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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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Please note that the Sway Suggestion Box is moderated and is a voluntary participation-based project. If your submission is not a product feature suggestion it may be removed. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft. Your submission is subject to the UserVoice License Terms.

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  1. Improved Cut, Copy, and Paste

    Need robust paste from most common apps, e.g. when I paste from Office apps, I loose all formatting.

    38 votes
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      Considering  ·  4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Offer additional sway components/apps in the office store

      Offer sway apps from the office store or in sway itself that can be plugged into your sway site such as a PayPal or Stripe app for commerce or a Skype app for web based calls like in Outlook.com

      3 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Macros

        VBA or C# macro language to enable scenarios for automation, animation, interaction, and data sharing. The other Office products are not just tools -- they're amazing platforms for building customized tools. Sway is a great concept. Make it better with Macros.

        8 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Clear structure/dividing lines

          I have done many presentations with PowerPoint and in my experience, people need clear structures to understand the content. I believe that e.g. dividing lines between the sections could make the structure (especially in the Panorama Layout) more understandable. That way viewers would know immediately when the next section begins and what belongs to what.

          15 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Layout photos on various sides of a cube

            Switch to different views of the same object (front, rear, from above etc.) to create a tridimensional effect.

            1 vote
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              1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Create detailed pop-ups in photo

              showing an industrial process to a costumer:
              pointing in different part of a tool's photo grant access to different video, graph, quality report, certificates and other details about costs, performance ecc.
              example:
              in the photo of a drill, pointing on the handle will show safety data, on the tip will show performance ecc.

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Photobooks

                A photo book is still an amazing way to capture memories and particularly the older generation appreciates it very much....I wonder if the AI/machine learning of Sway could help creating such a book out of an existing sway and move it to respective printing companies for the finishing touches.....such a feature could get printing companies to endorse SWAY and/or build add-ons in the future....

                47 votes
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                  Gathering Feedback  ·  3 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Integration of Wikipedia (Commons)

                  Add Wikipedia and its sister projects (especially Commons for images and videos) as a media resource.

                  Moreover, this idea would go well together with support for an 'attribution page': http://sway.uservoice.com/forums/264674-sway-suggestion-box/suggestions/6543894-attribution-page-at-end-of-the-sway

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    We now pull Wikipedia articles into our suggested content in the Insert pane. Thanks for the feedback you’ve provided, and let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to see us do here by leaving a comment. :)

                  • Preview animations while creating or editing Sway

                    It'd be really nice if there were a way to see what the animations were going to look like without going into the full preview view (which you'd have to leave if you want to change the animations). It'd just be nice for exploring the different layouts quickly.

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                      0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Text cards should be displayed separately when viewing/consuming a Sway (in "landscape")

                      I think that if each "Text" represents an idea, they should to presented one at a time (like an slide in powerpoint...)

                      1 vote
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                        0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Picture zoom

                        i can´t zoom a picture in a sway. (Tablet)

                        6 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Record a object transition

                          And also when inserting an object I want to be able to modify its position using the mouse and a record button which function like a position recorder of an object

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

                            Thanks for the suggestion! What are you trying to do with this type of recording? Are you looking to enhance animations or to try and illustrate a point or a concept? If you share your specific scenario with us, it’ll help us better understand your request. Please let us know in the comments!

                          • Let the input be easier

                            The idea I made of Sway was an I/O software... And I discovered a wonderful output generator... Please let me include content "à la volée" : Let me write or copy text quickly, add photos or videos for further layouts or adjustings... If possible :) Otherwise I will keep my OneNote nearby ;)

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                              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Edit Sway directly from canvas (viewing pane)

                              I would love to be able to view and adjust my Sway in real time from the viewing page. Adjusting my Sway from the Storyline and then needing to click to the right to view changes seems like a time-killer, especially for those trying to personalize their pages to their liking.

                              10 votes
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                              • Integration with PhotoSynth

                                I like also the possiblity to add a photosynth.

                                28 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Comic Book Style

                                  I would really like a style that would make my Sway look similar to a comic book. For example, making content boxed and changing the saturation of photos to make the color pop, including speech bubbles as a layout option for text, animations that mimic turning pages.

                                  28 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Live-updating Sways

                                    ... to edit sway, while it is shown on another device. This would be useful if sway is used as an infoscreen eg in Lobby. I want to insert actual information while someone watch at it somewhere else in the network. Best way: an automatic insert at a certain place (for rss-feeds for example)

                                    13 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Navigating a Sway in new ways

                                      the opportunity to move the presentation already either vertical, horizontal or in any way imaginable so it looks more cool and more impressive

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Pen or Stylus support

                                        Is pen support added? I am thinking at Surface users like me :-)

                                        11 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide sway applets for "graduated" infographic display.

                                          Provide applets that are themselves interactive for "stepping" through data to show sequences, evolution, or progression of a data series or relationship.

                                          Instead of "changing a page" you are going to the next iteration of the infographic display.

                                          21 votes
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                                            Gathering Feedback  ·  2 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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