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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. Sway API

    It would be great if Sway offered an API.

    I would LOVE to have tools to make templates or styles and give them out or at least edit my own sways in an advanced mode.

    210 votes
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      26 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • create elearning SCORM contents with sway

      embeded sway in LMS. Export to SCORM package

      62 votes
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        6 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Custom Color Palette

        Would love to see the ability to set your own custom color palette. Designing brochures would usually mean adhering to corporate colors and/or some guidelines. Allowing us to create and save it custom palette would be great!

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

          Thanks for letting us know how we can improve our current color picker/mood features :-) We’ve been working on improving the feature. Have you tried importing a picture of your company’s logo and seeing what color palettes are recommended to you? Let us know in the comments!

        • Ribbon

          Add ribbon to easier creating of Sway. It would be more intuitive.

          3 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.

            4 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 72 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Options like in Canva or Prezi

                m not sure what the direction of this tool eventually will be. Right now it lacks everything that would make it useful for business presentations. I'm a PPT user since version 1 of PowerPoint and maybe too spoiled. But if you need ideas for useful functionality/features and ease of use, just look at Canva (canva.com) or Prezi (prezi.com). A lot of things being asked in this forum are available in these tools already and I'm convinced that these are just two of the tools you're competing with. But then again, you might have a total different idea where you want…

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

                  Thanks for the feedback! As you have pointed out, a lot of key functionality is missing while we are in Preview. We value working closely with our users as we continue to build and develop Sway so we can incorporate this feedback, Which missing features do you think are the most important? Please let us know in the comments!

                • Entering text in the text card by dragging

                  If we want to create Sway with a lot of text, it is useful to logically divide complete text, make a doc file for each part, and put all the files in one folder. This simplifies review, changes and additions of text.

                  As well, with Ctrl+A/Copy/Paste, we can easily enter text in the text card.

                  But this can be even easier, and much more fun: in a way as we add images. We can place the doc files into Sway folder on OneDrive, and drag them to the text cards.

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                    0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Boogie Board Sync Support

                    I would love to draw something on my Boogie Board Sync and drop it into my Sway!

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      434 votes
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                        21 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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!

                        35 votes
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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.

                        • Google Drive integration

                          Allow us to search our Google Drive content

                          22 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            1 vote
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                              0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Diagrams

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

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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.

                                274 votes
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                                  16 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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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                                    • 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".

                                      9 votes
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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.

                                          12 votes
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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!

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