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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. Interactive Menu

    I definitely would like to have a more smarter & interactive menu which i feel is very bland as of now ...also based upon certain key text in the content it should sample few suggested sways..it will be an added advantage..

    7 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • import ppt masters (for layout & font) and ppt color palettes/themes created in-house

      In order to use for business, it would be helpful if Sway allowed you to import ppt masters (for layout) and ppt color palettes. As it stands, I'm not sure I can produce anything that will comply with company branding guidelines.

      I would suggest more flexibility and customize-ability. Especially if you want large companies to work with it.

      5 votes
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        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Version Control

        Add automatic version control which would allow you to jump back to a previous version. Ideally if you add coauthoring it would then allow you to see who changed what.

        14 votes
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          2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Be able to have a background to "hold in place" for a determined number slide. And have video playing in the background is very cool.

          I would like a background image to remain visible, say, in a very subdue washout color while text and graphic content can 'roll' over until another background image can be use for another section of rolling graphics. Oh and plz allow for fonts selection and manipulation to the fullest extend. Text is such an important component of any modern app, it should be a "feature."

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

            Try showcasing a picture as much as possible (“most”) then putting a text card after it. If your Sway is in the vertical structure (and for the majority of styles), you will get the effect you described. We’re working on making effects like this more discoverable, so your feedback is greatly appreciated! Additionally, if you break your each of your ideas into their own posts, it will help others vote for them. :)

          • To preview header photo and align focus

            I agree with the suggestions to allow for more ability to resize photos, however, more specifically, it would be really nice to have some sort of way to select the area of the photo that the header/title photo should focus on. Most images don't fit well in the header or title area and end up being cut off. That's very frustrating, but would be acceptable if users could decide which areas of the photo to show.

            This is the biggest thing holding me back from using sway because it really effects the look and quality of the sway.

            6 votes
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            • Embed in SharePoint

              I would like to be able to embed Sway into my SharePoint site using the content editor web part.

              52 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • To be able to create a presentation for my software that is not linear to demonstrate my company's product

                The company I work for has software that is multi-tiered and the graphical nature of Sway is marvelous. I have a vision that could put together a marvelous presentation that could take an interactive tour of my software with levels that are as independent as my software. Sway I see now is linear but I see a 'coming soon' feature that possibly shows something different. The tiers of my software would be great to preview on Sway where I could go up and down as I presented so I can go DEEPER into my product.

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

                  Great suggestion! We definitely have some exciting plans for nonlinear Sways that you can see a teaser of in our “Coming Soon” section when choosing a Structure (or with some of the Sways We Love: https://sway.com/wood_burning, https://sway.com/red_panda, https://sway.com/state_flags). We want to make these more sophisticated before we let our users start authoring in them though, which is why they aren’t currently available. Thanks for the scenario suggestion! It helps us prioritize our work in what we will deliver soon. :)

                • Emoji support

                  I noticed that authors don't have options to add emojis in their text/captions or even gifs. This would add more life to the text content.

                  18 votes
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                    24 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Sway Integrated Into SharePoint Publishing for Curation

                    Integration features into SharePoint Publishing to allow content curation of SharePoint content utilizing Content Search. SharePoint currently allows you to publishing pages, but not curate content. It would be nice if you have a portal hosted in SharePoint to use Sway features to use Content Search to discover content within your portal to use in creating a narrative.

                    47 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Sway and search engines

                      Hi Sway Team,
                      i was trying with using Sway for a presentation of my "little" company. Ater trying - i left it as a little "WebSite". Take a look at http://www.yabez.de
                      The interesting thing was, that Google immediatly took my Sway in the Search Results (Search for "yabez"), Bing did not (for now).
                      So here is my Idea: Could you implement a few functions for optimization in point of search-engines?
                      - robots.txt stands in the moment not on "follow, ..."
                      - indexing
                      - Tags and description
                      - ...

                      Kind regards,

                      Matthias

                      21 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Mac App

                        a app for sway that is supported across many platform's

                        39 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Automatically caption from photo meta data

                          I use Microsoft's Photo Gallery to caption and tag my photos. When importing those photo files (generally jpg) the photo's caption should be (optionally?) added as the caption in Sway

                          12 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 423 votes
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                              Gathering Feedback  ·  52 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Quick mode and Advanced mode

                              So that would keep it quick and easy as you obviously want.
                              But then you could have sensible layout features for those that want more control, and there's so much more control I'd like.....

                              15 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Save Sways to OneDrive

                                Save sways to OneDrive. Maybe in a way which is similar to OneNote (just a "link" to the notebook is sync, and the content "per se" is online. In the same way, just a link to the sway gets sync to the PC).

                                This way, the standard sharing features of OneDrive could be used by Sway.

                                If I put a Sway in a shared folder, everyone who can see that folder could see the Sway.

                                457 votes
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                                  47 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thanks for sharing. Can you help us understand a bit of why you would want to Save to OneDrive? Is it for sharing or is it for offlne access? Are there other services you would want to save to? Why?

                                  Interesting idea— please drop a comment if you like this idea as well.

                                • Add transitions between cards

                                  The cards are shown either Horizontally or Vertically but are still and don't have any transition effects. No fancy transitions just small fade in/out or rotate in 3D would be great.

                                  25 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thanks for the feedback! You can see the beginnings of parallax and fade in/out in some of the styles and structures, but we appreciate any suggestions if you think this isn’t sufficient or if you want to see more variety. :)

                                  • Yammer Integration

                                    I can imagine a Sway tab on the User's Yammer Profile.
                                    • listing sways created by the user
                                    • ability to attach them to posts for sharing
                                    • ability to link to them from notes etc

                                    I can also imagine uploading sways into a Yammer Group in the files sections.
                                    • Images, Documents, Images, Videos and now Sways

                                    Finally, we need to ensure that we use app extensions so that the user on a mobile can easily share a sway into a Yammer group. Or from Yammer, open the sway in the app.

                                    20 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support for third party moods

                                      There are so many talented graphic artists in the world that I would like to make sure that being able to access third party moods is part of the application platform.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Jump to the end of Sway (>|)

                                        This option is required. During creation of Sway, when we add some contents, we start Preview and we have to go to the end of Sway to see how it looks. So, quick jump to the end of Sway is a very useful feature. Also, this is useful if a table of contents at the end of Sway.

                                        8 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Manual markers where presentation should pause

                                          Now when pressing the "next" (>) button, Sway decides how far ahaid it jumps. Sometimes it goes to far and viewers can see what is next. This way they don't stay focused on the current topic.

                                          Because of that, you have already comments on a phrase that is written in the next slide, while it still is completely out of context at that moment.

                                          The only way to avoid this, is to do some scrolling. However, this removes the smoothness and doesn't resolve the problem once Sway supports pointers.

                                          3 votes
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