Sway Suggestion Box

Welcome to Microsoft Sway’s Suggestion Box by UserVoice!

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 will read all the suggestions, and we regularly review the ideas and incorporate them into product planning discussions. Please note that the suggestion box is moderated and is a voluntary participation-based project. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft. Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms.

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  1. Sway - automated creation from a database

    Our business Brisbane Catholic Education is currently looking at creating a completely digital onboarding (new hire or internal transfers) experience. As a part of this process we were envisioning individual schools to have a brief unique video or Sway (default design/style) that provides a basic introduction and background to new employees. Due to currency being a factor when creating digital presentations we were hoping to automate the updating of this Sway based on a database (API).

    It would be great if Sway had the ability to create an automated Sway based on data pulled from an API - (series of…

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      0 comments  ·  Creating a Sway  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Select only Accessible themes

      Many government departments are limited to creating accessible documents. It would be nice if our users had an option to select only themes the know meets accessibility requirements based on colour contrasts/text sizes. It would also be nice to have template sets for different organisations.

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      • Videos linked to a sway

        When you create a link to a website or online content, instead of showing only the phrase that I enter, could it show the website. Usually a video, similar to when I upload a video from my files.

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        • presenter view 2nd monitor

          I present a lot (10-20 times a week - but not on sway), and having a preview monitor or presentation view of the next upcoming slide and notes is mandatory. Would be great to have a presenter view? As is, Sway looks to be a great consuming platform for non-live applications and something akin to a web site pop up link.

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          • Your tool bar sucks!!!!

            I can't believe you don't even offer basics in writing or design like changing font syles and sizes like in Word.
            You can't add or delete photos/images easily in a card.
            Add basic features for updating and changing the text and images otherwise it's not a valuable tool.

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            • VISUAL LINK

              How can I choose what image displays in my visual link? When I sent out my first newsletter it displayed the background from my first heading which I liked. Now it is displaying a generic image, and not my first heading image.

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              • Add company typefaces/fonts to customize presentations

                Would like the feature to add our company typeface to the the designs, so the presentation is on-brand.

                Currently the presentations look detached because of this.

                17 votes
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                • Disable the search candidate appearance by the settings in Microsoft Sway.

                  *English follows Japanese

                  ■Title(件名):Microsoft Sway の共有時に表示される候補について

                  Disable the search candidate appearance by the settings in Microsoft Sway.
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                  ■Description(内容):
                  ​Microsoft Sway の共有時にアカウントの一部を入力すると、一致する候補が自動的に表示されます。現時点では、この機能を有効化および無効化に変更する機能がありません。
                  そのため、本機能が設定で変更可能となる機能の追加を要望いたします。​​

                  When you enter some part of your account in case of you are sharing the Microsoft Sway, Search Suggestions are automatically displayed. However, at this time, there is no function available to diable this function by now.

                  Therefore, we hope the feature to be implemented that enables switching on/off the search candidate appearance from the setting freely.

                  Thank you for your consideration.

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                  • the ability to break text in heading cards

                    I would like the ability to manually break a heading card, to allow for easier reading and better alignment

                    8 votes
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                    • stream

                      I need to be able to embed an MS Stream video into a sway. Not just the link. The video should play inline.

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                      • Are you really committed to Sway

                        This is a question for the development team: are you really committed to SWAY? As lots of users have said there is so much potential, but you haven't thought through so many of the basics:
                        1. Images - the control over these is very limited - position, size and what appears in the nav bar
                        2. Designs - again very limited - most organisations will have brand guidelines that stipulate how things can be laid out. Can't we have more control to set up a template, PowerPoint style?
                        3. The visual link - this opens in storyline mode - so…

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                        • Customize the Link Title

                          When you share a sway link now, it auto-generates a link for you. For a more professional look I want to be able to customize my link to include the header of the document and/or in my case a version number or a issue date. For example if I'm making a monthly newsletter through Sway I want to be able to use the same title but include the month and year into both the document and the link I provide to others.

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                          • Facebook

                            Start and populate a sway based on a Facebook.page

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                            • Share Sway with specific people (from Office 365 Home account) - as a way to get off facebook

                              Allow Office 365 Home account to share Sways with specific people - I would like to do this to share content outside of Facebook. It seems this allows us to share content and control who can see it - thank you.

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                              • Background music

                                Add background music that plays automatically on a Sway and you can tell it which sections of the Swat it is applicable to

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                                • Change menu back

                                  The Office 365 version of Sway was better than the Microsoft personal version. Remix was an obvious button which the students love. Just yesterday, we saw the O365 version now matches the personal version. Please change it back. The O365 version was more user friendly and easier to navigate without a bunch of extra clicks. Personal should have changed to match O365, not the other way around.

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                                    Gathering Feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Making Sway look amazing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • The layout of an exported Sway should be the same as the Sway it was exported from.

                                    I tried Sway a while ago, but the lack of offline viewing options rendered it useless.
                                    When I saw that an Export feature had been added, I gave it another go.
                                    Foolishly, I created a new Sway, rather than trying to export an existing one.
                                    What a waste of time. Having spent time formatting my Sway to look how I wanted it, I exported it to PDF, but when I viewed the PDF, the layout had changed, so it didn't resemble my Sway.

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                                      Gathering Feedback  ·  3 comments  ·  Viewing and sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • tap

                                      Sway really REALLY needs the TAP feature that is available in Word and Outlook. I want to TAP into reusable content, charts, tables, pictures and SmartArt from other documents. Please Sway has really become an awesome program but I need TAP. I am training users to collect their information for a Sway in WORD so that they can TAP into other reusable content. I am having them save the word document and use it to start their Sway.

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                                      • stamp

                                        Hi

                                        In our company we need to have confidentiality stamps and a corporate branding like color bars in the bottom, can this be achieved by Sway?

                                        Thanks

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                                        • tracking viewers

                                          knowing who read the Sway identifying the email.
                                          who clicked, when and on what news.

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

                                            Hi, You already have the ability to see the number of people who have viewed a given Sway. Just look at the number in the corner of the Sway, when you are on the sway.com/my page. If you’ve voted on this for other reasons, please comment about the functionality that you’re looking for. Thanks!

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