save (depending on user) posted on the Sway.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Sway for Business Sales presentations

                                          I'd like to use Sway as a tool for our Sales people to create personalized customer presentations.
                                          What I'd need would be for Sway to stay within our O365 tenant (not public), to be configured to look at specific publishing libraries for master presentation slides (stored as images maybe?), disclaimers etc.
                                          After that it would be nice to be able to have an offline format (through OneNote maybe?) and share it selectively with customers.
                                          SharePoint used to have a Slide Library that we used in a similar way. I think Sway could be the killer app for Sales!

                                          15 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thanks for all the suggestions! Some of them (like enterprise compliance) have already been suggested by other users, so make sure you go vote for their ideas. Can you elaborate more on what publishing libraries for master presentation slides Sway should be configured to? What disclaimers you would need? Let us know in the comments!

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