Microsoft Updates Sway With Some Of The Most-Requested Features

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Along with the announcement about expanding the Sway Preview, Microsoft also introduced some of the most requested features such as undo and redo, etc,.

New Features:

  • By far the most-requested feature we’ve received has been the ability to undo (and its counterpart, redo) actions one has taken in Sway, both during the course of normal work with Sway, as well as when giving the Remix! button a spin. We’re excited to announce that undo and redo are here! Now you can make your changes without worrying about recovering a previous state of your Sway.
  • We’ve added bullets and numbering to our text tool bar, which appears at the top of the Storyline when you’re in a text card. Also, with bullets and numbering implemented, Sway will automatically go back and look for existing Sways where you used mark-up as a workaround for bullets (such as the asterisk * at the start of a line) and convert them to real bullets.
  • Now you can edit paragraphs of text from the canvas in the same way. Simply tap or click and select Edit and then make your edits in the moment. It’s easier than ever to make your tweaks and continue creating with Sway!
  • Now, you can reorder sections more easily. Use touch or your mouse to simply grab a section where it says “Section” at the top, or any part of the section border, and then drag the whole section where you’d like to move it. Sections will automatically collapse when you drag them to make them easier to move.
  • Now you can use content from your PDFs along with other multimedia to bring your ideas to life. From your “My Sways” page, tap or click the Import button, select a PDF and a new Sway will be created with the content from that PDF as its basis. Or, while working on an existing Sway, choose the Upload option and select a PDF to have its content incorporated into that part of your Sway.
  • So we’re rolling out improvements to our color palette algorithms to help you better personalize your Sway. In the next few days, you’ll start to see a lot more color palette options when you choose the Curated option. Or, if you pick an image as inspiration for your color set, you may receive an additional choice with a more dramatic impact on your Sway’s overall look and feel. You will also begin to notice that some color palettes can also have a subtle effect on the background color of your Sway.

Read more about it here.

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