Tell a story using Sway
“It’s easy to create great-looking, shareable projects and add to them whatever you choose”
Your first question will undoubtedly be ‘what is Sway?’ and rightly so. Sway is what Microsoft describes as a ‘digital storytelling app’ – essentially it’s like a friendlier version of PowerPoint that’s more useful for personal projects. That’s a bit of a crass generalisation, but you’ll get the gist; Sway enables you to share personal stories, but you could also use it at work for sharing presentations and reports, for example, and is in fact part of the Microsoft Office family.
It’s easy to add text and your images from OneDrive and your PC to your Sway, while you can add videos, maps, tweets and graphics, too. One of the great things about Sway is that it formats everything nicely for you, meaning you can just concentrate on the content you want to share. And talking of sharing, it’s also really easy to share or collaborate on a Sway – we’ll show you how!
Play your Sway
The Play button enables you to preview your Sway as others would see it, complete with interactive content.
Share your Sway
This where you can not only Play your Sway, but you can click to share it via social media, or by emailing a link.
Shows a live preview of your cards as you work on them. It can be quite useful, but you can minimise it if you so wish.
add content Use the Insert menu to add to your Sway. You’ll see various options to choose from, including YouTube and Flickr. Cards The building blocks of your Sway. You can add, delete and rearrange them, and change the content within them. Design & Layout Change the look and feel of your Sway using the readymade designs and groups of fonts, or customise your own.
Dan’s best tip! You can import ready-made content into Sway, such as PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and PDFs.