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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. Remix

    "Remix"
    This function can display a list of models instead of skipping one at a time.
    We have the habit of comparing models and choose the best and the process of "back, forward" makes the person give up.
    It would be nice that the models could be classified into categories or, in sway start, one chooses a theme and the "remix me" shows the models according to this choose that saves time.

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

      Have you tried manually changing the style or structure in the mood panel? Do you feel that this does not let you choose a theme for the Sway? Additionally, now that we have undo/redo supported, we hope that you find that using “Remix” with undo will allow you to cycle through many choices then go back to your favorite. :)

    • To have a link to an image editor available

      link it to existing on the machine text editor including rich text editor so that editing can be done in some sense offline and then bring it in to Sway -- to size, crop, position images

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        0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • To add voice animation to a story book I want to create with Sway. Is it possible to have voice animation along with the text I will write?

        I want to create a story book with Sway for Special Education Needs children of one of the schools where I work. Some of the children have done cochlear implant. So I wanted to know if is it possible to have voice animation along with the text I will write? I want something like when the educator is reading the text for the children, the texts are highlighted as the educator reads the story.

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          1 comment  ·  Sway future vision  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Flexibility for texts and images

          My experience was using the horizontal structure. At first I was missing the ability to break a line on title or heading, like hitting enter, or [key]+enter. (by the way subheadings would be really nice too!)
          When I insert text, and there's a remaining space below, I wish I could adjust images to fit in that column.
          Image captions currently break my layouts, so that would be nice if there was options to set caption inside (top/bottom), outside. For the most detail-oriented, nested blocks (like a full text block inside an image) would work like a charm.
          When you increase…

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

            Thanks for the feedback! We appreciate the detailed suggestions. It would be helpful for other users if you submitted each of your suggestions as separate ideas so others can vote on them. Additionally, if others have the same ideas as you, you can vote for their ideas already on this forum! Keep that feedback coming. :)

          • Add Watermark to completed Sway

            Add a logo / watermark on a completed sway to keep our content to from being replicated without permission.

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              Gathering Feedback  ·  4 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add videos from my own YouTube channel

              It woul be great to have an opportunity to add videos from my own youtube channel by drag and drop like photoes from OneDrive. So I suppose SWAY should have an option of attaching one's youtube channel to the account.

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                3 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • First quick Wish list :)

                Please.....

                Easy undo/redo
                More heading/structure levels
                Control over image placement and more sizing scaling
                Some advice over what shape image works in what bit ...it is just experimentation and totally haphazard currently
                Drag and drop rough positioning
                Rich media.... sound (mp3, background music would be good), video, animations, flash import
                Bigger scroll buttons (choice of buttons). On vertical scroll it isn't even obvious you need to/can scroll....
                Publish to mp4
                Publish for LMS

                It's nice, it's a bit of fun, I really hope you make it as much a 'go to' product as Powerpoint is, but at the moment it…

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for the wish list, and we’re happy that you’re looking forward to seeing Sway develop further. We just wanted to point out that it may be easier for others to support your ideas if you list each one as separate ideas in this forum (and add votes for ones that already exist). Thanks for all the feedback though! Keep it coming. :)

                • Prevent Image Downloads

                  Please prevent a user from doing the right-click Save Image trick. if a photographer is going to use Sway, he doesn't want his pictures download all over the web fro free.

                  Thanks.

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                    9 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Collapsible Sections

                    It'd great if the content contained under a header was collapsible. So you click the header to expand out or collapse the content. People wanting to present a lot of information could really cut back on the raw size of their sway with this.

                    74 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Embed web content as iFrame in a Sway

                      I would like to be able to embed an external website inside a sway as content, so you could scroll through that website as part of the sway. This would be use din instructional manuals that are authored as Sway's, but contain small embedded live sites, such as forums or forms or other similar items.

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                        4 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Import from Facebook page

                        Really need the ability to import pictures from my Facebook photography page.

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                          0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to add webcontent via URL (e.g. Images, Videos, etc)

                          It would be nice if we could go out to the web a pull an image from Bing Images or if we found a YouTube video that we would want to incorporate and we can just simply paste in the URL into the element to embed it in our sway then having to search or upload a local file.

                          For the image from URL it could put a reference on the image somewhere as to what website it was from to not infringe on any copy rights.

                          26 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Linking within my Sway

                            I want to be able to use links to navigate within my Sway. Basically, the feature in Word that lets you choose to navigate to a place within your document.

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                              74 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Autoplay media

                              While we scroll through a sway it should have preloaded media like videos and autoplay it when it hits the viewable part of the screen

                              145 votes
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                              • Advanced image search options

                                Give options when searching for images to limit search such as image size, colour, time (same options as bing image search)

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                                • Support code markups and related features

                                  I'm a developer and current solutions for live coding or showing a demo involving source code do not necessarily fit my needs. A lot of my colleagues use PowerPoint to relay code snippets or documentation to other people, but it always felt like the wrong solution to the problem. I was hoping that sway could include several features for this - syntax highlighting, live coding support, clean style templates etc.

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                                    4 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Sway Preferences

                                    Sway Preferences

                                    Now, i have read the "sway philosophy" blog: thanks , great!

                                    One idea though keeps creeping: should there be a kind of dummy card or somewhere where i could specify some rules that i would want Remix to use?
                                    If you want, these would be my preferences, some indications to the automated way of Swaying.
                                    This would keep the product "pure" and would at the same time save time, please users etc .
                                    It could be an advanced feature so only users with some experience of Swaying would use it.

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

                                      We’re glad you saw the Sway Philosophy blog post and enjoyed reading it!

                                      Thanks for the suggestion. This type of request is definitely something we’re considering for the future as we make Sway more robust. Keep the feedback coming! :)

                                    • Post updates to sway from other applications

                                      I would like to be able to post updates to Sway whenever I update a blog post in Wordpress or other blogging platform. This could be done with IFTT.com. Emailing to Sway would also be useful.

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                                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add comments

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                                        From Mark:
                                        When viewing someones sway as at the moment there are only very few available to see on sway.com, it would be good to be able to write a little review for the creator, such as ''I really enjoyed reading/viewing your sway'

                                        It will also be useful for feedback in how others view possible improvements or corrections etc.

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

                                          Thanks for the suggestion! Is it more important to you to have someone be able to comment on the entire Sway or on content within the Sway? Also, do you think of commenting as something people who are authoring with you should do or as something you want your viewers to do? Should comments be publicly visible or only visible to you? Let us know in the comments. :)

                                        • Ability to share individual sections separately

                                          Sometime, we just want to share a section or target information. We've already known that we create the whole presentation. But, in a situation, we just want to share the direct piece of information or the direct section to our interests.

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