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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. 3 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      You can import photos and files from OneDrive currently! Try clicking the “Insert” option, then selecting “OneDrive” from the sources listed in the drop down. Was this hard to discover? Let us know in the comments! And thanks for suggesting iCloud. :)

    • More options when resizing pictures

      I would like to have more control over the picture sizes. It seems that there are only three options now: large, larger, and huge. Sometimes a small clipart is really all that is necessary to express an idea, and it doesn't need to fill an entire slide to get the point across. From a mobile perspective, percentage sizing would be very useful, so that the designer could specify how much of the screen should be devoted to a specific picture.

      It should also be easier to embed pictures within the text rather than include them only as stand-alone content.

      A…

      456 votes
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        20 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Insert objects like tables or figures

        It would be very useful to insert not only images but tables or figures created in situ

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

          Thank you for this feedback! We appreciate your votes and comments for this suggestion.

          In the mean time, you can create graphs and tables in Power BI or Excel. Once these are created you can take their “Embed Code” and embed them in Sway via an Embed card. Here are some instructions for using the Sway embed card: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Embed-content-in-your-Sway-1e1ab12a-f961-4a26-8afc-77a15f892b1d

        • 5 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Convert Prezi files to Sway

            It would be great to convert prezi files or prezi links to sway, as a foundation for a new Sway presentation

            13 votes
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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • The pinch gesture to zoom out to a "sway map"

              Sway is awesome, but forces a linear presentation/consumption flow. What if the pinch gesture zoomed out to a "sway map" that was based on the section headings - this would allow non-linear navigation of the sway. If you wanted to get really cool, any links outside the sway would then map outside the "sway map" showing you the connections to other places. If a sway linked to a sway, you would end up with a view that showed this too - and a way to easily navigate through them all.

              9 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support for images with transparent backgrounds

                Support for formats like png.32 that would allow us the option to create images and composite or overlay them into cards, and still retain the style background vs. only having bordered images

                22 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Animations

                  Adding a subset of PowerPoints animations will help engage those reading our Sways. eg Pan+Zoom, header scroll, fade in / out etc.
                  Obviously there's a fine line between ease of creation and fully customizable options, keeping the animation selection to a minimum would b prudent.

                  108 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Mindmap storyboard mode

                    A mindmap story board mode may help organize ideas and present them amazingly quick and in an awesome way.

                    103 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Sway Stats tagging and comments

                      Hi
                      I'd like to see how many people have viewed my sways? Are there any future features that will show stats about each sway created?
                      How about comments. Would like the ability for viewers to leave comments on anything they see?
                      Lastly the ability to hash-tag images so I could possibly create sways from tagged items alone?

                      14 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Annotating videos

                        There should be an online way to annotate videos from either YouTube or other online streaming services.

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                          1 comment  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Recreate traditional games

                          There should be a way to make Sway really cool with some templates of games, they can be for creative purposes and projects fro school.

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                            1 comment  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Embed Shazam Tags

                            There should be an option to share Shazam Tags or embed them into Sway.

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                              1 comment  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Former employee managers notification

                              to have managers notified when an employees account is deactivated so they can review sways just like they do for OneDrive For Business

                              6 votes
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                              • interactive Data

                                For example, creating interactive mathematic graphics with excel or other data. So the users could click on the graphic and see what happen on the graph.

                                It could be nice to create a timeline option to click on and see what happen.

                                11 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Embed code from Sharepoint

                                  Its possible to Embed code from my personnel OneDrive but not from the OneDrive Business ?

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Collage Creator

                                    As I was getting more familiar with Sway, the product does a great job of pulling in a variety of sources but does not give enough options for editing the images once imported. There are several popular online collage makers out there. Essentially to make my Sway really pop, I have to use either one of those online tools or create my own collage offline then import it into Sway.

                                    Cut the other guys out and you will have a winner.

                                    19 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Export to HTML5 + JS

                                      Export to HTML5 + JS sways can be shared with links. Currently there are some web apps which dissect and present powerpoint presentations. Put an end to that and use an existing open standard

                                      83 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Text formatting neceseary for scientific or mathematical equations

                                        I'm writing a scientific description of metabolic processes, and I'd like to be able to have superscripts and scientific characters (alpha, beta, gamma), multiplication via "dot" symbol etc. For example, I'd like to write -57 kJ * mol-1 and have that formatted automatically by Sway. I suspect that there will be some folks who will want to use Sway to present technical information, and this would be super helpful. Additionally, I'd like to just type things vs. having to use UI to generate the symbols that I want. So for example, I'd like to type delta G prime = -57…

                                        214 votes
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                                          23 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Arrow Buttons and Keys in Photo Grid

                                          If you create a grid of photos, and then click on one to make it fullscreen, there should be arrows to look at the other photos (and arrowkey shortcuts) . Right now you have to click to minimize then click a different pgoto to maximize

                                          3 votes
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