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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. 11 votes
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      Gathering Feedback  ·  2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Template Sways

      or edit examples like the "Sways we love" to learn how other Sways use the Sway tools.
      Maybe this could be realized through a tutorial.

      60 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Blogger and wordpress post and share

        I would like if I could share my sways immediately to my wordpress and blogger blogs with a button and not by copying and pasting the embed code

        45 votes
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          10 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Wordpress now lets you embed Sways, content from Docs.com, and Mixes! If you have a blog on WordPress.com, you can paste a link to any of these three types of content and WordPress will automatically represent the link as an embed. Keep voting for this idea if you would like to see more integration on the Sway-side.

        • Linkable pictures

          I'd like to have images optionally linkable so viewers can click on them to go to other pages I want to direct them to. Somewhat like Pinterest, I guess.

          109 votes
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            7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • More dynamic text

            While trying Sway, I noticed that the entered text could not move freely like in ppt.

            A subindex of types of letters as you write would be great to improve the partnership with development.

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            Saludos desde chile, mi idea de mas dinamismo al texto

            Al probar sway note que el texto ingresado no lo podia mover libremente como en ppt.
            un subindice de tipos de letras mientras se escribe seria genial para mejorar la amistad con el desarrollo.
            Pero los felicito por el desarrollo, seguire probando para ayudar en su prontas mejoras.

            Simon Reyes
            Chile

            8 votes
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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • More OneNote functionality in Sway

              When looking at the current OneNote look, feel and handling it just does not feel like it is a part of the new road Microsoft is walking on. I believe that integrating functions from OneNote into Sway the whole new Microsoft experience will have a streamlined tool which fits in just right.

              2 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Set the height of the iframe

                I don't have a problem with embedding the iFrame into my blog but I want to be able to view the entire Sway in the iFrame and not have scrolling. I am using Tumblr and that may be the cause of the issue. But Tumblr could be a platform that Sway will thrive on ... I would love to be able to embed straight to Tumblr from Sway.

                2 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make UI more intuitive

                  I as an experienced user like the sway Interface but I think new users might get lost to do simple tasks because they are hidden!

                  - How do you preview your sway? You click out of the content area but this is a bit hidden I think.. why not adding a button in the header saying "preview" or something to make it super-simple?

                  - The areas to edit something is not always clear. I've found myself selecting the group instead of the item itself or the exact opposite because I clicked a few pixels too high.. It's hard to find…

                  15 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Automatic page size optimization

                    In most cases, page sliding does not show distinctly separated single slide. I agree that this feature can be a merit of sway. However, it produces too much redundancy in a slide, particularly cut edge or cut text on the right side when proceeding to the next page, finally depressing readability and clean web design.
                    This feature hampers clear cut presentation as we can easily find in powerpoint sildeshow or turning a single page to next page in reading books.

                    8 votes
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                      Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Media Interaction (audio, video, etc.)

                      I don't just want audio playback. I want the user to interact with the audio that's going on. For an example, let's say I have 3 objects in my sway. Clicking one switches to a different mp3 at the same timestamp as a different mp3. I'm a composer. So this would allow a user to have 3 options, "more action", "less action" and "normal playback". I would have 3 mp3's that are similar but different on the back end. This way the user could "interact" with the audio. This is a very specific example, I know. But I'm not suggesting…

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                        1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Responsive Text

                        I realize that this is optimized for Mobile, which is awesome, but when you are viewing the Storyline the text does not extend the entire width of the page, looks to be about 50% of the page. It would be nice for it to have the same layout across all screens.

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                          1 comment  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thanks for reporting this to us. Which mobile device were you using when hitting this issue? And when you say the text in the storyline, do you simply mean the text you are reading or are you in editing mode looking at the storyline?

                        • Disqus forums

                          Awesome potential here for online education. I'd like to see the ability to attach Disqus forums = class discussion

                          15 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Timeline Layout

                            I want to be able to add a layout to my Sway that allows me to create Dates and Text/Media then scroll through it like a timeline.

                            247 votes
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                              Considering  ·  5 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Insert and/or crop YouTube video clip

                              I short video clip (shorter than 30 secs) will enhance any (Sway) presentation... check this feature from un upcoming service

                              Simple and great!, Find / crop / insert Youtube video http://www.powtoon.com/slides/ at 2:23...

                              7 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Kinect Support

                                specific gestures will make spectacular presentations.
                                Especially combined with some other suggestions presented here.
                                Create sway with Xbox one will be an additional vantage

                                4 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Preview videos before inserting into Sway

                                  I Would like to be able to preview a video when creating a sway. Currently the only way to see the Video is to insert it and play it in the Sway to see if the video is what you desire OR to open another tab, search YouTube and pkay the video there.

                                  8 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Import Retains Basic Formatting

                                    I am creating a catalog of images where each image needs a unique caption, as there are almost 200 images doing so by hand in Sway is very tedious. I automated the process of creating the captions in Word and then upload that document into Sway, which works very well.

                                    The issue I have is that the first part of the caption needs to be bold, with the last part (the price) should not be. I can automate the formatting in Word as well but Sway does not recognize the formatting so I have to manually emphasize each image in…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Xbox Showcase

                                      Be able to drop videos from a user's Xbox showcase / game dvr

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                                        0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add author and attribute information

                                        When I create a Sway I can add a title, but I can't add an author name or other attribute details: email address, job title, company name, Twitter ID, URL, etc. Without this every Sway is anonymous... or I have to add my details in the same format as the rest of the text.

                                        12 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Control Sway with Microsoft Band

                                          With Sway projecting to my audience from my phone or other device, I would like to move through my Sway presentation by using gestures picked up and interpreted by my Microsoft Band which then sends a corresponding navigation instruction to Sway. I would like to control my presentation by flicking my wrist or tapping the screen of my Microsoft Band.

                                          8 votes
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