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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. Share a OneDrive folder as an auto-generated Sway

    I use OneDrive to share pictures with friends and relatives. Unfortunately the display of pictures sucks on OneDrive.

    A cool feature would be to be able in OneDrive to have a button "Share this folder as a Sway" , and you would automatically have nice generated Sways from the pictures (and the captions of these pictures).

    This Sway would be updated automatically when new pictures are added to the chosen folder.

    This would provide a really pleasant way of sharing OneDrive pictures!

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      0 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      While we don’t currently support this feature, if you’re a Windows 10 user, you can use the Photos app to do something similar. Select one of your albums, then click Share → Upload to Sway (or scroll to the bottom and select “Tell your story with Sway”). This will allow you to auto-generate a Sway from all the photos in that album.

    • Create homepages on own domain

      Sway looks great, and this is what I was waiting for to redesign my own homepage. It would be great if Sway could do that and upload to any domain and administer links between the domains pages.

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      • Option "Animations"

        With this option, we can add animation to the start of Sway. For example, Sway is shown as a magic box (or package) and click on it (people like to open the packages :)) box opens and starts Sway presentation.

        This would be fun, especially for children and older people who want to make a Sway.

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        • Diagrams

          Add the option to add simple diagrams (similar to SmartArt in Office) linked to themes with remix

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          • Support own/foreign Web-Storage through WebDAV/FTP/HTTP Links

            Import and export of media should support own Servers, NAS or other Web-locations. The most useful protocol would be WebDAV. Also supporting access through FTP would also be helpful. Using a link to import videos or images would also be pretty useful.

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            • Google Drive integration

              Allow us to search our Google Drive content

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              • Additional Context Menu

                I would really like to see a context menu at text editing and some other places additionally to the CardDeck-menu strip at the top

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                • Android Sway App

                  View a Sway via an Android app.

                  The world has 2 billion Android users and many may be like me: I'd love to show my Sways offline. I would be keen to use Sway for my speaker presentations straight from my phone.

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                  • Section layout options

                    Allow varied selectable layouts within each section. Currently, only an entire Sway layout and (future) varied photo group layouts seem possible. Allowing varied layouts within each section will increase the "personal" feel of Sways and avoid looking like "one of those templates".

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                    • Landing page Dynamics marketing

                      Hi,

                      Landing page in Dynamics marketing are poor. But if we could embed easely their web forms into sway, then we would have a wonderful landing page !

                      Could you please add this ?

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                      • Ability to add text on top of a video/pictures

                        I would love to see the ability to add text on top of a video or picture when creating a vertical page.

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

                          Thanks for the feedback! Out of curiosity, have you added photos to your headers or title cards? Is this the type of effect you are requesting? Or are you hoping to get more of a subtitle or caption, but overlaid on the picture or the video. Let us know in the comments!

                        • Multilanguage support within the Sway itself

                          Sometimes I´d like to share ideas with people around the globe (especially in my professional life). So it would be great to have the chance to add textboxes in different languages and a toogle-switch within my sway.

                          63 votes
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                          • Ability to change the Header -- including adding external scripts

                            I'd like to be able to modify the <head> of the Sway. I'm thinking specifically about calling a script from a CDN, but there are other uses. There are unlimited uses for scripts, but what I'd use them for would be to provide a means of displaying math with the MathJax script.

                            10 votes
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                            • Center or left/right justify stack groups

                              I created a sway that scrolls horizontally. When I put some images into a stack group, the group was left justified. I think it would be nice to have the option to center a stack. To me, it would look better on my laptop but maybe it doesn't work as well on small devices.

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                              • Customize your Sway

                                There isn´t a Blank layout that allows user to customize his presentation... and there should be some effects as in the PowerPoint

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                                • The ability to choose between different levels of available layout customization

                                  Sometimes I might want a down and dirty presentation, and would be happy with the preset Sway options. Sometimes I would want more control like font size, color & picture layout. A toggle between "Let Sway Create" and "More Control" menus might work.

                                  But don't let me or any other user have complete control, otherwise you lose the simplicity and beauty of Sway.

                                  One last thing ... "Remix Me"? Really?

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                                  • Use tag to filter content

                                    Using tags to easily filter contents from keywords would be useful, because it could allow users to search pictures (and text) about a specific subject.

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                                    • Smart Layout and Features for Images

                                      1. When I'm using Sway to create a presentation, it looks like all images are responsive based on devices. If Sway can create more options, like a thick box, or image box which can be resized by the user (in HTML, it is free to create a image box which size can be set in x% of the screen), in this case, I think I can create more pages just what I did in Word (or for advanced users, allow user to create the page with CSS?)
                                      2. The current version of Sway is just like a website. If Sway…

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                                      • Full web (www) access via Bing or Google and multi file format support

                                        That will be nice if we had full web access, for now there is only possibility to get photos, videos etc. via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter... I mean by that to have easy access to any material that is available on the internet, when I'll need more information about anything that I could easily get for example from Wikipedia, Yahoo answers etc. That app is not giving much for now but with full access to WWWs and multi file format support it can be the best app out there. :)

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                                        • The Date on The Sway Should REMAIN the Created Date

                                          The Date on The Sway Should REMAIN the Created Date. Currently when you UPDATE a Sway date changes, giving the appearance that the date was CREATED on the new MODIFIED date. Maybe both dates, PUBLISH DATE, and EDIT/MODIFIED date can be displayed.

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